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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Brandon Wang

Brandon Wang, Staff Writer

Brandon is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. Outside school, he enjoys reading, playing video games and dodging homework.

All content by Brandon Wang
Graphic by Yixuan (Joyce) Li | Made with Canva

Weaving bonds

MVHS’s opinions on the multifaceted web of relationships
Photo courtesy of Alexander Chu | Used with permission

Affection among Asians

MVHS students and teachers discuss the various ways their families express affection
Photo courtesy of Rajvansh Gupta | Used with permission

Losing to win

Sophomore Rajvansh Gupta shares his involvement with the chess variant Antichess
Brandon Wang
April 16, 2024
Photos by Samika Bhatkar, Krish Dev, Corinna Kuo, Michael Kuo, Jami Lim and Lillian Wang

The golden city

El Estoque's Arts & Entertainment section explores the ins and outs of San Francisco
The people we met in San Francisco

The people we met in San Francisco

A snapshot of the Golden City
Corinna Kuo and Brandon Wang
March 27, 2024
State of the art

State of the art

The recent shifts in arts and entertainment factions
Nguyen’s experimental style choices are often based on defying the gender binary within fashion.

Against the grain

Students speak on dressing against the traditional gender binary within fashion
Jami Lim and Brandon Wang
March 8, 2024
Junior and striker Royce Tse runs to the ball near the goal to try to score.

Photo by Ethan Yang.

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 3-0

Matadors emerge victorious despite facing rain in the second half
Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang
February 6, 2024
Education legislation

Education legislation

California passes new laws to improve education
The MVHS Library has historically provided a variety of inclusive texts.

Bans on bans

New California law adds protection to maintaining inclusive texts
Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Eric Zhou
January 27, 2024
Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

The emails sent on Jan. 23 were later determined to be a “hoax,” though the investigation continues
Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan
January 24, 2024

All-star athletes

A class-by-class dive into outstanding athletes at MVHS
The California Reparations Task Force hold a public hearing on Jan. 28, 2023, at San Diego State University. Photo by Ariana Drehsler, CalMatters | Used with permission

Road to reform

Examining current approaches that foster change within the community
Senior Cara Constant winds up to throw the ball to a team member. Photo | Brandon Wang

Changing the game

Exploring the historical and current state of Reverse
Ethan Kellogg, Taryn Lam, and Brandon Wang
December 1, 2023
Transgender student athletes participate in a variety of sports at MVHS.

Transgender student athletes

Looking into the experiences of athletes who identify as transgender at MVHS
Senior Neiv Gupta prepares to intercept an opponent’s pass to his teammate. Photo courtesy of Neiv Gupta | Used with permission

Senior sensation: Neiv Gupta

Delving into the successes and future of a senior ice hockey pheno
Manas Kottakota and Brandon Wang
November 2, 2023
Boys Water Polo falls 12-11 against Santa Clara High School

Boys Water Polo falls 12-11 against Santa Clara High School

Varsity Boys Water Polo narrowly lost their second to last game of the season
Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang
October 25, 2023
Senior Darya Pereverzeva weaves past an SHS defender to score a goal.

Girls Water Polo loses 18-5 against Saratoga High School

The Matadors lose their first home game of the season
Aidan Ruan and Brandon Wang
September 11, 2023
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