The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Daphne Huang

Daphne Huang, Sports Editor

Daphne Huang is currently a senior and a sports editor for El Estoque. When she manages to escape the paws of her attention-seeking husky, she can usually be found playing badminton, managing cat cafes or spending time with family and friends.

All content by Daphne Huang
MVs Family History

MV’s Family History

MVHS students delve into their family history
Sophomore Maxim Gutnik wears a traditional Russian Military hat handed down from his great grandfather.

Family history of Maxim Gutnik

The Gutnik family recounts their ancestry and their connection with Russian heritage while living in the U.S.
Daphne Huang and Brandon Xu
May 29, 2024

[Photo] Swimming

May 25, 2024
The Class of 2025 cheers with pom poms during the Welcome Back Rally.

Hearing Cheering

Cheering provides a very good opportunity to bond with teammates and family.
Badminton Head Coach Russell Okuno gives advice to sophomore Maxim Gutnik after his first set of Varsity 3 Boys Singles against Lynbrook High School.

Sounds of sports

MV students and coaches share how they involve music, pep-talks and cheering into their sports life
MV IASA brings “Spotlite on India” to life

MV IASA brings “Spotlite on India” to life

Students partake in a night of cultural performances and skits
Daphne Huang and Lillian Wang
March 22, 2024
Off-court champs

Off-court champs

MVHS sports depends on overlooked roles such as photographers, the athletic director, and student volunteers.
Freshman Siva Kumaraguru readies his bat as he waits for the pitch.

Varsity Baseball falls to Saratoga High School 6-0

Matadors face a shutout by SHS' pitchers
Freelance photographer John Ling looks into his camera as he attempts to take a picture of a jumping athlete.

Out of frame

Featuring photographers and their work for team sports at MVHS
Daphne Huang and Lillian Wang
February 26, 2024
Mixed-gender events

Mixed-gender events

Student athletes share their thoughts on the increase in mixed-gender events in Olympic sports
Manas Kottakota and Daphne Huang
January 26, 2024

All-star athletes

A class-by-class dive into outstanding athletes at MVHS
Seniors Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina dance during the senior Homecoming skit. The choreography included a breakdancing segment, which both of them partook in as experienced breakdancers.

Time Out! Ep. 13: Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina

Exploring how seniors Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina got into breakdancing and their experience in the sport
Justin Ma lunges towards the net, looking to catch the shuttlecock early. Photo courtesy of Justin Ma | Used with permission

King of the court

Smashing through Justin Ma's journey in pursuing a professional badminton career
Daphne Huang and Lauren Chuu
December 7, 2023
Junior and outside back Erin Handlesman arches her leg back to take a powerful shot at the soccer ball downfield.

Girls Soccer ties The King’s Academy 0-0

The Matadors draw with TKA despite multiple injuries
Daphne Huang, Liz Liu, and Stella Petzova
December 2, 2023
Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
The Wellness Room contains a variety of activities to help students relax and de-stress.

Making Space

Exploring new student spaces in MVHS
The ELD Center is equipped with board games to help facilitate interactions between students in the center.

Welcoming Space

Uncovering what the ELD Center has to offer
Lauren Chuu and Daphne Huang
September 29, 2023
Junior Eric Zhou scans his ID using Minga at the lunch line.

Going digital

Exploring opinions on the switch from physical to digital IDs
Daphne Huang and Brandon Xu
September 23, 2023
Senior and wing Leo Matsumoto is defended by two WHS players as he attempts to score in the cage.

Boys Water Polo defeats Wilcox High School 13-11

Matadors change up their strategy and emerge with a victory after an intense first half
Daphne Huang
September 23, 2023
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