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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

Dylan Nguyen

Dylan Nguyen, Staff Writer

Dylan Nguyen is currently a junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. His hobbies include chauffeuring his friends across town, taking six hour naps and cooking everything-but-the-kitchen-sink meals.

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A look into the Olympics

A look into the Olympics

A deep dive into the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris
Dylan Nguyen and Mihir Vishwarupe
May 23, 2024
A father reads his daughter a picture book on the couches at the Cupertino Library children’s section. | Photo by Dylan Nguyen

Cupertino Library celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Families of Cupertino read free comic books provided by Cupertino Library
Samika Bhatkar and Dylan Nguyen
May 6, 2024
Tick. Tock. TikTok...

Tick. Tock. TikTok…

House of Representatives passes a bill to restrict connections between TikTok and the Chinese Communist Party
Jason Chu and Dylan Nguyen
April 10, 2024
Economic teacher Pete Pelkey worked in a variety of professions, ranging from being a paramedic to working at a funeral home.

Pete Pelkey’s peculiar past

How economics teacher Pete Pelkey’s past job experiences shaped his view on life
The FUHSD Climate Collective consists of district staff, teachers and students who plan environmental intiatives to implement in all five FUHSD schools.

Climate changers

FUHSD Climate Collective establishes its initiatives toward mitigating climate change
Sarah Liu and Dylan Nguyen
March 5, 2024
Senior and Varsity 1 Girls Doubles player Sruthi Venkatesan returns the birdie with a backhand. Venkatesan and her partner, senior Arshia Rikhi, won both sets 21-10 and 21-13.

Badminton defeats Fremont High School 29-1 in its first game

Matadors dominate their competition to start off the season
Dylan Nguyen, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024
On a higher level

On a higher level

Failing is just another means to try again
Dylan Nguyen
January 24, 2024
Senior Matt Lau looks for an opening in the opposing team’s defense while dribbling the ball.

Boys Basketball defeats Ann Sobrato High School 60-44

The Matadors win their fourth preseason game
Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen
January 5, 2024
Mahito’s inexplicable feud with the mysterious Grey Heron is the first sign that reality may not be as it seems in “The Boy and the Heron.” Illustration | Studio Ghibli

“The Boy and the Heron” finds wonder in the ordinary

Hayao Miyazaki’s not-quite-final masterpiece is worth the wait
Dylan Nguyen and Lillian Wang
December 13, 2023
Sophomore Chloe Chens position is a setter, which sets the ball up for various hitters.

Beyond the hit

Examining the contribution of overlooked positions in volleyball
Isabelle Kok and Dylan Nguyen
December 7, 2023
Former MVHS student and current junior Mira Sarang’s experience with rehab has encouraged her to stay sober.

From addiction to recovery

Exploring junior Mira Sarang’s journey with substance abuse and rehabilitation
Ananya Chaudhary, Dylan Nguyen, and Aashi Venkat
November 29, 2023
The “Heaven knows” album cover portrays PinkPantheress posing in a white silk dress with a white dove flying above her.

‘Heaven knows’ only knows how to stray away from prior success

In the attempt for diversity, PinkPantheress’ second studio album lacks cohesiveness
Ananya Chaudhary and Dylan Nguyen
November 14, 2023


Taking a glimpse at the impact of fashion at MVHS
Junior Ian Lin faces the wall, showcasing his thrifted merch of hip-hop artist Drake.

Vintage is the new vogue

Examining the circulation of fashion trends at MVHS
Ananya Chaudhary and Dylan Nguyen
November 2, 2023
The tipping point

The tipping point

Exploring the MVHS community’s thoughts on tipping culture
Dylan Nguyen and Sonia Verma
October 28, 2023
Junior Lotus Wu leads a triangle formation along other girls in their girls dance performance.

Surfers on board!

Juniors surf into Homecoming week with a “Subway Surfers” themed skit
Dylan Nguyen and Aashi Venkat
September 26, 2023
Junior Kevin Wu attempts to block HHS’s pass.

Boys Water Polo falls 11-4 to Homestead High School

MVHS takes its second loss, bringing its overall record to 3-2
Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen
September 22, 2023
Hip Hop W(rap) Up

Hip Hop W(rap) Up

Celebrating Hip-Hop’s Fiftieth birthday at MVHS through exploring the community’s favorite hip-hop songs
Samika Bhatkar and Dylan Nguyen
September 16, 2023
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