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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

Elena Khan

Elena Khan, Visuals Editor

Elena is currently a senior and a visuals editor for El Estoque. She plays field hockey and volunteers for the MVHS Leo Club as their secretary/treasurer. She loves photography and drinking the Baja Blast Freeze with her friends.

All content by Elena Khan

Inclusivity and solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Investigating the impact of sexual assault for everyone, including male and non-binary survivors
June 1, 2021
Senior Rohan Shah sets up for a free throw as the teams deficit decreases in the second half. Photo by Elena Khan

MVHS Boys Basketball defeats Fremont High School 52-50

MVHS comes back strong after ending their first half with a 16 point deficit
May 31, 2021
Kelli Kosakura dribbes the ball before an opponent after the MVHS team gained posession.

Girls Basketball defeats Fremont High School 37-23

MVHS maintains a lead throughout all four quarters
May 31, 2021
Subbing Out

Subbing Out

Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams
May 21, 2021
Despite solid shots, the MVHS team could not keep up with Harker HS as the game went on. Photo by Jayanti Jha

Boys Water Polo falls to Harker HS 11-22

The team loses its energy in the second half after a promising first half
May 18, 2021
Sophomore Irene Chon reaches for the ball during a tight first half. Photo by Elena Khan

Girls Water Polo defeats Wilcox HS 8-7

The Lady Mats secure a win after a tight game that went into overtime
May 16, 2021
A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
March 27, 2021
A Year of Distance

A Year of Distance

The positive and negative impacts of isolation on relationships
March 25, 2021
Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Examining sexual assault in Bay Area high schools
February 5, 2021
Students share the reason or moment behind their chosen senior quote for the 2020-2021 school year..

Famous Last Words

Graduating seniors share the stories behind their senior quotes
December 14, 2020
Each student-athlete had their own lane line during practice to maintain social distancing.

Water Polo holds its first preseason practice

Boys and Girls Water Polo teams share their impressions of their first conditioning with COVID-19 restrictions
October 19, 2020
DACA practices over quarantine with two people in one lane line. Photo used with permission from Jacqueleine Liu.

How COVID-19 has impacted sports clubs

Athletes share their experiences with their competitive clubs over quarantine
September 22, 2020
From serving as bonding events to fueling athletes in reaching their maximum potential, food is an integral part of an athletes’ experience. Whether it’s increasing intake of specific food groups to compensate for dietary restrictions or making their own meals, MVHS student-athletes have taken their diets into their own hands to make sure they’re “fuelin’ up.”

Fuelin’ Up

Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 16, 2020
The silver lining of the Coronavirus

The silver lining of the Coronavirus

Environmental changes have become unforeseen positives of the pandemic
April 3, 2020
2020 Rustbuster Invitational track meet

2020 Rustbuster Invitational track meet

Athletes from across the Bay Area compete in Rustbuster Invitational track meet
March 13, 2020
Senior Daniel Chang and junior Brandon Ng successfully block a spike by a Lynbrook HS player. The duo amounted for multiple blocks during the game.

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

The Matadors beat LHS in straight sets in its first home game of the season
March 3, 2020
Sophomore Edin Kraja steals the ball from a MHS player.

Boys’ soccer: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS

The Matadors win with a final score of 5-1
February 12, 2020
Junior Eshani Patel attempts to catch the ball after a rebounding shot off the hoop.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Homestead HS

The Matadors lose with a final score of 34-60
February 10, 2020
Soccer referee keeps his eye on the players during the game. Photo by Tabitha Mendez

Callin’ the Shots

Referees share about their experiences outside of the game
February 5, 2020
Wrestling: MVHS loses to Santa Clara HS 27-54

Wrestling: MVHS loses to Santa Clara HS 27-54

The Matadors lose 24-0 lead against Santa Clara HS in its first home meet
January 12, 2020
Spanish teacher Molly Guadiamos (far right) poses with her high school swimming team. Photo used with permission of Molly Guadiamos

Teachers’ athletic pasts

Teachers share their experiences on being on a high school sports team
January 7, 2020

The Field Hockey Golden Stick

Sharing my view on receiving the golden stick
December 14, 2019
Freshman Alexa Baxter chases after the ball against a BHS defender early on into the first half hoping to pass to an open teammate.

Girls Soccer: Matadors fall to Branham HS in their first 2019 preseason game

MVHS loses to BHS with a final score of 1-5
November 27, 2019

Teachers React: Teenage slang

Teachers share their interpretations of this generation’s teenage slang
October 25, 2019
old trends

Rewind: The comeback of older trends

How vinyl records and Polaroids are making a resurgence
October 23, 2019
The End of Spiderman

The End of Spiderman

People share their views on the future of Spider-Man
September 27, 2019

[Video] Homemade Hipster: Cinnamon Apple Chips

An easy three-step apple chip recipe for the fall
September 27, 2019
The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The club shares their involvement with the festival since 2000
May 2, 2019
MVHS hosts social food truck event “Off the Grid”

MVHS hosts social food truck event “Off the Grid”

Leadership kicks off spring break with an event to bring staff members and students together
April 22, 2019
Catching Up With Leo

Catching Up With Leo

Officers discuss about the Ride4Diabetes event, boba social and officer applications
April 12, 2019
Four postdoctoral scholars from Stanford introduce themselves to students interested in their stories. Photo by Justine Ha.

Science National Honor Society invites Stanford scientists to speak

Four postdoctoral scholars share their journeys working in biology
March 15, 2019
Speaking from experience: the counseling system

Speaking from experience: the counseling system

MVHS and LHS students and counselors talk about their perspectives on the guidance system
March 8, 2019
Hear Us: the reporters

Hear Us: the reporters

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the students

Hear Us: the students

February 16, 2019
Sophomores and club representatives Eesha Ramkumar (left) and Ria Doshi (right) prepare to give a presentation on what AI (artificial intelligence) club has to offer.

The Beginning of AI Club

Artificial Intelligence Club holds their first meeting of the year
February 8, 2019
Monthly Matter: National Hobby Month

Monthly Matter: National Hobby Month

MVHS students discuss their favorite hobbies to celebrate National Hobby Month
February 4, 2019
On the Road

On the Road

Sophomores share their perspective on their permit.
January 12, 2019
Monthly Matter: Ending the year

Monthly Matter: Ending the year

MVHS students discuss their most memorable experiences from 2018
December 17, 2018
Speech and Debate: Explained

Speech and Debate: Explained

A rundown of Speech and Debate tournaments.
December 17, 2018
The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Explaining the different events that Speech and Debate offers
November 21, 2018
The Inner-workings

The Inner-workings

November 21, 2018
The story behind Emily Rogers

The story behind Emily Rogers

The breakdown on Emily Rogers; a fictional character brought to life on Instagram by several MVHS students that spooked the class of 2021
November 9, 2018
Im just me because...

“I’m just me because…”

Why it’s important to express your individuality
October 26, 2018
Games with Improv

Games with Improv

Improv Club's games played during their meetings.
October 26, 2018
Deconstructing the Layers: How food affects our confidence and habits

Deconstructing the Layers: How food affects our confidence and habits

MVHS students discuss how cuisine influences their identity
October 23, 2018
Science National Honor Societys Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

Science National Honor Society’s Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

The Science National Honor Society starts off the year with a hands on chemistry experiment.
September 28, 2018
Monthly Matter: National Self-Improvement Month

Monthly Matter: National Self-Improvement Month

MVHS students reflect on their personal improvements this past September.
September 28, 2018
Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
September 27, 2018
Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Ways to relieve stress in daily life
September 5, 2018
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