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

Krish Dev

Krish Dev, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Krish is currently a senior and a co-editor-in-chief for El Estoque; he has been on staff for three years and was an opinion editor as a sophomore and a website editor as a junior. When he is not taking pictures or working on stories, he enjoys traveling to new places, learning trivia and keeping up with the latest world news.

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Senior Yash Thapliyal shaves as part of his daily routine.  Photo by Krish Dev

Let it grow

Students and staff share their opinions around shaving
November 18, 2022
Always Connected

Always Connected

Looking into the MVHS community's issues with social media
November 16, 2022
Twitter is set to receive significant changes following Elon Musks $44 billion takeover.

Jumping down the rabbit hole

Students and staff share their thoughts on the state of Twitter
November 12, 2022

Man on the street: Geography edition

Testing MVHS students’ geographical knowledge
November 10, 2022
Take our October news quiz

Take our October news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
November 9, 2022
AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Staff share their thoughts on AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus
November 4, 2022
Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

A recap of Homecoming 2022 at MVHS
October 19, 2022
Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

Take our September news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
October 19, 2022
Kenneth Gan checks out a camera in his first period yearbook class. Photo by Arti Gnanasekar

Gan’s the man

Kenneth Gan settles into his roles as the new adviser for El Valedor and ASB Leadership
October 12, 2022
Sophomores Vibhav Pata, Ishi Chopra and  Peter Chen converse with the dinosaur, played by sophomore Aneesh Boddu.

Class of 2025’s Homecoming Performance

Sophomores perform a “Jurassic Park” themed skit featuring dances and dinosaurs
October 11, 2022
The Class of 2024 celebrates with confetti at the end of its performance.

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Juniors kick off Homecoming Week with a “Ghostbusters” themed skit
October 10, 2022
With scripts in hand, seniors Jaewon Shim (right) and Darpan Singh (left) practice their lines for the skit.

Setting up Homecoming Week

Examining the process for preparing class skits
October 10, 2022
Officers from the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department arrived in the Student Parking Lot following a bomb threat on Sept. 23.

Preparing for the unexpected

Exploring how school safety plans are created and updated at MVHS
October 5, 2022
Recent MCU movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals have recieved poor ratings, especially when compared to previous releases.

Trading quality for quantity

MVHS​​ students and staff share their thoughts on recent MCU releases
September 25, 2022
Sophomore Tvisha Jain dribbles the ball up the right side of the field before passing the ball upfield.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Wilcox High School 3-0

Matadors start off league play with a victory at home
September 17, 2022
Take our August news quiz

Take our August news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
September 10, 2022
Over recent years. there has been a growing discussion about law enforcement and their role in American society.

Shifting opinions around SROs

Recent Student Resource Officer contract renewal sparks controversy
September 5, 2022
Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

Take our April news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
May 30, 2022
Cupertino City Council member Hung Wei attended the festival.

Cupertino hosts annual Earth and Arbor Day festival

The City of Cupertino held its 14th annual 2022 Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 23
May 11, 2022
Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev


Finding happiness in sports
May 7, 2022
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Examining the impact of juvenile rats on campus
April 26, 2022
Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Mediocrity defines most aspects of the film
April 25, 2022
Sonya Povalchuk and Pavel Demchenko share how they evacuated Ukraine.

Displaced by war

Ukrainian students share about their evacuation experiences
April 24, 2022
Portraits of the eight people I interviewed during my four day stay in New York City.

The humans I met in New York

Spotlighting eight people I met and interviewed while wandering the city
April 19, 2022
Sophomore Aditya Sharma poses with his family, who are all wearing customized Ralph Lauren polo uniforms.

Polo unites the Sharmas

Exploring sophomore Aditya Sharma’s journey playing polo with his family
April 18, 2022
The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
April 1, 2022
The Tell Me That Its Over album cover features Wallows on a roof with trees and a blue sky behind them.

“Tell Me That It’s Over” is beautifully bittersweet

Wallows’ new album contrasts gut wrenching lyrics with an upbeat production
March 31, 2022
Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies, updates on the development of the ethnic studies course at FUHSD will be added as new information is available.

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Following the implementation of the state mandated Ethnic Studies course at FUHSD
March 29, 2022
The Hudl Focus and accompanying app simplify the process of recording and sharing sports footage. Photo by Hudl

MVHS sports teams implement technology

Exploring how different sports teams use technology to help them improve
March 25, 2022
On March 17, FHS students evacuated classrooms and gathered on the football field due to a bomb threat.

BREAKING: Fremont High School bomb threat causes students to evacuate

Law enforcement continue to assess the situation at FHS
March 17, 2022
Official Poster for “Turning Red,” released exclusively on Disney+ on March 11.

Disney’s “Turning Red” puts an Asian spin on the coming of age experience

The third Disney+ exclusive film is a joyful yet emotional ride
March 16, 2022
The new bell schedule for the 2022-23 school year.

FUHSD implements new bell schedule for 2022-23 school year

Major schedule changes include an 8:30 a.m start and seven periods on Monday
March 15, 2022
The Matadors and their friends from the crowd pose for a picture after their win.

Boys Soccer defeats Milpitas High School 6-1 on its senior night

Seniors reflect on their final game with the team and look towards the future
February 27, 2022
Karen Maleski in 1978 and 2022, this year she returned to MVHS after more than 40 years.

Karen Maleski’s life of learning

MVHS alum and current long-term substitute reflects on her past
February 14, 2022
The Matadors huddle before the first quarter, discussing their strategy.

Girls Basketball defeats Gunn High School 69-40 on its senior night

Matadors sweep the league with a 10-0 record
February 12, 2022
Seniors Theodore Zhang and Keshav Balaji hold up their posters while posing for a picture with junior Austin Hwang. Friends and family created posters for the two graduating seniors to celebrate their final home game.

Boys Basketball falls to Gunn High School 52-46 on its senior night

Seniors reflect on their final home game
February 10, 2022
The Sounds of MVHS

The Sounds of MVHS

February 6, 2022
Cover graphic for Behind the announcements, graphic by Krish Dev.

Behind the announcements

Exploring how the morning announcements are produced
February 6, 2022
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