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

Lily Jiang

Lily Jiang, Sports Editor

Lily is currently a junior and sports editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys playing her violin, binging shows and playing with her dog.

All content by Lily Jiang
Crossword Craze: Summer Edition

Crossword Craze: Summer Edition

Play this crossword to get ready for summer
Lily Jiang
May 26, 2024

Behind MV Andaaz

Step behind this club's history and preparations for shows across the Bay Area throughout the year
Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang
May 25, 2024

Crossword Craze: Summer Edition Word Bank

Word bank for print magazine crossword
Lily Jiang
May 22, 2024
Seniors Vrinda Inani, Pranati Kotamraju and Vanshika Turkar pose at the end of their Bharatnatyam-Kathak fusion dance at MVHS IASA’s Spotlite on India. | Photo by Lily Jiang


April 10, 2024

Film fanatics

MV athletes share how watching film of their opponents affects their gameplay
Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang
April 13, 2024
Time Out! Ep. 19: Anisha Pant

Time Out! Ep. 19: Anisha Pant

Anisha Pant talks about her past and future fencing career
Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang
April 6, 2024
Freshman Radhika Dharmapurikar participates in the flag ceremony where every troop stands around to sing songs and do chants before announcements. Photo courtesy of Radhika Dharmapurikar

Blazing trails

Students share how being part of Scouts BSA has encouraged them to be more active
Lily Jiang
March 9, 2024
Competing to connect

Competing to connect

Community members share their experiences and thoughts on the networking aspect of sports
Lily Jiang and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
January 25, 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
Senior Sanika Kothari (center) supports junior Jooha Kim (top center) by her ankle at a football game against Washington High School on Sept. 9.

Base value

Examining the importance of the bases in cheerleading.
Lily Jiang and Asha Wojciechowski
December 6, 2023
From fork to finish line

From fork to finish line

Examining the effects of diet on student athletic performance
Lily Jiang and Ananda Singh
November 3, 2023
Sophomore Ria Sethi attempts to block a shot by HHS’ offense

Girls Water Polo falls 10-5 to Homestead High School

Matadors ultimately take a loss after a close first half
Lily Jiang
October 14, 2023
Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Sports team expenses

How the district, Monta Vista Athletic Boosters and ASB help fund the athletic department
Lily Jiang and Michelle Zheng
September 30, 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
Clara Fan prepares for her high jump at the 2022 CIF State Championships in Clovis, CA

Time Out! Ep.3: Clara Fan

Exploring Clara Fan’s journey throughout track and field and future plans in the sport
Lily Jiang
May 21, 2023
MV Bhangra jumps in unison during their performance in the show “Spotlite on India.” Photo by Krish Dev

Style on stage

Exploring how MVHS sports teams utilize clothing in their performances
Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Lily Jiang
May 10, 2023
50 Questions with Scott DeRuiter

50 Questions with Scott DeRuiter

In the 24th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Scott DeRuiter 50 questions
Lily Jiang and Arjun Dhruv
April 24, 2023
Graphic | Sonia Verma

One nation, under guns

Examining the different perspectives on gun policies and ownership in relation to gun violence in America
Do all Monta Vista students think the same? | Gun Control

Do all Monta Vista students think the same? | Gun Control

Monta Vista students and staff share their opinions on gun control
Jason Chu, Arjun Dhruv, and Lily Jiang
April 15, 2023
Junior Bradley Dulay races with other athletes at the 2023 RustBuster Invitational

Right On Track

Track and Field athletes share their experience with their main track events
Lily Jiang
March 22, 2023
Senior Eesha Mokkapati gets serenaded with roses

MVHS Choir holds its annual Valentine’s concert

Choir members share their preparations for the annual Valentines Choir Concert
Lily Jiang
February 23, 2023
Kwons graphic designs for SVYCA

Activism in Art

Uncovering how the Cupertino community advocates for issues through their artwork
Senior Ryan Tan guards his SHS opponent. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 1-0

The Matadors maintain their second-half lead throughout the game
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Eshika Tiwari
February 8, 2023

Artivism on social media

Discussing the unique impacts of combining art, activism, and the widespread use of social media
Lily Jiang and April Wang
February 3, 2023
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style

The pros and cons of starting early

How the age one starts a sport affects their sports journey
Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang
November 8, 2022
Senior Anna Jerolimov maintains possession of the ball as she tries to find an opening to pass the ball to her teammates. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Field Hockey loses 2-0 to Valley Christian High School on its senior night

Seniors reflect on their performance throughout the season and convey their thoughts on the team’s future
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Michelle Zheng
October 31, 2022
Nirbhay Saluja and Palak Bassan talk to each other during Homecoming.

‘Be my date to Homecoming?’

Exploring the effects Homecoming has on two MVHS students.
Trisha Sannappanavar and Lily Jiang
October 22, 2022
30 Homecoming Meanings

30 Homecoming Meanings

Students share experiences from the 2022 Homecoming Dance
Lily Jiang and Trisha Sannappanavar
October 18, 2022
Senior and quarterback Rohit Pamidi opts to rush the ball in the first few minutes of the game.

Football defeats Saratoga High School 42-35 in a thrilling comeback

The Matadors end strong with a 22-0 run in the fourth quarter despite a rough start
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Sameer Maheshwari
October 7, 2022
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Post game feelings

Exploring how coaches, athletes and spectators feel after games
Wing player Owen Pow defends against a CHS player poised to take a shot.

Boys Water Polo wins 15-11 against Cupertino High School

The Matadors maintain their undefeated record
Sonia Verma, Michelle Zheng, and Lily Jiang
September 19, 2022
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