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

Manas Kottakota

Manas Kottakota, Staff Writer

Manas is currently a sophomore and staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys biking with his friends, traveling to new places with his family and cooking.

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Sophomore and Varsity 3 Boys Singles player Jayden Lim prepares to reach for the birdie. Lim won his set earning MVHS one point.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Badminton defeats Cupertino High School 17-13 in a close game

Varsity Badminton opens up its season with a close victory
Manas Kottakota and Sameer Maheshwari
March 11, 2023
Freshman Monisha Preetham passes the ball to her teammate across the field.

Differences between club and school athletes

Exploring what athletes like and dislike about on a club or school sports teams
Jason Chu and Manas Kottakota
February 13, 2023
Clubs in Sports

Clubs in Sports

Exploring the similarities and differences between club and school sports
Sophomore Stanley Du lays up the ball past a defender.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Boys Basketball defeats Basis Independent Silicon Valley 71-46

Matadors outclass BHS in a must win game
Manas Kottakota, Jason Chu, and Jiya Singh
February 6, 2023
Junior Varsity Sports

Junior Varsity Sports

Exploring the experiences of JV players, teams and coaches at MVHS
Sophomore and point guard Stanley Du protects the ball from the opponent.

Transitioning from Junior Varsity to Varsity

Athletes share about the differences between JV and Varsity teams
Manas Kottakota and Jason Chu
December 9, 2022
From farm to table

From farm to table

Exploring the processes and people behind the food we eat at MVHS
Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng
November 19, 2022
Always Connected

Always Connected

Looking into the MVHS community's issues with social media
BeReal isn’t as real as it makes it out to be

An authentic take on BeReal

Delving into BeReal’s real purpose
Avni Gandhi and Manas Kottakota
November 12, 2022

Cafeteria Crackdown

El Estoque’s Arts & Entertainment section assesses school lunches
Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

A recap of Homecoming 2022 at MVHS
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
The “MOSS” album cover features Maya Hawke self-reflecting over a retro background.

“MOSS” is a dull exploration of memories

Maya Hawke looks back on her past in her sophomore new album and reveals the introspection of her past
Ananya Chaudhary and Manas Kottakota
October 2, 2022
Inflation rates have gone up in the U.S. due to the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine | Graphic by April Wang

Inflation impacts students and staff

Looking into how rising prices challenge the FUHSD community
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