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

Matthew Yoshimoto

Matthew Yoshimoto, Managing Editor

Matthew is currently a senior and managing editor for El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys going on hikes at Rancho San Antonio, spending time with his family and friends, watching The Office and listening to music.

All content by Matthew Yoshimoto
The languages of MVHS

The languages of MVHS

Showcasing different languages spoken on campus
June 2, 2022
Redefining my grief

Redefining my grief

Reflecting on how I dealt with the loss of my dog
May 30, 2022
The class of 2022

The class of 2022

Seniors reflect on their experiences and memories at MVHS by answering various questions
May 27, 2022
Trashing Our School

Trashing Our School

Exploring the different ways trash affects the MVHS community
May 25, 2022
Take our March news quiz

Take our March news quiz

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May 16, 2022
When schools opened in August of 2021, California’s free lunch program increased the number of students who ordered school lunch, raising concerns about the impact of food waste on the environment.

Limiting food waste at MVHS

An explanation of contributing factors and ways to combat excess leftovers
May 13, 2022
Senior Matvey Jenssen wears a self-made T-shirt with the phrase “no war” printed across the front in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian and English.

Reacting to the Russia-Ukraine War

Exploring student and staff perspectives on the humanitarian crisis
April 27, 2022
The price of living in Cupertino

The price of living in Cupertino

Examining how residents interact with the different aspects of housing in Cupertino
April 4, 2022
Take our February news quiz

Take our February news quiz

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March 18, 2022
Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
March 7, 2022
Take our January news quiz

Take our January news quiz

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February 12, 2022
Junior and Varsity Girls Basketball captain Julianna Kimm stands before the Chinese flag.

Representation in sports matters

Exploring how students are inspired by professional athletes of the same race
February 8, 2022
MVHS alum Maya Tate 20 scales the rock wall in September 2021.

Scaling the rock wall

Exploring the journeys of three student rock climbers
February 1, 2022
Senior and captain Hannah Baker wrestles an opponent from Mountain View High School during a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Girls Wrestling secures fifth place in its first tournament in school history

Introducing MVHS’s first Girls Wrestling team and its three medalists
January 27, 2022
Take our December news quiz

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January 15, 2022
Graphic by Sophia Ma and Irene Tang

Winter Sports

Exploring the different winter sports MV students play
December 31, 2021
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December 12, 2021
Senior Sophia Chen takes a photo with her team during the competition, Ice Sports Industry Worlds, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Skaters glide on ice

Figure skaters reflect on their journey in the rink
December 6, 2021
Senior and captain Mikey Tzankov dribbles the ball past an opponent from ARHS.

Boys Soccer beats Archbishop Riordan High School 1-0

Matadors’ strong teamwork contributes to the win in their first preseason game
December 3, 2021
Sophomore Matt Lau faces an opponent from IHS, with MVHS Cheer giving support from the bleachers.

Boys Basketball loses to Independence High School 67-65

Matadors lead for nearly the entirety of their sportsmanship game
November 22, 2021
Take our October news quiz

Take our October news quiz

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November 15, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
November 9, 2021
Expressing love languages

Expressing love languages

Exploring how love languages play a role in the MVHS community
November 5, 2021
Sophomore Sonia Vermas mom lights a brass diya in her home.

Tasting the festivities

Students and staff share their favorite Diwali dishes
October 29, 2021
Receiving gifts

Receiving gifts

Explaining the impacts of presents in the lives of students and staff
October 29, 2021
Senior and captain Ashley Twu attempts to make her way around an opponent from HHS.

Varsity Field Hockey loses to Homestead High School 4-0

Matadors recognize their need to improve communication after the defeat
October 22, 2021
Junior Rohin Inani poses next to his two recycling bins for discarded tennis balls.

Rohin Inani recycles tennis balls to create ‘green gold’

How a junior partnered with a nonprofit to install bins at the tennis courts for discarded balls
October 20, 2021
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October 8, 2021
The Class of 2022 continues the tradition of senior breakthrough to start the Homecoming rally, led by MVHS Cheer.

Classes compete in the Homecoming rally

The seniors win first, followed by the juniors, sophomores and then freshmen in the rally.
October 8, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
October 8, 2021
The Class of 2022 cheers in a huddle following the end of their homecoming skit performance for the finale time. Following months of preparation making costumes, props, skit decs and learning choreography, they got the chance to finally show their spirit in front of a crowd of MVHS students and faculty. Photo by Aditya Shukla

Homecoming 2021: A Recap

Showcasing the highlights of the past week's performances
October 7, 2021
Seniors Sophia Bokovikova and Cindy Zou celebrate after being crowned as the two members of Homecoming Royalty. Following the announcement, Homecoming court members exit the field and take photos on the side of the bleachers.

Homecoming halftime performances showcase numerous groups

Matadors celebrate Homecoming royalty and enjoy Variations, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard and Dance shows during the Homecoming Football game
October 7, 2021
Junior Greyson Mobley runs with the ball after senior Prathmesh Modi passes it to him.

Homecoming 2021: Football falls to Los Altos High School 34-6

A close score in the first half ends with the Matadors’ defeat in their Homecoming game
October 3, 2021
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
September 17, 2021
Senior Carolyn Huang dodges around opponents from Salinas High School.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Salinas High School 5-1

Madators solidify their first win of the season
September 8, 2021
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
August 21, 2021
Junior Collin Ong drinks a Lychee Green Tea with tapioca pearls from Gong Cha Sunnyvale.

Bay Area faces boba shortage

Explaining how the tapioca pearl shortage has impacted local businesses
May 20, 2021
Graphic by Matthew Yoshimoto

Meet your officers

Introducing the 2021-22 ASB and class officers
May 10, 2021
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
March 30, 2021
MVHS Cross Country competes in its first meet this season on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Cross Country: MVHS competes in its first meet of the season

Varsity Girls finished sixth and Varsity Boys finished seventh in the league
February 23, 2021
A womans arm is being cleaned in preparation for the vaccine injection.

Don’t Miss Your Shot

Scientists used RNA technology to create the COVID-19 vaccine, yet its fast-paced development and distribution caused concerns about side effects as vaccines are administered to essential workers.
February 12, 2021
Pascal Juang, M.D., and two of his colleagues hold Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine bottles.

Phase 3: The Aftermath

Examining professional and student views on the recently released Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
February 12, 2021
The free peer tutoring program, Study Buddy Society, uses this image in their flyer for the program.

Study Buddy tutoring continues throughout remote instruction

How students who need extra support are getting it during the pandemic
January 22, 2021
Asking for help

Asking for help

Exploring the effectiveness of the Wellness Check-In form
December 17, 2020
Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Following the immigration journeys of MVHS students and parents
November 24, 2020
Graphic by Matthew Yoshimoto

Student strategies for staying motivated

Exploring different methods of combating a lack of productivity during remote learning
November 8, 2020
Photo by Matthew Yoshimoto

Remote learning’s impact on students

Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning versus in-person school
October 13, 2020
Activism

Activism

Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.
September 25, 2020
Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
September 19, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
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