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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

Sameer Maheshwari

Sameer Maheshwari, Staff Writer

Sameer is a senior and a staff writer at El Estoque. When he is not watching basketball games, he likes to read, listen to music and go for long drives.

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Closing chapters in senior literature

Examining how changes in student course selections impacted British Literature and Contemporary Literature
Graphic | Sonia Verma

A blast from the past: Video games in the 2010s

MVHS students reflect on their time playing nostalgic 2010s mobile video games
Sameer Maheshwari
May 3, 2023
Adviser Julia Satterthwaite accepts the Pacemaker Award at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco on April 22.

El Estoque and El Valedor win NSPA Pacemaker awards

MVHS online student publication and yearbook recognized with national honors
Jason Chu and Sameer Maheshwari
April 25, 2023
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

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
14 days of love

14 days of love

Follow the daily videos as we explore the various relationships of MVHS pairs and find out who knows the other person better
14 days of love: Lance & Shrey

14 days of love: Lance & Shrey

In the 11th installment of the 14 days of love series, El Estoque explores the friendship between Seniors Lance Fuchia and Shrey Kukreti
Sameer Maheshwari
February 12, 2023
14 days of love: Kushagra & Suhani

14 days of love: Kushagra & Suhani

In the fifth installment of the 14 days of love series, El Estoque explores the relationship between seniors Kushagra Srivastava and Suhani Vakhariya
Sameer Maheshwari
February 5, 2023
Graphic | Sonia Verma


Exploring instances of distance within a family 
In 2021, the Gaspar family camps at the Catillion campsite. Gaspar’s immediate family goes camping every year, around labor day, to cook, eat, dance and hike together.

Photo courtesy of Paula Gaspar | Used with permission

Large Extended Families

Examining the dynamics within a large extended family
Sameer Maheshwari and Aashna Patel
December 16, 2022
Rapper Ye has recently come under fire for a series of controversial tweets and statements.

To Ye or not to Ye

Examining Ye’s anti-semitism and what it means to be a fan
Sameer Maheshwari, Gauri Manoj, and Darpan Singh
December 16, 2022
Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Analyzing how coaches change their coaching style depending on the age of their students
Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj
November 12, 2022
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 album cover, a blurry image of Lanez contrasted with bright and dark colors, previews a multitude of emotions showcased throughout the album.

‘Sorry 4 What’ is an unapologetic failure

Although filled with diverse music styles, Tory Lanez’s new album fails to stand out among previous works
Chiran Arumugam and Sameer Maheshwari
October 13, 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
Senior and attacker Royce Wang aims to take a shot at the FHS goal.

Boys Water Polo loses 16-8 against Fremont High School

The Matadors take a second loss bringing their overall record to 4-2
Sameer Maheshwari and Darpan Singh
September 25, 2022
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