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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

Sonia Verma

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor

Sonia is a junior and graphics editor for El Estoque. When not writing articles or making graphics, she likes to paint, cook and watch YouTube in her spare time.

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Post-threat ponderings

Post-threat ponderings

After two bomb threat evacuations, students wonder if MVHS is a safe campus
September 28, 2022
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
September 19, 2022
Summer 2022 in review

Summer 2022 in review

El Estoque’s Arts & Entertainment section recaps music, movies and TV shows released over the summer
August 26, 2022
FUHSD implements free menstrual products due to new California law

Packaging the period plan

FUHSD implements free menstrual products thanks to California law
August 12, 2022
Summer, give me a break!

Summer, give me a break!

Finals are almost over and June is right around the corner, but I still don’t know what I want to do over summer break!
May 29, 2022
Its crucial that students take steps to better understand their limits.

Learning our limits

Understanding the value of balancing grades and homework with mental health
May 27, 2022
Deputy Superintendent Graham Clark worked as Homestead High Schools principal for 10 years before entering the district office. Photo courtesy of Rachel Zlotziver | Used with permission

FUHSD welcomes new superintendent

Graham Clark announced as the successor to Polly Bove
May 24, 2022
Josh Maisel poses in the center of the new teacher induction team for a photograph.

Josh Maisel named Director of Leadership Development

Current FUHSD Coordinator of Academic Interventions plans to promote district cohesion in his new role
May 13, 2022
Senior Max Hu poses in his Vampire Miku cosplay.

Fueling a fandom

Taking a look at fandom content creators at MVHS
April 27, 2022
Is that a new look?

Is that a new look?

What happens when you decide to wear something new and others start to stare? Ignore them, of course!
April 26, 2022
Teacher feature: Quarantine engagements

Teacher feature: Quarantine engagements

Teachers reflect on getting engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 18, 2022
Fremont High School volunteer coach arrested for sexual assault

Fremont High School volunteer coach arrested for sexual assault

Suspect is currently being held in the Santa Clara County Main Jail
April 13, 2022
Senior Ashley Twu hangs out with her friends in the rally court.

MVHS hosts Neon Lights Dance

Students attend the first dance on campus in two years
April 10, 2022
Attendees of the Memorial Park Holi celebration throw color in the air. Colored powder is a key tradition that is followed during the celebration of Holi.

The annual Holi celebration is hosted in Memorial Park

People gather to celebrate the beginning of spring with color
April 6, 2022
Anushka De (right) holds her California Journalist of the Year certificate with JEA President Sarah Nichols.

Anushka De Named California Journalist of the Year

Featuring El Estoque co-editor-in-chief Anushka De’s journey from her first year on staff to being named the California Journalist of the Year
April 6, 2022
Monta Vista hosts first ever Spring Fling

Monta Vista hosts first ever Spring Fling

Freshmen and sophomores attend the social event
March 21, 2022
The Non-Fungible Takeover

The Non-Fungible Takeover

Investigating the recent popularity of NFTs
March 11, 2022
MVHS Choir sings in their Valentines Day Concert on Feb. 16, 2022.

MVHS Choir steals hearts in its Valentine’s Day Concert

Vocal performers delight in charming, high-energy performances but suffer from underwhelming acoustics
March 5, 2022

Predicting the Future

Students and staff share their thoughts on what 2022 might look like
February 12, 2022

Monta Vista shares New Years’ resolutions

MVHS students and staff share their goals for the upcoming year
February 9, 2022
Different aspects of the humanities.

Pursuing a passion

Students and staff reflect on how their involvement in the humanities has affected potential careers
December 10, 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
Medha Singamsetty (right) and her mother make rangolis, drawings made with colored sand, outside their house.

Kindling festivities

Students and staff describe their preparations for Diwali
October 29, 2021
Scott Victorine pulls out a purple guitar from his small collection he has in closet during tutorial to play.

Leveling up a hobby

History Teacher Scott Victorine describes his passion for guitars
October 23, 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
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
September 17, 2021
Sophomore Kalyani Puthenpurayil plugs a laptop into one of the librarys Chromebook carts. Photo by Aashi Venkat

FUHSD implements new 1:1 device program

Exploring the decision behind the new policy for the 2021-22 school year
August 27, 2021
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