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

Sreya Kumar

Sreya Kumar, Opinion Editor

Sreya Kumar is currently a third year staff writer and opinion editor. She was previously sports editor and enjoys traveling the world, watching choreography videos and taking photos.

All content by Sreya Kumar
Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Netflix’s new boundary-breaking series could have handled mature themes better
April 29, 2020
Celebrities should be more proactive and sensitive during the COVID-19 pandemic

Celebrities should be more proactive and sensitive during the COVID-19 pandemic

America’s wealthiest need a privilege check
April 4, 2020
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Dear seniors

Let’s talk about our feelings and experience of this second semester
April 1, 2020
The band aid solution

The band aid solution

MVHS administration, staff, students and parents should change ineffective procedures that attempt to assist with academic and emotional well-being
March 11, 2020
Yuna is a popular Malaysian singer who has collaborated with American artists like Usher and Tyler, The Creator.

Going against the grain

Asian American artists you should listen to
February 28, 2020
Why I rejected two modeling offers

Why I rejected two modeling offers

The modeling industry is built upon the male gaze and racism
February 6, 2020
Billionaires should be more mindful

Billionaires should be more mindful

America’s capitalist forgiving nature causes the county’s richest to run rampant
January 20, 2020
Recalling the best and worst of 2019

Recalling the best and worst of 2019

Looking back at the best and worst moments of 2019
January 10, 2020
Junior Frank Liu looks up the field to try and pass the ball.

Boys Soccer: Monta Vista draws with Hillsdale HS 2-2

MVHS takes two different leads, but allows two goals ending in a tie
December 18, 2019
End the stigma

End the stigma

Highlighting the stigma surrounding the female body
November 23, 2019
Beyond the meme: “Ok, Boomer”

Beyond the meme: “Ok, Boomer”

Highlighting the constant undermining of our generation by Baby Boomers and the harmful consequences
November 19, 2019
The effects of toxic masculinity in a high school environment

The effects of toxic masculinity in a high school environment

Individuals share experiences and perspectives on the popular phrase
November 15, 2019
Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS
November 8, 2019
Childhood: An exploration of our past

Childhood: An exploration of our past

A collection of stories reminiscing about our childhood and how it impacts our future
October 23, 2019

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom
October 20, 2019
Growing pains

Growing pains

The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system
October 6, 2019
Freshman Ryan Tang shoots the ball as the shot clock expires.

Boys Water Polo: MVHS triumphs Milpitas HS in a 13-7 victory

Matadors overcome obstacles to improve to 5-5 on the season
October 5, 2019
The race to presidency

The race to presidency

People should avoid biased judgement of political candidates based on their appearances
September 27, 2019
Matadors unsuccessfully ends game against Los Altos HS with a 6-0 loss.

Field Hockey: MVHS falls 6-0 to Los Altos HS

Matadors fail to pull off the upset on the higher ranked Los Altos HS
September 22, 2019
30 April 2018; Andrew Yang during Ecosystem Summit prior to the start of Collision 2018 at Launch Pad in New Orleans. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile

Media bias in the democratic debates

The unfair treatment of presidential candidate Andrew Yang in the face of media bias
September 17, 2019
Sophomore Navarin Pirachai tries to keep control of the ball when a VCHS player attacks. Pirachai scored two of the three goals during the game. Photo by Lakshanyaa Ganesh.

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS
September 10, 2019
Construction goes on over the summer at Homestead HS.

Measure CC in effect

How bond funds are being used for construction throughout the district
August 30, 2019
In the shadows of power

In the shadows of power

Exploring how the minority is kept in silence
May 18, 2019
To all the friends I’ve loved before

To all the friends I’ve loved before

A nod to my past
May 15, 2019
Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

MVHS faces Homestead HS for the second time in the season
April 11, 2019
Warming up

Warming up

El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day
April 10, 2019
Into the Spider-Verse with the MVHS Class of ‘22

Into the Spider-Verse with the MVHS Class of ‘22

Freshmen class office hosts its second movie night
March 29, 2019
Starting them young

Starting them young

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino
March 10, 2019
Mardi Gras at MVHS

Mardi Gras at MVHS

French Honors Society celebrates Mardi Gras
March 9, 2019
Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

MVHS loses senior night game despite maintaining intensity throughout the game
February 10, 2019
The film room

The film room

Exploring the use of video software like Hudl and Krossover in preparation for game day
January 31, 2019
Behind Gameday

Behind Gameday

Exploring how different MVHS sports teams prepare for gameday.
January 31, 2019
Without a coach, the MVHS cheer team may not qualify for the National High School Cheerleading Competition, an event theyve attended the past few years. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.

Cheer coach makes unprecedented exit from MVHS team

Due to complications, coach suddenly quits the team
January 28, 2019
Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year
January 18, 2019
Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

With some hiccups in the game MVHS rebounds after narrow game against Gunn HS
January 12, 2019

A day with the dogs: La Pluma’s stress relieving event

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Bring Change to Mind organized a visit from six different therapy dogs.
January 7, 2019
Movie night with ‘22

Movie night with ‘22

Freshman class officers host their first bonding event
December 15, 2018
Silenced on the field

Silenced on the field

Examining social issues in sports through the lens of MVHS students and staff
December 12, 2018
Falling out of rhythm

Falling out of rhythm

How I started dancing for my younger self
December 4, 2018
Defining a sport

Defining a sport

November 20, 2018

Linked together

How Link Leaders help the incoming class at MVHS – and in the years beyond
November 19, 2018
Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Girls Tennis: Team falls in CCS quarterfinal

Matadors 4-3 loss against Palo Alto HS wraps up their season
November 11, 2018
Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Team maintains winning streak by defeating Gunn HS in first CCS match
November 8, 2018
Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

The team falls to Homestead HS in its last home game of the season
October 28, 2018
Committed

Committed

October 23, 2018
Senior Josh Garcia runs after the ball with Gunn players trailing closely behind

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

MVHS struggles to maintain Cupertino’s running game as they lose the Helmet game a third year in a row
October 6, 2018
Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022

Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 bonds with their Link Leaders in a friendly match.
October 4, 2018
Points for participation

Points for participation

Athletic department introduces new system to award teams for having a presence on campus
October 3, 2018

Meet the 2018-19 French Honor Society officers

New officers explains the value of language
September 28, 2018
Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

The Matador’s anticipated game against Cupertino HS ends with a 0-5 score
September 28, 2018
Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Despite a strong defensive effort, MVHS struggled to keep up the pace of the game against LHS
August 27, 2018
Dancing through life

Dancing through life

Following the footsteps of a dancer
May 24, 2018

Speech and Debate: A year later

Newcomers describe their experiences in the club after a year
May 22, 2018
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