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

Junior Naomi Mhamunkar with and without a face of makeup, shown left and right respectively.

All dolled up

Aashi Venkat November 17, 2022
Examining the MVHS community’s opinion on makeup
The team celebrates after winning the third set and qualifying for the CCS Semifinals.

Varsity Girls Volleyball beats Westmont High School 3-0 in the CCS Quarterfinals

Aashi Venkat and Anabelle Walker November 5, 2022
Matadors dominate in straight sets, with respective scores 25-19, 25-14 and 25-15
The Midnights album cover features Taylor Swift clicking a lighter, with the flame to her face

Taylor Swift flawlessly returns to pop with “Midnights”

Jiya Singh and Aashi Venkat October 26, 2022
“Midnights” manages to both complement and diversify the singer-songwriter’s discography
Senior Isaiah Dimaya is escorted by his family, junior Sai Patel, junior Ace Chow and Fremont High School senior Ana Vallejo.

Football loses 22-14 to South San Francisco High School on senior night

Pranati Kotamraju and Aashi Venkat October 24, 2022
Matadors end their last home game with a close score
Senior Miranda Shakouri stands alongside her family, her gift basket from her team in hand, moving to the side as her sister playfully nudges her.

Varsity Girls Volleyball defeats Los Gatos High School 3-0 on senior night

Aashi Venkat and Alyssa Yang October 20, 2022

Varsity Girls Volleyball swept Los Gatos High School 3-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Prior to the game, Coach Nicki Ezatagha welcomed the team’s seniors onto the court, where they were given a basket filled...

The young forever album cover features Nessa Barrett in angel wings, with an angelic aura surrounding her

‘young forever’ uncovers a plethora of emotions

Aashi Venkat October 18, 2022
Nessa Barrett’s debut album sheds a spotlight on mental illness
Targeted advertisements tend to pop up on social media platforms such as Instagram, and typically advertise products the user has shown prior interest in.

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Understanding thoughts behind fashion and social media advertising
The concept of one size fits all, predominantly oriented around one size fitting smaller bodies, is harmful.

Expanding past size zero

Aashi Venkat and Anabelle Walker October 9, 2022
The consequences of corporate resistance to include diverse body types
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story features actor Evan Peters, with the series poster portraying Peters staring menacingly into the audiences eyes.

“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is an unethical monstrosity

Samika Bhatkar and Aashi Venkat October 8, 2022
Examining the internet’s disturbing obsession with Jeffrey Dahmer
 Third grader Mark Carpenter dresses up as a pirate for Halloween, and explains that they will always be a pirate at heart

Staff stories: Always a pirate at heart

Taryn Lam and Aashi Venkat September 30, 2022
Mark Carpenter shares life-defining tales of ignorance, curiosity and gratitude
Freshman Lelani Laruelle gets in position to hit the ball.

Varsity Girls Tennis wins 4-3 against Mountain View High School

Ananya Chaudhary and Aashi Venkat September 28, 2022
The outcome of the last match allowed the Matadors to secure the win

The Matadors prepare themselves in anticipation for Fremont High School’s offensive play.

Varsity Football loses 17-13 against Fremont High School

Nameek Chowdhury, Jiya Singh, and Aashi Venkat September 18, 2022
Matadors miss a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter
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