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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

Time Out! Ep. 26: Stanley Du

Time Out! Ep. 26: Stanley Du

Aidan Ruan June 3, 2024

AR: Hi, I’m Aidan and welcome to Episode 26 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be exploring the journeys of various athletes here at Monta Vista High School. In this episode, I am joined by junior...

Theres more to a journey than the destination...or chicken wings.

Just wing it

Aidan Ruan May 31, 2024

“I’m getting those chicken wings, no matter what.” It was National Chicken Wing Day 2023 and Buffalo Wild Wings’ was offering one free order of wings for all customers. With such a lucrative...

All in

All in

Amberly Sun and Aidan Ruan May 24, 2024

Out of the 54 total athletic teams at MVHS, many teams, including football, softball, cross country, dive and track & field, do not enforce cuts when determining their rosters. No-cut refers to sports...

Graphic by Aletheia Ju

Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action may have substantial long term effects on admissions

Aletheia Ju and Aidan Ruan April 29, 2024

The Supreme Court declared affirmative action — the practice of colleges favoring applicants from historically marginalized groups — unconstitutional on June 29, 2023. Two cases (Students for Fair...

It wasnt until high school when I finally learned about how to use a DSLR camera.

Cracking a smile

Aidan Ruan March 10, 2024

As a child, my portraits always appeared a little funny. There was this certain awkward aura that my eight-year-old self emanated at every snap of the lens. Whether it was my inability to smile properly...

The Girl’s Basketball Team pose for a team photo after winning the CCS finals against Christopher High School. Photo courtesy of Clara Fan

Girls Basketball wins the CCS Championship for the first time in over 30 years

Aidan Ruan and Brandon Xu March 3, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won the Central Coast Section Championship 53-47 in the finals against Christopher High School on Saturday, Feb. 24. According to Girls Basketball Coach Sara Borelli, this championship...

Holiday on main street

Aidan Ruan December 10, 2023

Star-studded activism

Star-studded activism

Meggie Chen and Aidan Ruan December 9, 2023
Exploring the flawed expectation for celebrities to share political opinions
Cross-country and badminton were the two sports that I competed in during middle school.

Photo illustration by Aidan Ruan

Past the finish line

Aidan Ruan December 9, 2023

I hated cross country. I hated the sharp burning in my lungs each time I breathed. I hated the cramps and the stiffness in my muscles after each race. I hated the nausea that emerged as I became more...

Sophomores Zoe and Lelani Laruelle pose after winning a tennis match. Photo courtesy of Zoe Laruelle. | Used with permission.

Sophomore Standouts: Lelani and Zoe Laruelle

Leah Desai and Aidan Ruan November 3, 2023

As children, sophomores Lelani and Zoe Laruelle experimented with a variety of sports. However, the one they enjoyed most was tennis. Their dad, Frederic Laruelle, a former tennis player himself, enrolled...

Darya Pereverzeva poses with her first place medal at the USPA Powercrush Summer of Strength 2023. Photo courtesy of Darya Pereverzeva

Is it natty?

Aidan Ruan October 24, 2023

Creatine is a natural amino acid compound that is commonly found in various meats such as fish and poultry. The naturally occurring compound has various health benefits such as increased energy, muscle...

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