The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Students from the University of Southern California march around USCs campus to protest Mahsa Aminis death and the lack of womens rights in Iran.

Reflecting on the Iran protests

Sonia Verma, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang October 22, 2022

One of the student sources in this story is anonymous due to safety concerns and will be referred to as Student A. Following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was taken into custody by Iran’s morality...

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...

Via-Cupertino vans are wheelchair-accessible and have bike racks attached to the back.

Santa Clara via Via

Mikaylah Du and Alyssa Yang October 13, 2022

Cupertino and Santa Clara were awarded a state public transportation grant of nearly $8.5 million on July 7 to expand Via-Cupertino, a public rideshare app, into Santa Clara and nearby destinations. The...

Sophomore Tvisha Jain dribbles the ball up the right side of the field before passing the ball upfield.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Wilcox High School 3-0

Krish Dev and Alyssa Yang September 17, 2022

  Varsity Field Hockey defeated Wilcox High School 3-0 on Sept. 14 during its official first league game at home. MVHS maintained a strong offense throughout the game. After junior Zoe ​​Handelsman...

Matadors at Work

Matadors at Work

Alan Tai, Irene Tang, Alyssa Yang, Stephanie Zhang, and Eric Zhou September 5, 2022
Students share new jobs they’ve picked up over the summer
Dancing on a deadline

Dancing on a deadline

Crystal Cheng and Lillian Wang June 1, 2022
MVHS dance groups prepare for their spring showcase
Picture Us in the Light takes place at MVHS, following the life of protagonist Danny Cheng. Graphic | Sonia Verma

Picture us here

Shivani Verma March 19, 2022
Behind Kelly Loy Gilbert’s “Picture Us in the Light,” the novel that takes place at MVHS
Seniors Shivani Verma and Esha Ramchurn stand in the front as MV Dance Team performs an in-sync whole team routine. Photo by Krish Dev

The MV Dance team hosts “A December to Remember”

Melody Cui, Krish Dev, and Gauri Manoj December 25, 2021
Students perform in their first showcase since quarantine
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