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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

In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Ten days before students returned to campus, the floor of the F building’s vocal music room was covered in bundles of Thermafiber insulation and piles of gypsum boards. The choir’s new practice rooms...

Junior and El Estoque Features editor Dahlia Schilling enters data into TimelineJS, one of the multimedia tools El Estoque uses for its online content. Photo | Alyssa Yang

El Estoque named NSPA finalists in 11 categories

Alyssa Yang August 29, 2023
National Scholastic Press Association honors MVHS news publication
Finding my voice

Finding my voice

Alyssa Yang June 11, 2023
Understanding how to let myself be heard
New California legislation could potentially change the bounds for student suspension and expulsion to reduce inequity.

Equity in Discipline

Alyssa Yang June 2, 2023
Exploring new proposed limits on student suspension and expulsion

Man on the street: What are your NBA Finals predictions?

Samika Bhatkar and Alyssa Yang May 20, 2023
MVHS students share which teams they think will win the 2023 NBA playoffs
Kim, dressed in cultural attire, poses before attending a Chinese New Year celebration at UC Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Kim | Used with permission

Through generations

Alyssa Yang and Stephanie Zhang April 26, 2023
Exploring how community members’ cultural identities have changed over generations
Low Key and Bella Voce join the other MVHS Choirs for the final song of the night, walking offstage to surround the audience.

MVHS choirs hold Festival Concert

Alyssa Yang March 19, 2023
Esperanza, Low Key, Bella Voce and Variations perform repertoire for upcoming concert at Gilroy Sings
Media has evolved throughout time, changing in ways such as  its purpose or interface


Examining how arts and entertainment have changed through the years
Next episode starts in 10...

Next episode starts in 10…

Jami Lim and Alyssa Yang February 10, 2023
Examining how the evolution of TV release formats has divided viewers
50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

Megha Mummaneni, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang February 6, 2023
In the 23rd installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Julia Satterthwaite 50 questions
Junior Matthew Lau pushes through an MHS defender for a layup

Boys Basketball loses to Milpitas High School 58-51

Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Alyssa Yang January 29, 2023
Matadors fall short in securing a win in a close game
Senior Varshini Peddinti shields the ball from a PHS defender as she dribbles down the court.

Girls Basketball defeats Prospect High School 49-27

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, Sarah Liu, and Alyssa Yang December 18, 2022
Matadors maintain a strong lead to take home their eighth win of the season
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