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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 who performed in the skits wore superhero and villain costumes as part of the Dual Rallys theme.

Leadership holds Dual Rally before February break

Arshiya Sen, Arushi Singh, and Mihir Vishwarupe February 18, 2024

The Dual Rally was in the main gym on Friday, Feb. 16, concluding the Dual Rally Spirit Week and sending MVHS students into the upcoming February break. The theme of the rally was superheroes versus villains,...

Off to the games

Off to the games

Ethan Eisler and Arshiya Sen January 24, 2024

The 2024 Paris Olympics are coming back after eight years and a canceled 2020 Olympics with four additional sports: skateboarding, breaking, surfing and sport climbing. The organizing committee at Paris...

Freshman and guard Allie Rummelhoff attempts to pass to her teammates.

Varsity Girls Basketball loses to Evergreen High School 65-55

Arushi Singh, Arshiya Sen, and Trisha Sannappanavar January 17, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball lost 65-55 against Evergreen Valley High School on Saturday, Jan. 13. Both teams started strong with MVHS scoring nine points and EVHS scoring 14 in the first quarter. The Matadors...

Senior Pranai Raina keeps up with an opposing player.

Varsity Boys Soccer defeats Evergreen High School 5-1

Aaryan Sharma, Pranati Kotamraju, and Arshiya Sen December 14, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Evergreen High School 5-1 on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in its last game before leagues. The game started slow, with both teams struggling to score due to the constant back and forth...

Prisha Balan dances during her Arangetram on Aug. 26, 2023. Photo courtesy of Prisha Balan | Used with permission.

Time Out! Ep. 10: Prisha Balan

Stephanie Zhang and Arshiya Sen December 2, 2023 SZ: Hi everyone, my name is...

13 spooky halloween costumes

13 spooky halloween costumes

Arushi Singh and Arshiya Sen November 4, 2023

MVHS Students share what they dressed up as and their plans for Halloween.    

Cupertino library visitors sit outside at the patio.

Beyond the books

Samika Bhatkar and Arshiya Sen October 27, 2023

Originally founded in 1912 by Librarian Fanny Jollyman, the Cupertino Library has grown into one of the most popular hubs of the city, with visitors and residents checking out books, visiting its “Coffee...

Dance the night away

Arshiya Sen and Trisha Sannappanavar October 20, 2023

MVHS hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in the gym on Sept. 30, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees danced in the mosh pit as the DJ played everything from party music to slow songs to Bollywood hits....

South Bay Robotics gears up for its first season

South Bay Robotics gears up for its first season

Arshiya Sen, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Peering into the window of a Valkyrie Robotics studio, junior Nirbhay Saluja - an eighth grader at the time - was transfixed by the grinding gears, rushing people and chaotic commotion that makes up competitive...

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...

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