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

Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

From the outside, Monta Vista High School may seem like the ideal high school: numerous AP courses, top national rankings and more. However, step inside and find that there is more to it than meets the...

Mr. Holaday assisting his student with their AP literature essay

Let Men HEAL

Trisha Sannappanavar, Arshiya Sen, and Arushi Singh March 29, 2024

What's the first job you think of when you imagine a woman working? What about a man? It's statistically proven that a large quantity of female workers fall under occupations such as nurses, assistants...

Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

As students grow up and gain more experience in their lives, they start to develop various fears in the different facets of life. While many of these fears can be mitigated, oftentimes these fears play...

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,...

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 18, 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...

Freshman Vatsel Dave, dressed in traditional Bharatanatyam uniform as he practices this art form

Playing by their own rules

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 11, 2023

Living in Australia, freshman Vatsel Dave was in a constant state of boredom trying to fill up his free time by watching YouTube videos. It was by chance that a dance video popped up on his feed, and before...

Photo of three YEPI members at an event presenting their posters. Photo taken by the YEPI team.

Organizing change

Arushi Singh and Alan Tai December 8, 2023

South Bay Youth Changemakers (SBYC) Co-Director and Cupertino High School alum ‘14 John Zhao remembers starting SBYC at the onset of the pandemic. He recognized the need for an organization to support...

Reversing the roles

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 3, 2023

Monta Vista held its first reverse football game with on November 17th, 2023 with boys doing cheer and girls doing football. El Estoque describes the process of preparing for the game and the emotions...

Junior Davina Huang swims in freestyle during a meet.

Junior Juggernaut: Davina Huang

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Arushi Singh November 9, 2023
Diving into Huang’s competitive swim journey and commitment to Harvard
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.    

Junior Sonika Wagner aims to score a goal while a CHS player attempts to block the shot. Photo by Arushi Singh

Girls Water Polo falls to Cupertino High School 5-3

Arushi Singh September 11, 2023

Varsity Girls Water Polo lost 5-3 against Cupertino High School on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in its first game of the season. Both teams started off strong in the first quarter, ending it with a tie of 2-2.  However,...

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