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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

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EE-SPN Ep. 3: NBA Finals 2023

Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakota June 5, 2023

 AD: What's up everybody? Welcome back to the third episode of our podcast EE-SPN. Today we'll be wrapping up the 2023 NBA Playoffs with the NBA Finals, where we got the Miami Heat matched up against...

Clara Fan prepares for her high jump at the 2022 CIF State Championships in Clovis, CA

Time Out! Ep.3: Clara Fan

Lily Jiang May 21, 2023
Exploring Clara Fan’s journey throughout track and field and future plans in the sport

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
EE-SPN 2023 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals Podcast with Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv

EE-SPN Ep. 1: NBA Conference Semifinals 2023

Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv May 2, 2023
Analyzing the conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs
Fantasy fanatics

Fantasy fanatics

Brandon Xu and Kripa Mayureshwar April 15, 2023

Journalism teachers across the country play in a fantasy baseball league together, one of them being Palo Alto High School Journalism teacher Rod Satterthwaite. Over a decade ago, one of Satterthwaite’s...

Emi and Miya Kosakura pose for a photo with their parents on senior night.

Time out! Ep. 2: Emi and Miya Kosakura

Dahlia Schilling March 24, 2023
Diving into Emi and Miya Kosakura’s relationship on and off the basketball court
Trade talks

Trade talks

Samika Bhatkar and Mihir Vishwarupe March 20, 2023
Exploring the recent trades in the NBA and issues in basketball free agency
Basketball referee Scott Calvin calls a time out.

Setting the guideline

Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy February 28, 2023
Exploring student athletes experiences with referees
The players jump up in excitement as their teammate scores a three-pointer towards the end of the final quarter.

Boys Basketball ends historic season losing 78-55 to first-seeded Saint Francis High

Minjae Kang, Vincent Zhao, and Michelle Zheng February 25, 2023
MVHS’s Cinderella run comes to an end in the third round of CCS playoffs
Senior Varshini Peddinti drives past an opponent in the Varsity Girls Basketball game against Palo Alto High School on Thursday, Jan. 12, which the team lost 54-45. The Matadors currently have a season record of 15-6.

Winter Sports Recap

Anna Jerolimov February 16, 2023
Examining the 2022-23 winter sports season results
Sophomore Stanley Du lays up the ball past a defender.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Boys Basketball defeats Basis Independent Silicon Valley 71-46

Manas Kottakota, Jason Chu, and Jiya Singh February 6, 2023
Matadors outclass BHS in a must win game
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