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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

Senior Aashna Patel adds a star to the wall of field hockey‘s space-themed team room. Photo by

All decked out

Aidan Ruan and Stephanie Zhang October 13, 2022

This fall, as the field hockey season approached, senior and captain Lauren McMillion looked forward to finally getting a chance to participate in planning out how the team would decorate their team...

A year of bonding

A year of bonding

Mira Wagner, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

The beginning of quarantine that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic proved relaxing for physics teacher Michael Lordan. The extra time at home and alleviated stress from work allowed him and his wife,...

From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

Iman Malik September 12, 2020
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
I raise caterpillars into butterflies with my brother annoying - I mean, aiding, me along the way.

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Emily Xia October 7, 2019
A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years
The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

Flora Peng March 18, 2019

Despite an unsuccessful campaign last school year, the class of 2021 has set the date for their first‐ever bonding activity: a relaxing movie night to be held after school on Friday, March 29. After...

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave March 9, 2017

hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State...

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Fatima Ali December 11, 2015

n the midst of a grueling marathon of studying for finals, some friend groups have decided to launch a Secret Santa campaign in an effort to raise morale and de-stress. No matter how inexpensive or austere...

Leo Club’s member induction brings laughs, memories and new friendships

Leo Club’s member induction brings laughs, memories and new friendships

Jennie Chen November 20, 2015

The windy weather didn’t stop Leo Club members from attending the Annual Leo Induction this past Sunday at Jollyman Park. “The member induction is an event that we hold every year to have members...

The girls basketball team does a few drills during its after-school practice on Jan. 27. The team bonds not only during practice but also through sleepovers, team breakfasts and dinners. Photo by Justin Kim.

Bonding on (and off) the field

Varsha Venkat February 4, 2015

hen senior Brad Ohadi joined the boys soccer team his freshman year, he recognized the amount of talent on the team but felt that team spirit was lacking. This led the team to struggle in games despite...

SLIDESHOW: Sisterhood of the Spandex Pants

SLIDESHOW: Sisterhood of the Spandex Pants

Michelle Balmeo December 5, 2008

Varsity girls volleyball team shares connection through team bonding

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