El Estoque

Senior Seo Eun Kim and Sophomore Mihret Tesfaye explain that teammates are essential to staying motivated during football games

Cheering from the sidelines

Anushka De November 2, 2021
Exploring how the team stays motivated even during a loss
The Class of 2022 continues the tradition of senior breakthrough to start the Homecoming rally, led by MVHS Cheer.

Classes compete in the Homecoming rally

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 8, 2021
The seniors win first, followed by the juniors, sophomores and then freshmen in the rally.
Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Rucha Soman and Swara Tewari October 23, 2019

Running: $65* Junior Rohan Agrawal explains that the cost of participating in both cross country and track and field isn’t too high, and he says it’s worth it. Agrawal adds that although the...

MV cheer presents their routines at James Logan High School for feedback from the judges to gain experience. Photos by Roshan Fernandez, Akshara Majjiga and Om Khandekar

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

Sophia Chen, Devin Gupta, Tanish Mendki, and Anjali Singh August 30, 2019
Students react to the Yell Team as a replacement for MV Cheer
Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff...

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Chetana Ramaiyer April 17, 2017

uring the weekend of Mar. 25, while most juniors were at Junior Prom, the MVHS Cheer and Song teams were in southern California for USA Spirit Nationals. The weeks leading up to the competition were intense...

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Aanchal Garg March 9, 2017

A crowd in the bleachers, cheerleaders on the track and players reviewing the playbook. Although this sounds like the scene for the MVHS football team playing under the Friday night lights, it isn’t;...

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

Fatima Ali November 6, 2015

Co-written by Priya Reddy. he true feeling of a team is in the air as the cheer members reflect on their frantic day. The bus ride home from Stockton is full of sore, exhausted girls, but their spirits...

2015-2016 cheer team selected

2015-2016 cheer team selected

Anjana Melvin April 8, 2015

Outside the locked doors of the dance room, about thirty girls sit in small groups nervously anticipating their turn to go inside and perform in front of a panel of three judges. While some of them spent...

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

Rahul Iyer April 8, 2015

rowds of cheerleaders trickle into the auditorium where they will perform their routines before a panel of judges. The teams are immersed in anxious discussions, roaring laughter and boisterous small talk....

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Anjana Melvin December 13, 2014

After school on Dec. 12, the MVHS cheer and song teams flew to Anaheim to compete in the Southern California Holiday Classic championship for the first time. “Nationals is the first time that we’re...

Spirit teams prepare for Feb. 28 Sadie Hawkins dance

Catherine February 12, 2014

From workshops over winter break to the final preparations before the dance, Cheer and Song work together to organize the Sadies dance. After a date change due to a clash with after school sports games,...

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