El Estoque

Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs
Exploring the athlete and coach opinions on the donation costs of different sports
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...

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

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
Students react to the Yell Team as a replacement for MV Cheer
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
Cheer and football coaches explain their processes for preparing their teams
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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,...

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Dance showcase held Mar. 1
March 5, 2013

Even with a change of instructors and goals in the dance program, “International Rhythm” provided both classic and contemporary routines that were met with praise. Dance teacher Dasha Plaza...

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2
November 4, 2012

Cheer and Song seniors cheer for last home football game of the year Senior Night- Cheer from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Nov. 2, the Cheer and Song teams held their senior night during the final...

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