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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

Junior and shooting guard Clara Fan drives the ball toward the basket for a layup.

Girls Basketball falls to Maria Carrillo High School 59-52

Varsity Girls Basketball fell to Maria Carrillo High School 59-52 on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Coming off as the Division II CCS champions, Head Coach Sara Borelli expected the team to play hard and showcase defensive...

Junior and shooting guard Clara Fan attempts a fastbreak layup with two LHS opponents close behind her.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 52-45

Crystal Cheng and Dahlia Schilling January 20, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 52-45 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in its fourth league game of the season. The team started off with a lead of 11-6 in the first quarter and ended halftime...

Junior Clara Fun jumps to shoot the ball during a varsity girls basketball game.

Hitting the breaking point

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang December 23, 2023
Examining how athletes at MVHS have experienced and overcome burnout within their sports
Junior Clara Fan prepares to make another attempt in her high jump event at the Saint Francis Track and Field Invitational, with her lucky tape wrapped around her left wrist. 

Photo courtesy of Clara Fan | Used with permission


Abha Dash and Michelle Zheng November 3, 2023

Junior Clara Fan Junior and track and field member Clara Fan started her superstition of putting tape on her wrist during an afterschool practice her freshman year. As there was extra athletic tape, which...

Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Daphne Huang, Pranati Kotamraju, and Eshika Tiwari November 3, 2023
Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
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
Graphic by Kathryn Foo

Going to the gym

Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Sophia Ma April 13, 2023
Observing MVHS students experiences with the gym
Junior Carolyn Ruan looks for an open team member to pass to while two HHS players guard her.

Girls Basketball ends its CCS run with a 57-44 loss to Hillsdale High School

Crystal Cheng February 27, 2023
Matadors eliminated in the quarterfinals of CCS for the second year in a row
Senior Varshini Peddinti shields the ball from a PHS defender as she dribbles down the court.

Girls Basketball defeats Prospect High School 49-27

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, Sarah Liu, and Alyssa Yang December 18, 2022
Matadors maintain a strong lead to take home their eighth win of the season
You & me

You & me

Sophia Ma and Pranati Kotamraju November 16, 2022
The story behind students’ and staff members’ first best friends
Kenneth Gan checks out a camera in his first period yearbook class. Photo by Arti Gnanasekar

Gan’s the man

Krish Dev and Eshika Tiwari October 12, 2022

Biology teacher Kenneth Gan applied to be El Valedor's adviser at the end of the 2021-2022 school year because he felt it "would be a cool opportunity and a unique challenge." After Leadership teacher...

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