The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Jason Chu and Krish Dev November 4, 2022

The College Board recently announced the planned addition of two new AP classes — AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus  — which will be available starting in the 2023-2024 school year. According...

Mandated reporters share their experiences

Mandated reporters share their experiences

Sonia Verma October 7, 2022

Trigger warning: The story contains discussions of child abuse and suicidal ideation.   Every school employee, from teachers to custodial staff to administration, is a mandated reporter. If...

History teacher Hilary Barron dances with the Orchesis Dance Company at Cal Poly. Photo courtesy of Hilary Barron | Used with permission

Back in action

Michelle Zheng and Michelle Chen March 17, 2022
MVHS teacher athletes discuss their journeys through sports
Different aspects of the humanities.

Pursuing a passion

Sonia Verma December 10, 2021
Students and staff reflect on how their involvement in the humanities has affected potential careers
Scott Victorine pulls out a purple guitar from his small collection he has in closet during tutorial to play.

Leveling up a hobby

Sonia Verma, Staff Writer October 23, 2021
History Teacher Scott Victorine describes his passion for guitars

Day In a Life of a New Normal

Rachel Jiang May 16, 2021
Exploring MVHS during in-person hybrid learning
Picuture used from The California State University website

CSUs and UCs suspend standardized testing requirements

Lance Tong May 22, 2020
Exploring perspectives on how changes to college application requirements will impact MVHS students
Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

NBA suspends all games left in the season due to COVID-19

Tanish Mendki and Leanna Sun March 13, 2020
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
A young Stiver poses for a school picture

Journeys: three roads that crossed at counseling

Anushka De, News Editor January 9, 2020
MVHS’s four counselors share the paths they’ve taken that brought them to the counseling profession

Secondary School Reports: Tips from the Counselors

Anushka De, News Editor October 11, 2019

In August, as the new school year rolls around, the rising senior class is confronted with a barrage of deadlines, one for each college application.  Students must face a barrage of deadlines before...

Boys basketball: Matadors finish 2-1 in annual Holiday Tournament

Boys basketball: Matadors finish 2-1 in annual Holiday Tournament

Pranav Iyer January 9, 2016

Dec. 29: Game 1 The Matadors had won three of their last four game and were finding their groove as they entered the Monta Vista Holiday Tournament. Coming in with a 4-5 record they had one glaring problem....

Boys basketball: Matadors fall to 0-2 after losses to Burlingame HS and Oak Grove HS

Boys basketball: Matadors fall to 0-2 after losses to Burlingame HS and Oak Grove HS

Pranav Iyer December 8, 2015

Dec. 3: Game 1 Story by Pranav Iyer and Aditya Pimplaskar.  “They were playing five on nothing,” coach Clay Stiver said. “It’s easy to get shots when nobody’s guarding you. We just didn’t...

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