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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

The finishing touch

The finishing touch

Mikaylah Du and Dahlia Schilling December 22, 2022
Exploring the role of makeup in sports
Sophomore Lotus Wu dances with her brother in the first annual Family Jam, a group dance featuring MVDT members and their families.

MV Dance Team hosts “Santa’s Workshop”

Aidan Ruan and Lillian Wang December 11, 2022
Student dance groups perform in the annual Winter Showcase
Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj November 11, 2022

Coaches often have to change their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of each player in order to bring out the best in them, often taking the players’ health into account. Dance Fitness...

Senior Isaiah Dimaya is escorted by his family, junior Sai Patel, junior Ace Chow and Fremont High School senior Ana Vallejo.

Football loses 22-14 to South San Francisco High School on senior night

Pranati Kotamraju and Aashi Venkat October 24, 2022
Matadors end their last home game with a close score
Seniors celebrate with a pose at the end of the boys’ dance.

Class of 2023’s Homecoming Performance

Nameek Chowdhury and Aditya Shukla October 13, 2022
Seniors traverse a galaxy far far away in a “Star Wars” themed skit
Freshman Courtney Masli strikes a pose during the girls’ dance.

Class of 2026’s Homecoming Performance

Ananya Chaudhary, Aditya Shukla, and Eshika Tiwari October 12, 2022
Freshmen time travel with a “Back to the Future” themed skit
Dancing on a deadline

Dancing on a deadline

Crystal Cheng and Lillian Wang June 1, 2022
MVHS dance groups prepare for their spring showcase
Senior Andrew Cole runs down the track during a track meet.

Powering through practice

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lance Tong May 27, 2022

At MVHS, different sports have different types of practices that target the various skills they each require. Students find the physical aspects such as stamina and technique and mental aspects such as...

Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Belshe | The chaperones for 2022s combined prom pose on the deck of the ship where prom takes place as they pass by the Golden Gate Bridge

All Aboard!

Jiya Singh May 26, 2022

After being canceled for the last two years due to the pandemic, prom is back at MVHS. This year, as a combined event with juniors and seniors, aspects of both Junior Prom and Senior Ball were taken to...

Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev

Happiness

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat May 7, 2022
Finding happiness in sports
Senior Ashley Twu hangs out with her friends in the rally court.

MVHS hosts Neon Lights Dance

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang April 10, 2022
Students attend the first dance on campus in two years
Graphic by Justin Kim

Dancing forward

Taking a look at the goals and memories of MVHS's dance organizations
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