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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

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Manas Kottakota November 2, 2023

MK: Hello everyone, my name is Manas Kottakota and I am joined here with Sagnik Nag Chowdhury for episode 9 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at MVHS and exploring...

Last one, fast one

Last one, fast one

Aletheia Ju and Lillian Wang October 8, 2023
Behind the scenes of the Class of 2024’s Homecoming skit
Junior Genevieve Lo poses for a photo during a ballet summer intensive at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Lo | Used with permission

No more finishing touches

Sophia D'Sa September 17, 2023

Bright lighting, smooth wooden floors and a wall-to-wall mirror with a barre make up the classic ballet studio. This is where some students spend hours a week practicing for performances and competitions,...

MVDT competes in the Medium Dance category.

MVDT steps into the spotlight

April Wang and Avni Gandhi February 17, 2023
Exploring the choreography and production of the MVHS Dance Team at the home dance competition
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...

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