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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

Senior Jaebeum Cho used to go by J. Cho to prevent mispronunciations, however after gaining appreciation for his name in recent years he has started going by Jaebeum.

Actually it’s pronounced…

Chiran Arumugam and Darpan Singh December 27, 2022
Examining the struggles behind ethnic names in America
Senior Aneesha Sinha places a star on the Christmas Tree, a tradition common amongst many families in America.

Has Santa stolen Christmas from Baby Jesus?

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao December 20, 2022
Exploring the religious significance of Christmas to students at MVHS
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Jami Lim and Darpan Singh December 17, 2022
Exploring the listening habits of the MVHS community
Rapper Ye has recently come under fire for a series of controversial tweets and statements.

To Ye or not to Ye

Sameer Maheshwari, Gauri Manoj, and Darpan Singh December 16, 2022
Examining Ye’s anti-semitism and what it means to be a fan
Senior Color Guard Member Katherine Chui takes her final stance at the end of the closer.

Marching Band and Color Guard shine at Tournament of Champions

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao November 23, 2022

Flags spinning, trumpets blaring and percussion laying down the beat, MVHS Marching Band performed its last ever performance of True North, the first show made custom for the band. Senior and soloist...

When I grow up

When I grow up

Melody Cui and Darpan Singh November 16, 2022
Exploring how young children explore their interests
Sophomores Kiana Mark (left) and Samantha Tong (right) block a spike from AHS. Photo by Darpan Singh

Varsity Girls Volleyball loses 3-2 in the CCS Finals game

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao November 6, 2022
Matadors place second in CCS Division II Championships for the second year in a row
Students in the stands cheer as MV Cheer performs a stunt.

Got spirit?

Anika Bhandarkar and Darpan Singh October 12, 2022
Examining the importance of camaraderie among students at MVHS
Student Athletic Senate President Rohin Inani hands out MVHS-themed tattoos and lanyards at the football game.

Student Athletic Senate: Revamped

Chiran Arumugam, Darpan Singh, and Vincent Zhao October 3, 2022
Looking at how the Athletic Senate changed after COVID-19
Senior and attacker Royce Wang aims to take a shot at the FHS goal.

Boys Water Polo loses 16-8 against Fremont High School

Sameer Maheshwari and Darpan Singh September 25, 2022
The Matadors take a second loss bringing their overall record to 4-2
Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Alongside a group of fellow AP teachers, Biology teacher Lora Lerner spent four days of her summer at AP Summer Institute gaining familiarity with curriculum and labs as she prepared to trade in one session...

Junior Kristen Hsieh participates in the preparations for co-ed dance. Photo illustration by Gauri Manoj

The Class of 2023: Juniors jump forward

Jayanti Jha, Stephanie Xu September 24, 2021
Juniors have high expectations after an increase in participation and organization
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