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

On a higher level

On a higher level

Dylan Nguyen January 24, 2024

Senior Matt Lau looks for an opening in the opposing team’s defense while dribbling the ball.

Boys Basketball defeats Ann Sobrato High School 60-44

Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen January 4, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Ann Sobrato High School 60-44 during its fourth preseason game on Saturday, Dec. 30. MVHS maintained a strong lead, ending the first half 45-15. Though ASHS began to catch...

Mahito’s inexplicable feud with the mysterious Grey Heron is the first sign that reality may not be as it seems in “The Boy and the Heron.” Illustration | Studio Ghibli

“The Boy and the Heron” finds wonder in the ordinary

Dylan Nguyen and Lillian Wang December 13, 2023

In an explosion of vibrant surrealism, anthropomorphic animals and bird poop, “The Boy and the Heron” took flight in theaters on Dec. 8, marking Studio Ghibli’s first film since “The Wind Rises”...

Sophomore Chloe Chens position is a setter, which sets the ball up for various hitters.

Beyond the hit

Isabelle Kok and Dylan Nguyen December 6, 2023

Seven years of volleyball experience has fashioned senior Elijah Kang into a knowledgeable player — according to Kang, he knows what it’s like to play almost every position on the court. Now, as both...

Former MVHS student and current junior Mira Sarang’s experience with rehab has encouraged her to stay sober.

From addiction to recovery

Ananya Chaudhary, Dylan Nguyen, and Aashi Venkat November 29, 2023

Dylan Nguyen · From addiction to recoverydoc Trigger warning: This story mentions substance abuse. Transcript: AC: Hi guys, my name is Ananya Chaudhary. DN: My name is Dylan Nguyen.  AV:...

The “Heaven knows” album cover portrays PinkPantheress posing in a white silk dress with a white dove flying above her.

‘Heaven knows’ only knows how to stray away from prior success

Ananya Chaudhary and Dylan Nguyen November 13, 2023

Contrasting themes of love and death with nonchalant delivery, drum and bass artist Vicky Beverly Walker, more commonly referred to as PinkPantheress released her sophomore album “Heaven knows,” on...

Junior Ian Lin faces the wall, showcasing his thrifted merch of hip-hop artist Drake.

Vintage is the new vogue

Ananya Chaudhary and Dylan Nguyen November 2, 2023

Fashion harbors a cycle of trends that rise and fall, often revisiting the past, with vintage trends and older styles regaining popularity. Most recently, from the early revival of denim to niche, asymmetrical...

The tipping point

The tipping point

Dylan Nguyen and Sonia Verma October 28, 2023

Economics teacher and former chauffeur Pete Pelkey recalls his days as a limousine driver, where he once received a tip of 70 dollars and a bottle of champagne from a client. Generous tipping from customers...

Junior Lotus Wu leads a triangle formation along other girls in their girls dance performance.

Surfers on board!

Dylan Nguyen and Aashi Venkat September 26, 2023
Juniors surf into Homecoming week with a “Subway Surfers” themed skit
Junior Kevin Wu attempts to block HHS’s pass.

Boys Water Polo falls 11-4 to Homestead High School

Lily Jiang and Dylan Nguyen September 22, 2023
MVHS takes its second loss, bringing its overall record to 3-2
Educators Yau-Jong Twu, Matthew Beat and Dave Farina are some of the YouTubers that MVHS teachers play in class.


Ananya Chaudhary and Krish Dev June 2, 2023

Physics In 2011, Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s Physics teacher Yau-Jong Twu had a student who was hard of hearing, and while she was a bright student, it was difficult for her to keep up with the...

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