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

Behind MV Bhangra

Behind MV Bhangra

Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Riya Murthy, and Eshika Tiwari December 15, 2023

Step behind the scenes of MV Bhangra, where the beats are bold and the connection to Indian culture is real. Exploring the club's approach to crafting engaging shows and its genuine connection to Indian...

Graphics by Stella Petzova

Immersed in India

As a student body filled with an array of Indian backgrounds, Indian-influenced arts and culture can be found in many corners of our community.  From incorporating traditional Indian clothing into daily...

Behind the bows

Behind the bows

Leah Desai and Eshika Tiwari December 4, 2023

The Monta Vista cheer team has almost doubled in size from previous years, creating a successful squad for competitions and sideline cheering. El Estoque goes behind the scenes with the cheer team to learn...

Senior Ruchir Banerjee jumps above an opponent for a layup attempt.

Boys Basketball defeats Overfelt 70-21 in its third game of the season

Leah Desai, Sania Nadkarni, and Eshika Tiwari November 29, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball defeated Overfelt High School 70-21 on Monday, Nov. 27. MVHS started the game with a strong lead, ending the first quarter with a score of 20-4. The team didn’t give up its lead...

Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Daphne Huang, Pranati Kotamraju, and Eshika Tiwari November 3, 2023
Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
Cafeteria Crackdown 2

Cafeteria Crackdown 2

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, Manas Kottakota, and Eshika Tiwari September 23, 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICdiQjJErU

Sophomore Maya Gallo, at the age of 6, plays in her recreational league under her dad’s coaching at Kennedy Middle School.

Time Out! Ep.4: Maya Gallo

Eshika Tiwari May 29, 2023

ET: Hello everyone, my name is Eshika Tiwari and this is the fourth episode of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta Vista High School and explore the journeys...

Liu played a solo at the California Youth Symphony Season Finale concert, playing “Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5” on May 7, 2023 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Photo Credits: Photo courtesy of Erica Liu

Exploring senior Erica Liu’s journey as a violinist

Eshika Tiwari May 24, 2023

Eshika Tiwari · Exploring senior Erica Liu’s Journey as a violinist ET: Hi, everyone, my name is Eshika Tiwari, and today I'll be featuring Erica Liu about her experience as a violinist. Liu has...

Protecting ourselves

Protecting ourselves

Taking a look at how students protect different facets of their lives
Senior Ryan Tan guards his SHS opponent. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 1-0

Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Eshika Tiwari February 7, 2023
The Matadors maintain their second-half lead throughout the game
Back to home

Back to home

Eshika Tiwari December 14, 2022
A story of how my relationship with my dad grew.
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