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

New places, new faces

New places, new faces

Kathryn Foo and Jiya Singh June 1, 2023
Exploring why students leave the country for college
Sophomore Aditya Sharma poses with his family, who are all wearing customized Ralph Lauren polo uniforms.

Polo unites the Sharmas

Meggie Chen and Krish Dev April 18, 2022

Sophomore Aditya Sharma’s favorite part of playing horse polo is the unmatched feeling of excitement as the wind whistles in his ears and the loud sound of thumping hooves against the ground as he...

Karen Maleski in 1978 and 2022, this year she returned to MVHS after more than 40 years.

Karen Maleski’s life of learning

Krish Dev, Website Editor February 14, 2022

Karen Maleski's fascination with literature began at a young age when she picked up books her mother left on the coffee table. Maleski became enamored with novels — including “The Jungle,” “The...

Senior Ashley Twu lunges forward to take a shot during a field hockey game.

Students share about coaching youth sports

Sarah Liu November 16, 2021

Senior Ashley Twu is both a student and a teacher — she’s both a player and captain for the field hockey team and a coach for the San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club, which she’s been playing for since...

Key Club volunteers make cards

Volunteering during the pandemic

Abdullah Memon and Minjae Kang April 1, 2021
How volunteer opportunities have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions
A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

Karen Sanchez December 11, 2017
Razi Mahmood explains his love for film and writing film reviews
Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Helen Chao December 8, 2017
Engineering and Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta discusses the origin of his interest in woodworking
Tong models a watercolor patterned dress. She made this dress herself using a silky fabric. Photo used with permission of Irene Tong.

Fashion blogger tracks her progress

Rhonda Mak August 29, 2013
Senior Angie Tong connects with the online fashion community with her blog.
Laptops won’t be carted away anytime soon

Laptops won’t be carted away anytime soon

Angela Wang October 8, 2012

Netbook carts will continue to be used despite the difficulties they pose Senior Nicholas Chen first encountered “education-enhancing“ technology in a chemistry lab last year. Former chemistry...

President Wells Santos hopes that his club will train people to be open and confident about their personal beliefs.

Peek into philosophy club plans

Angela Liu October 17, 2011
What’s the same and what’s different about Philosophy club this year
Magic with flair

Magic with flair

Ingrid Chang May 16, 2010

Freshman Grant Menon reveals what is truly important behind those fancy tricks    It all starts with a rabbit, a dove or an empty box. One minute it's there, and the next it's...

Holding down the number one spot

Holding down the number one spot

Eric Wong April 7, 2010

Junior Amreet Mohanty has played number one singles for the boys varsity tennis team since freshman year Ranked one of among the top 15 players in Northern California, junior Amreet Mohanty has...

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