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

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 12, 2017

or senior Razi Mahmood, film is the best kind of art. There’s a sense of joy, a small satisfaction and excitement, when the theater slowly grows darker before a movie. The same can be felt when lying...

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Helen Chao December 8, 2017

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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

It seems like you can get anything from the Internet now — whether it’s a recipe, a diaper-changing tutorial or even fashion inspiration. Senior Angie Tong, for example, runs her own fashion 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

Click here for an update on Philosophy Club and their meetings. Amidst all of the Homecoming notices and daily bulletins that filled the School Loop news board, one topic stood out: a reminder...

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 8, 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...

The Big Mama of Divas

The Big Mama of Divas

Surabhi Srivastava September 1, 2009

Beyonce and her alter ego Sasha fierce may just be the Michael Jackson of our generation, at least if you look at it through the eyes of three first time concert goers. There were countless concerts...

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