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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

Crystal Cheng and Shivani Verma December 8, 2021
Exploring how gaming has impacted MVHS community members’ lives
Forza Horizon 5 offers players freedom through an open-world experience. Photo courtesy of Microsoft

‘Forza Horizon 5’ provides endless enjoyment

Nameek Chowdhury November 27, 2021

“Forza Horizon 5” follows the same premise as of every “Forza Horizon” game: a car festival takes place in a certain country and the game provides an expansive open-world map, which offers events,...

Pokémon Unite is a deviation from RPG titles to the MOBA genre. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Unite’ is simple but appealing

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Pokémon spin off succeeds at a unique take on the MOBA formula
Personal computers

Personal computers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad April 1, 2021
Why students built their own custom machines
Promotional Worlds 2020

Take Over: League of Legends Worlds at Shanghai

Justin E Kim and Aditya Shukla October 6, 2020
Insight into the massively popular Esports championship
Gamers review Switch games

Gamers review Switch games

Ayah Ali-Ahmad April 9, 2020
MV eSports and Gaming Association members pick their top games they have played and ones they look forward to playing
Photo Illustration | Jefferson Le and Annie Zhang

In-game impulse: Students and teachers disclose their opinions on toxic gaming

Jefferson Le and Annie Zhang December 20, 2019
Investigating the toxicity and banter in online gaming communities
The last Smash Tournament of the semester

The last Smash Tournament of the semester

Ayah Ali-Ahmad December 12, 2019
MV eSports and Gaming Association hold a Smash Ultimate tournament
MV Esports and Gaming Association host first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

MV Esports and Gaming Association host first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

Ayah Ali-Ahmad October 21, 2019
24 gamers compete in a Super Smash Friday tourney
The Fortnite craze

The Fortnite craze

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi September 2, 2018

Being one of the most popular video games of 2018 according to The Verge, Fortnite has taken the MVHS campus by storm, becoming a popular pastime for teachers and students alike. In the game, players are...

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Priya Reddy November 15, 2017

As the NFL season progresses, fans are looking forward to seeing which players will play well this year. But their hopes do not come purely from being pro-sports enthusiasts. People now cross their fingers...

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