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

Who cheers for Cheer?

Who cheers for Cheer?

Gauri Manoj and Vincent Zhao November 17, 2022

Holding onto a long-standing tradition, the Cheer team showed up to MVHS a few hours before school, their hands filled with decor. It was 6:30 a.m. on the day of the football team’s senior night. They...

Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj November 11, 2022

Coaches often have to change their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of each player in order to bring out the best in them, often taking the players’ health into account. Dance Fitness...

Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
50 Questions with Zoey Liu

50 Questions with Zoey Liu

Anna Jerolimov, Gauri Manoj, and Mira Wagner May 30, 2022
In the 19th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Zoey Liu 50 questions
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Riya Ravuri and Matthew Yoshimoto May 16, 2022
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Riya Ravuri and Matthew Yoshimoto March 18, 2022
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jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy premiered on Netflix on Feb. 16, 2022. Photo | Netflix

“jeen-yuhs” is a riveting time capsule of Ye’s life

Gauri Manoj March 17, 2022
The three-part documentary details the mind of the misunderstood rapper
Senior Rudra Phalnikar poses at the end of the routine during MV Dance Teams December to Remember showcase.

MV Andaaz members unpack the past year

Gauri Manoj March 8, 2022
Captains and members share their memories and hardships
Sophomore Abha Dash plays the flute during Symphonic Band’s performance. Symphonic Band played two pieces titled “West Highland Sojourn” and “Waltz No. 2” before intermission.

The instrumental music department hosts its annual Festival Concert

Melody Cui and Gauri Manoj February 19, 2022
Band and orchestra perform “From Britain with Love” with a feature from the Brass Ensemble
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Riya Ravuri and Matthew Yoshimoto February 12, 2022
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Seniors Theodore Zhang and Keshav Balaji hold up their posters while posing for a picture with junior Austin Hwang. Friends and family created posters for the two graduating seniors to celebrate their final home game.

Boys Basketball falls to Gunn High School 52-46 on its senior night

Krish Dev and Gauri Manoj February 10, 2022

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to Gunn High School 52-46 on its senior night on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The team ended the first quarter in the lead, with a score of 16-7, but senior Theodore Zhang attributes...

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