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

A large crowd of protestors march forward during a rally.

Black Lives Matter

Sarah Liu and Mira Wagner April 22, 2022

On Thursday, March 10, junior Greyson Mobley found that the bathroom in the lower B building at MVHS had been graffitied with the phrase “Kill all n******.” He perceived the act as “stupid and childish,”...

Junior Greyson Mobley noticed the graffiti in the B-building boys bathroom during third period on March 10. Photo by Greyson Mobley | Used with permission

Bathroom vandals perpetuate hate

Shivani Verma and Kripa Mayureshwar March 16, 2022
MVHS administration responds to racial slurs, hate symbols and other vandalism

Mobley family members share about their preschool

Jayanti Jha December 8, 2021
Examining the behind the scenes of running Montecito Preschool as a family
Junior Greyson Mobley runs with the ball after senior Prathmesh Modi passes it to him.

Homecoming 2021: Football falls to Los Altos High School 34-6

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 3, 2021
A close score in the first half ends with the Matadors’ defeat in their Homecoming game
Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Football team defeats Burton 58-6 in second home game of the season

Anna Jerolimov, Irene Tang, and Michelle Zheng September 14, 2021
Matadors maintain strong lead throughout all four quarters
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
Junior and quarterback Simon Loeffler heads off the field. Photo by Tabitha Mendez

Out of Action

Tabitha Mendez, Swara Tewari, and Lance Tong September 27, 2019

Although tradition holds that no American high school experience is complete without football, sophomore and varsity football player John Masegian believes that MVHS is an exception to that norm. In his...

Senior Tarun Sarang breaks a tackle and runs the ball across the forty-yard line towards the endzone.  Despite numerous plays for big yardage, MVHS still could not score, even when at the doorstep of the endzone.  Photo by Lance Tong.

Football: MVHS falls 32-6 against Mills HS

Lance Tong, Sophia Chen, and Kamyar Moradi September 7, 2019
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat
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