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

The softball team huddles up for a cheer after the game.

Softball falls to Cupertino High School 17-1

Corinna Kuo, Amberly Sun, and Kaia Yuan May 13, 2024

Varsity Softball fell 17-1 to Cupertino High School on Tuesday, May 7, in its 11th game of the season. The game ended after five innings under the mercy rule, which states that a game automatically ends...

Junior Sravik Sajja prepares to bat.

Varsity Baseball beats Lynbrook High School 9-4

Aletheia Ju and Kaia Yuan May 9, 2024

Varsity Baseball defeated Lynbrook High School 9-4 on Thursday, May 2. Despite LHS scoring an early run in the first inning, the Matadors were able to recover quickly in the second inning with an eight-point...

PE Teacher Jeff Thomas works out with earbuds on.

Playing to win

Ethan Kellogg and Kaia Yuan April 12, 2024

Ethan Kellogg · Playing to Win EE: As part of Texas’ school requirements, PE teacher Jeff Thomas was first exposed to playing music while he was in his school’s required band. Even though playing...

Senior Henry Hu returns the ball against HHS defenders.

Varsity Boys Volleyball defeats Homestead High School 3-0

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan March 20, 2024

On Friday, March 15, Varsity Boys Volleyball won against Homestead High School 3-0. Although MVHS started off the first set with a big lead, HHS was able to catch up, leaving the team to narrowly win by...

Athletic Director Nick Bonacorsi’s classroom is decorated with trophies, photos, and jerseys.

Directing with open arms

Ethan Kellogg, Kaia Yuan, and Ethan Yang March 4, 2024

As the Athletic Director of MVHS, Nick Bonacorsi is constantly engaged in its athletic environment. Whether he’s cheering on the varsity teams in CCS or advising the athlete-led Athletic Senate, his...

Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan February 11, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 53-45 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in its 10th league game. LHS took the lead in the first quarter, with a score of 13-11, which continued into halftime...

With many students not getting the recommended hours of sleep needed, some resort to falling asleep in class to make up for lost sleep.

School daze

Kaia Yuan January 26, 2024

Sitting in the back of her seventh-period Spanish class, junior Sravya Mikkilineni feels the familiar signs again — droopy, heavy eyes and no focus — before she falls asleep in class. Mikkilineni says...

Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan January 24, 2024

The FUHSD community received an email on Jan. 23 at 6:28 p.m. about an undisclosed threat from an anonymous email. Principal Ben Clausnitzer said the threatening email was sent at approximately 4 p.m....

Senior Niku Sedarat prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Girls Soccer defeats Prospect High School 4-3

Arjun Dhruv, Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, and Kaia Yuan December 9, 2023

Varsity Girls Soccer defeated Prospect High School 4-3 on Thursday, Dec. 7, marking its first win of the season. Although PHS quickly scored two goals within the first 10 minutes of the game, MVHS made...

Graphic by Amberly Sun

Putting Pressure

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan December 8, 2023

Student A will remain anonymous due to privacy concerns. As junior Ali Malik scrolled through a news story on his phone, his eyes locked on a specific article and his thumb slowly swiped against the...

The Say Something Anonymous reporting system protects students anonymity while letting them speak out about issues.

Call to action

Lauren Chuu and Kaia Yuan November 3, 2023

FUHSD implemented the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (ARS) this school year in partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing school violence....

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