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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Junior Davina Huang swims in freestyle during a meet.

Junior Juggernaut: Davina Huang

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Arushi Singh November 9, 2023
Diving into Huang’s competitive swim journey and commitment to Harvard
Dripped out

Dripped out

Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Looking into what athletes wear during games and practices

Beyond the numbers

Sarah Liu, Megha Mummaneni, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Schools should not be ranked solely by their academic achievements
Athletic trainer Myesha Taylor treats a player after they received an injury during a game.

On the move

Kalyani Puthenpurayil October 18, 2023
Exploring how the athletic trainer is growing into her role at MVHS
Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

When senior Ananya Nadathur first watched the “Barbie” trailer that parodied the opening scene of “2001: A Space Odyssey” a few months ago, it piqued her interests surrounding the movie — she...

Senior Celine He performs in Varsity Winter Guards 2023 show, The Moment We Never Met.

Time out! Ep.7: Celine He

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lillian Wang June 5, 2023
Examining senior Celine He’s return to Color Guard during her senior year


Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Aidan Ruan June 1, 2023
Exploring the journeys of three college recruits for their respective sports
Senior Chetnaa Prasad is batting in a cricket game. She is a member of the USA Women’s National and Womens National Under 19 Training groups.

Carrying the bat

Kalyani Puthenpurayil April 26, 2023
Exploring how the MVHS community is involved in the world’s second largest sport — cricket
Junior Myles Vongnakhone and senior Lance Fuchia laugh as Fuchia receives his senior speech.

Badminton secures a 20-10 win over Wilcox High School on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil April 17, 2023

Varsity Badminton defeated Wilcox High School 20-10 in its senior night match on Thursday, April 13. The Boys and Girls Singles players dominated their competition, winning all six matches and earning...

The PORTALS album cover features Melanie Martinez portrayed as a pink character, the newest role she has taken on in Cry Babys evolution.

Melanie Martinez enters a new era in ‘PORTALS’

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Aashi Venkat April 3, 2023
The alt-pop singer unleashes new artistry via lyrics and themes in her third studio album
Junior Siena Banks pitches the ball during the fifth and final inning.

Softball beats Lynbrook High School 24-3 in a blowout

Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 24, 2023
The Matadors maintain a strong lead for the entirety of the game to secure a win
Junior Rahul Pothineni passes the ball to a teammate.

Boys Volleyball loses to The Harker School in its first home game of the season

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 19, 2023
The Matadors tried to hold out to a fifth set but lost after ending the fourth set 25-23
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