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

Man on the street: Arm Wrestling

Challenging students to arm wrestling matches throughout the campus
Sportswashing covers up and erases the problems faced by the country.

More than just a game

Meggie Chen , Sarah Liu, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 2, 2023
How sportswashing came into play at the World Cup
Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 25, 2022
Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
An illustrative graphic of a tampon kicking a soccor ball.

Playing the period game

Jami Lim and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 12, 2022

The steady raps of the racket striking against the birdie along with the short, stifled squeaks of shoes against the floor filled the gym as junior Anika Karandikar played her last Badminton match of the...

Junior Hamza Moharram goes in for a tackle in the beginning of the first quarter.

Football dominates Lynbrook High School 42-0 in its Homecoming game

Jami Lim, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Stephanie Zhang October 20, 2022

Varsity Football dominated Lynbrook High School during its Homecoming game with a score of 42-0 on Friday, Oct. 14, bringing its league record to 2-3. After senior Greyson Mobley scored a 61-yard touchdown...

A drone shot of Orange Avenue pictures the newly constructed sidewalk. Photo by Alexander Chu

A new path to school

Megha Mummaneni and Kalyani Puthenpurayil October 14, 2022

Concerns from the community regarding road safety on Orange Avenue are increasing due to a rise in vehicular traffic and a growing number of students walking every morning. A sidewalk building project...

Senior Krupa Shanware serves the ball to start a rally.

Girls Volleyball loses to Mountain View High School 3-2

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 24, 2022

Varsity Girls Volleyball fell to Mountain View High School 3-2 on Sept. 23 during its third league game, bringing its overall league record to 1-2. While the Matadors took the lead after winning  the...

Senior Andrew Cole runs down the track during a track meet.

Powering through practice

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lance Tong May 27, 2022

At MVHS, different sports have different types of practices that target the various skills they each require. Students find the physical aspects such as stamina and technique and mental aspects such as...

Facing phobias

Facing phobias

Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 27, 2022

When sophomore Smriti Rangarajan was 3 years old, she and her parents took a seemingly innocent trip to the zoo. However, any initial excitement Rangarajan had quickly dissipated when a peacock began chasing...

The players celebrate after winning their first home game in straight sets against Homestead High School, not knowing that they would be facing HHS again for the Division I CCS Championship.

Fight like hell

Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 25, 2022

After a crushing 3-0 loss in its first game of the season against Saint Francis High School on March 1, the Varsity Boys Volleyball team stood in the SFHS gym as Head Coach Paul Chiu told the team something...

The Local Road Safety Plan targets to reduce fatalities and severe injuries for all types of commuters, including bikers, drivers and pedestrians.

Paving the way for safer roads

Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 22, 2022

With a vision to decrease the fatalities and severe injuries on roads, the Cupertino City staff has been tackling local road safety through the Local Road Safety Plan. The LRSP is currently in its development...

Calling to communicate

Calling to communicate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqh8O-YZoiE “It feels more personal.” English teacher Megan Choate finds calling to be a more connected method of communication because it allows her to hear the...

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