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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

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 4, 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
Clumps of snow were spotted at Saratoga Quarry Park.

Freeze warning in effect amid snow and rain

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 3, 2023
San Francisco Bay Area sees significant snowfall for the first time in several decades
Different athletes and coaches have different philosophies surrounding swearing, but when it becomes disrespectful or unnecessary, athletes tend to face consequences.

Crossing the line

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Mira Wagner February 17, 2023
Exploring the effects of swearing in sports

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 3, 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
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