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

Recent MCU movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals have recieved poor ratings, especially when compared to previous releases.

Trading quality for quantity

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang September 25, 2022

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has produced 29 superhero genre films and shows since 2008, with many grossing over a billion dollars at the box office. During this time, the MCU has maintained its...

Sophomore Tvisha Jain dribbles the ball up the right side of the field before passing the ball upfield.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Wilcox High School 3-0

Krish Dev and Alyssa Yang September 17, 2022

  Varsity Field Hockey defeated Wilcox High School 3-0 on Sept. 14 during its official first league game at home. MVHS maintained a strong offense throughout the game. After junior Zoe ​​Handelsman...

Take our August news quiz

Take our August news quiz

Krish Dev and Lillian Wang September 10, 2022

From record breaking floods to MVHS discontinuing a tradition, August was a month filled with surprises. Quiz yourself and read about important events that happened last month.

Over recent years. there has been a growing discussion about law enforcement and their role in American society.

Shifting opinions around SROs

It took 78 minutes for the school district’s police force to enter the Robb Elementary classroom in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two adults were killed on May 24. The shooting exhibited flaws...

Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

Take our April news quiz

Krish Dev, Riya Ravuri, and Lillian Wang May 30, 2022

From the Grammys to Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout, April was a month filled with surprises. Quiz yourself and read about important events that happened last month.  

Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev


Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat May 7, 2022
Finding happiness in sports
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Krish Dev, Tanish Mendki, and Aashi Venkat April 26, 2022

Just before February break, English teacher Derek Lu noticed a narrow hole in the ceiling of his classroom. Upon further inspection, Lu learned that the hole was caused by rats that were digging for food....

Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev April 25, 2022

“Ambulance,” directed by Michael Bay, places audiences in a two hour chase sequence of an ambulance zooming through downtown Los Angeles. The film, released in theaters on April 8, is just what you...

Sonya Povalchuk and Pavel Demchenko share how they evacuated Ukraine.

Displaced by war

Krish Dev and Taryn Lam April 24, 2022

Sonya Povalchuk For sophomore Sonya Povalchuk, the morning of Feb. 25 started with two loud explosions. Although she felt like the explosions had taken place in her own backyard, she later learned that...

Portraits of the eight people I interviewed during my four day stay in New York City.

The humans I met in New York

Krish Dev April 19, 2022

It had been more than two years since the last time I had been on a plane, but after finding a ticket to New York City for $70 and having some time to kill, I booked a four day adventure. I boarded the...

Sophomore Aditya Sharma poses with his family, who are all wearing customized Ralph Lauren polo uniforms.

Polo unites the Sharmas

Meggie Chen and Krish Dev April 18, 2022

Sophomore Aditya Sharma’s favorite part of playing horse polo is the unmatched feeling of excitement as the wind whistles in his ears and the loud sound of thumping hooves against the ground as he...

Senior Ashley Twu hangs out with her friends in the rally court.

MVHS hosts Neon Lights Dance

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang April 10, 2022
Students attend the first dance on campus in two years
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