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

Senior Jay Yeung records clips for an upcoming Minecraft video.

A balancing act

Krish Dev and Stephanie Zhang December 22, 2022
Students share how they manage outside activities and school work
A photo showing the front of the HHS cafeteria and its mustang statue.

Mustang to Matador

Samika Bhatkar and Krish Dev December 22, 2022
FUHSD Board passes proposal to help with MVHS’s declining enrollment
Senior Yash Thapliyal shaves as part of his daily routine.  Photo by Krish Dev

Let it grow

Chiran Arumugam and Krish Dev November 18, 2022

Growing up in the 80s, U.S. Government teacher Benjamin Recktenwald noticed that most people didn’t have visible facial hair — except for his dad. Wanting to follow his father’s footsteps, and because...

Twitter is set to receive significant changes following Elon Musks $44 billion takeover.

Jumping down the rabbit hole

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev November 12, 2022

Twitter is a social media platform where users who can post text-based messages along with photos, videos and hyperlinks. Recently, the platform was acquired by billionaire and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk....

Man on the street: Geography edition

Krish Dev, Kathryn Foo, and Lillian Wang November 10, 2022
Testing MVHS students’ geographical knowledge
AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Jason Chu and Krish Dev November 4, 2022

The College Board recently announced the planned addition of two new AP classes — AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus  — which will be available starting in the 2023-2024 school year. According...

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

A recap of Homecoming 2022 at MVHS
Kenneth Gan checks out a camera in his first period yearbook class. Photo by Arti Gnanasekar

Gan’s the man

Krish Dev and Eshika Tiwari October 12, 2022

Biology teacher Kenneth Gan applied to be El Valedor's adviser at the end of the 2021-2022 school year because he felt it "would be a cool opportunity and a unique challenge." After Leadership teacher...

Sophomores Vibhav Pata, Ishi Chopra and  Peter Chen converse with the dinosaur, played by sophomore Aneesh Boddu.

Class of 2025’s Homecoming Performance

Krish Dev and Manas Kottakota October 11, 2022

The Class of 2025 performed a skit on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the second day of Homecoming week. In the skit, based on “Jurassic Park,” three students come across a dinosaur while exploring the D building...

The Class of 2024 celebrates with confetti at the end of its performance.

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Ananya Chaudhary and Krish Dev October 10, 2022

Homecoming Week started strong on Monday, Oct. 10, as the Class of 2024 performed its “Ghostbusters” themed skit, which narrated the story of four students wanting to start a club about paranormal...

Officers from the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department arrived in the Student Parking Lot following a bomb threat on Sept. 23.

Preparing for the unexpected

Krish Dev, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Lillian Wang October 5, 2022
Exploring how school safety plans are created and updated at MVHS
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