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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 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...

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...

Diving into stan culture

Diving into stan culture

Lance Tong and Lillian Wang April 27, 2022
Investigating student perspectives on the K-Pop fan community
Senior Lance Tong leaps into the air to tip the ball over the net. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Volleyball beats Homestead High School 3-0 in its first home game

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Michelle Zheng March 13, 2022
Matadors hope to fulfill their season’s expectations after securing a win for their first league game
Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Analyzing Girls Basketball’s undefeated league season and CCS run

Anna Jerolimov and Lance Tong March 12, 2022
A timeline of the Varsity Girls Basketball team’s 2021-2022 season achievements
In the face of crime

In the face of crime

Examining the impact of crime and community reactions to it
Photo from FUHSD

FUHSD superintendent announces retirement

Lance Tong January 7, 2022
Superintendent Polly Bove will retire after serving 32 years in the FUHSD
Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change

Examining the approach to climate change on four different levels
Sophomore Ace Chow wearing his football gear | Photo Courtesy of Ace Chow

Preparing for the big game

MV athletes share different ways that help them get ready before their game
Junior Sydney Su and senior Marissa Jensen embrace in a tight hug. The four seniors were given speeches and gifts from the juniors before the start of the game.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Altos High School on senior night

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
The Matadors lose with a final score of 3-2
Senior Tanisha Pulla tries to maintain possession as a SHS opponent attempts to steal the ball.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saratoga High School on senior night

Sarah Liu and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
Matadors end their last home game against Saratoga with a power outage
The team rushes through the banner, marking the end of halftime and the beginning of the third quarter.

Matadors lose helmet trophy to Cupertino High School for the fifth consecutive year

Irene Tang, Michelle Zheng, and Lance Tong October 18, 2021
MVHS loses 20-45 against CHS in the Helmet Game despite second half push
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