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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

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...

Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Alongside a group of fellow AP teachers, Biology teacher Lora Lerner spent four days of her summer at AP Summer Institute gaining familiarity with curriculum and labs as she prepared to trade in one session...

MVHS Speech and Debate club showcases the awards it won

New club officers share their plans for the next school year

Minjae Kang May 26, 2022
Looking into the changing leadership in MVHS clubs
Class of 2023 works on their Skit Decs.

Leaders grapple with COVID-19 restrictions

Jefferson Le September 25, 2021

Despite the cancellation of the Welcome Back and Homecoming Dances by the FUHSD district board due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, both Associated Student Body council and student class councils...

Graphic by Matthew Yoshimoto

Meet your officers

Matthew Yoshimoto May 10, 2021
Introducing the 2021-22 ASB and class officers
Thumbnail of the Zoomcoming livestream

Zoomcoming 2021

Claire Wen March 23, 2021
Leadership prepares for a virtual Homecoming week
The freshman class officers take a group photo in their Leadership class | Photo by Ryland Adzich

A year of firsts

Gauri Manoj January 21, 2021
The freshman class officers discuss their first semester experiences and goals for the future
Graphic of an ASB card used to promote ASB cards on school website found on Infinite Loop.

ASB card sales are down for the 2020-21 school year

Ayah Ali-Ahmad October 24, 2020
How Leadership, Athletics and El Valedor worked to increase ASB card sales
Matador Mondays Revisited

Matador Mondays Revisited

Tyler Cho April 10, 2020

n an effort to get people to reminisce about the 2019-20 school year, Leadership’s Matador Recognition commission (Mat Rec) has decided to re-open their Matador Mondays project, a series of posts every...

Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
The senior class celebrates a mistake made by the juniors in the final minutes of the junior-senior dodgeball game.

MV Leadership holds first Class Royale event

Tyler Cho February 12, 2020
Leadership’s Spirit Commission describes how Class Royale came to be
Freshman Amy Wu plays air hockey in the arcade center.

MVHS holds casual Winter Welcome Back Dance

Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 4, 2020
How Leadership switched from a Winter Formal to the casual Winter Dance
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