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

Artivism on social media

Lily Jiang and April Wang February 3, 2023
Discussing the unique impacts of combining art, activism, and the widespread use of social media
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style

The pros and cons of starting early

Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang November 8, 2022
How the age one starts a sport affects their sports journey
Senior Anna Jerolimov maintains possession of the ball as she tries to find an opening to pass the ball to her teammates. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Varsity Field Hockey loses 2-0 to Valley Christian High School on its senior night

Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Michelle Zheng October 31, 2022
Seniors reflect on their performance throughout the season and convey their thoughts on the team’s future
Nirbhay Saluja and Palak Bassan talk to each other during Homecoming.

‘Be my date to Homecoming?’

Trisha Sannappanavar and Lily Jiang October 22, 2022
Exploring the effects Homecoming has on two MVHS students.
30 Homecoming Meanings

30 Homecoming Meanings

Lily Jiang and Trisha Sannappanavar October 18, 2022
Students share experiences from the 2022 Homecoming Dance
Senior and quarterback Rohit Pamidi opts to rush the ball in the first few minutes of the game.

Varsity Football defeats Saratoga High School 42-35 in a thrilling comeback

Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang , and Sameer Maheshwari October 7, 2022

Varsity Football defeated Saratoga High School 42-35 in a close matchup on Friday, Sept. 30, bringing its overall record to 2-3. Although MVHS was able to score a touchdown early in the first quarter,...

Seniors Jeremiah Lo and Alex Lee flex after making the final touchdown of the game against SHS on Friday, Sept. 30. MVHS won with a score of 45-32. Photo by Lily Jiang

Celebrating through wins and losses

Lily Jiang and Michelle Zheng October 5, 2022
Exploring how MVHS sports teams reflect after competitions
Wing player Owen Pow defends against a CHS player poised to take a shot.

Boys Water Polo wins 15-11 against Cupertino High School

Sonia Verma, Michelle Zheng, and Lily Jiang September 19, 2022

Varsity Boys Water Polo won 15-11 against Cupertino High School on Thursday, Sept. 15. MVHS took a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter ended with a score of 9-2. Although...

In 2020, Eileen Gu changed the country she was representing from the U.S. to China  when she was 15.

Eileen Gu skis over national and political boundaries

Sarah Liu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 2, 2022

The announcement “Gold medalist and Olympic champion, People’s Republic of China!” drew cheers from the crowd as 18-year-old freestyle skier Ailing Eileen Gu stepped onto the podium to receive her...

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