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

Although society tends to diminish the value of beautification efforts, we must remind ourselves that such a negative view is unneeded.

Staff Editorial: Beauty for ourselves

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta November 17, 2022

This June, influencer Jada Travis posted a TikTok explaining how she hasn’t shaved her armpit hair in three years because she said “I don’t care” in the grand scheme of things. Her TikTok went...

The team celebrates after winning the final point in the fourth set, defeating HHS 3-1.

Varsity Girls Volleyball beats Hillsdale High School 3-1 in the CCS Semifinals

Meggie Chen, Anna Jerolimov, and Michelle Zheng November 4, 2022
Matadors advance to the CCS Finals against Aragon High School on Nov. 5
Doing something for the sake of getting a prize prevents us from pursuing our true passions. Photo Illustration|Meggie Chen

Passionless Participation

Meggie Chen October 14, 2022
A nuanced look at how participation prizes perpetuate a culture of extrinsic motivation
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...

After senior Sydney Su saves the ball from hitting the ground, senior Krupa Shanware prepares to pass the ball back to the opponent’s side and continue the rally.

Girls Volleyball beats Overfelt High School 3-0

Meggie Chen, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng August 28, 2022
Matadors win straight sets in first game of the season
The Hate Word

The “Hate” Word

Meggie Chen May 27, 2022
Why we should stop using the word “hate”

Fear

Meggie Chen April 27, 2022
Exploring how fear affects three MVHS student-athletes in their sport
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...

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
Understanding the impact of sports related games

Understanding the impact of sports related games

Meggie Chen March 11, 2022
Students share their reactions to games like Wii Sports and Just Dance
Learning how to reconcile the culture I was raised in with the political activism of my community has been extremely difficult.

Stay silent, speak out

Meggie Chen March 10, 2022
Reconciling involvement with politics and cultural norms

Do all Monta Vista students think the same?

Meggie Chen and Kripa Mayureshwar March 1, 2022
Asking students where they stand on a spectrum regarding various binaries
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