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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

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...

Over recent years. there has been a growing discussion about law enforcement and their role in American society.

Shifting opinions around SROs

It took 78 minutes for the school district’s police force to enter the Robb Elementary classroom in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two adults were killed on May 24. The shooting exhibited flaws...

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
Athlete of the Month: Hayden Ancheta

Athlete of the Month: Hayden Ancheta

Michelle Zheng May 27, 2022
The four-year wrestler reflects on his athletic journey
Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng May 27, 2022

S: Hi, I’m Sarah and I'm an older sibling. M: Hi, I’m Michelle and I'm a younger sibling. S & M: And today we’ll be discussing common sibling stereotypes! M: Stereotype number one:...

Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
Juniors Julianna Kimm and Lucy Choy celebrate after the team’s 49-25 defeat of Sequoia High School in the first round of CCS playoffs. Photo by Lance Tong

Refuse to lose

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng March 18, 2022
Girls Basketball goes 12-0 in league and competes in three rounds of CCS playoffs
History teacher Hilary Barron dances with the Orchesis Dance Company at Cal Poly. Photo courtesy of Hilary Barron | Used with permission

Back in action

Michelle Zheng and Michelle Chen March 17, 2022
MVHS teacher athletes discuss their journeys through sports
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
Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Taryn Lam, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng January 11, 2022
Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Sophomore Matt Lau reaches for the rebound after Silver Creek misses their shot.

Boys Basketball scrimmages against Silver Creek High School

Michelle Zheng and Taryn Lam November 19, 2021
Seeking to improve their team dynamic, the Matadors start off their preseason games
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