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

Man on the street: Arm Wrestling

Challenging students to arm wrestling matches throughout the campus

Shining a light on Junior Varsity

Mira Wagner and Michelle Zheng December 14, 2022
Exploring underrepresentation amongst Junior Varsity teams
Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng November 19, 2022
Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
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
AP Biology teacher Renee Fallon encounters a marina iguana in one of her scuba diving trips. Photo courtesy of Renee Fallon

Not slowing down

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng November 8, 2022
Community members discuss how the way they play sports has changed throughout the years
Water polo coaches Himani Kukreja and Shravya Guda graduated from MVHS in 2012 after four years on the Girls Water Polo team.

Coming back to coach

Lillian Wang and Michelle Zheng November 5, 2022
Water polo coaches share their experiences from playing for MVHS to coaching
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
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
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
Stereotypes Podcast Part 2: Zodiac Signs

Stereotypes Podcast Part 2: Zodiac Signs

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng October 1, 2022
Discussing our common zodiac stereotypes
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...

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