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

A parents’ guide for academic survival

A parents’ guide for academic survival

Taryn Lam and Arushi Singh April 23, 2024
How parents help navigate their children through Monta Vista’s academic culture
Biology and Health teacher Pooya Hajjarian with his father in Cupertino during the year 1993. Hajjarian was in his freshman year of MVHS, donning a Matadors hoodie. Photo courtesy of Pooya Hajjarian | Used with permission.

The road back home

Jami Lim December 1, 2023

Pooya Hajjarian: Class of 1997 Biology and Health teacher Pooya Hajjarian was in the seventh grade when he and his family immigrated from Iran to America. Hajjarian’s family settled in Cupertino and...

What did you get?

What did you get?

Aaryan Sharma, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

It’s fifth period and your teacher hands back the math test your class took last week. You thought you did well but the 64% marked in red pen at the top of the paper says otherwise, leaving an empty...

A photo showing the front of the HHS cafeteria and its mustang statue.

Mustang to Matador

Samika Bhatkar and Krish Dev December 22, 2022
FUHSD Board passes proposal to help with MVHS’s declining enrollment
Photo by Jen Theodore | Used with permission (Unsplash)

Senioritis: resisting the urge to do nothing

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer December 10, 2022

“What’s the point of this?” “What’s the point of any of this?” I stare blankly at the empty doc in front of me, the words “due at 11:59” in bold on my computer. My fingers hesitate over...

Twitter is set to receive significant changes following Elon Musks $44 billion takeover.

Jumping down the rabbit hole

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev November 12, 2022

Twitter is a social media platform where users who can post text-based messages along with photos, videos and hyperlinks. Recently, the platform was acquired by billionaire and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk....

In only the first three quarters of 2022 alone, TikTok has had 571 million downloads


Ananya Chaudhary November 12, 2022

Just hours after posting a lighthearted TikTok with friends, sophomore Julie Yu was shocked to see her post going viral — but for the wrong reasons. Late last year, Yu and her group of friends went...

AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Jason Chu and Krish Dev November 4, 2022

The College Board recently announced the planned addition of two new AP classes — AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus  — which will be available starting in the 2023-2024 school year. According...

Senior and quarterback Rohit Pamidi opts to rush the ball in the first few minutes of the game.

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,...

Sophomore Tvisha Jain dribbles the ball up the right side of the field before passing the ball upfield.

Field Hockey defeats Wilcox High School 3-0

Krish Dev and Alyssa Yang September 17, 2022

  Varsity Field Hockey defeated Wilcox High School 3-0 on Sept. 14 during its official first league game at home. MVHS maintained a strong offense throughout the game. After junior Zoe ​​Handelsman...

New counselor Ashley Voigt checks emails in her office. Photo by Avni Gandhi

MVHS welcomes Counselor Ashley Voigt

Avni Gandhi and Aashna Patel September 14, 2022

Counselor Ashley Voigt shares that when she was a high school student at MVHS in 2008, the college application process was “very unique and scary,” especially since she was a first generation college...

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