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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

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

Tok-xicity?

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.

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,...

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

Varsity 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...

The bathroom breakdown

The bathroom breakdown

While many MVHS bathrooms have a bad reputation, EE reporters Jiya Singh and Alex Zhang took to investigating the bathrooms themselves. Judging based on a five criteria system — visual cleanliness,...

Coronavirus illustration, different size viruses on a gradient background. Illustration by the CDC

COVID-19 surges for weeks following winter break

Krish Dev, Website Editor January 24, 2022
Understanding the increase in COVID-19 cases at FUHSD
Senior Sotiris Kougiouris talks about the beverages he enjoys.

Students share their go-to beverages

Tvisha Gupta September 13, 2021
Learning about the different drinks that students and staff enjoy
Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family

Let’s Go Giants!

Collin Qian, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

Ever since eighth grade, junior Arthur Chan never leaves for school without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap –– the bright orange outlines of the Giants’ “SF” logo on his head symbolized...

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