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

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...

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

Anushka De and Jai Uparkar March 22, 2020
50 activities to appeal to your normal side and 50 activities for your inner MVHS student
Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Mountain View HS after struggling to maintain possessions

Jai Uparkar January 18, 2020
Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52
Senior Anna Kolesov smiles at the crowd in the bleachers while linking arms with her former calculus teacher, Martin Jennings.

Introducing the Class of 2020’s Homecoming Court

Jai Uparkar October 24, 2019
Witnessing the reactions and emotions of nominated seniors at the 2019-20 Homecoming Court ceremony
MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jai Uparkar September 25, 2019
Alumni and FUHSD board members reflect on the impact of MVHS on their lives
Senior Tarun Sarang breaks a tackle and runs the ball across the forty-yard line towards the endzone.  Despite numerous plays for big yardage, MVHS still could not score, even when at the doorstep of the endzone.  Photo by Lance Tong.

Football: MVHS falls 32-6 against Mills HS

Lance Tong, Sophia Chen, and Kamyar Moradi September 7, 2019
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat
Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

The custodial parade

The custodial parade

Jai Uparkar May 6, 2019

The custodian carts, adorned with bananas, mini flags and Mario Kart symbols and characters, whizzed past the rally court at a cool two miles per hour during lunch on May 1. The parade was organized by...

Junior Charlie Yi prepares to spike the ball against CHS. The Matadors won their 22nd game in a row.

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Kamyar Moradi and Stuti Upadhyay April 25, 2019

It was Friday before break as the MVHS boys volleyball team faced off against CHS. Parents and fellow students lined the bleachers as the confident Matadors team prepared to face their division rival,...

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