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

In the same bubble

In the same bubble

Raj Thapliyal, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

It is common at MVHS for the expectation to be that there is an eventual pay off for the abundant amount of effort put into high school coursework, typically through the pipeline of an acceptance letter...



Whether it's students crafting costumes for MVHS Drama's latest production or students and staff expressing their personalities through their outfits, fashion is a significant aspect of MVHS culture. Click...

Junior Samantha Tong (left) and sophomore Chloe Chen (right) block an incoming spike from LGHS.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Gatos High School 3-2

Ananya Chaudhary, Dahlia Schilling, and Giljoon Lee October 27, 2023

In an intense match, Varsity Girls Volleyball faced Los Gatos High School, ultimately succumbing to LGHS 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 24. MVHS had a rocky start as LGHS won the first two sets, scoring 25-21 and...

Last one, fast one

Last one, fast one

Aletheia Ju and Lillian Wang October 8, 2023
Behind the scenes of the Class of 2024’s Homecoming skit
Many students at MVHS use poetry as an artistic form of self expression, be it for a literary magazine or just for themselves.

Write this down!

Aashi Venkat September 22, 2023

The idea for a V-shaped poem came to MVHS ‘23 alum Annika Lee while they were walking their dog. They wrote a poem following the theme “Quatervois” — meaning a crossroads or an important turning...

Principal Ben Clausnitzer works in his office responding to an email.

Staying in the loop

Alan Tai and Mihir Vishwarupe April 12, 2023
Examining how MVHS stays transparent with the community
MVDT competes in the Medium Dance category.

MVDT steps into the spotlight

April Wang and Avni Gandhi February 17, 2023
Exploring the choreography and production of the MVHS Dance Team at the home dance competition
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
Graphic by Sonia Verma

Staying awake

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer November 12, 2022

In April of 2021, a university student was rushed to the intensive care unit in critical condition. Scans at the hospital found that he was suffering from heart and kidney failure as well as having trouble...

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...

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