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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


The Matadors prepare themselves in anticipation for Fremont High School’s offensive play.

Varsity Football loses 17-13 against Fremont High School

Nameek Chowdhury, Jiya Singh, and Aashi Venkat September 18, 2022
Matadors miss a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter
Over recent years. there has been a growing discussion about law enforcement and their role in American society.

Shifting opinions around SROs

It took 78 minutes for the school district’s police force to enter the Robb Elementary classroom in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two adults were killed on May 24. The shooting exhibited flaws...

Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev April 25, 2022

“Ambulance,” directed by Michael Bay, places audiences in a two hour chase sequence of an ambulance zooming through downtown Los Angeles. The film, released in theaters on April 8, is just what you...

The Batman investigates a crime scene and searches for clues. Photo | Warner Bros.

‘The Batman’ is a nuanced take on a classic character

Nameek Chowdhury March 11, 2022

As the bat-signal looms over a Halloween night, “The Batman” plunges audiences into Gotham City’s underbelly. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, the film released...

The ink drawing depicts a personified mushroom residing in a densely populated forest.

Artists share excerpts from their portfolios

Nameek Chowdhury February 4, 2022

Using different mediums, artists at MVHS express their emotions, beliefs, and interests through their artwork. Along with displaying their pieces, three students share the motives behind the techniques...

Parallels between cinema in the 1970s and modern movies

Parallels between cinema in the 1970s and modern movies

Nameek Chowdhury December 10, 2021

As an adolescent during the 1970s, art teacher Jay Shelton remembers going to the theater to watch films during what he describes as a “magic era.” For him, the decade was defined by its creative freedom,...

Forza Horizon 5 offers players freedom through an open-world experience. Photo courtesy of Microsoft

‘Forza Horizon 5’ provides endless enjoyment

Nameek Chowdhury November 27, 2021

“Forza Horizon 5” follows the same premise as of every “Forza Horizon” game: a car festival takes place in a certain country and the game provides an expansive open-world map, which offers events,...

Paul Atreides trains to eventually take his fathers place. Photo courtesy of Legendary and Warner Bros.

‘Dune’ attempts too much at once

Nameek Chowdhury November 3, 2021

More of a fantasy-based hero’s journey than a science fiction piece, Oscar-winning director Denis Villeneuve tackles the first half of Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune” into a film adaptation which...

James Bond, now retired, in Jamaica. Photo courtesy of MGM

‘No Time to Die’ stakes its claim as the ‘most emotional Bond film’

Nameek Chowdhury October 13, 2021

Kicking off with the classic gun barrel sequence, "No Time to Die" is the latest addition to the 58- year-old James Bond franchise and the last time Daniel Craig will play the character. The highly anticipated...

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