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 addition of Proposition 28 provides additional funding for MVHS arts departments, helping to continue sustaining these courses.

Keeping the arts alive

How declining enrollment and Proposition 28 are affecting the arts department
Students share their experience with three traditional instruments — the tabla, pipa and mridangam.

Playing traditional music

Nameek Chowdhury, Krish Dev, and Minjae Kang May 31, 2023

Madelyn Wu (pipa) When junior Madelyn Wu first joined an orchestra, she wanted to play the guzheng, a Chinese instrument with strings strung between two bridges. However, Wu’s orchestra didn’t have...

EE Tries Sports: Football

El Estoque competes against the MVHS Varsity Football team in Flag Football
Behind the scenes: MVSNL

Behind the scenes: MVSNL

Nameek Chowdhury and Anna Jerolimov February 16, 2023
Examining the process behind producing Monta Vista Saturday Night Live
50 Questions with Josh Kuo

50 Questions with Josh Kuo

Minjae Kang and Nameek Chowdhury February 3, 2023
In the 22nd installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Josh Kuo 50 questions
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....

Seniors celebrate with a pose at the end of the boys’ dance.

Class of 2023’s Homecoming Performance

Nameek Chowdhury and Aditya Shukla October 13, 2022
Seniors traverse a galaxy far far away in a “Star Wars” themed skit

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

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...

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“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...

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