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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

Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
Photography has been an outlet for my emotions and it provides me with an important escape. But it’s more than that; each photo I take serves as a capture of my personality at the time, a published copy of my state of mind.

A manuscript for moments

Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
How photography helped me embrace my flaws
Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

April Wang, Copy Editor April 23, 2022

When El Estoque took a trip to the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Los Angeles this year, I was ecstatic. Four days with little adult supervision, what a freaking miracle! Down with vegetables!...

Visual + Featured

Quarantined Cupertino

Rachel Jiang March 21, 2020
Photos of the city during its “shelter in place” policy
A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Selfie factories

Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 2, 2020
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
@mvathletics: Athletic director uses Instagram to provide information and promote teams

@mvathletics: Athletic director uses Instagram to provide information and promote teams

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
Exploring athletic director and MVHS student perspectives on the @mvathletics Instagram page
The bigger picture: Taking too many photos prevents us from fully enjoying life

The bigger picture: Taking too many photos prevents us from fully enjoying life

Roshan Fernandez April 10, 2019

annot take photo. There is not enough available storage. You can manage your storage in Settings. Many of us have seen this or a similar message pop-up on our phones. Even for those of us who still have...

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Roshan Fernandez September 28, 2016

On the very first play of the game, MVHS took the lead. And it stayed that way for the entire game. The Matadors scored five first quarter goals in a quick start, and were able to hold on for their first...

Top 5 most Instagram-worthy food spots in Cupertino

Top 5 most ‘Instagram-worthy’ food spots in Cupertino

Vanessa Qin January 23, 2015

1. OG SLIDERS *Offers student discount nywhere that serves drinks in mason jars is a safe bet for a good photo opportunity. OG Sliders is a relatively new burger joint that opened up within walking...

Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, passed away on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of segagman at flickr.

Community honors life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Karishma Mehrotra October 5, 2011

Community members honored the life of Steve Jobs on Oct. 5 at a memorial set up at Apple Headquarters on N. De Anza Blvd. The crowd that gathered ranged from Apple employees to fans who had traveled...

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

Yimeng Han August 26, 2011

A common person might look at the world and only notice ordinary objects and conventionality. Senior Ben Yang, who first took up photography in his sophomore year, has trained himself to...

PHOTO GALLERY: Welcome Back Rally

PHOTO GALLERY: Welcome Back Rally

Neha Simon September 3, 2010

El Estoque captures the excitement of the Welcome Back Rally on Sept. 3 with photos    

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