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

Together or alone

Together or alone

Pranati Kotamraju and Michelle Zheng May 16, 2024

Junior Anshul Sinha has been a part of the MVHS Football team since his freshman year of high school. By the second semester of junior year, Sinha wanted to try a new sport and decided to join Track and...

The consequences of cancellation

The consequences of cancellation

Pranati Kotamraju March 13, 2024

A recurring pattern of fake tears, dramatic sighs and a PR written apology. Due to the influx of apology videos, sophomore Samuel Teo has become all too familiar with this rehearsed routine, which is a...

Some MVHS students have experienced sleepwalking at night, causing them to get out of bed unconsciously.

The secret life of sleep

Pranati Kotamraju and Alan Tai January 26, 2024

In the quiet, pitch-black hallways of her home, senior Elise Chiu would embark on nocturnal journeys as a child. Asleep but moving in the middle of the night, she navigated through the dark with her...

Senior and point guard Carolyn Ruan drives the ball down after stealing it from an opponent.

Girls basketball falls to Los Gatos 52-37

Sania Nadkarni, Leah Desai, and Pranati Kotamraju January 24, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball lost against Los Gatos High School 52-37 on Friday, Jan. 19. LGHS held the lead throughout the game, ending the first quarter with a score of 15-9 and ending the next two quarters...

Senior Pranai Raina keeps up with an opposing player.

Varsity Boys Soccer defeats Evergreen High School 5-1

Aaryan Sharma, Pranati Kotamraju, and Arshiya Sen December 14, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Evergreen High School 5-1 on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in its last game before leagues. The game started slow, with both teams struggling to score due to the constant back and forth...

Freshman Vatsel Dave, dressed in traditional Bharatanatyam uniform as he practices this art form

Playing by their own rules

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 11, 2023

Living in Australia, freshman Vatsel Dave was in a constant state of boredom trying to fill up his free time by watching YouTube videos. It was by chance that a dance video popped up on his feed, and before...

An activist in San Francisco speaks into a microphone, protesting the 2023 APEC summit. Photo Courtesy of Ann Penalosa / La Voz News

Power to the people

Pranati Kotamraju and Corinna Kuo December 7, 2023

Stepping off the charter bus in Sacramento in the spring of 2005, AP Government teacher Benjamin Recktenwald gazed in astonishment at the sheer number of buses dropping off teachers from across the state....

Reversing the roles

Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh December 3, 2023

Monta Vista held its first reverse football game with on November 17th, 2023 with boys doing cheer and girls doing football. El Estoque describes the process of preparing for the game and the emotions...

Freshman Edward Fan launches a discus using the force of a turn.

Freshman Phenom: Edward Fan

Daphne Huang, Pranati Kotamraju, and Eshika Tiwari November 3, 2023
Following Fan through his journey and future prospects with track and field, football and basketball
Students collaborate together in their monthly meetings

Student Equity Task force wraps up the year

Pranati Kotamraju June 9, 2023

Created in late spring 2022, the Student Equity Taskforce is a student-staff partnership which aims to identify and mitigate inequities within our MVHS community. Originally developed to give students...

Saying goodbye

Pranati Kotamraju June 8, 2023

As the school year ends, MVHS hosted its Farewell Rally on May 26, 2023 that was dedicated to the seniors and sending them a warm goodbye. Several nostalgic elements of the rally were added in order to...

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