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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Students who performed in the skits wore superhero and villain costumes as part of the Dual Rallys theme.

Leadership holds Dual Rally before February break

Arshiya Sen, Arushi Singh, and Mihir Vishwarupe February 18, 2024

The Dual Rally was in the main gym on Friday, Feb. 16, concluding the Dual Rally Spirit Week and sending MVHS students into the upcoming February break. The theme of the rally was superheroes versus villains,...

Students from different schools line up to play a game of Simon Says. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Fremont High School hosts 2024 IDC Fantastics Rally

Ethan Eisler, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

The IDC Fantastics rally was held at Fremont High School on Feb. 2, 2024. Students from all five schools in the district attended the rally to participate in games and watch performances from dance...

Rebooting the rally

Rebooting the rally

Samika Bhatkar and Manas Kottakota October 9, 2023

As the week came to a close, Monta Vista High School celebrated with the Homecoming rally on Sept. 29. Focused around the Homecoming theme of video games, the rally featured specific games and performances...

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...

Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

Aditya Shukla, Riya Ravuri, and Irene Tang May 27, 2022
MVHS hosts the last rally of the 2021-2022 school year
The Class of 2022 continues the tradition of senior breakthrough to start the Homecoming rally, led by MVHS Cheer.

Classes compete in the Homecoming rally

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 8, 2021
The seniors win first, followed by the juniors, sophomores and then freshmen in the rally.
The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”

Homecoming Rally 2019

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
How I finally figured out why school spirit is so important

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia September 11, 2019
How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame
The senior class screams the response to the Monta Vista, How Do You Feel? cheer at the beginning of the rally. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan

Welcome Back Rally 2019

Justine Ha and Shreshta Ranganathan September 2, 2019
A photo compilation of the rally featuring class spirit, performances and games
Juniors Anna Kolesov, Tarun Sarang, Willy Liou and Wen Jin aim at the seniors while playing in the final round to see who will take first place and who will take second. The juniors ended up beating the freshman in the first round but later lost to the seniors in the final round, taking second place.

Avatar the Last Airbender: Dodgeball Edition

Tabitha Mendez and Rucha Soman February 8, 2019

As the annual winter rally approaches, the Leadership team has been collecting ideas for this year's theme. After collaborating and discussing during fifth period, they decided the theme for 2019’s Winter...

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