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

Monta Vistas library is an example of one of the many resources where a student can receive information on sex education.

Examining sex education

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Trisha Sannappanavar December 5, 2023

The student source in this story is anonymous due to privacy concerns and will be referred to as Student A. As their curiosity built up, Student A couldn’t help but ask more questions regarding sexual...

Sophomore and forward Sean Foo defends an opponent.

Boys Basketball falls to The King’s Academy 58-42

Manas Kottakota and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury November 18, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to The King’s Academy 58-42 during its sportsmanship game on Thursday, Nov. 16. While MVHS and TKA were initially neck and neck, ending the first quarter 11-11, TKA eventually...

The featured poster of “The Marvels”, showcases the leading trio. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. Used with permission.

‘The Marvels’ is a failed attempt to propel the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Manas Kottakota November 12, 2023

In the midst of a Marvel crisis surrounding the uncertainty of the franchise’s longevity and ability to achieve success at the box office, Marvel Studios released “The Marvels” on Friday, Nov. 10....

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Manas Kottakota November 2, 2023

MK: Hello everyone, my name is Manas Kottakota and I am joined here with Sagnik Nag Chowdhury for episode 9 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at MVHS and exploring...

The Larger than Life album cover features a comic style depiction of a NUWO shoe, Faiyazs clothing brand, destructing a city. Photo courtesy of ISO SUPREMACY.

‘Larger than Life’ is a disconnected mess larger than life

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury October 29, 2023

American R&B artist Brent Faiyaz announced on Instagram that he would release his third full-length album, “Larger than Life,” on Friday, Oct. 27. Faiyaz posted an album trailer as a surprise,...

What are you hopeful for?

What are you hopeful for?

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Stephanie Zhang October 25, 2023

To understand the idea of hope and its role in the Monta Vista community, El Estoque sat down with a student from each grade and asked them about their short-term and long-term hopes and goals, and how...

Freshman and setter Kylee Mark sets the ball to junior and middle blocker Samantha Tong, who prepares to spike the ball.

Girls Volleyball beats Sequoia High School 3-1

Varsity Girls Volleyball defeated Sequoia High School 3-1 on Friday, Oct. 20, bringing its overall record to 17-8. The Matadors won a close first set 25-23 and won the second set with a greater margin,...

Sheng Kee Bakery

Dessert Detectives: Sheng Kee Bakery

Manas Kottakota and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury October 16, 2023

As a part of El Estoque’s Dessert Detective series where El Estoque staff review local bakeries and cafés to evaluate the quality and cost of its most well-known menu items, we visited Sheng Kee Bakery,...

“For All the Dogs” album cover depicted a dog, drawn by Drake’s son, Adonis Graham, who is also featured on fifth track “Daylight.”

‘For All the Dogs’ seems to suffer an identity crisis

Samika Bhatkar and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury October 9, 2023

Canadian rapper and artist Drake announced on Instagram that he would be releasing his eighth studio album “For All the Dogs.” Although set for release on Friday, Sept. 22, Drake decided to push back...



Exploring the niche passions of MVHS
50 Fresh Faces

50 Fresh Faces

As the new freshman class enters MVHS, many doors open up -- from joining clubs and playing sports to meeting new people and having unforgettable experiences. The numerous opportunities that are open to...

Miriam Law poses in KCDCs performance in the Korean American Student Association showcase at Cupertino High School. Photo courtesy of Miriam Law | Used with permission

The Law of fashion

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

When senior Lemon Liu attended Kennedy Middle School, she noticed a classmate in her grade who had an admirable fashion sense — someone whom Liu thought was able to truly express herself through her...

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