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

Graphic | Sonia Verma

A blast from the past: Video games in the 2010s

Sameer Maheshwari May 3, 2023

Grabbing a soda and a bag of chips was the first thing senior Amol Rama would do when he got home from elementary school. He would excitedly turn on his Nintendo Wii and start playing Mario Kart with friends....

Adviser Julia Satterthwaite accepts the Pacemaker Award at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco on April 22.

El Estoque and El Valedor win NSPA Pacemaker awards

Jason Chu and Sameer Maheshwari April 25, 2023
MVHS online student publication and yearbook recognized with national honors
Sophomore and Varsity 3 Boys Singles player Jayden Lim prepares to reach for the birdie. Lim won his set earning MVHS one point.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Badminton defeats Cupertino High School 17-13 in a close game

Manas Kottakota and Sameer Maheshwari March 11, 2023
Varsity Badminton opens up its season with a close victory
14 days of love

14 days of love

Follow the daily videos as we explore the various relationships of MVHS pairs and find out who knows the other person better
Graphic | Sonia Verma


Exploring instances of distance within a family 
In 2021, the Gaspar family camps at the Catillion campsite. Gaspar’s immediate family goes camping every year, around labor day, to cook, eat, dance and hike together.

Photo courtesy of Paula Gaspar | Used with permission

Large Extended Families

Sameer Maheshwari and Aashna Patel December 16, 2022
Examining the dynamics within a large extended family
Rapper Ye has recently come under fire for a series of controversial tweets and statements.

To Ye or not to Ye

Sameer Maheshwari, Gauri Manoj, and Darpan Singh December 16, 2022
Examining Ye’s anti-semitism and what it means to be a fan
Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj November 12, 2022

Coaches often have to change their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of each player in order to bring out the best in them, often taking the players’ health into account. Dance Fitness...

Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
The album cover, a blurry image of Lanez contrasted with bright and dark colors, previews a multitude of emotions showcased throughout the album.

‘Sorry 4 What’ is an unapologetic failure

Chiran Arumugam and Sameer Maheshwari October 13, 2022

“I'm not tryna be here for a long time / Just, just a good, good time / I got a lot of s— weighin' on my mind” “Sorry 4 What” encompasses aspects of Lanez’s personal and musical growth in...

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