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

Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

Aidan Ruan, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Crawling out of bed, senior Royce Wang makes his way to his desk to begin working on a pile of accumulated assignments before being struck by a splitting headache. Pulling himself to the bathroom, Wang...

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 11, 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
Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies, updates on the development of the ethnic studies course at FUHSD will be added as new information is available.

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 29, 2022

March 29 Social Studies Curriculum lead Viviana Torres has been assigned with a three year role that involves facilitating two teams that are part of the development of the Ethnic Studies course at...

Juniors Julianna Kimm and Lucy Choy celebrate after the team’s 49-25 defeat of Sequoia High School in the first round of CCS playoffs. Photo by Lance Tong

Refuse to lose

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng March 18, 2022
Girls Basketball goes 12-0 in league and competes in three rounds of CCS playoffs
Athletic trainer Javier Margarito and his daughter pour a cup of water on Cler’s tree before  in the nearby Olive Court to enjoy some of Cler’s favorite foods. Photo by Gauri Manoj

MVHS hosts tree dedication to honor former English teacher Stacey Cler

Melody Cui and Gauri Manoj February 1, 2022
Staff and students come together to commemorate Cler’s lasting impacts
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
Defining Success

Defining Success

Rucha Soman and Sophia Chen September 27, 2019
How teams measure success besides winning
Book Club: Literature teacher Sara Borelli recommends books with insightful characterization

Book Club: Literature teacher Sara Borelli recommends books with insightful characterization

Sneha Gaur December 19, 2015

What better way is there to ease into vacation than with a captivating, thought-provoking book? Literature teacher Sara Borelli loves authors such as Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende and Willa Cather for...

The girls basketball team does a few drills during its after-school practice on Jan. 27. The team bonds not only during practice but also through sleepovers, team breakfasts and dinners. Photo by Justin Kim.

Bonding on (and off) the field

Varsha Venkat February 4, 2015

hen senior Brad Ohadi joined the boys soccer team his freshman year, he recognized the amount of talent on the team but felt that team spirit was lacking. This led the team to struggle in games despite...

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Yashashree Pisolkar December 20, 2013

Underlying factors define the dynamics of cross gender coaching. As the girls basketball team underclassmen scramble to put the finishing touches on posters to commemorate their graduating seniors,...

The varsity girls basketball team practices in the field house on Nov. 27. The first home scrimmage was held on Dec. 2 in the main gym. Photo by Lydia Seo.

Girls basketball: Team shoots high for upcoming season

Lydia Seo December 6, 2013

Varsity hopeful that extensive practice and increased speed will lead to CCS success. With the start of their new season, the girls basketball team is ready to dribble low and score high. The girls...

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