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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Tatiana Yoo (12) submitted Started With A Box to the NUMU Los Gatos ArtNow exhibition. Yoo responded to the prompt In Transition with a piece reflecting on childhood wonder.

Award-winning artists

When going to install her artwork for the NUMU ArtNow show in Los Gatos, senior Tatiana Yoo originally wasn’t proud of her piece, “It Started With A Box” – a digital drawing that depicted a girl...

The baller to beat

The baller to beat

Sonia Verma, Design Editor April 30, 2024

Three minutes and 54 seconds into the first quarter of Senior Night, senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong scored the 1000th point of her four-year career on the MVHS Varsity Girls Basketball team. If she...

Syzygy refers to the opposition between two objects, such as the sun and moon | Sonia Verma

La Pluma: Syzygy

Stella Petzova and Benjamin Zhang April 13, 2024

MVHS’s award-winning literary arts magazine, La Pluma, unveiled its fall semester issue, “Syzygy,” on March 8. “Syzygy,” an astronomical term that relates to the opposition of the moon and the...

Carter rides a white horse on the main COWBOY CARTER album cover, a parallel with her RENAISSANCE album which features her on a mirror disco ball horse. In her hands is an American flag, and she is decked out in a red, white and blue cowboy outfit.

“COWBOY CARTER” is an artistic sequel to “RENAISSANCE”

Aashi Venkat and Sonia Verma April 2, 2024

“If that ain't country, tell me what is? / Plant my bare feet on solid ground for years / They don't, don't know how hard I had to fight for this,” (“AMERIICAN REQUIEM” — Track one on “COWBOY...

Photo | Sonia Verma

Politics in the classroom

Sonia Verma and Michelle Zheng December 9, 2023

According to a survey of 116 MVHS students, 73 percent believe teachers should not incorporate their own beliefs into their curriculum. With many social science and literature curriculum at MVHS tied to...

The tipping point

The tipping point

Dylan Nguyen and Sonia Verma October 28, 2023

Economics teacher and former chauffeur Pete Pelkey recalls his days as a limousine driver, where he once received a tip of 70 dollars and a bottle of champagne from a client. Generous tipping from customers...

The Class of 2024s final Homecoming skit ends with the performers cheering and shooting confetti into the air.

The final lap

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang September 30, 2023
Seniors close off Homecoming skits with a bang
The seniors and freshmen splash each other in the hopes of sinking the others boat.

Classes compete in annual Boat Battle

Sonia Verma and Alex Zhang May 27, 2023

Transcript: Hannah Wu: I was told someone was gonna drown and I want to see that happening. Voice-over: An inter-class boat battle was held at the Mona Vista pool during lunch on Wednesday, May...

Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disneys upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake.

Who’s watching?

Sonia Verma May 18, 2023

An 84-second teaser for Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” was released on Sept. 9 and within hours, the hashtag #notmyariel went viral on social media. The tag consisted of...

Activists congregated at the San Jose City Hall on June 25 to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Photo | Anna Jerolimov

Rising up for Roe

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang March 1, 2023
Student activists recount their involvement in abortion rights activism
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