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

Senior Matvey Jenssen wears a self-made T-shirt with the phrase “no war” printed across the front in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian and English.

Reacting to the Russia-Ukraine War

Anna Kaminitz, Jisha Rajala, and Matthew Yoshimoto April 27, 2022
Exploring student and staff perspectives on the humanitarian crisis
Stage manager, co-costuming lead and junior Marian Montejano organizes clothing in the loft — the room above the Blackbox where costumes and accessories from past productions are stored.

Behind the scenes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Anna Kaminitz and Nika Zamani October 29, 2021
Exploring the different facets of Drama’s fall play preparations
Seniors Sophia Bokovikova and Cindy Zou celebrate after being crowned as the two members of Homecoming Royalty. Following the announcement, Homecoming court members exit the field and take photos on the side of the bleachers.

Homecoming halftime performances showcase numerous groups

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 7, 2021
Matadors celebrate Homecoming royalty and enjoy Variations, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard and Dance shows during the Homecoming Football game
Senior Sotiris Kougiouris talks about the beverages he enjoys.

Students share their go-to beverages

Tvisha Gupta September 13, 2021
Learning about the different drinks that students and staff enjoy
Seniors Diya Bahl and Anika Somasundaram take a selfie to capture their memories at the event.

Class of 2022 keeps up annual tradition of Senior Sunrise

Jayanti Jha and Nika Zamani August 24, 2021
Seniors commemorate the beginning of their last year at MVHS
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
A scene from the film Moonlight, which HAmLit classes analyze in the Queer Theory unit

The HAmLit Film Club

Ishaani Dayal June 10, 2021
American Literature Honors teachers and students participate in an optional film analysis outside of class
Sophomores Angela Doncsev and Nikita Swaminathan model the Lav and Butterfly hoodies.

Creative entrepreneurs for a cause

Andie Liu October 31, 2020
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM
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