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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

Students in the stands cheer as MV Cheer performs a stunt.

Got spirit?

Anika Bhandarkar and Darpan Singh October 12, 2022
Examining the importance of camaraderie among students at MVHS
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”

Homecoming Rally 2019

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
How I finally figured out why school spirit is so important

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia September 11, 2019
How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame
Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Shriya Deshpande October 9, 2016
While spirit for Homecoming is still relatively high, academics cause it to fluctuate
Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Ilena Peng January 26, 2016
Students show their school spirit during a Star Wars themed spirit week
Star Wars Rally Week Dress Up Day 2: Twin Day

Star Wars Rally Week Dress Up Day 2: Twin Day

Neha Patchipala January 26, 2016
Students participate in Twin Day for this year’s annual winter rally
First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

Fatima Ali November 6, 2015
Cheer members reflect on their first win of the year
2015-2016 cheer team selected

2015-2016 cheer team selected

Anjana Melvin April 8, 2015
New and returning cheer members express their excitement for the upcoming year
Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

Rahul Iyer April 8, 2015
Cheer coach’s reward system supports students’ academic performance
Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Anjana Melvin December 13, 2014
Cheer and song leave for Anaheim the weekend before finals

Spirit teams prepare for Feb. 28 Sadie Hawkins dance

Catherine February 12, 2014

From workshops over winter break to the final preparations before the dance, Cheer and Song work together to organize the Sadies dance. After a date change due to a clash with after school sports games,...

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