El Estoque

His watchful eyes

His watchful eyes

Jai Uparkar

October 24, 2018

s another ball went flying off the court, I looked over at my dad and threw my hands up in frustration. Slumping my shoulders in reaction, I looked at him again defeated and annoyed. Patiently, his eyes conveyed a message: stay loose. I nodded my head and moved on to the next point. My dad was an op...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Coach Flatow’s message: How he uses messages of grit and self-regulation to motivate cross country runners

Maggie McCormick

August 19, 2017

For just under a decade, cross country coach Kirk Flatow has motivated distance runners at Monta Vista to realize their athletic potential as well as their academic, social and personal potentials. Flatow explained that he was inspired by American psychologist Angela Duckworth and her academic papers on the ...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Emma Lam

April 1, 2016

Cowritten by Hannan Waliullah and Fatima Ali Photos by Fatima Ali veryone knows what it's like to be an freshman, whether they’re a teacher or a student at MVHS. They’ve all been through the transition from middle school to high school, not knowing where or how they’ll fit in. A few fin...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Justin Kim

February 2, 2016

Video by Derek Shao or much of the beginning of the season, the MVHS boys soccer team suffered from slow starts and a lack of communication. On this rainy day, as dark clouds were setting in, the Matadors set to correct their errors in order to defeat their opponents from Lynbrook. On Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m....