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

The MVHS team celebrates and poses for a photo after winning the game. Photo by Brandon Xu

Boys Soccer beats Milpitas High School 3-2 in an intense game

Pranati Kotamraju, Alan Tai, and Brandon Xu January 29, 2023
Matadors crush the MHS comeback with a goal in the last five minutes of the game
Sportswashing covers up and erases the problems faced by the country.

More than just a game

Meggie Chen , Sarah Liu, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 2, 2023
How sportswashing came into play at the World Cup
Senior Varshini Peddinti shields the ball from a PHS defender as she dribbles down the court.

Girls Basketball defeats Prospect High School 49-27

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, Sarah Liu, and Alyssa Yang December 18, 2022
Matadors maintain a strong lead to take home their eighth win of the season
Junior and captain Himani Jha serves to her opponent during a game against Mountain View High School on Sept. 7, where the team won 4-3.

To the top

Anna Jerolimov and Kripa Mayureshwar December 14, 2022
Detailing the Varsity Girls Tennis team’s journey to winning CCS and becoming NorCal runners up
Sophomore and point guard Stanley Du protects the ball from the opponent.

Transitioning from Junior Varsity to Varsity

Manas Kottakota and Jason Chu December 9, 2022
Athletes share about the differences between JV and Varsity teams
Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Kathryn Foo December 6, 2022
Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 25, 2022
Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng November 19, 2022
Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
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...

An illustrative graphic of a tampon kicking a soccor ball.

Playing the period game

Jami Lim and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 12, 2022

The steady raps of the racket striking against the birdie along with the short, stifled squeaks of shoes against the floor filled the gym as junior Anika Karandikar played her last Badminton match of the...

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...

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