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

Junior and middle blocker Ashley Yang jumps up to hit the ball.

Girls Volleyball defeats Los Altos High School 3-0

Stephanie Zhang September 16, 2023

Varsity Girls Volleyball swept all three sets against Los Altos High School on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Although LAHS took the lead in the first set, the Matadors were able to quickly catch up, pull ahead...

Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

When senior Ananya Nadathur first watched the “Barbie” trailer that parodied the opening scene of “2001: A Space Odyssey” a few months ago, it piqued her interests surrounding the movie — she...

Lance Fucia playing fro MVHS badminton team

Time out! Ep. 6: Lance Fuchia

Trisha Sannappanavar and Stephanie Zhang June 3, 2023

SZ: Hi everyone, my name is Stephanie Zhang. TS: And my name is Trisha Sannappanavar. SZ: Welcome to Episode 6 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta...

Sophomore Nilay Srikantappa prepares to hit the ball in the third inning. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Baseball falls to Lynbrook High School on its senior night 6-4

Stephanie Zhang May 12, 2023

Varsity Baseball lost narrowly to Lynbrook High School during its senior night game on Tuesday, May 9. Although the Matadors started out with an early lead, scoring once in the first inning and then once...

Kim, dressed in cultural attire, poses before attending a Chinese New Year celebration at UC Berkeley. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Kim | Used with permission

Through generations

Alyssa Yang and Stephanie Zhang April 26, 2023
Exploring how community members’ cultural identities have changed over generations
Illustration by Vincent Zhao | El Estoque

Putting myself first

Stephanie Zhang February 17, 2023

“To me, self-love is a mix of being very accepting of myself, while also being forgiving,” senior Krupa Shanware said. “I think more than anything, [it’s] about not judging yourself for who you...

Man on the street: Arm Wrestling

Challenging students to arm wrestling matches throughout the campus
Sophomore Stanley Du towers over LHS defenders as he shoots the ball into the basket. 

Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Boys Basketball defeats Lincoln High School 58-37

Pranati Kotamraju and Stephanie Zhang December 22, 2022
Boys Basketball defeats Lincoln High School 58-37
Senior Jay Yeung records clips for an upcoming Minecraft video.

A balancing act

Krish Dev and Stephanie Zhang December 22, 2022
Students share how they manage outside activities and school work
Photo in representation of Wangs passion and love for dance

First Passions

Trisha Sannappanavar and Stephanie Zhang November 9, 2022

June Wang: Dance has been a part of senior June Wang’s life since she was three years old, but she discovered her real passion for dancing when she was 11. Before the age of 11, Wang says that she...

Junior Hamza Moharram goes in for a tackle in the beginning of the first quarter.

Football dominates Lynbrook High School 42-0 in its Homecoming game

Jami Lim, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Stephanie Zhang October 20, 2022

Varsity Football dominated Lynbrook High School during its Homecoming game with a score of 42-0 on Friday, Oct. 14, bringing its league record to 2-3. After senior Greyson Mobley scored a 61-yard touchdown...

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