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 Leo Matsumoto swims the 200-yard IM with a time of 25.62 seconds.

Swim defeats Fremont High School 181.5-153.5

Niveda Hari and Liz Liu April 3, 2024

Varsity Swim defeated Fremont High School on Thursday, March 28 with a score of 181.5 to 153.5. Varsity Girls won against FHS 97.5-69.5 while Varsity Boys tied 84-84. Sophomore Nandini Karthik says...

Junior Davina Huang swims in freestyle during a meet.

Junior Juggernaut: Davina Huang

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Arushi Singh November 9, 2023
Diving into Huang’s competitive swim journey and commitment to Harvard
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
Freshman Gillie Ross kneels on the ice at a hockey game.

Starting young

Crystal Cheng November 9, 2022
Describing community members’ experiences with starting sports as children

The pros and cons of starting early

Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang November 8, 2022
How the age one starts a sport affects their sports journey


Meggie Chen April 27, 2022
Exploring how fear affects three MVHS student-athletes in their sport
Subbing Out

Subbing Out

Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams
Chatterjee believes that the swim team has been the most connected during her time as a senior due to the fact that the team was smaller due to COVID-19.(Photo courtesy of Riya Chatterjee | Used with permission)

In four years

Anna Jerolimov May 21, 2021
Seniors share how their sport has changed since they were freshmen
From serving as bonding events to fueling athletes in reaching their maximum potential, food is an integral part of an athletes’ experience. Whether it’s increasing intake of specific food groups to compensate for dietary restrictions or making their own meals, MVHS student-athletes have taken their diets into their own hands to make sure they’re “fuelin’ up.”

Fuelin’ Up

Anna Jerolimov, Jayanti Jha, Elena Khan, Lance Tong, and Brian Xu September 16, 2020
Exploring how food affects athletes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lee at his senior night with the MV swim team. Photo used with permission of Nathan Lee.

Senior Nathan Lee’s transgender journey

Rucha Soman and Annie Zhang April 3, 2020
Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete
Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Rucha Soman and Swara Tewari October 23, 2019

Running: $65* Junior Rohan Agrawal explains that the cost of participating in both cross country and track and field isn’t too high, and he says it’s worth it. Agrawal adds that although the...

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