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

Kid, played by Patel, stands amongst a crowd in Yatana. Photo courtesy of Monkeypaw Productions

‘Monkey Man’ provides a visceral, modern take on Hindu mythology

As actor Dev Patel stood in front of the audience at the film festival “South by Southwest,” crying tears of joy amidst a two-minute standing ovation, audiences around the world quickly realized that...

Mr. Holaday assisting his student with their AP literature essay

Let Men HEAL

Trisha Sannappanavar, Arshiya Sen, and Arushi Singh March 29, 2024

What's the first job you think of when you imagine a woman working? What about a man? It's statistically proven that a large quantity of female workers fall under occupations such as nurses, assistants...

The Bleachers album cover featuring Jack Antonoff posing in front of a car. Photo by Alex Lockett.

‘Bleachers’ serves as a blast from the past

Trisha Sannappanavar and Arshiya Sen March 17, 2024

Pop band Bleachers released its highly anticipated self-titled album on March 8 after a three-year hiatus from its third released album, “Take the Sadness out of Saturday Night.” Lead singer Jack Antonoff...

Two students play soccer at the Junior Stars Academy. Photo courtesy of Charlie Jiang | Used with permission

Game changing volunteers

Manas Kottakota and Trisha Sannappanavar March 6, 2024

After noticing kids in Cupertino being forced into learning how to code, junior Charlie Jiang founded a non-profit organization with his friends called Junior Stars Academy in hopes of providing a relaxing...

Graphic by Meggie Chen

Entertainment in Cupertino

Meggie Chen and Trisha Sannappanavar January 21, 2024

Cupertino is known for its competitive schools and technological jobs that bring in a variety of diverse and highly educated people globally. With a last known population of 58,622 residents, Cupertino...

Freshman and guard Allie Rummelhoff attempts to pass to her teammates.

Varsity Girls Basketball loses to Evergreen High School 65-55

Arushi Singh, Arshiya Sen, and Trisha Sannappanavar January 18, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball lost 65-55 against Evergreen Valley High School on Saturday, Jan. 13. Both teams started strong with MVHS scoring nine points and EVHS scoring 14 in the first quarter. The Matadors...

Monta Vistas library is an example of one of the many resources where a student can receive information on sex education.

Examining sex education

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Trisha Sannappanavar December 5, 2023

The student source in this story is anonymous due to privacy concerns and will be referred to as Student A. As their curiosity built up, Student A couldn’t help but ask more questions regarding sexual...

A collection of children fictional books including Dork Diaries, Big Red and My Weird School books

Tomorrow’s readers

Trisha Sannappanavar November 2, 2023

Every night during her early years of parenthood, avid Saratoga library patron Farin Soroushi would cozy up with her son, who was less than a year old at the time, with a picture book in her hand for him...

Freshman and setter Kylee Mark sets the ball to junior and middle blocker Samantha Tong, who prepares to spike the ball.

Girls Volleyball beats Sequoia High School 3-1

Varsity Girls Volleyball defeated Sequoia High School 3-1 on Friday, Oct. 20, bringing its overall record to 17-8. The Matadors won a close first set 25-23 and won the second set with a greater margin,...

Dance the night away

Arshiya Sen and Trisha Sannappanavar October 20, 2023

MVHS hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in the gym on Sept. 30, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees danced in the mosh pit as the DJ played everything from party music to slow songs to Bollywood hits....

How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

Trisha Sannappanavar, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

The SAT, or Standard Aptitude Test, dates back to 1926 and was invented by Carl Brigham, a psychology professor at Princeton University. The SAT was put in place to find talented applicants in academically...

Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

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