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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Seniors Sophia Bokovikova and Cindy Zou celebrate after being crowned as the two members of Homecoming Royalty. Following the announcement, Homecoming court members exit the field and take photos on the side of the bleachers.

Homecoming halftime performances showcase numerous groups

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 7, 2021
Matadors celebrate Homecoming royalty and enjoy Variations, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard and Dance shows during the Homecoming Football game
Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Hannah Lee March 12, 2020
Updates on the impacts of COVID-19, more commonly referred to as coronavirus
Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu April 12, 2019

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding...

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Rana Aghababazadeh and Justine Ha February 18, 2019

On Feb. 12, two days before Valentine’s Day, groups of  Bella Voce and Variations singers went classroom to classroom, performing various love songs to students for Singing Valentines. Students purchased...

MVHS Choir shines “On Broadway”

MVHS Choir shines “On Broadway”

ZaZu Lippert May 28, 2017

With the red curtain pulled shut, choir students filed into the auditorium through the side doors and took their seats in front of the stage. A whisper of excitement drifted through the crowd as they saw...

Variations junior Alice Tsvinev takes over the melody in End of Time by Beyoncé, singing to junior Steven Zhang.

Singing Valentines 2015

Kathleen Yuan February 11, 2015

Since 2000, Singing Valentines has been a well-anticipated tradition of the MVHS community and the Music Department's choir branch. On Feb. 10, over 300 Valentines were delivered by audition choirs Variations...

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Mingjie Zhong October 17, 2014

First choir concert of the year features Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, parents and students filed into the Auditorium to watch the Fall Debut Concert, featuring...

MUSIC: Masterworks and Showtunes

MUSIC: ‘Masterworks and Showtunes’

Angela Wang February 1, 2013

On the first day of the music department’s annual Winter Concert, the announcers told the audience that, should audience members like the performance, they could come back the next night and the night...

Choirs debut with All You Need is Love concert

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Kevin Tsukii November 19, 2011

Held on Nov. 18 during school and at 7 p.m., Choir's debut “All You Need is Love” themed-concert filled the auditorium with soundtracks and songs of desire, loss and romance. All four choirs —...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman November 11, 2011

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau December 15, 2009

Variations' surprise caroling fills the rally court Right after the lunch bell rang on Dec. 11, students were still walking out of their classrooms. But one group of students in matching grey...

Angelic ballads

Angelic ballads

Yaamini Venkataraman October 30, 2009

Choral debut concert featured soft ballads and audience approval There was a quiet rustle of paper chattering against the soft chords in last year's Variations CD. A flash lit up the room as parents...

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