El Estoque

An artist’s Iron-Man challenge: Inktober

An artist’s Iron-Man challenge: Inktober

Anirudh Chaudhary

November 16, 2017


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]hen senior Daphne Ying first heard about Inktober, she thought it was about getting tattoos during October for Halloween. When she saw the hashtag on people’s artwork, she decided to take on the challenge herself. For every day of October, millions of artists around the...

Krishu: King of the 408

Krishu: King of the 408

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/krishu1/invzim"/] The Intro “I’m ready to have my guy take 100 pictures of me,” DJ Khaled’s voice resonated. “And Imma post’em all up.” The beat drops. Mellow, cloudy and ice cold. Gradually, a monotonous bass begins to settle in, cr...

Artists of Monta Vista: Arushi Agarwala

Artists of Monta Vista: Arushi Agarwala

Lydia Seo

March 12, 2015


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, Editor's Picks, ENTERTAINMENT

Senior Arushi Agarwala grips a thin brush, using short strokes to apply the next layer of color. After dipping her brush into yellows, pinks and blues, she finishes putting together a medley of bright colors, a miniature sunset, all contained within an area the size of a dime. Her nails are her canv...

Artists of Monta Vista: Sophia Isabel Alejandre

Artists of Monta Vista: Sophia Isabel Alejandre

Rabina Bisht

December 4, 2014


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion

She rolls the clay, perfects her design, bakes her creation and drives the plug through her ear. Through this process, senior Sophia Alejandre found her love for jewelry-making this past summer. Plugs — the jewelry worn in stretched piercings — can be expensive, and after watching a few Youtube tutorials...

Artists of Monta Vista: Scott Ji

Artists of Monta Vista: Scott Ji

Justin Kim

October 9, 2014


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick

Junior Scott Ji records himself and his friends during brunch on September 25, 2014. Ji records himself daily for his weekly vlog LifeofAJi Junior Scott Ji has a special way of documenting his everyday life. Ji uses video blogs, more commonly known as “vlogs,” to keep track of events th...

Artists of Monta Vista: Senior Aric Liu brings the world to life one pixel at a time

Artists of Monta Vista: Senior Aric Liu brings the world to life one pixel at a time

Brian Fan

September 15, 2014


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT

In a world where television screens are getting larger and laptop monitors are getting increasingly higher definition, it is easy to forget that everything we see is made up of thousands of pixels. Pixel art is a design medium that emphasizes gives emphasis to this basic element of electronic art....

Artists of Monta Vista: Senior Kevin Wang

Artists of Monta Vista: Senior Kevin Wang

Ashmita Chakraborty

August 27, 2014


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, Editor's Picks, ENTERTAINMENT

Senior Kevin Wang has a slightly unconventional hobby: he uses pens to make music. That is, he makes songs by tapping out beats with pens. Wang began pen-tapping in his sophomore year, after surfing videos on Youtube and stumbling across a video of pen-tapping that fascinated him. He tried it for...