El Estoque

The death of Lil Peep

The death of Lil Peep

Robert Borrego

November 30, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]O[/su_dropcap]n Nov. 15, 2017, rapper Lil Peep was found dead at the age of 21 inside his tour bus in Tucson, AZ. He died of a drug overdose, with Xanax and other drugs being discovered at the scene of his death. Police are also investigating the possibility that fentanyl was involved. To sophomore Adit...

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]F[/su_dropcap]rom cookies and granola bars to candles and decor, pumpkin spice’s flavor and scent can be seen dominating the shelves of grocery and home goods stores across the country during this time of the year. Although Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are often ...

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Karen Ma

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]he hands the money to the moderator and takes a seat. Soon after, the timer is set for one minute. Brush in hand, she observes the model before her and begins sketching. Thirty more seconds. She takes one last glimpse and, before she knows it, the timer goes off. The model switches po...

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur of television, or at least a pretty big fan. Anyone who knows me knows that I watch as many popular ...

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

As the year comes to a close, the MV Marching Band takes its final bow, successfully closing off it's first season. Watch the video below to hear how the staff felt about the year and what to expect in the years to come.

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Aanchal Garg

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front of the room, waiting to start their presentation. Their audience was a group of dancers, singers a...

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...

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Jennie Chen

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very time senior Varna Chandar visits India, she notices the store shelves stocked high with skin lightening products and advertisements showing a frowning woman with darker skin and a happier woman with lighter skin. While the products may be a huge market in India, Chandar is discomforted...

Rated E for Everyone

Rated E for Everyone

Karen Ma

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ver since the first cartoon with sound came out in 1928 under Disney titled Steamboat Willie, the subject matters and audiences of cartoons have experienced an immense shift, with “Beavis and Butt-Head” becoming the first fairly popular series, according to an article publish...

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Michelle Wong

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through the numerous forms of Indian dance, whether it...