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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

“The Family” ends with a bang while simultaneously standing as an ode to the past.

Hip hop collective BROCKHAMPTON started as strangers and left as a family

Lead singer Kevin Abstract paints a lopsided family portrait on ‘The Family’
Taryn Lam
November 29, 2022
Each track paints this emotion with different brushes; theres smooth hip-hop bites, expansive jazz solos, glitch-hop raves and energetic hyperpop spotlighting the group’s reflective and conclusive lyrical performances.

‘TM’ delivers a conflicted goodbye

BROCKHAMPTON hides a tattered vision in their final record
Aditya Shukla
November 28, 2022
However, “SMITHEREENS” is a significant downgrade in the message Joji wants to send. Where there’s still slight inklings of the vocal and instrumental grandeur from his past projects, this record is much more akin to the unfinished patchworks of his beginnings, with heavy sounds hiding his raw vocals.

‘SMITHEREENS’ paints an incomplete canvas

Joji fails to bring artistic growth in his third studio record
Aditya Shukla
November 20, 2022
Senior Yash Thapliyal shaves as part of his daily routine.  Photo by Krish Dev

Let it grow

Students and staff share their opinions around shaving
Chiran Arumugam and Krish Dev
November 18, 2022
Sophmore Haneen Moharram with her hijab

It’s just a choice

Observing what the hijab means to MVHS’s Muslim community
Samika Bhatkar and Jiya Singh
November 17, 2022
Popular skin care products.
Photo| Dahlia Schilling

Afterglow

Surveying the effects of skin care routines
Dahlia Schilling and Anabelle Walker
November 17, 2022
Junior Naomi Mhamunkar with and without a face of makeup, shown left and right respectively.

All dolled up

Examining the MVHS community’s opinion on makeup
Aashi Venkat
November 17, 2022
Always Connected

Always Connected

Looking into the MVHS community's issues with social media
“Its all about being confident in your own values. Maybe I dont have three syllable words, but I do have something else that I can definitely stand behind and be like, ‘This is what Im good at.’

Creative highs and compromises

How Instagram creators use the platform to promote their content
Aditya Shukla
November 16, 2022
Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

MVHS students share their favorite book recommendations
Taryn Lam and Trisha Sannappanavar
November 14, 2022
Twitter is set to receive significant changes following Elon Musks $44 billion takeover.

Jumping down the rabbit hole

Students and staff share their thoughts on the state of Twitter
Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev
November 12, 2022
Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

The predictability of the events leaves the film underwhelming and transparent
Ananya Chaudhary
November 12, 2022
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