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

The Coming Home album cover features award-winning singer Usher holding a peach, symbolizing his hometown Atlanta, Georgia.

“Coming Home” with a comeback

Usher makes his return to the R&B community with a new album
Ananda Singh
February 15, 2024
Dessert Detectives: Ume Tea

Dessert Detectives: Ume Tea

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
Benjamin Zhang
February 12, 2024
Man on the street: Super Bowl predictions

Man on the street: Super Bowl predictions

MVHS students predict the outcome of the 2024 Super Bowl
Leah Desai and Ananda Singh
February 9, 2024
“Argylle” features numerous superstars and celebrities, but none fulfill expectations

“Argylle” laughably fails its own mission

Matthew Vaughn’s creation proves to be too dysfunctional to be redeemed by its over-the-top comedy
Jillian Ju and Benjamin Zhang
February 6, 2024
The poster for Percy Jackson and the Olympians features Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson) holding a sword as waves come crashing around him. Poster | Disney+

“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” fails to meet expectations

The remake of the famed book series is ultimately a disappointment
Aashi Venkat
February 3, 2024
Silent sounds

Silent sounds

Students and alumni discuss the underrepresentation of Asian American artists in the mainstream music scene
Niveda Hari and Aaryan Sharma
January 26, 2024
Cases of real-life tragedy are turned into true crime content.

Tragedy to television

Students and staff share their controversies with the true crime fascination
Ananya Chaudhary and Stella Petzova
January 26, 2024
Junior Selina Wang designs her own nail art to subtly express her style. (Photo by Selina Wang | Used with permission.)

Tiny canvases

Students use decorative nails to express themselves
Jami Lim
January 25, 2024
Dream destinations

Dream destinations

MVHS students recommend California travel destinations for your next trip
Sarah Liu
January 25, 2024
Graphic by Jami Lim.

Decorate our lives

Students and staff share different ways they decorate daily life
Written media depicts love in a variety of ways, with songs and books spanning from true love to toxic relationships.

Struck by Cupid’s arrow

It’s time to question the toxicity of how love is depicted in written media
Aashi Venkat
January 24, 2024
2023 Year in-review

2023 Year in-review

El Estoque's Art & Entertainment section reviews popular media from 2023
Ananya Chaudhary and Stella Petzova
January 24, 2024
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