El Estoque

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

ZaZu Lippert, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

The lights dim as students crowd into the black box. After exploring the MVHS Arts Festival outside, they venture into the dark space which will soon become illuminated with the visions of the MVHS Fashion Club designers. Read below to learn more about the inspiration for some of the collections and...

Painting the future

Painting the future

Sarah Young

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]V ArtReach announced on Jan. 24, an event which has been a culmination of all their efforts that had been in the works for 2 years. MVHS’ first ever school wide event, an art competition for all MVHS students. The competition is a monumental event for the members of ArtReach, es...

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Himani Yalamaddi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life, Theater

Students gather in the auditorium and a mix of nervousness and excitement fills the air. Confidence radiates off of those that have participated before, whereas the new people gather together in anticipation and reassure one another that there was nothing to worry about. Last week, on Jan. 4, MVHS’...

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...

All Stitched Up: Creating a Halloween costume

All Stitched Up: Creating a Halloween costume

Ria Kolli

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, From the magazine, Print entertainment

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Kavin Sivakumar’s brainstorming process for his first handmade Halloween costume began in June 2017, when Sivakumar was in India. After seeing images of Hindu gods everywhere, Sivakumar decided that he wanted to dress up magnificently as the Hindu god Krishna. Howe...

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Hannah Lee

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Music

On an early Sunday morning, avid fans of Taeyang waited in line, sitting on blankets with food to last them the entire day. Fans anxiously shared their excitement about being able to see their favorite artist perform live. Among these fans was junior Juhee Yang. Yang arrived at the concert venue a...

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

Emma Lam

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the semester, the Advanced Drama Honors class has been working tirelessly to perfect their year-end projects: four student-produced plays in the Black Box Theatre, each about 45 minutes. The event where all of these projects were performed ran from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m ...

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Music, Performing Arts

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he actors and actresses stand in a circle outside the MVHS auditorium, crossing their arms to hold hands with their neighbors. One person presses their thumb into the hand of the person next to them as this form of assurance is sent around the circle, easing the nerves of the cast. ...

MVHS’s Drama ‘The Little Mermaid’ includes multiple artistic styles

Gauri Kaushik

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

With creative and colorful costumes and sets, the drama department made a big splash this year with their spring play, ‘The Little Mermaid’, which has shows on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1. Although the plot of the play was no mystery, the cast’s adaptation made it one of a kind. There were el...