El Estoque

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Priya Reddy

September 13, 2015

On Sunday Shuffle, a student and a teacher swap their favorite songs and get to experience the other’s music taste. This week’s video features sophomore Sarah Harb and Biology/Physiology teacher Kyle Jones. Watch the video down below to see their reactions! [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-_LtKc6ko[/embedyt] Filmed and Edited by Priya Reddy and Vijeet Chaug...

Singing Valentines 2015

Singing Valentines 2015

Kathleen Yuan

February 11, 2015

Since 2000, Singing Valentines has been a well-anticipated tradition of the MVHS community and the Music Department's choir branch. On Feb. 10, over 300 Valentines were delivered by audition choirs Variations and Bella Voce subgroups. This year’s Singing Valentines earnings will contribute to trip...

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014

When Electronics teacher Ted Shinta entered his room at lunch on Nov. 19, a group of students had already trickled in. Having made F108 their usual hangout, they played computer games, ate their lunch and discussed the meaning of Forrest Gump. On this Wednesday lunch, three additional students waited...

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Mingjie Zhong

October 17, 2014

First choir concert of the year features Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, parents and students filed into the Auditorium to watch the Fall Debut Concert, featuring all four MVHS student choirs  — Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations. Esperanza...

The 1975’s debut album is hipster-ocity done right

The 1975’s debut album is hipster-ocity done right

Christine Liang

August 27, 2014

Last fall, English indie rock band The 1975 released their self-titled debut album, featuring tracks previously released on their IV EP including “Chocolate,” “The City” and “Sex.” While the album is nearing one year on store shelves and the iTunes charts, more and more of the band’s...

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014

Emerging rock group lacks edge and uniqueness. Read More »...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

Anjali Bhat

February 18, 2014

JoJo releases a free and dazzling new EP for fans. Read More »

Sophomore Ally Tsvinev prepares to compete in South Bay Idol

Rochish Ambati

February 7, 2014

[youtube link="http://youtu.be/-to-P2M_u4U" width="590" height="315"] Video used with permission by Ally Tsvinev El Estoque: How did your life shape you to be a singer? Ally Tsvinev: My dad was very musical because he would perform all the time in front of people with people he lived near and ...

The Lordes of the Grammys

The Lordes of the Grammys

Elia Chen

January 22, 2014

James Blake, ‘Red’ by Taylor Swift and ‘Royals’ by Lorde are top contenders to win awards. Read More »...

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Music: Self-titled ‘Beyoncé’ reminds us who runs the world

Kathleen Yuan

December 19, 2013

Beyoncé’s unannounced album exhibits a myriad of new textures and expressions that rocket her to number one on iTunes. Read More »...

Music: Ariana Grande’s Weekly Christmas Song Reviews

Elia Chen

December 13, 2013

Pop star Ariana Grande’s Christmas releases have minor flaws but are, overall, a sweet success. Read More »...