El Estoque

Interact Club connects students

FLC 2018

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Student life

On Oct. 14, 2018, Interact Club’s Fall Leadership Conference, or FLC, took place at Independence HS. Around 4,000 members of the club from District 5170 – which consists of 13 areas, Monta Vista being Area 12 – attended to participate in activities like Area cheers, leadership workshops and more....

Teachers react to Rate My Teacher

Teachers react to Rate My Teacher

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

November 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Teachers read and comment on their reviews

Astounding animes: Seven Japanese animations worth knowing

Astounding animes: Seven Japanese animations worth knowing

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

November 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

hether you’re sitting idly in your local coffee shop or bundled in blankets at home, there’s always a time to watch Japanese animated shows. Flip through a newly discovered Japanese graphic novel, commonly addressed as “manga.” Check out the slideshow below to read seven anime recommendations...

One Last Scare

One Last Scare

Emily Xia and Tabitha Mendez

November 12, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Read the story here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/oNk67lxtk1x3r/?fbclid=IwAR1_DUyG1Kjndz05FOyO2XTMMQF7ITGdPL0_skBJki2uB-COvI7jXgF5mkU

Dance to this

Dance to this

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

rowds of people screaming with excitement. Bodies pushed against one another reaching for the stage. Vibrations from the instruments blared through speakers sending a shaking sensation through the ground. The most vivid memories I cherish all seem to be from attending concerts like this. I have be...

Dessert detectives: Bitter + Sweet

Dessert detectives: Bitter + Sweet

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Gauri Kaushik

November 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Bitter + Sweet, a modern café that serves drinks and desserts, and doubles as a quiet space for people to work. Drinks ...

Inside Res Novae

Inside Res Novae

Laasya Koduru

November 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

The first part of the process is submitting different ideas for pitches for the upcoming cycle; we then hold a brainstorming session to essentially go over all the different aspects of the article and how it can be used to cater to one of the 3 types of articles. We then usually go through a first roun...

“I’m just me because…”

“I’m just me because…”

Justine Ha, Elena Khan, and Tina Low

October 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Why it’s important to express your individuality

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, GSA, Lifestyle, OPINION, Uncategorized

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished with various flags representing different sexualities and genders. The event physically and metaph...

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Ruth Feng and Sara Entezar

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Six unconventional horror films to get in the Halloween spirit