El Estoque

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Hannan Waliullah

August 21, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

In a community where academic extracurriculars seems more necessary than recreational, finding a club that combines the highly valued community service with a relaxing, enjoyable activity can be comparable to finding the fountain of youth. So, when the officers of the club MV Stars heard of art and ...

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Anushka Tyagi

April 23, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

Come out to see Monta Vista's Battle of the Bands Friday April 24 during Lunch in the Rally Court. Hover over each of the bands to get a sneak peak. Photo used with permission by Maya Schwarz and Naomi Wang...

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Anushka Tyagi

April 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Photos by Anushka Tyagi 1 night. 11 performers. Interact's 11th annual International Night consisted of the theme "Home Sweet Home" with 11 talented groups performing in order to raise $90,000 to improve lives of the villagers in Kenya, Africa. The performers came from all around Area 12 and s...

New year, new me (or not)

Vanessa Qin

January 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

2014 may have been a wonderful or terrible year, but either way, there’s always room for improvement. We went around and asked a few students about their goals for the upcoming year. Hover over the thumbnails to see what they said! Photos by Justin Kim....

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

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...

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


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Student life

  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...

QUIZ: Are you ready for spotlight?

Rochish Ambati

March 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[slickquiz id=12] The first round of tryouts of the Indian American Student Association’s annual Spotlight was held on Feb. 15th, the following groups returned on March 15th to continue the path to the spotlight. Dance Acts: Navya Annam's Sophomore Group (Navya Annam, Shivangi Sharma...

Sophomore Ally Tsvinev prepares to compete in South Bay Idol

Rochish Ambati

February 7, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

[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 ...

Superheroes vs. Supervillains Rally Week Dress-up Day 1: Pajama Day

Superheroes vs. Supervillains Rally Week Dress-up Day 1: Pajama Day

Colin Kim

January 22, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Students participate in Pajama Day as they dream about their superpowers. Read More »...

Welcome to A103

Welcome to A103

Kathleen Yuan

January 19, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Looking into the world of multimedia equipment. ...

Winter wonderquad

Anjali Bhat

December 18, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

The academic quad appeared merry and bright on Friday, Dec. 13 as streamers lined the railings of the A, B and C buildings and a holiday tree with colorful ornaments stood in the center. To join in on the festivities, students were encouraged to wear “ugly Christmas sweaters,” eat candy canes,...

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat

December 8, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Student life

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish, teams were allowed to prepare at home, but assembly and presentation of the final dish had to...