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

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer

Amber Milesi is currently a senior and a second-year staff writer for El Estoque. As a vegan, she spends a lot of time cooking and baking delicious creations. In her free time, she likes long naps in the sun with her cat or hunting in the kitchen for snacks, especially chocolate bars and ice cream. She also loves traveling to different counties as long there is snow like Germany or Switzerland.

All content by Amber Milesi
The Shaikh family poses for a family photo

Unique Cupertino families

Different types of families in Cupertino share their history and dynamics
December 10, 2021
The Shaikh family posing for a family photo

Siblings share about the dynamics of big families

Examining the pros and cons of life in a large family
December 7, 2021
Photo used from Unsplash

Beyond World Kindness Day

Staff and students reflect on the impact of kindness as a lifestyle rather than an annual celebration
November 13, 2021
The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
October 30, 2021
The iconic scream mask | used under creative commons

Horror is not for everyone

The MVHS community share their opinions on the horror genre
October 22, 2021
Photo by Taralynn Kang | Used with permission

Reviewing Inktober 2021

Looking into students participating in the popular art challenge
October 12, 2021
The Class of 2022 cheers in a huddle following the end of their homecoming skit performance for the finale time. Following months of preparation making costumes, props, skit decs and learning choreography, they got the chance to finally show their spirit in front of a crowd of MVHS students and faculty. Photo by Aditya Shukla

Homecoming 2021: A Recap

Showcasing the highlights of the past week's performances
October 7, 2021
Freshmen paint their skit backdrops. Photo Illustration | Gauri Manoj

The Class of 2025: Diving in

Freshmen reflect on the process of creating their first performance
September 23, 2021
Fall-themed introduction to the recipe video

Spiced french toast

How to spice up breakfast
September 15, 2021
Marching band equipment lined up on MVHS track field (photo used with permission)

Blurring the lines between art and sports

Students and teachers reflect on activities like color guard, dance and marching band
August 29, 2021
Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs

MV Drama’s virtual spring musical

Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
May 8, 2021
Slides presented during the virtual Zoomcoming presentation. (Taken by Amber Milesi)

Reflecting on Zoomcoming

Shortcomings and successes from this year's Homecoming
March 30, 2021
Used under Creative Commons License

Back hugs, showers, cars and the dark

Coming to terms with the various fears I’ve developed over the years.
March 5, 2021
Google images // Used under Creative Commons License

Defining the fan (Quarantine Edition)

Comparing superfans former fans and regular fans experiences during the quarantine
February 12, 2021
National flags blowing // Image courtesy of Google Images Creative Commons License

Aren’t you going to tell me?

My frustration with being identified by my ethnicity rather than individuality
January 17, 2021
Dear Peanutbutter

Dear Peanutbutter

Debating the benefits of owning a dog or cat
December 5, 2020
The beauty behind the mask

The beauty behind the mask

Students react to the rise in fashionable masks and its impact on their style
October 17, 2020
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