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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang, Entertainment Editor

Annie Zhang is currently a senior and a Entertainment editor for El Estoque's multimedia platform. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her younger brother, designing spreads, watching sunsets and listening to R&B music.

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Snapshots

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
The 5 Senses of Culture

The 5 Senses of Culture

Delving into the sensory facets of cultures present at MVHS
April 2, 2021
Aromas across the world: Incense, bakhoor and xiang bao

Aromas across the world: Incense, bakhoor and xiang bao

Navigating the cultural purposes of fragrant scents
April 2, 2021
Blackpink Rosé’s debut EP ‘R’ is an underwhelming miss

Blackpink Rosé’s debut EP ‘R’ is an underwhelming miss

Although artistically crafted, ‘R’ is generically forgettable and doesn’t present all of Rosé’s soloist potential
March 14, 2021
Members of Post Corona Care meet over Zoom to discuss next steps.

Behind the student organization Post Corona Care

Exploring the operations of PCC and the motivations of its creators
February 8, 2021
Acting over Zoom

Acting over Zoom

How the cast of 'The Misanthrope' grew into their characters and adapted to virtual theater
February 2, 2021
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

A dive into Drama's first virtual production
February 2, 2021
BE is a fusion of eccentric tunes, heartwarming tracks and sentimental ballads

BTS’s album ‘BE’ stands as the group’s most human gem

The release of BTS’s new self-produced album depicts life in quarantine nostalgically
November 24, 2020
Graphic by Annie Zhang

This is ________: Music and the human condition

The role of music in building interpersonal connections
November 6, 2020
Lovesick Girls, the title track of Blackpinks The Album, evokes feelings of 2010s pop nostalgia.

Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ shows stagnant artistic creativity

K-pop girl group Blackpink’s first full length album fails to present musical growth despite being flavorful
October 6, 2020
Photo by Annie Zhang

[Video] Homemade Hipster: On-the-go breakfasts

Simple breakfast recipes
September 24, 2020
Evolution of style in quarantine

Evolution of style in quarantine

A look into how fashion and makeup preferences have changed in light of COVID-19
September 24, 2020
Lee at his senior night with the MV swim team. Photo used with permission of Nathan Lee.

Senior Nathan Lee’s transgender journey

Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete
April 3, 2020
Cure Cancer Cruise 2020 Preparations

Cure Cancer Cruise 2020 Preparations

How five different committees collaborated to plan the annual Octagon cancer fundraiser event
March 28, 2020
Keshi delivers handcrafted perfection once again with EP ‘bandaids’

Keshi delivers handcrafted perfection once again with EP ‘bandaids’

Five track mini album ‘bandaids’ proves Keshi’s stunning lyrical prose and vocal execution
March 26, 2020
Nivedita Menon (Red)

Section 504

March 13, 2020
Sophomore Anika Sharma drags face paint down their face, using the colors of the non-binary and LGBTQ flags.

They/them: Students share their experiences with they/them pronouns

What Merriam-Webster's 2020 Word of the Year means to the MVHS community
February 7, 2020

50 Questions with I-Chu Chang

In the seventh installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks I-Chu Chang 50 questions about herself
January 28, 2020
Photo Illustration | Jefferson Le and Annie Zhang

In-game impulse: Students and teachers disclose their opinions on toxic gaming

Investigating the toxicity and banter in online gaming communities
December 20, 2019
The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

The Weeknd reemerges into the music industry after a year-long hiatus with new track “Heartless”
December 5, 2019
Graphic by Annie Zhang

Clinical psychologist Holly Marie-Arce breaks down the differences between depression and sadness

Investigating the differences between "synonymous" terminologies
November 21, 2019
Visual for Staff Ed

Tied Down

Why we shouldn't feel guilty for being privileged
November 21, 2019
“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

Uncovering the setbacks, benefits and takeaways of the ongoing creation of Octagon’s iOS app
November 20, 2019
Childhood: An exploration of our past

Childhood: An exploration of our past

A collection of stories reminiscing about our childhood and how it impacts our future
October 23, 2019
An Octagon volunteer paints a child walkers face in light of the JDRF marathon. Photo by Trudy Esrey // Used with permission

A stellar liaison: Octagon and JDRF

Examining the partnership between Octagon and JDRF over the years
October 15, 2019
Graphic by Annie Zhang

The metamorphosis of self: How the Myers-Briggs personality test sheds light onto identity

Interpreting how the Myers-Briggs personality test gave insight into my definition of self
October 1, 2019
Graphic by Annie Zhang

Cross pollinating culture: why the Indian greeting “namaste” should not be popularized in the West

Unpacking the controversy behind Western usage of the Indian greeting “namaste”
September 27, 2019
In order to raise public awareness and pro-activeness towards diabetes, bikers from around Cupertino came to bike and donate to the fund. Photo by Alyssa Umino

Cycling fundraiser: Ride4Diabetes

Annual biking event supports diabetes advocacy on Sept. 8
September 16, 2019
Graphic by Annie Zhang

A tie between reality and spirituality: How déjà vu keeps me in tune with fate

Deciphering my encounters with déjà vu
September 3, 2019
Beyond the district

Beyond the district

How the senior privilege policy affects those who utilize it
August 25, 2019
Fall down seven, stand up eight: three students narrate their eventful athletic careers

Fall down seven, stand up eight: three students narrate their eventful athletic careers

The adversities, resilience and triumphs of three students’ athletic careers over the years
June 3, 2019
Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
May 22, 2019
The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year

The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year

A look into the Class of 2020's "gold coins" and downsides of the year
May 14, 2019
Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album ANONYMOUS

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

18-track album titled “ANONYMOUS” is dubbed as Blackbear’s best album yet
May 1, 2019
The grains of youth slipping through the sieve

The grains of youth slipping through the sieve

Why taking it easy in my adolescence is a good plan
April 24, 2019
The friends we overlook: Why need-based friends are not mindful friendship investments

The friends we overlook: Why need-based friends are not mindful friendship investments

The role of superficial friends in our day to day interactions
April 10, 2019
The craft of branding: Design It officers share the facets of design

The craft of branding: Design It officers share the facets of design

How Design It implements the facets of design techniques through promotion
April 8, 2019
K-Pop Idols: BIGBANGs Seungri falls from grace in the face of temptation

K-Pop Idols: BIGBANG’s Seungri falls from grace in the face of temptation

K-celebrities caught meddling in prostitution, pornography and rape leading to calls for reform in the Korean culture of misogyny
March 26, 2019
14 year old Amy Lemons pictured on the cover of the 2012 Italian Vogue magazine.

Children on the catwalk: youth modeling should not be permitted

Why the modeling industry is no place for the youth
February 26, 2019
Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Three cultural clubs at MVHS celebrate the Lunar New Year
February 12, 2019
Passed down: Students share their treasured family heirlooms

Passed down: Students share their treasured family heirlooms

Family heirlooms and antiques handed down through generations
February 6, 2019
A clean slate

A clean slate

Officers of Chinese Honor Society share club goals for 2019
January 28, 2019
A funhouse for all: Science teacher Julie Choi implements stress relievers in the classroom

A funhouse for all: Science teacher Julie Choi implements stress relievers in the classroom

Science teacher Julie Choi provides items in her classroom for stress relief
January 27, 2019
Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
December 4, 2018
Kickin It With Kid Kuza: Senior Brian Lee describes his rapping career

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza: Senior Brian Lee describes his rapping career

Senior Brian Lee describes the initial spark of rapping and the journey into the hobby
November 21, 2018
Astounding animes: Seven Japanese animations worth knowing

Astounding animes: Seven Japanese animations worth knowing

Seniors of MV Anime Club recommend their favorite animes, mangas and movies
November 12, 2018
Chinese Honor Society members envision the purpose the club serves

Chinese Honor Society members envision the purpose the club serves

Members of the officer team share their experiences and insight within the club
October 22, 2018
The Breadwinner: A look into senior Vincent Trans bread endeavors

The Breadwinner: A look into senior Vincent Tran’s bread endeavors

Meet Vincent Tran, the famed MVHS bread man
October 12, 2018

Behind the Screen

Students weigh in on the various aspects of life on social media
September 26, 2018
A change of pace at ROTB

A change of pace at ROTB

Administration discuss the reason behind the absence of counselors at ROTB
August 27, 2018
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