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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Jami Lim

Jami Lim, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Jami is currently a junior and Arts & Entertainment editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she loves to rewatch her favorite movies, take photos of her friends, and attempt to keep up with her thousands of hobbies. 

All content by Jami Lim
Photos by Samika Bhatkar, Krish Dev, Corinna Kuo, Michael Kuo, Jami Lim and Lillian Wang

The golden city

El Estoque's Arts & Entertainment section explores the ins and outs of San Francisco

Within Chinatown

The historical region serves as a cultural epicenter in the Bay Area
Jami Lim and Michelle Zheng
April 1, 2024
The Silicon Valley Hopper provides transportation services for youths and senior citizens in select cities. Illustration | Silicon Valley Hopper

Steering toward new routes

Sunnyvale Mobility Advocacy Group members discuss efforts to improve transportation accessibility in the Bay Area
Jami Lim and Lillian Wang
March 26, 2024
Kode With Klossy founder Karlie Kloss gives closing remarks to end the event.

Kode With Klossy brings CODE-A-BRATION to the Bay Area

The two-day event ushers in introductory tech experiences to female and gender-expansive youths
Jami Lim
March 19, 2024
State of the art

State of the art

The recent shifts in arts and entertainment factions
Nguyen’s experimental style choices are often based on defying the gender binary within fashion.

Against the grain

Students speak on dressing against the traditional gender binary within fashion
Jami Lim and Brandon Wang
March 8, 2024
Junior Selina Wang designs her own nail art to subtly express her style. (Photo by Selina Wang | Used with permission.)

Tiny canvases

Students use decorative nails to express themselves
Jami Lim
January 25, 2024
Graphic by Jami Lim.

Decorate our lives

Students and staff share different ways they decorate daily life
Mean Girls attempts to resemble its predecessor stylistically while reflecting modern trends.

“Mean Girls” arrives too early for its time

The unnecessary remake is unsalvageable by its musical theater charm
Jami Lim
January 18, 2024
Graphics by Stella Petzova

Immersed in India

Recognizing different forms of Indian-influenced entertainment in our community
Junior Siyona Kathuria and her friends pose for a photo dressed in traditional Indian clothing for her 16th birthday party. Photo by Preeti Kathuria | Used with permission.

Sari, not sorry

Understanding the significance of traditional Indian apparel and cultural appreciation within the Indian American community
Leah Desai and Jami Lim
November 30, 2023
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed
Digital book formats have been made prevalent by the digital age.

Rewiring reading

Investigating the impacts of the digital age on book consumption
Jami Lim and Lillian Wang
November 1, 2023
English teachers Vennessa Nava and Hannah Gould discuss film analysis through critical lenses on their podcast, That Was Weird. Photo courtesy of Giljoon Lee | Used with permission.

On the mic

Taking a look at different podcasts in the MVHS community
Jami Lim
October 29, 2023
Press play

Press play

Experiences from the 2023 Homecoming football game
Jami Lim and Amberly Sun
October 9, 2023
Belshe and other attendees gather outside of the 16th Street Baptist Church. (Used with permission | Photo courtesy of Bonnie Belshe)

Learning from the past, shaping the future

History teacher Bonnie Belshe shares her experience at the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing commemoration week
Jami Lim and Mihir Vishwarupe
September 25, 2023
Sophomore Chloe Chen springs up to block a spike from GHS.

Girls Volleyball secures a 3-1 win over Gunn High School

The Matadors maintained the upper hand for most of the match
Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Jami Lim, and Liz Liu
September 23, 2023
Academic experieces may range across classes based on how coherent curriculum is implemented.

Working towards a coherent curriculum through equitable grading practices

Exploring FUHSD student and staff opinions on implementing ‘Grading for Equity’
Competitive academic culture and overwhelming workloads lead students to experience burnout

The breaking point

Examining students’ experiences with burnout and where it stems from
Jami Lim
June 1, 2023
Senior Krupa Shanwares short film documents the harsh reality of being a young athlete living with fame

Studying cinema

Exploring the works of the Contemporary Literature film unit
Jami Lim
June 1, 2023
Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Testing MVHS students and staff's abilities to answer puzzling riddles
Jami Lim, Megha Mummaneni, and Riya Murthy
May 12, 2023
Despite the immense detail of Title IX, victims of sexual assault may feel lost and disoriented during the reporting process.

The weight of Title IX

Examining the process and emotional turmoil of reporting sexual assault at MVHS
Tvisha Gupta and Jami Lim
April 5, 2023
The 1968 art horror film Hour of the Wolf explores the nature of dark thoughts intruding on ordinary life.

Drawing a line between art and suffering

Understanding the role of dark themes in entertainment and mental health
Jami Lim
March 20, 2023
The Aurora album cover captures the chemistry between lead singers Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne.

‘Aurora’ is a manifestation of classic-rock nostalgia

The fictional ‘70s-esque album struggles to find its voice in the contemporary world
Jami Lim
March 14, 2023
Media has evolved throughout time, changing in ways such as  its purpose or interface


Examining how arts and entertainment have changed through the years
Akiko Chung works in her new office in room D204.

MVHS welcomes therapist Akiko Chung

Passionate school-based therapist joins MVHS’ student assistance team
Krish Dev and Jami Lim
February 15, 2023
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Examining how the evolution of TV release formats has divided viewers
Jami Lim and Alyssa Yang
February 10, 2023
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61,404,621 minutes

Exploring the listening habits of the MVHS community
Jami Lim and Darpan Singh
December 17, 2022
Sophomore Stanley Du springs into the air to score a layup.

Boys Basketball defeats Thomas More High School 62-55 in its first home game

Matadors claim a victory on their first game of the season
Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim
November 26, 2022
An illustrative graphic of a tampon kicking a soccer ball.

Playing the period game

Athletes explain the impact of menstruation on their sports
Jami Lim and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
November 12, 2022
Junior Hamza Moharram goes in for a tackle in the beginning of the first quarter.

Football dominates Lynbrook High School 42-0 in its Homecoming game

Matadors start off strong and maintain their winning streak throughout the game
The girls water polo team poses for a photo before their first water polo speedo run. Photo by Christine Xu

Spirit in Speedos

Players and administration weigh in on the implications of the annual water polo speedo run
Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim
October 13, 2022
The MVHS Athletic Trainer room, currently vacant.

On the lookout for a new Athletic Trainer

Examining how sports teams are facing injuries without a medical professional affiliated with the school
Jami Lim and Brandon Xu
October 1, 2022
Sophomore Jami Lim checks her schedule

Runaway of the bulls

Students and staff discuss the reasons for and the impacts of the cancellation of ROTB
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