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

Lillian Wang

Lillian Wang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lillian is a senior and a co-editor-in-chief for El Estoque.

All content by Lillian Wang

An open book

Student authors share the writing process behind their novels
Abha Dash and Lillian Wang
December 6, 2023
Students lead protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement at Mill Valley. Photo courtesy of Steve Disenhof | Used with permission

The bigger picture

Examining photography’s impact on modern social movements
Kathryn Foo and Lillian Wang
December 5, 2023
The procession moves down Market St., protesting against the APEC 2023 summit in San Francisco.

The voices against APEC

Demonstrators hit the streets in San Francisco to protest APEC 2023
Jason Chu, Lillian Wang, and Alyssa Yang
December 4, 2023
“Paint It Black” makes its exit

“Paint It Black” makes its exit

Marching Band and Color Guard hold final home show of the year
Ethan Kellogg and Lillian Wang
November 23, 2023


Taking a glimpse at the impact of fashion at MVHS
Transgender student athletes participate in a variety of sports at MVHS.

Transgender student athletes

Looking into the experiences of athletes who identify as transgender at MVHS
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed
Costume director Lynda Cameron-Bayer fits a costume for the Queen of Hearts, a character in MV Drama’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Costume couture

Featuring the MVHS Drama costume department
Lillian Wang and Benjamin Zhang
November 1, 2023
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
Malinda crochets plushies for Rosies Odds and Inns, with the elephant, crocodiles and bat being amongst her offered items.

The humans behind the De Anza Flea Market

Telling the stories of six people at the Oct. 7 flea market
Aashi Venkat and Lillian Wang
October 15, 2023
Last one, fast one

Last one, fast one

Behind the scenes of the Class of 2024’s Homecoming skit
Aletheia Ju and Lillian Wang
October 8, 2023
The Class of 2024s final Homecoming skit ends with the performers cheering and shooting confetti into the air.

The final lap

Seniors close off Homecoming skits with a bang
Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang
September 30, 2023
The Cupertino Historical Society acquired two mannequins for the center display: one of Painless Parker, and one of a patient getting his teeth pulled.

Painless Parker rolls into the Cupertino Historical Society

New exhibit on famous Cupertino dentist opens Sept. 15
Lillian Wang
September 16, 2023
Members of the Chinese Rainbow Network wave rainbow dance fans.

San Francisco Pride Parade 2023

Annual pride parade and festival celebrates LGBTQ+ community
Aashi Venkat and Lillian Wang
June 26, 2023
Senior Celine He performs in Varsity Winter Guards 2023 show, The Moment We Never Met.

Time out! Ep.7: Celine He

Examining senior Celine He’s return to Color Guard during her senior year
Take our April news quiz

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Test your knowledge of key events last month
Graffiti is an abstract art-form that allows artist to express themselves and their emotions.

Taking a glance at graffiti

Community members share their opinions on the artistic value of graffiti
Ananya Chaudhary and Lillian Wang
May 16, 2023
The Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases regarding race-based admission programs on Oct. 31.

Leveling the playing field

Students and staff share their opinions on affirmative action
Lillian Wang
April 13, 2023
Take our March news quiz

Take our March news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
Krish Dev, Yash Thapliyal, and Lillian Wang
April 12, 2023
Ellie’s book of puns serves as comic relief in “The Last of Us,” capturing a glimpse of the original video game’s spirit.

“The Last of Us” subverts the typical zombie show

The adaptation’s focus on characterization explores survival in the apocalypse
Lillian Wang
March 26, 2023
Cutting has resulted in students forming a triangle rather than a line on their way to get lunch.

Looking into the lunch line

Examining student and staff opinions on the state of the line
Brandon Xu and Lillian Wang
March 24, 2023
AI art has raised fears of human artists being replaced by machines.

A thin line

Exploring student and staff perspectives on artificial intelligence art
Mikaylah Du, Alan Tai, and Lillian Wang
March 12, 2023
Dessert Detectives: Q Baking Corner

Dessert Detectives: Q Baking Corner

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
Sarah Liu and Lillian Wang
March 8, 2023
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