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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

Sean Yagi

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

Sean Yagi is a senior and a staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time he enjoys listening to music, trying out new foods and playing table tennis.

All content by Sean Yagi
The culinary world

The culinary world

Exploring the diverse aspects of the culinary world at MVHS
May 15, 2021
Early Thursday morning, on April 23, rapper Cordae Amari Dunston, better known as Cordae, released his freshmen EP, “Just Until….” The EP is appropriately titled, as Dunston announced on both the cover art and on his Twitter that this EP was a starter in anticipation for his upcoming full-length studio album. 

Cordae’s ‘Just Until….’ does just enough to satisfy

The North Carolina rapper satiates fans with a short but fulfilling EP
April 29, 2021
A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
March 27, 2021
A Year of Distance

A Year of Distance

The positive and negative impacts of isolation on relationships
March 25, 2021
The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

How 11 months of isolation forced me to rethink my prior relationships
March 25, 2021
Gatekeeping online communities is counterproductive and hinders the success of those communities

The dangers of gatekeeping

Gatekeeping online communities is counterproductive and hinders the success of those communities
March 17, 2021
Science teacher Kyle Jones streams Minecraft on Twitch.

Twitch bans sexually-focused insults

The live streaming platform’s recent policy change has been met with skepticism
February 7, 2021
The virtual makeup crew

The virtual makeup crew

Looking into the unique creative decisions and adaptations of the makeup department
February 2, 2021
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

A dive into Drama's first virtual production
February 2, 2021

[Video] Student skincare routines

Students discuss their various approaches to skincare
December 3, 2020
International Responses to COVID

International Responses to COVID

Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID
November 6, 2020
Inconsistency on the R&B singer’s sophomore studio release severely limits its replay value

Joji’s ‘Nectar’ is a mixed bag

Inconsistency on the R&B singer’s sophomore studio release severely limits its replay value
October 2, 2020
Students’ react to the switch from School Loop to Schoology

Out of the loop

Students’ react to the switch from School Loop to Schoology
September 23, 2020
The Bill Clinton album ranking trend sees participants fill out this template of the former president holding up a record sleeve with their favorite albums.
Photo Courtesy of billclintonswag.com

Social media trends during shelter-in-place

Exploring the opinions of different MVHS student about social media usage during quarantine
June 3, 2020
 ‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet

Yung Lean shows progress on ‘Starz’

‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet
May 22, 2020
Saviors of Humanity

Saviors of Humanity

Recognizing the people who are working to keep the world going
April 10, 2020
Lil Uzi Vert’s long anticipated album is largely forgettable and indistinct

‘Eternal Atake’/‘Lil Uzi Vert vs the World 2’ Fails to Satisfy

Lil Uzi Vert’s long anticipated album is largely forgettable and indistinct
April 9, 2020
Meme Accounts of MVHS

Meme Accounts of MVHS

Exploring the curators and cultivators of MVHS’ dankest memes
April 1, 2020
Whats MVHS laughing at

What’s MVHS laughing at

Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS
March 13, 2020
Album cover art for Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats new album, UNLOCKED

Denzel Curry’s “UNLOCKED” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats link up and release a short 17 minute banger of an EP
February 29, 2020
MVHS Students Netflix Preferences

[Video] MVHS Student’s Netflix Preferences

Students discuss what they consider to be their favorite, least favorite and most impactful Netflix shows.
February 8, 2020
MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Exploring Netflix's presence in the MVHS community and the impact of its changes over time
February 7, 2020
Both the title and cover of Mathers latest album pay homage to Alfred Hitchcocks album of the same title.

Eminem’s “Music to Be Murdered By” shows little innovation

Eminem’s new album is unfocused and suffers from a lack of identity.
February 3, 2020
Afuri Ramen +Dumpling sits comfortably next to a T-Mobile and a Sleep Number, drawing crowds seven days a week.

Afuri Ramen and Dumpling Disappoints

The Cupertino counterpart of popular Tokyo ramen chain misses the mark on both flavor and service ⅗
January 11, 2020
In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.

Stories of our art

A look at the visual artists of MVHS
December 17, 2019
SEIU 521 union conducts the second strike from their rolling strike at the Cupertino Library on October 19. Photo by Holly Okamura // Used with permission

Workers’ strikes in our community

Exploring the causes and effects of Amazon and Santa Clara County worker’s strikes
November 15, 2019
Graphic by Sarah Young

Fighting for Rights

Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Dangers of the Web

Dangers of the Web

Exploring the different facets of cybersecurity
October 18, 2019
Many say the inconspicuous look of e-cigarettes contribute to their popularity among students. Photo by Sean Yagi

Catching Some Smoke: First US Vaping Deaths Occur

Exploring the effects of recent deaths linked to e-cigarette usage
September 27, 2019
Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
Sleep deprivation is a common problem across FUHSD schools.

Stressing the numbers

Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years
August 26, 2019
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