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

Yixuan (Joyce) Li

Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Staff Writer

Joyce is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. When she's not busy meeting deadlines or looking up cat breeds she's less likely to be allergic to, she enjoys playing her violin, listening to music, and writing.

All content by Yixuan (Joyce) Li
Graphic by Jami Lim.

Decorate our lives

Students and staff share different ways they decorate daily life
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[Photo] Robbie Hoffman

January 17, 2024
Behind MV Bhangra

Behind MV Bhangra

Video story exploring the behind the scenes of the MV Bhangra club
Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Riya Murthy, and Eshika Tiwari
December 15, 2023
Graphics by Stella Petzova

Immersed in India

Recognizing different forms of Indian-influenced entertainment in our community
Hopeful Tendencies

Hopeful Tendencies

Examining the role that hope plays in the MVHS community
Audience member freshman Beck Poltronetti rejects senior Ananya Nadathur by handing the flower back after her serenade in her self-written play, “Swiftie Serenade.”

MV Drama’s “Neo-Futurists” play takes center stage

The drama department kicks off the year with an interactive fall production
Yixuan (Joyce) Li
November 20, 2023

Beyond the glimmer

Uncovering how the manifestation of false hope can become toxic
Yixuan (Joyce) Li
November 3, 2023
The new faces of MVHS

The new faces of MVHS

Discovering the new staff on campus this year
Growing Forward

Growing Forward

Examining opinions around self-improvement in the MVHS community
Feeling bad about test scores is normal, but its important to understand that improvement is not linear. Illustration by Yixuan (Joyce) Li

Climbing the mountain to self-growth

Debunking the idea of linear growth in self-improvement
Yixuan (Joyce) Li and Riya Murthy
September 29, 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
Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

Exploring the social and economic impact of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
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