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

American pop singer Nessa Barrett takes a moment to peer into the crowd during her Church Club For the Lonely tour.

Nessa Barrett’s Church Club For the Lonely Tour falls short of expectations

Jami Lim and Aashi Venkat November 16, 2023

American pop singer Nessa Barrett took the stage for her “Church Club For the Lonely Tour” at the San Jose Civic Center on Monday, Nov. 13, performing a variety of tracks from her discography. The...

Aster Nguyen poses in a white shirt, star-accent jeans, and black headphones.

The face of fashion

Isabelle Kok and Aashi Venkat November 2, 2023

For students, daily fashion is a popular way to express personal styles and tastes. Students of all ages with varying preferences choose different outfits, shoes and accessories every day to present their...

The 1989 (Taylors Version) album covers features Swift smiling with her hair tied into a messy ponytail and five seagulls surrounding her.

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ delivers on all its promises

Aashi Venkat October 28, 2023

Pop singer Taylor Swift released the re-recording of her hit 2014 album “1989” on Oct. 27. This is the fourth re-recording on her journey to reclaim ownership of her first six albums, which became...

Junior Lotus Wu leads a triangle formation along other girls in their girls dance performance.

Surfers on board!

Dylan Nguyen and Aashi Venkat September 26, 2023
Juniors surf into Homecoming week with a “Subway Surfers” themed skit
Many students at MVHS use poetry as an artistic form of self expression, be it for a literary magazine or just for themselves.

Write this down!

Aashi Venkat September 22, 2023

The idea for a V-shaped poem came to MVHS ‘23 alum Annika Lee while they were walking their dog. They wrote a poem following the theme “Quatervois” — meaning a crossroads or an important turning...

The GUTS album cover features Rodrigo against a dark purple background, her nails painted black and GUTS knuckle rings.

‘GUTS’ is a sophisticated embodiment of teenage angst

Aashi Venkat September 10, 2023
Olivia Rodrigo’s second album triumphs over all “sophomore slump” expectations
Members of the Chinese Rainbow Network wave rainbow dance fans.

San Francisco Pride Parade 2023

Aashi Venkat and Lillian Wang June 26, 2023

Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Market and Beale Streets in San Francisco, onlookers gathered to watch the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 25. The parade — consisting of hundreds of participants,...

The many ways money contributes to academic success is often under acknowledged.

Addressing the golden elephant in the room

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat June 2, 2023

Before this school year, life science teacher Jaime Vazquez had worked at four other schools in his six-year teaching career, and he states that each one has a distinct culture. Although he is leaving...

From formal suits to sparkly dresses to leaf-like wings, students went all out for prom this year

Prom 2023 lookbook

Chiran Arumugam and Aashi Venkat June 1, 2023
Taking a look into what students wore to prom
Seeing students most unpopular opinions

Man on the street: Unpopular opinions

Aidan Ruan and Aashi Venkat June 1, 2023
Asking students what their most unpopular opinion is
Rod Sinks will be sworn in on Tuesday, May 16, and will serve until November 2024.

Rod Sinks appointed as new FUHSD Trustee

Sarah Liu and Aashi Venkat May 16, 2023
Former Mayor Rod Sinks will fill the current Board vacancy
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