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

The word COLORS is written in an explosive, rainbow font, depicting a theme similar to graffiti.


Delving into the colors of the rainbow
According to Diaz, the color orange instinctually reminds her of the fruit.

Color playlists

Aashi Venkat May 24, 2022
MVHS students share songs that remind them of certain colors
The Harrys House album cover features Styles in a brightly lit, upside down room.

‘Harry’s House’ is filled with bittersweet happiness

Aashi Venkat May 23, 2022
Harry Styles’ third studio album blends mature lyrics with repetitively buoyant production
Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev


Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat May 7, 2022
Finding happiness in sports
The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Krish Dev, Tanish Mendki, and Aashi Venkat April 26, 2022

Just before February break, English teacher Derek Lu noticed a narrow hole in the ceiling of his classroom. Upon further inspection, Lu learned that the hole was caused by rats that were digging for food....

Paris Baguette’s interior is very modernized, featuring high ceilings, marble-like walls and the Paris Baguette logo in white lights

Dessert Detectives: Paris Baguette

Sarah Liu and Aashi Venkat April 22, 2022
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
Although it is easy to obsess over the time you have been clean, it is important to recognize the strength it took you to get clean in the first place

Reclaiming my body from myself

Aashi Venkat April 12, 2022
Coming to terms with the aftermath of my self harm addiction
The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
The Tell Me That Its Over album cover features Wallows on a roof with trees and a blue sky behind them.

“Tell Me That It’s Over” is beautifully bittersweet

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat March 31, 2022
Wallows’ new album contrasts gut wrenching lyrics with an upbeat production
The driving home 2 u movie poster features Rodrigo leaning against a wheel, alluding to her single drivers license which jumpstarted her impressive artistic debut

‘driving home 2 u’ is the embodiment of raw authenticity

Aashi Venkat March 29, 2022
Olivia Rodrigo’s documentary adds an additional layer of depth to her hit debut album
The Cheer Teams Instagram features team bonding activities, routines they performed at games and promo for their future events

Like. Follow. Cheer.

Aashi Venkat and Nika Zamani March 18, 2022
Exploring how sports teams use social media
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