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

Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd artistically portrays growing older

‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ artistically portrays growing older

Aashi Venkat March 28, 2023
Lana Del Rey’s ninth studio album blends adulthood and childhood
Valuing nutritional values too much can lead to dangerous hyper-fixation, making it essential to draw a line between nutritional education and nutritional obsession.

Nutritional education must accommodate for students who have struggled

Aashi Venkat March 25, 2023
Discussing the problematic nature of urging students to track their eating
The album cover of Endless Summer Vacation features singer Miley Cyrus holding onto a hanging bar, dressed in a black bathing suit, black sunglasses and black heels.

Though well-made, ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ is disappointingly generic

Aashi Venkat March 19, 2023
Miley Cyrus’ eleventh album meets expectations
Media has evolved throughout time, changing in ways such as  its purpose or interface


Examining how arts and entertainment have changed through the years

EE Tries Sports: Football

El Estoque competes against the MVHS Varsity Football team in Flag Football
My dog and I tend to think and feel very similarly, translating over into how we treat and perceive others

Sharing a brain and heart

Aashi Venkat March 2, 2023
How my connection with my dog has impacted my perception of love
Instagram is typically used to promote major school events such as Club Information Day

What’s your Insta?

Aashi Venkat February 17, 2023
Analyzing the evolution of social media as a primary source of news and information
The “Ginny & Georgia” poster features actresses Antonia Gentry (Ginny Miller) and Brianne Howey (Georgia Miller) looking at one another.

‘Ginny & Georgia’ is relatable yet dramatic

Aashi Venkat January 14, 2023
Season two of the Netflix series doesn’t disappoint
Barbara Frei (right) and her grandmother Marie Jager in the 70s.  Photo courtesy of Barbara Frei | Used with permission

Staff Stories: Growing up and moving out

Taryn Lam and Aashi Venkat December 13, 2022
Study buddy coordinator Barbara Frei shares tales of her childhood in Switzerland
Junior Naomi Mhamunkar with and without a face of makeup, shown left and right respectively.

All dolled up

Aashi Venkat November 17, 2022
Examining the MVHS community’s opinion on makeup
The team celebrates after winning the third set and qualifying for the CCS Semifinals.

Girls Volleyball beats Westmont High School 3-0 in the CCS Quarterfinals

Aashi Venkat and Anabelle Walker November 5, 2022
Matadors dominate in straight sets, with respective scores 25-19, 25-14 and 25-15
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