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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

Homemade hipster: Tea

Aditya Shukla June 2, 2022
Three ways to spice up your morning tea
Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

Aditya Shukla, Riya Ravuri, and Irene Tang May 27, 2022
MVHS hosts the last rally of the 2021-2022 school year
“Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers” is an emotionally complex record that aims to study Lamar’s insight through a more introspective lens than ever before.

‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’ breaks down masculine identity

Aditya Shukla May 21, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s newest release preaches reformation with mixed results
Photography has been an outlet for my emotions and it provides me with an important escape. But it’s more than that; each photo I take serves as a capture of my personality at the time, a published copy of my state of mind.

A manuscript for moments

Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
How photography helped me embrace my flaws
From left to right: YNR Sway, Ethanerino, Arune Sarma. Graphic by Aditya Shukla | El Estoque

Rapping provides escape

Aditya Shukla and Justin E Kim February 13, 2022
A look into the FUHSD rapping scene
Tie-dye revival

Tie-dye revival

Aditya Shukla December 12, 2021
Delving into the resurgence of hippie fashion in the MVHS community
The chemistry between the Mars and .Paak is shown to great levels in these nine tracks, and are enough to set this record as one of the best albums released in 2021.

‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ shoots high with honeyed nostalgia

Aditya Shukla November 19, 2021
Shimmering flares of soul and funk enthralls in this Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak debut
“shut the f--- up talking to me” is the debut record of upcoming rapper and comedian Zack Fox. Following the release of his latest album teaser “fafo,” he released the seven-track debut on Oct. 15, 2021.

‘shut the f— up talking to me’ hits all of its shots

Aditya Shukla October 18, 2021
Comedian Zack Fox’s debut is explosive and unrelenting
“Life of a Don” is the second studio album released by rapper and singer Don Toliver, legal name Caleb Zackery Toliver. Photo courtesy of Cactus Jack Records

‘Life of a DON’ lives within the shadow of influence

Aditya Shukla October 16, 2021
Don Toliver's sophomore album is precision filled repetition
The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
The album cover for Kanye Wests Donda consists of a simple black square. Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Manic artistry is celebrated in ‘Donda’

Aditya Shukla August 31, 2021
Kanye West’s newest record hits vulnerable highs but fails to find cohesion and purpose
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
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