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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

The Shaikh family poses for a family photo

Unique Cupertino families

Different types of families in Cupertino share their history and dynamics

Siblings share about the dynamics of big families

Amber Milesi and Anika Sharma December 7, 2021

Until fifth grade, senior Asiya Shaikh and her family lived in a small house before moving to Cupertino. Everyone needed to wake by 5 a.m. and be out the door by 7 a.m. On school days, the mornings were...

Photo used from Unsplash

Beyond World Kindness Day

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

orld Kindness Day, which falls on Nov. 13, presents a single day in the year where people actively celebrate kindness by thinking of creative ways to help and care for others. Junior Kacey Bower, however,...

The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
The iconic scream mask | used under creative commons

Horror is not for everyone

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

he young woman turns the corner hesitantly. She looks pale and is covered in a sheen of sweat. Her body is trembling as she inches her way down the hall, an old phone clutched in one hand. Once an average...

Photo by Taralynn Kang | Used with permission

Reviewing Inktober 2021

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

mong the numerous fall activities that take place during October, Inktober is an art challenge in which artists create a new, completed piece every day of the month, usually based on a one-word prompt....

Fall-themed introduction to the recipe video

Spiced french toast

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

        This sweet, perfectly spiced and easy to make fall inspired recipe is the perfect autumn breakfast to keep you warm and full as the mornings turn chilly. Using...

Marching band equipment lined up on MVHS track field (photo used with permission)

Blurring the lines between art and sports

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer August 29, 2021

urple and gold flags fly six feet into the air. Dancers pirouette across the gym floor. A cacophony of saxophones and trumpets echo throughout the open band room door. The sights and sounds of many of...

Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs

MV Drama’s virtual spring musical

Anika Sharma and Amber Milesi May 8, 2021
Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
Slides presented during the virtual Zoomcoming presentation. (Taken by Amber Milesi)

Reflecting on Zoomcoming

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

nlike the usual week-long Homecoming experience that culminates in a Friday rally, football game and Saturday dance, this year's Zoomcoming went remote and included various social media challenges, online...

National flags blowing // Image courtesy of Google Images Creative Commons License

Aren’t you going to tell me?

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer January 17, 2021
My frustration with being identified by my ethnicity rather than individuality
Dear Peanutbutter

Dear Peanutbutter

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer December 5, 2020
Debating the benefits of owning a dog or cat
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