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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

Sophomores Megan Liu, Sophia DSa and Shannon Yu take the first position of the girls dance.

Gotta catch ’em all

Ananya Chaudhary and Benjamin Zhang September 27, 2023

The Class of 2026 performed its “Pokemon” themed skit on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The story followed main characters Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, played by sophomores Lauren Moore and Charmaine Chua, respectively,...

Laying on the floor dressed in silver, the “Bewitched” album cover portrays Laufey alluringly staring at the audience.

‘Bewitched’ flawlessly paints a portrait of unrequited love

Ananya Chaudhary September 11, 2023

From the buoyant “Lovesick,” to the melancholy of “Second Best,” jazz musician Laufey produces another unskippable album. Released Friday, Sept. 8, “Bewitched,” foregrounds the stages of a...

Graffiti is an abstract art-form that allows artist to express themselves and their emotions.

Taking a glance at graffiti

Ananya Chaudhary and Lillian Wang May 16, 2023

*For the purpose of maintaining their anonymity, we will refer to the MVHS student as Student A.  Over the years, the vibrant and often provocative presence of graffiti has left its mark on the tunnels,...

I think you should...

I think you should…

Exploring the MVHS community's opinions on giving and receiving advice
Whether used personally or observed, the use of dark humor allows for individuals to laugh and make light of traumatic events, which in return releases endorphins that can lead to improved mental health.

When does dark humor become too dark?

Ananya Chaudhary March 20, 2023
Examining when the use of dark humor is appropriate
High winds cause a tree to fall on Mann Drive, blocking a parking lot and the sidewalk.

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb cyclone hits Cupertino

Ananya Chaudhary January 5, 2023

A bomb cyclone over the Pacific Ocean brought powerful storms to the Bay Area starting Wednesday, Jan. 4, causing heavy rain, high wind warnings and power outages in Santa Clara County.  Cupertino...

The Drug Enforcement Administration released a public warning about the rise in seizures of colorful fentanyl pills, dubbed rainbow fentanyl, on Aug. 30.

In the face of fentanyl

Ananya Chaudhary and Lillian Wang December 22, 2022
Understanding the fentanyl crisis in Santa Clara County
Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

Enola Holmes 2 is a mediocre sequel

Ananya Chaudhary November 12, 2022

The Netflix original, “Enola Holmes 2,” touches upon topics such as misogyny, poverty and corruption but fails to create a distinguishable plotline. Released Nov. 4, the story follows the protagonist...

In only the first three quarters of 2022 alone, TikTok has had 571 million downloads


Ananya Chaudhary November 12, 2022

Just hours after posting a lighthearted TikTok with friends, sophomore Julie Yu was shocked to see her post going viral — but for the wrong reasons. Late last year, Yu and her group of friends went...

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

A recap of Homecoming 2022 at MVHS
The Class of 2024 celebrates with confetti at the end of its performance.

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Ananya Chaudhary and Krish Dev October 10, 2022

Homecoming Week started strong on Monday, Oct. 10, as the Class of 2024 performed its “Ghostbusters” themed skit, which narrated the story of four students wanting to start a club about paranormal...

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