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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

A walk in the museum

A walk in the museum

Kalyani Puthenpurayil February 1, 2024
Art 2-4 and Studio Art classes take a trip to the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco

Bad art and the room to improve

Jillian Ju and Giljoon Lee December 2, 2023

TW: You’re tearing me apart, Lisa! GL & JJ: Oh, hi audience.  JJ: What you just heard was the most iconic line from the 2003 independent film “The Room,” produced and starred by Tommy...

An artwork titled “what color is it” by Christina Lou | The piece is a mixture of various colors of paint.

Capitalizing on creativity

Amberly Sun October 25, 2023

Architecture, visual art, animation, cinematography, music and film — the products and impacts of art are visible everywhere. The people behind these art pieces are often funded or backed by a corporation....

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digital painting by Lemon Liu
| Referenced themself into Chinese painting landscapes to showcase unfitting feelings.

The art of ambition

Isabelle Kok September 18, 2023

College application season is a tumultuous time for many MVHS seniors — paperwork piles up and print-outs loom, but some students have a more specialized undertaking ahead of them than the typical academic...

Junior Genevieve Lo poses for a photo during a ballet summer intensive at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Lo | Used with permission

No more finishing touches

Sophia D'Sa September 17, 2023

Bright lighting, smooth wooden floors and a wall-to-wall mirror with a barre make up the classic ballet studio. This is where some students spend hours a week practicing for performances and competitions,...

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,...

Exploring the aspirations and passions of six inspiring women and girls from MVHS

Women shaping the future

Avni Gandhi, Aashna Patel, and Jiya Singh April 20, 2023
Exploring the aspirations and passions of six inspiring women and girls from MVHS
Senior Mira Bhardwaj reflects on her journey within arts and design

Woman in art and design: Mira Bhardwaj

Aashna Patel April 15, 2023
Senior Mira Bhardwaj reflects on her journey within arts and design
A recent drawing I drew in one of my art classes

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Trisha Sannappanavar April 15, 2023

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  “I’m not quite sure.”  As a child, I was constantly asked what I wanted to be when I grew up but never knew how to respond. My mom praised...

Is it even art?

Is it even art?

Kripa Mayureshwar and Darpan Singh February 8, 2023
Examining how community members define art in the modern world
Georgia Gerbers The Dancers was installed in the Cupertino Library in 2004

Uncovering inspiration behind local public art

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Kripa Mayureshwar December 22, 2022
Exploring artists and the stories behind sculptures in Cupertino
The word COLORS is written in an explosive, rainbow font, depicting a theme similar to graffiti.

Colors

Delving into the colors of the rainbow
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