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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

Artists take on animating for the first time

Artists take on animating for the first time

Kripa Mayureshwar and Ayah Ali-Ahmad March 14, 2021
Students from Advanced Multimedia share and reflect on their first animation project
BE is a fusion of eccentric tunes, heartwarming tracks and sentimental ballads

BTS’s album ‘BE’ stands as the group’s most human gem

Annie Zhang November 23, 2020
The release of BTS’s new self-produced album depicts life in quarantine nostalgically
ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

Tyler Cho and Irene Tang September 19, 2020
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
COVID-19 and the entertainment industry

COVID-19 and the entertainment industry

Emily Xia April 10, 2020
How COVID-19 concerns have caused long-awaited events to be cancelled
Juniors Eric Zheng and Daniel Kao perform at MV SNL with their band OvtaTvn.

Catching up with Music Theory Club

Ayah Ali-Ahmad March 13, 2020
Music Theory Club and their plans after their first performance
Korean-pop group BTS broke into the American music industry the past couple years

Xenophobia in the music industry

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang February 7, 2020
Entertainment award shows discriminate against non-English speaking artists
J-Hope and Becky G release Chicken Noodle Soup, a remake of the 2006 release.

J-Hope and Becky G release addictive remake of hip-hop track “Chicken Noodle Soup”

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor September 30, 2019
The significance of the two artists’ reinterpretation of the 2006 hit
The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

Sreya Kumar and Lakshanyaa Ganesh May 23, 2019

Stan. The term originated from rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit of the same name, merging the words “stalker” and “fan”. It has quickly evolved into a label young fans on social media proudly use,...

BTS as a global phenomenon

BTS as a global phenomenon

Emily Xia December 11, 2017
Students share their thoughts on BTS becoming an international sensation
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