The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
Senior Patricia Saito folded an origami phoenix model, created by Hongyi Wan.

Crafting origami creations

Charlotte Chui April 8, 2020
Three MVHS students share the process behind the art of paper folding

Pottery process: Friday nights at Wilson Park Ceramics Studio

Charlotte Chui March 12, 2020
A glimpse into an MVHS student’s ceramics creations
Musical mood: What are MVHS students listening to?

Musical mood: What are MVHS students listening to?

Charlotte Chui March 11, 2020
Asking people who are wearing headphones what they're listening to at that moment
Senior Jackie Yeung paints on a coat of green, sneaker-textured nail polish.

Nailed it: Nail art in the MVHS community

Charlotte Chui and Aditi Dixit March 11, 2020
A glimpse into the process and motivations of local nail artists
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

Charlotte Chui February 6, 2020
The motivation and process behind their gardens
Founder Abi Lugo greets a passerby and answers questions about her flower shop on wheels.

A stroll through the Cupertino farmers market

Charlotte Chui February 1, 2020
Employees share their experiences selling at the local market
Textisms act as communication cues

Textisms act as communication cues

Charlotte Chui November 20, 2019
The language of text messages acts as communication cues
old trends

Rewind: The comeback of older trends

Charlotte Chui and Elena Khan October 23, 2019
How vinyl records and Polaroids are making a resurgence
Sophomore Madelyn Laus school bag

Matador bags: What are MVHS students wearing?

Charlotte Chui, Entertainment Editor October 8, 2019
The variety of school bags students use
Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Charlotte Chui May 22, 2019

Layers of fresh, syrupy strawberries, creamy milk and matcha. At the bottom of the cup are chewy tapioca pearls, often dubbed boba. While boba is commonly paired with milk tea or fruit teas, a variety...

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