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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

Audience member freshman Beck Poltronetti rejects senior Ananya Nadathur by handing the flower back after her serenade in her self-written play, “Swiftie Serenade.”

MV Drama’s “Neo-Futurists” play takes center stage

Yixuan (Joyce) Li November 20, 2023

Monta Vista’s Drama department held its 2023 fall production, “Neo-Futurists,” on the evenings of Nov. 16 and Nov. 17. In the Black Box, performers captivated audiences with humor and a twinge of...

Stylestruck

Stylestruck

Whether it's students crafting costumes for MVHS Drama's latest production or students and staff expressing their personalities through their outfits, fashion is a significant aspect of MVHS culture. Click...

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
The iconic pinkish-purple dress I wore for my Ms. Hannigan costume in Annie

Drama Queen

Jiya Singh April 19, 2023
Embracing and pursuing my “theater kid” nickname
Passing Proposition 28

Passing Proposition 28

Aidan Ruan and Sophia Ma December 23, 2022

California Proposition 28, a measure designated to allocate funding for art programs across K-12 California public schools, was passed on Nov. 8 with 64.4% of voters in favor. Starting in 2023, the proposition...

Stage manager, co-costuming lead and junior Marian Montejano organizes clothing in the loft — the room above the Blackbox where costumes and accessories from past productions are stored.

Behind the scenes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Anna Kaminitz and Nika Zamani October 29, 2021
Exploring the different facets of Drama’s fall play preparations
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”
Acting over Zoom

Acting over Zoom

Annie Zhang February 2, 2021
How the cast of 'The Misanthrope' grew into their characters and adapted to virtual theater
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

After having to postpone last year’s Spring Play, Mamma Mia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MV Drama department has put together and released its first virtual play: “The Misanthrope." Loosely set...

50 Questions with Hannah Gould

50 Questions with Hannah Gould

Shivani Madhan December 7, 2020
In the tenth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Hannah Gould 50 questions in her workspace
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
A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor March 13, 2020
Drama students who worked on the Romeo and Juliet play reflect on their experiences and favorite parts
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