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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

Idols are debuting in the K-pop industry at as young as 13 years old, causing controversy among fans and critics alike. Photo Illustration | Ellie Wang

Minor concerns

Jillian Ju and Ellie Wang January 23, 2024

Even through the screen of her phone, junior Lotus Wu could see the passion and commitment put into the idols’ performances. Ever since sixth grade, Wu has been captivated by their energy and the way...

Hershey Janga strikes a fierce expression while dancing for MVDTs 2023 spring show. Photo courtesy of Hershey Janga | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 11: Hershey Janga

Ellie Wang, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

EW: Hello everyone, my name is Ellie Wang, and welcome to Episode 11 of Time Out! In each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at MVHS and exploring the journeys of athletes from...

After performing at the Rolling Loud California 2023 concert, rapper Lil Uzi Vert was confronted with criticism for the demonic references in his music. Photo Illustration | Ellie Wang

The Satanic surge

Ananya Chaudhary, Aaryan Sharma, and Ellie Wang December 6, 2023

“I make a city girl believe in Satan” (For Me, Lil Uzi Vert) After headlining the 2023 international hip hop music festival “Rolling Loud” in California, rapper Symere Bysil Woods, more commonly...

Senior and strong safety Hamza Moharram moves for a tackle in synchrony with senior and defensive end Nathan Diaz.

Photo by Shannon Yu

Varsity Football defeats Lynbrook High School 44-6

Ellie Wang and Shannon Yu October 26, 2023

Varsity Football defeated Lynbrook High School 44-6 on Friday, Oct. 20, improving its league record to 2-3-0 and overall record to 3-5-0. Both teams had bleachers packed with fans, as this was LHS’ homecoming...

FUHSD parents Rosario Rivera and Claudia Camacho listen to a live Spanish translation during the Boards Sept. 19 pre-mapping public hearing.

Facing north

Giljoon Lee, Shannon Yu, Ellie Wang, and Alyssa Yang September 30, 2023
Exploring how transitioning to By-Trustee-Area elections will affect FUHSD in North Sunnyvale
Health and Ethnic studies is current interdisciplinary course that will be mandated in the 2024-25 school year.

Continuous coverage: Health and Ethnic Studies

Lauren Chuu and Ellie Wang September 28, 2023

MVHS is piloting the Health and Ethnic Studies elective course that will extend throughout the current school year and effectively be mandated across the FUHSD district for all incoming freshmen starting...

Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

When senior Ananya Nadathur first watched the “Barbie” trailer that parodied the opening scene of “2001: A Space Odyssey” a few months ago, it piqued her interests surrounding the movie — she...

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