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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

Senior Mikaylah Du poses  in front of a computer as someone who pirates content.

Movie marauders

Samika Bhatkar and Vincent Zhao May 30, 2023
Examining the MVHS community’s personal experiences with pirating movies
Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disneys upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake.

Who’s watching?

Sonia Verma May 18, 2023

An 84-second teaser for Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” was released on Sept. 9 and within hours, the hashtag #notmyariel went viral on social media. The tag consisted of...

The Oscars have diversified over the years, nominating more global films in categories other than Best International Foreign Feature

And the Oscar goes to…

Aidan Ruan and Aashi Venkat April 14, 2023
Examining how international films are popularizing in America
The PORTALS album cover features Melanie Martinez portrayed as a pink character, the newest role she has taken on in Cry Babys evolution.

Melanie Martinez enters a new era in ‘PORTALS’

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Aashi Venkat April 4, 2023
The alt-pop singer unleashes new artistry via lyrics and themes in her third studio album
The Aurora album cover captures the chemistry between lead singers Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne.

‘Aurora’ is a manifestation of classic-rock nostalgia

Jami Lim March 14, 2023
The fictional ‘70s-esque album struggles to find its voice in the contemporary world
Behind the scenes: MVSNL

Behind the scenes: MVSNL

Nameek Chowdhury and Anna Jerolimov February 16, 2023
Examining the process behind producing Monta Vista Saturday Night Live
The “Ginny & Georgia” poster features actresses Antonia Gentry (Ginny Miller) and Brianne Howey (Georgia Miller) looking at one another.

‘Ginny & Georgia’ is relatable yet dramatic

Aashi Venkat January 14, 2023
Season two of the Netflix series doesn’t disappoint

Homemade Hipster: Banana Bread

Anna Jerolimov December 22, 2022
How to bake this simple but delicious dessert
Rapper Ye has recently come under fire for a series of controversial tweets and statements.

To Ye or not to Ye

Sameer Maheshwari, Gauri Manoj, and Darpan Singh December 16, 2022
Examining Ye’s anti-semitism and what it means to be a fan
“The Family” ends with a bang while simultaneously standing as an ode to the past.

Hip hop collective BROCKHAMPTON started as strangers and left as a family

Taryn Lam November 29, 2022
Lead singer Kevin Abstract paints a lopsided family portrait on ‘The Family’
However, “SMITHEREENS” is a significant downgrade in the message Joji wants to send. Where there’s still slight inklings of the vocal and instrumental grandeur from his past projects, this record is much more akin to the unfinished patchworks of his beginnings, with heavy sounds hiding his raw vocals.

‘SMITHEREENS’ paints an incomplete canvas

Aditya Shukla November 20, 2022
Joji fails to bring artistic growth in his third studio record
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