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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

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

Aashna Patel and Jiya Singh June 6, 2022

JS: Imagine this — you set up a social media account after having sworn to never do so your entire life. You’ve made a special connection with a young, beautiful girl named Rebecca. You thought...

Student self-expression through color

Student self-expression through color

Jefferson Le and Melody Cui May 27, 2022

Senior Eric Kim has pursued art since his freshman year, when he took his first formal art class at MVHS. Now, Kim works at an independent art studio and has been working on several art pieces, many of...

Colors of Cupertino

Colors of Cupertino

Mikaylah Du May 27, 2022
Revealing the glimpses of color throughout our community
According to Diaz, the color orange instinctually reminds her of the fruit.

Color playlists

Aashi Venkat May 24, 2022
MVHS students share songs that remind them of certain colors
The Harrys House album cover features Styles in a brightly lit, upside down room.

‘Harry’s House’ is filled with bittersweet happiness

Aashi Venkat May 23, 2022
Harry Styles’ third studio album blends mature lyrics with repetitively buoyant production
“Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers” is an emotionally complex record that aims to study Lamar’s insight through a more introspective lens than ever before.

‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’ breaks down masculine identity

Aditya Shukla May 21, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s newest release preaches reformation with mixed results

Homemade Hipster: French macarons

Justin E Kim May 17, 2022
An easy yet tasty snack to entertain your appetite
Picture used with permission from Blumhouse Productions

‘Firestarter’ fails to make sparks

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

From the mind of author Stephen King and director Keith Thomas came a new adaptation of the 1980 novel “Firestarter.” Despite a fresh attempt at exceeding the initial 1984 movie adaption, the movie...

El Estoque writers pose playing Nintendo Switch | Photo by Shivani Verma

From textbooks to television

Devin Gupta and Shivani Verma April 27, 2022
Examining the impact of teaching through more modern, accessible means
The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev April 25, 2022

“Ambulance,” directed by Michael Bay, places audiences in a two hour chase sequence of an ambulance zooming through downtown Los Angeles. The film, released in theaters on April 8, is just what you...

Jude Law and Dan Fogler as Albus Dumbledore and Jacob Kowalski respectively in Secrets of Dumbledore. Photo | Warner Bros.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is a spectacular mess

Justin E Kim April 20, 2022
The success of Harry Potter glooms down on a film that flounders to stand by itself
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