El Estoque

Seniors Shivani Verma and Esha Ramchurn stand in the front as MV Dance Team performs an in-sync whole team routine. Photo by Krish Dev

The MV Dance team hosts “A December to Remember”

Melody Cui, Krish Dev, and Gauri Manoj December 25, 2021
Students perform in their first showcase since quarantine
Graphic by Justin Kim

‘Tis the season for…’

Delving deeper into this year's winter highlights and memories
Tie-dye revival

Tie-dye revival

Aditya Shukla December 12, 2021
Delving into the resurgence of hippie fashion in the MVHS community
Graphic by Justin Kim

Seasonal consumables to try

Justin E Kim December 10, 2021
Students share their favorite holiday dishes
Journalist Jeff Chang coined the name Golden Era for the period of rap music produced from 1986 to the late 1990s

The Golden Era and modern rap

Anushka De December 8, 2021
How 90s hip-hop artists have shaped the current rap scene
An accompanist plays chords on an electric piano while his partner sings “Blackbird” by the Beatles outside of the Le Boulanger Bakery on Main Street in Los Altos

Holiday-themed events invoke community and festive cheer

Anushka De and Gauri Manoj December 8, 2021
Reviewing different winter events in the Bay Area
Revisiting the holidays

Revisiting the holidays

Sophia Ma and Aashi Venkat December 7, 2021
Students and staff share their most memorable moments from the holiday season
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released in 2006. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Brilliant Diamond’ and ‘Pokémon Shining Pearl’ are faithful to a fault

Justin E Kim November 28, 2021
The remakes of the original Nintendo DS games are a refreshing reimagining, but stay disappointingly true to their inspirations
The chemistry between the Mars and .Paak is shown to great levels in these nine tracks, and are enough to set this record as one of the best albums released in 2021.

‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ shoots high with honeyed nostalgia

Aditya Shukla November 19, 2021
Shimmering flares of soul and funk enthralls in this Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak debut
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang October 30, 2021

Various fields and industries in the United States are currently experiencing a movement to increase representation of racial and gender minorities. Not exempt from this change is the film industry: a...

Homemade Hipster: Pumpkin Ghost Cheesecake

April Wang, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Ingredients: Crust: 1½ cup finely crushed graham crackers ¼ cup unsalted butter ¼ cup sugar  ¼ tsp cinnamon and/or ginger Batter 32 oz cream cheese ½  cup brown sugar...

Graphic by Justin Kim

Bringing out the child in everyone

Justin E Kim October 29, 2021
Reflecting on how pointless the socially perceived age cut-off of Halloween is
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