The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

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...

Beyond the glimmer

Yixuan (Joyce) Li November 3, 2023

Sitting at a desk, the only light is coming from a computer screen at full brightness and the only sound is coming from an unfamiliar song lost in shuffle play. The gap between idling and taking action...

Feeling bad about test scores is normal, but its important to understand that improvement is not linear. Illustration by Yixuan (Joyce) Li

Climbing the mountain to self-growth

Yixuan (Joyce) Li and Riya Murthy September 29, 2023
Debuking the idea of linear growth in self-improvement
Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

Exploring the social and economic impact of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
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