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

Written media depicts love in a variety of ways, with songs and books spanning from true love to toxic relationships.

Struck by Cupid’s arrow

Aashi Venkat January 24, 2024

From the idea of true love to the glamorization of toxic relationships, love has historically been portrayed in various ways through novels and song lyrics. Alt-pop artist Lana Del Rey’s lyricism is...

Analyzing how the meaning of word love depends on the person.

LOVE

Dahlia Schilling and Varun Singh, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

A sigh of relief escapes sophomore Archana Kakar, now that she finally understands the math problem she was struggling with. She brushes off the eraser shavings and turns to her friend who helped her,...

Just me myself and I

Just me myself and I

Vincent Zhao February 26, 2023
Exploring the bright side of not being in a relationship
To me, crushes felt like soda fizz - bubbly and bright. Graphic by Kripa Mayureshwar

Bloom: That soda pop feeling

Shivani Verma February 4, 2022
The teenage romance that didn't happen
Using physical touch

Using physical touch

Mikaylah Du and Riya Ravuri October 30, 2021
Exploring how physical touch plays a role in expressing affection among the MVHS community
Looking back on love

Looking back on love

Shivani Madhan February 16, 2021
Students reflect on how they were shaped by prior romantic relationships
In a spinoff from the New York Times Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 14, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love

Valen-tunes for Valentine’s Day

Sophia Chen and Shivani Verma February 14, 2021
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love
Illustration | Mikaylah Du and Sophia Ma

The romance behind K-dramas

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer February 13, 2021
Exploring the effects the popular genre has on our views and values
No Thanks

No Thanks

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
MVHS students who don't want relationships share their viewpoints
Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De, News Editor February 28, 2020
Five MVHS students and staff share small moments where they felt a lot of love
I raise caterpillars into butterflies with my brother annoying - I mean, aiding, me along the way.

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Emily Xia October 7, 2019
A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years
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