El Estoque

Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

Anish Vasudevan

November 4, 2019

West’s newest gospel-inspired project shows a transformation of his work

The musical endeavors of the “shoulder speaker”

The musical endeavors of the “shoulder speaker”

Shreshta Ranganathan and Leanna Sun

October 25, 2019

Delving into an MVHS senior's process of song production and the events that led up to her passion for music

Youthful melodies

Youthful melodies

Jasmine Lee

October 24, 2019

hat began as an ambitious attempt to one-up an academically-outstanding classmate in kindergarten transformed into my ultimate passion. The piano and I go way back; I remember how I raced to my Taiwanese teacher’s apartment on Tuesday afternoons for lessons, disciplined myself to give up playdates fo...

El Estoque’s childhood music picks

El Estoque’s childhood music picks

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Jasmine Lee

October 17, 2019

There are many things that enriched our childhood, from toy cars to jump ropes. And while we have outgrown these childhood staples, music has always accompanied us. Here are El Estoque’s favorite childhood bops:   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0GChpUWp3N1FARa9W9AZHC  

Travis Scott: the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Travis Scott:  the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Anish Vasudevan

October 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott improves from previous work with new single “Highest in the Room”

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Shivani Gupta and Sarah Young

May 5, 2019

Although summer is the time for a break from the work-heavy school year, without having a lot of work to do, it is easy to get bored. Explore the map below for suggestions of places and events to visit over the summer. Each are no more than an hour’s drive away from Cupertino and can be just what ...

Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha

April 12, 2019

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by MVHS Indian dance groups such as MV Raas and Bhangra, as well as music performances from various stude...

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

Brian Xu

March 15, 2019

’ve been playing the piano for eight years now — at this point, I’ve been playing for half my life. Every week consists of practicing scales and technique, learning etudes (practice pieces) and polishing pieces for performances. Where does all of this practice take me? Each year, my piano tea...