El Estoque

Selena Gomez returns to the music industry with compelling album ‘Rare’

Selena Gomez returns to the music industry with compelling album ‘Rare’

Leanna Sun

January 18, 2020

Gomez explores her personal experiences of rehabilitating herself from pain

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

Annie Zhang

December 5, 2019

The Weeknd reemerges into the music industry after a year-long hiatus with new track “Heartless”

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Oishee Misra and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 22, 2019

The month of November is, for the most part, not the best for MVHS students. With the breeding negativity on campus, sometimes it is hard to find the silver linings in situations. Ironically, it is also the month of giving thanks, and in this episode, we explore and display gratitude for the things th...

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 ...