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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The “Ginny & Georgia” poster features actresses Antonia Gentry (Ginny Miller) and Brianne Howey (Georgia Miller) looking at one another.

‘Ginny & Georgia’ is relatable yet dramatic

Aashi Venkat January 14, 2023
Season two of the Netflix series doesn’t disappoint
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story features actor Evan Peters, with the series poster portraying Peters staring menacingly into the audiences eyes.

“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is an unethical monstrosity

Samika Bhatkar and Aashi Venkat October 8, 2022
Examining the internet’s disturbing obsession with Jeffrey Dahmer
Jabari Smith cradles his love interest Meadow on the Entergalactic album cover.

“Entergalactic” is nothing out of the ordinary

Samika Bhatkar October 6, 2022
Despite its tranquil production and lyricism, “Entergalactic” fails to stand on its own
Korean-American lawyer Ingrid Yun fights to make partner in a white patriarchal law firm.

“Partner Track” falls short in its attempt at representation

Angela Zhang, News Editor September 22, 2022

While depicting the unbreakable glass ceiling women and non-white individuals face when climbing the corporate ladder, Netflix’s new series "Partner Track" fails to portray representation at every front...

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

Aashna Patel and Jiya Singh June 6, 2022

JS: Imagine this — you set up a social media account after having sworn to never do so your entire life. You’ve made a special connection with a young, beautiful girl named Rebecca. You thought...

The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
A view of 2022

A view of 2022

Jiya Singh and Shivani Verma February 12, 2022

While 2021 brought in a wave of trends including wearing sweater vests and playing games such as League of Legends, the start of the new year brings in a fresh set of these trends. Look ahead for more...

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is set in the Forest of Okoya, putting Koko, a human raised by Pokémon in the spotlight. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’ has something for everyone

Justin E Kim October 13, 2021
The 23rd movie in the franchise expands on the Pokémon world while staying true to what makes it so beloved
Graphic of title with a lilac and beige checker background.

Rediscovering chess

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

  My first experience with chess was in first grade, when I went to a chess club after school for the first time. My mom signed me up as she thought it would be fun, and she was absolutely right....

Poster art from Over the Moon showcases the films animation style and elements from the plot.

‘Over the Moon,’ shines in its graphics, soundtrack and storytelling

Vivian Jiang October 28, 2020
The visually stunning musical adventure, starring MV alumnae Cathy Ang, takes a modern twist on a traditional Chinese legend
Fifteen years after its initial release, Avatar: The Last Airbender becomes a hit on Netflix.

New and returning fans share in the excitement of ‘Avatar’

Shivani Verma and Claire Wen September 13, 2020
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ increases in popularity after Netflix release
Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Sreya Kumar April 29, 2020
Netflix’s new boundary-breaking series could have handled mature themes better
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