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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Is it even art?

Is it even art?

Kripa Mayureshwar and Darpan Singh February 8, 2023
Examining how community members define art in the modern world
An illustration of a string being tied into a knot

Tying up loose ends

Kripa Mayureshwar February 12, 2022
Learning the importance of finishing what I start
A small painting I did would not turn out right no matter what I tried, so I simply blurred it with a large brush and accepted it as it was.

Life imitates art

Mikaylah Du, Graphics Editor October 28, 2021
Analyzing how my relationship with art has affected my self-esteem
Park customized this shoe for a friend and is his favorite design of all the shoes we has painted.  “I think its my favorite not because it looks good necessarily,” Park said. “I really enjoyed the process because I took a big break from customizing shoes, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. So then I just kind of got re-inspired when she asked me to paint her shoes.”

Customization Craze: Students turn everyday accessories into a form of self-expression

Jai Uparkar May 27, 2020
MVHS students share the stories behind their painted shoes and water bottles
Paintings from a World Literature project line the front of literature teacher Jireh Tanabes classroom.

Drawing a curriculum: Art in the classroom

Robert Liu February 8, 2020
Exploring teacher and student opinions on integrating art into curriculums
In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.

Stories of our art

A look at the visual artists of MVHS
The unseen art: misconceptions of modern art

The unseen art: misconceptions of modern art

Brian Xu and Annie Zhang March 13, 2019

blue canvas with a white stripe running down its middle sold for $48.3 million. A solid green portrait of an inverted trapezoid sold for $1.6 million. An empty frame for a “non-visible” piece of...

MVHS Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

Devika Watave May 24, 2017
A festival featuring student work in various art forms such as photography
Q&A: Art Club President seeks to inspire others artistically

Q&A: Art Club President seeks to inspire others artistically

Mingjie Zhong December 3, 2014
Senior Stephanie Shi shares the story of how she became an artist
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