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

“Its all about being confident in your own values. Maybe I dont have three syllable words, but I do have something else that I can definitely stand behind and be like, ‘This is what Im good at.’

Creative highs and compromises

Aditya Shukla November 16, 2022
How Instagram creators use the platform to promote their content
Photography has been an outlet for my emotions and it provides me with an important escape. But it’s more than that; each photo I take serves as a capture of my personality at the time, a published copy of my state of mind.

A manuscript for moments

Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer April 26, 2022
How photography helped me embrace my flaws
The ink drawing depicts a personified mushroom residing in a densely populated forest.

Artists share excerpts from their portfolios

Nameek Chowdhury February 4, 2022

Using different mediums, artists at MVHS express their emotions, beliefs, and interests through their artwork. Along with displaying their pieces, three students share the motives behind the techniques...

Senior Claire Yang experiments with different types of art, from charcoal still lifes to digital drawings.

Choosing artistic and hands-on electives

Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 22, 2022
Exploring the creative courses that students take at MVHS
Club officers from the Photo Club, The Art of investing Club, and MV Bookshelf.

Optimism amongst small clubs

February 10, 2021
How smaller clubs have managed to stay afloat during a distance learning school year
The 2019-20 MVHS Photography Club officer team poses for a photo with a poster board template of their Instagram account. Photo courtesy of Michelle Wang

Getting to know this year’s Photography Club

Shivani Gupta, Entertainment editor March 20, 2020
Exploring what Photography Club has been doing to ensure member presence
Students practice writing personality profiles in a NorCal Media Day session.

Journalism Education Association NorCal Media Day 2019

Brian Xu October 25, 2019
El Estoque gains exposure to other publications and professionals at annual journalism conference
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

ewly done chalk paintings, black and white photos, students playing live music and a canvas for anyone to add their own art were just a few of the featured parts of MVHS’ Art Festival, hosted by the...

Artists of MVHS

Artists of MVHS

Aanchal Garg March 8, 2017

Art. Just one word encompasses so many different styles and methods. Art can mean creating a new recipe, sketching a TV show character or even painting your nails. MVHS has artists all around campus who...

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Amanda Chan January 12, 2016

Every day, students across the MVHS campus can be seen taking pictures with their smartphones in hand. Photography club has recognized the increased popularity of photography among students and is beginning...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali November 11, 2015

cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on...

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe paints at an event in Santana Row, San Jose. In addition to art, Cripe enjoys music and photography. Taken with permission from Tyler Cripe.

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe a versatile creator

Yashashree Pisolkar December 17, 2012

Tyler Cripe has always enjoyed being an artist. After years of working as an accountant cum marketing agent, becoming a teacher allowed him to once again tap into his creative side and focus on his passion...

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