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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

Bad art and the room to improve

Jillian Ju and Giljoon Lee December 2, 2023

TW: You’re tearing me apart, Lisa! GL & JJ: Oh, hi audience.  JJ: What you just heard was the most iconic line from the 2003 independent film “The Room,” produced and starred by Tommy...

Many students at MVHS use poetry as an artistic form of self expression, be it for a literary magazine or just for themselves.

Write this down!

Aashi Venkat September 22, 2023

The idea for a V-shaped poem came to MVHS ‘23 alum Annika Lee while they were walking their dog. They wrote a poem following the theme “Quatervois” — meaning a crossroads or an important turning...

Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
Sundar family poses for a photo at an amusement park

Poetry

Abdullah Memon March 23, 2021
Junior Lavi Sundar’s journey with Poetry Competitions
Anthology editor and former Cupertino poet laureate Kaecey McCormick gives a speech recapping her experiences teaching workshops, judging contests and hosting readings. Instead of having the traditional poetry contest, McCormick decided to celebrate the end of her two-year term by publishing the anthology.

Community Poetry & Prose Night: A celebration of creativity

Iman Malik, Emily Xia, and Brian Xu March 14, 2020
Cupertino community members share their experiences contributing to a city-wide poetry anthology
Poetry contributor Jade Bradbury receives her copy of the anthology. After distribution, McCormick encouraged attendees to stay and socialize with one another.

Voices of Cupertino: The launch of the citywide anthology

Iman Malik and Emily Xia March 10, 2020
Community members gather to celebrate the release of Cupertino poetry and prose
The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

Himani Yalamaddi April 12, 2018
The Cupertino poet laureate launches her first teens-only poetry workshop
La Pluma is mightier

“La Pluma” is mightier

Karishma Mehrotra December 7, 2009

The newest issue of La Pluma, "For Lack of Better Words" highlights the words of writers all across campus Many of us may not understand poetry. Not only can it be confusing, but sometimes...

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