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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

Cupertino library visitors sit outside at the patio.

Beyond the books

Samika Bhatkar and Arshiya Sen October 27, 2023

Originally founded in 1912 by Librarian Fanny Jollyman, the Cupertino Library has grown into one of the most popular hubs of the city, with visitors and residents checking out books, visiting its “Coffee...

Rebooting the rally

Rebooting the rally

Samika Bhatkar and Manas Kottakota October 9, 2023

As the week came to a close, Monta Vista High School celebrated with the Homecoming rally on Sept. 29. Focused around the Homecoming theme of video games, the rally featured specific games and performances...

“For All the Dogs” album cover depicted a dog, drawn by Drake’s son, Adonis Graham, who is also featured on fifth track “Daylight.”

‘For All the Dogs’ seems to suffer an identity crisis

Samika Bhatkar and Sagnik Nag Chowdhury October 9, 2023

Canadian rapper and artist Drake announced on Instagram that he would be releasing his eighth studio album “For All the Dogs.” Although set for release on Friday, Sept. 22, Drake decided to push back...

Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

Exploring the social and economic impact of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
Senior Mikaylah Du poses  in front of a computer as someone who pirates content.

Movie marauders

Samika Bhatkar and Vincent Zhao May 30, 2023
Examining the MVHS community’s personal experiences with pirating movies

Man on the street: What are your NBA Finals predictions?

Samika Bhatkar and Alyssa Yang May 20, 2023
MVHS students share which teams they think will win the 2023 NBA playoffs
Graphic by Kathryn Foo

Going to the gym

Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Sophia Ma April 13, 2023
Observing MVHS students experiences with the gym
Trade talks

Trade talks

Samika Bhatkar and Mihir Vishwarupe March 20, 2023
Exploring the recent trades in the NBA and issues in basketball free agency
Pedestrians cross one leg of the Bubb/McClellan intersection during the walk phase of the Pedestrian Scramble

Scramble to amble

Samika Bhatkar and Angela Zhang February 8, 2023
Examining the effects of the new Pedestrian Scramble
Junior Matthew Lau pushes through an MHS defender for a layup

Boys Basketball loses to Milpitas High School 58-51

Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Alyssa Yang January 29, 2023
Matadors fall short in securing a win in a close game
A photo showing the front of the HHS cafeteria and its mustang statue.

Mustang to Matador

Samika Bhatkar and Krish Dev December 22, 2022
FUHSD Board passes proposal to help with MVHS’s declining enrollment
“Heroes and Villains” album cover depicts Metro Boomin shaking an identical version of him engulfed in fire, a sentiment paying homage to rock group Pink Floyd.

Metro Boomin proves producer albums shouldn’t be disregarded in “Heroes and Villains”

Samika Bhatkar December 9, 2022
“Heroes and Villains” rich and dark ambiance perfectly pairs masterful production with feature artists
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