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

Sophmore Haneen Moharram with her hijab

It’s just a choice

Samika Bhatkar and Jiya Singh November 17, 2022

Religious head coverings are common in many religions, like turbans in Sikhism, kapps for the Amish and tichels in Judaism. In Islam, hijabs, which cover the neck and head are one of several headcoverings...

String Orchestra students perform symphonies at the Fall Concert which took place Oct 28.

MVHS Band and Orchestra capture Halloween spirit in its Fall Concert

Samika Bhatkar October 31, 2022

The MVHS Band and Orchestra hosted its first concert of the year in the school’s auditorium on Friday, Oct. 28. The Fall Concert titled “Incantations and Dances” was performed by four instrumental...

Targeted advertisements tend to pop up on social media platforms such as Instagram, and typically advertise products the user has shown prior interest in.

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Understanding thoughts behind fashion and social media advertising
Why are consumers fixated on apparel logos?

Why are consumers fixated on apparel logos?

Chiran Arumugam and Samika Bhatkar October 9, 2022

Business teacher Lenore Espanola, a self-proclaimed fashion enthusiast, says she looks out for changing trends among what students are wearing.  “Right now I see girls wearing a combination of an...

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
Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Alongside a group of fellow AP teachers, Biology teacher Lora Lerner spent four days of her summer at AP Summer Institute gaining familiarity with curriculum and labs as she prepared to trade in one session...

Man on the street: What’s MVHS listening to?

Aashi Venkat February 2, 2022
Asking 18 students about their current favorite song
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