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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The 1989 (Taylors Version) album covers features Swift smiling with her hair tied into a messy ponytail and five seagulls surrounding her.

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ delivers on all its promises

Aashi Venkat October 28, 2023

Pop singer Taylor Swift released the re-recording of her hit 2014 album “1989” on Oct. 27. This is the fourth re-recording on her journey to reclaim ownership of her first six albums, which became...

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’
Many concerts include pits, areas where attendees can stand close to the stage and experience their favorite artists up close.

In the pit

Jiya Singh December 22, 2022
Amplifying the stories of the MVHS community at concerts
The Midnights album cover features Taylor Swift clicking a lighter, with the flame to her face

Taylor Swift flawlessly returns to pop with “Midnights”

Jiya Singh and Aashi Venkat October 26, 2022
“Midnights” manages to both complement and diversify the singer-songwriter’s discography
The album cover features Taylor Swift sitting in a red Chevrolet Cabriolet and wearing a red hat, establishing the significance of the color

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ perfectly balances the old and the new

Aashi Venkat and Shivani Verma November 20, 2021
Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album is a compelling add to her discography
Swifts fame is often attributed to men, diminishing her value as a female artist.

Who made Taylor Swift famous?

Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner March 13, 2021
How recent sexist comments about Taylor Swift demonstrate society’s normalization of misogyny
The album art for Juice WRLDs posthumous rap album Legends Never Die.

Summer 2020 music releases provide needed relief during COVID-19

Gauri Manoj September 13, 2020
Students discuss new releases and how COVID-19 has influenced the music industry
The folklore album cover features Taylor Swift standing alone in a forest, looking up at the trees.

A look into Taylor Swift’s unexpected album “folklore”

Shivani Verma August 22, 2020
Swift pulls off a new genre while staying true to her roots
Love, Taylor: A review of new album Lover

Love, Taylor: A review of new album “Lover”

Emily Xia September 10, 2019
Taylor Swift’s new album serves as a throwback for listeners
Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

Lakshanyaa Ganesh May 22, 2019

he rise of the 21st Century has brought in a generation that is more aware, sensitive and progressive in relation to issues that have been plaguing our country for years — more specifically, in support...

MUSIC: Oct. 2 album shootout

MUSIC: Oct. 2 album shootout

Yimeng Han October 3, 2012
We review songs from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Muse
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