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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

Jennette McCurdy poses in front of a backdrop of her recent memoir, ready to reveal the industrys dark secrets and her true saddening story

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” reveals the harsh reality of childhood stardom

Jiya Singh August 23, 2022

TW: This article contains mentions of eating disorders, alcoholism, sexual assault, abuse and death Chapter 91: “Why do we romanticize the dead? Why can’t we be honest about them? Especially moms,...

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish Stranger Things

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens November 17, 2017

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur...

Summer binge watching detracts from time better spent in other outlets

Eva Spitzen September 7, 2013

Over the summer, MVHS students are known to participate in an activity called binge watching. However, this seemingly innocent pastime has some serious drawbacks that students should consider. Click here...

More students start to binge watch over the summer

More students start to binge watch over the summer

Sophia Tao August 22, 2013

For students, summer is the best time to binge watch television shows and movies. Binge watching, similar to binge eating, is a common phenomenon that is especially prevalent among students during...

Trash or Class?

Trash or Class?

Rachel Lu September 21, 2011

Scandalous reality shows are more than just entertainment, they are today's new therapy sessions. Especially with New Jersey becoming the new stars with the portrayal of tanned bodies, fake nails,...

Television: TV Land—A viewers guide to fall television

Television: TV Land—A viewer’s guide to fall television

Yaamini Venkataraman September 30, 2010

El Estoque brings you primetime in no time with reviews of fall's new television shows     As the new wave of fall shows makes a splash, some viewers may find themselves...

How I met your friends

How I met your friends

Karishma Mehrotra January 21, 2010

With "How I Met Your Mother"'s 100th episode, the sitcom is officially back I am sure my fellow television junkies have also been wondering, where did all the sitcoms go? Where did the short...

America is more broken than broke

America is more broken than broke

Shreya Shankar October 27, 2009

When did broken homes become the new black? A working dad, an at-home mom, 2.2 children and a dog: welcome to the All American nuclear family.   Half a century ago, the archetypal American...

You know you love to gossip

You know you love to gossip

Ingrid Chang October 1, 2008

Audience mesmerized by larger-than-life situations in 'Gossip Girl' Actors Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick as Nate Archibald and Chuck Bass and actresses Blake Lively and Leighton Meester as...

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