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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

Digital book formats have been made prevalent by the digital age.

Rewiring reading

Jami Lim and Lillian Wang November 1, 2023

Growing up during the advent of the digital age in the 90s, English teacher Jessica Kaufman considers herself to have had an upbringing sheltered from internet usage. While people shifted away from physical...

Im Going Viral!

I’m Going Viral!

Jiya Singh March 1, 2023
Understanding TikTok’s effect on music and media’s popularity
In only the first three quarters of 2022 alone, TikTok has had 571 million downloads

Tok-xicity?

Ananya Chaudhary November 12, 2022

Just hours after posting a lighthearted TikTok with friends, sophomore Julie Yu was shocked to see her post going viral — but for the wrong reasons. Late last year, Yu and her group of friends went...

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
The Cheer Teams Instagram features team bonding activities, routines they performed at games and promo for their future events

Like. Follow. Cheer.

Aashi Venkat and Nika Zamani March 18, 2022
Exploring how sports teams use social media
@randomstufflol567 (tiktok), Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, @lil kizzy (tiktok)

TikTok challenges influence crime in school communities

Michelle Chen and Angela Zhang February 11, 2022

Across the nation, threats to initiate school shootings and bombings circulated on TikTok the week of Dec. 17, 2021. As a popular social media platform, TikTok enabled the spread of this trend through...

Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet

Internet humor unites generations

Kripa Mayureshwar December 12, 2021
Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet
Photo courtesy of 
Olga Tutunaru

#BookTok: The rising literary community for teens

Aashna Patel, staff writer September 18, 2021

Last year sophomore Aya Abdelrahman found book related content on TikTok as she was trying to select books for her summer reading. After seeing a video of a content creator reviewing books , including...

The cover features a hand reaching out towards a bright pink poison vial | Photo Courtesy Warner Bros Music

‘pretty poison’ is an absolute masterpiece

Irene Tang September 12, 2021
Nessa Barrett releases chilling first EP
Illustration of a girl crying  while on the phone | By Sophia Ma

Let’s stop normalizing and minimizing the impact of eating disorders

Melody Cui March 5, 2021
Examining social media’s detrimental portrayal of eating disorders
Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok face U.S. ban threats

Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok face U.S. ban threats

Jefferson Le January 10, 2021
Exploring MVHS community’s opinion on the future of the social apps in America
Senior Winter Bloom posts a video on TikTok and adds text to make her content more relatable. Photo by Winter Bloom | Used with Permission

TikTok trends

Gauri Manoj September 25, 2020
Students discuss the latest trends on the popular social media app
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