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

A collage featuring Dark Academia (left) and Cottagecore (right)

Cottagecore vs. Dark Academia: A detailed comparison

Shivani Madhan January 26, 2021
Exploring the popularity and controversies surrounding two trendy aesthetics
Graphic by Sophia Chen

A throwback to childhood trends

Sophia Chen and Suraj Gangaram October 30, 2020
Students reminisce on nostalgic toys and trends from their childhood from the past two decades
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
Senior Catherine Vo posted fan art of mxmtoon in the strawberry dress on @cadphy, her Instagram account.

Strawberries À La Mode

Shivani Verma September 25, 2020

Pale, blush pink fabric. Delicately puffed sleeves and soft frills. A long skirt made up of layers of airy tulle. And most eye-catching of all — glittering ruby strawberries looking almost delectable...

A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Selfie factories

Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 2, 2020
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
old trends

Rewind: The comeback of older trends

Charlotte Chui and Elena Khan October 23, 2019
How vinyl records and Polaroids are making a resurgence
Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Sara Entezar, Design Editor September 8, 2018

With a seemingly endless cycle of what’s considered ‘fashionable,’ the demand for new trends is at an all time high, McKinsey&Company studies. With high-waisted short after off-shoulder top after...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee August 18, 2017

Sophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding...

MV street style: back to basics

MV “street” style: back to basics

Sophia Tao October 22, 2013

Students describe their outfits, their personal style and trends. Sophomore Monica Ravichandran Necklace — “My necklace is actually a hairband that I was too lazy to put on my hair." Tank top...

Going beyond clothes

Going beyond clothes

Stephanie Chang October 31, 2011

      “The reason behind this hat is actually a haircut. I am in writing for publication and last week we were asked to do something beyond our comfort zone. I’m terrified...

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,...

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