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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

While she now appreciates the tradition of expressing ones love on Valentines Day, Liu finds that the commercialization of the holiday can be overwhelming.

Analyzing the downsides of the holiday of love

Crystal Cheng February 4, 2022
The MVHS community reflects on aspects of Valentine’s Day it wishes would change
In a spinoff from the New York Times Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 14, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love

Valen-tunes for Valentine’s Day

Sophia Chen and Shivani Verma February 14, 2021
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love
Singing Valentines: Quarantine Edition

Singing Valentines: Quarantine Edition

Vivian Jiang and Claire Wen February 14, 2021
MVHS Choir revises their Valentine’s Day tradition
Illustration | Mikaylah Du and Sophia Ma

The romance behind K-dramas

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer February 13, 2021
Exploring the effects the popular genre has on our views and values
Cupid in the classroom

Cupid in the classroom

Claire Wen February 12, 2021
Examining teachers’ perspectives on student relationships
Seniors Kelvin Lee (left) and Khang Pham (right) receive singing valentines during third period.

Behind the scenes of singing valentines 2020

Leanna Sun February 28, 2020
Exploring Singing Valentines from the perspective of MV choir students
Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines

Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines

Helen Chao and Emily Xia February 24, 2019
A collection of pick-up lines . from MVHS students for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Chelsea Wong February 14, 2018

When he was four years old, junior Pramodh Srihari bought his first gift for a girl on Valentine’s Day. He pulled four quarters from his house and sneakily went to the candy shop to buy her a lollipop....

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Chetana Ramaiyer February 14, 2018

s the last year of high school rolls around, there is much to think about. For students in relationships, one of the major questions that arises is what they will do after they graduate from high school....

Valentines Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam February 14, 2018

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one...

Valentines Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens February 9, 2017

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and...

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