El Estoque

Bridge Club set to participate in Bay Area bridge championship

Bridge Club set to participate in Bay Area bridge championship

Andrea Perng

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

In the hushed silence that falls upon the students gathered in D101, freshman Richard Wu plays bridge, a card game, with two other students and his coach, Cheryl Mandela, who gives her experienced word at the end of each match. Those at his table are relatively inexperienced compared to the team ...

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Andrea Perng

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Nowadays, Easter is more likely to recall images of marshmallow Peeps and plastic eggs than Jesus’ resurrection. Yet for students like senior Kevin Tong and sophomore Yoanna Lee, Easter is more than just pastel colors and egg hunts; Easter is the cornerstone of their religion. “We say that [Easte...

Blind Faith

Blind Faith

Andrea Perng

April 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT

When Donald Trump, former host of reality TV show "The Apprentice," ran for president, talk was rampant about how he had none of the military or political experience that he would need to serve the country effectively. That in itself should have been concerning, and a huge point against him becoming...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven...

Examining the power of words

Examining the power of words

Andrea Perng

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]iving in an area as staunchly liberal as the Bay Area, it’s possible to forget that fighting against racism is a constant and active effort. Thinkpieces are constantly being written about how sensitive college kids are, how the n-word really is just a word and how Nazism is okay, ...

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Andrea Perng

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

From mass shootings to natural disasters, from sexual assault allegations to violent protests, 2017 was fraught with distress and destruction, leaving many hoping for a better year. The future is an uncertain haze at this point. Some are expecting just as much chaos in 2018, given the trend of the pa...

FCC’s new plan threatens net neutrality

FCC’s new plan threatens net neutrality

Andrea Perng

December 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Politics

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to eliminate net neutrality. Without it, Internet service providers (ISPs) could restrict websites like Facebook and YouTube, charging their customers monthly fees to access websites in pack...

City Council: Simplified

Andrea Perng

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Cupertino City Council manages recreational activities for Cupertino as well as local funding. Citizens and groups like Walk-Bike Cupertino can bring their concerns to council meetings to be heard, and to  get a direct response from the council members. Check out the infograp...

Crash Course: Local Politics

Andrea Perng

November 15, 2017


Filed under Crash Course, NEWS, Print news

Anime club: a release through art

Andrea Perng

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o the average student’s eye, a club dedicated to anime might seem like just a group of students that watch and discuss anime. One might have seen the anime-styled posters around school of the club’s mascot, a girl named Alice, holding a body pillow of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. H...

The tricks up their sleeves: Bridge Club’s past and future

The tricks up their sleeves: Bridge Club’s past and future

Andrea Perng

September 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs

      [dropcap]S[/dropcap]tudents gather in room D101 at tables grouped in fours, as they do every Tuesday at lunch. Each member takes their hand from the dealer in the middle of the desks and examines their options. Would they play aggressively, or would they err on the s...

Things I wish we’d build

Andrea Perng

September 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Over the past few years, the MVHS campus has undergone some big changes. Construction projects have brought to life an extension of the B building, a bridge between the B and D buildings and expansions to the dance studio and gym lobby. But while the first phase of construction is wrapping up, there is s...