El Estoque

Team FemStem’s app-building process

Team FemStem’s app-building process

Charlotte Chui

April 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On April 23, freshmen Ria Doshi, Eesha Ramkumar and Harini Arumugam submitted their app as part of the Technovation Challenge, an international six-week competition in which teams build an app to target a global issue of their choice. The three Technovation members, who together make up Team FemStem, created...

Charlotte Chui

Charlotte Chui

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Charlotte Chui is a sophomore and copy editor who currently writes for opinion. This is her first year on staff.

We regret to inform you…

We regret to inform you…

Charlotte Chui and Jennie Chen

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

In the midst of college admission decisions, rejection seemingly becomes a commonplace. The rejection from a safety school is unexpected. Your test scores are above average, and you didn’t think your extracurriculars or teacher recommendations were too shabby either. You ask around for your peers’...

Views on AMC 16’s closure

Views on AMC 16’s closure

Charlotte Chui and Jasmine Lee

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Sophomore Riona Tsai was on a plane when she received a text from her brother, telling her about the news of AMC Cupertino Square 16 — the last movie theater in Cupertino — closing down. As a long time visitor of AMC 16, Tsai was disappointed to see the movie theater go. “I was devastated bec...

Leo Club volunteers at Faria Walkaround

Leo Club volunteers at Faria Walkaround

Charlotte Chui and Ria Kolli

April 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On March 30, Leo Club members volunteered at Faria Elementary School’s walkaround, an annual event for students to raise money for the school, which took place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students collect pledge donations prior to the walkaround, and on the day of the event, they each have a lap car...

Write for you: Reviews of various pens and highlighters

Write for you: Reviews of various pens and highlighters

Charlotte Chui

March 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Reviews

Stored in a container on the corner of a desk, tucked behind an ear or buried at the bottom of a backpack — stationery can spruce up chemistry notes or add a colorful pop to a daily planner. Here are some of the best stationery items, from pens to highlighters, to try out.    Price: $2.50 each o...

Chinese Club celebrates New Year

Chinese Club celebrates New Year

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On Feb. 15, Chinese Club held a meeting in A203 in honor of Chinese New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival, this holiday is considered one of the most important Chinese holidays. It depends on the lunar calendar instead of the solar calendar. To celebrate, Chinese Club officers shared traditiona...

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Reviews

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom lipsticks and foundations to shampoos and body scrubs, customizable makeup and skincare items are a trend sweeping across the beauty community. With the ability to tailor different aspects of a product to fit specific preferences, this trend appeals to various audiences. Findi...

Starting the Technovation Challenge

Starting the Technovation Challenge

Charlotte Chui

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On Jan. 23, MV Technovation held a club meeting as their members dove into the beginning of the Technovation Challenge. The Technovation Challenge is an international six-week app-building competition, with the building season starting in January. After, members create a business plan based on their app ...

A year in selfies

A year in selfies

Charlotte Chui

January 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was tradition for senior Kavin Sivakumar to come up with a resolution at the start of every new year. For 2015, he made it a goal to run a mile every week. For 2016, he promised himself that he wouldn’t drink soda or eat red meat. Continuing this pattern, Sivakumar’s 2017 res...

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Charlotte Chui

January 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino. Address: 19058 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 ...

Mint for the holidays: Various creations to make with peppermint

Mint for the holidays: Various creations to make with peppermint

Charlotte Chui

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]long with the end of the year comes gifting presents, Christmas caroling and of course, peppermint. Here are four DIY projects to try with this quintessential holiday favorite. Peppermint lotion bars: Chilly weather taking a toll? Moisturize dry skin with these mint scented l...