El Estoque

10 places in the Bay Area you can visit over the summer

10 places in the Bay Area  you can visit over the summer

Devika Watave

May 31, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Can’t get out of the Bay Area this summer? Check out these popular spots within a three hour’s drive from Cupertino. Coyote Hills Regional Park Camp overnight to spend some quality time outdoors Picnic at the tables near the quarry, or use the nearby grills for a barbecue Tour the bird and bu...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Devika Watave

May 31, 2017


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2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament. This year, the club will be sending sophomore Eesha Moona to the state speech tournament and...

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

Devika Watave

May 24, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ewly done chalk paintings, black and white photos, students playing live music and a canvas for anyone to add their own art were just a few of the featured parts of MVHS’ Art Festival, hosted by the Art department on Saturday, May 6. This public event, held from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.,...

Ohana club holds officer interviews for the 2017-18 school year

Ohana club holds officer interviews for the 2017-18 school year

Devika Watave

May 23, 2017


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he current Ohana officers all gathered in room A105 on Wednesday, May 23, ready to familiarize themselves with the future applicants through their extensive interview process. Each officer had a question to ask, such as “Why did you originally want to be a part of Ohana?” and...

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Devika Watave

April 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to The Original Pancake House. Despite being located in a central spot on De Anza Ave., The Original...

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave

March 9, 2017


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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State Qualifier and NSDA National Qualifier tournaments. On Friday, Feb. 24, all three d...

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

Devika Watave

March 8, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]allet has been a part of senior Linnea Cheek’s life since she was two years old. What began as a means of channeling her energy slowly evolved into an activity that combines precision and pleasure. Because of ballet’s elaborate and intricate dance steps, it often takes time just...

Leo Club members participate in annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

Leo Club members participate in annual Crab Feed Fundraiser

Devika Watave

February 4, 2017


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he room was buzzing with voices and laughter as guests sat around eight tables, enjoying a three-course dinner. In the background, a band was playing soft jazz. Towards the back of the hall was the kitchen, in which food was being prepared. Several MVHS students helped to set up and...

Ohana club offers support for its members through bonding activities

Ohana club offers support for its members through bonding activities

Devika Watave

January 30, 2017


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[dropcap]“O[/dropcap]hana means family” — and this family is certainly striving to achieve their goals this year. The club, which is a platform for mainstream and autistic students to interact, holds weekly meetings with arts and crafts projects for its members. During lunch, everyone gets a r...

What to look forward to in 2017

What to look forward to in 2017

Devika Watave

January 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[dropcap]2017.[/dropcap] A new year, a new start. Most of us will jump at the opportunity to spend time on a new activity, develop new relationships or completely “re-make” ourselves. A new start also means new entertainment: books, movies, technology and plays, just to name a few. Scroll through...

How to do calligraphy

How to do calligraphy

Devika Watave

December 7, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Calligraphy was used all around the world before the invention of the printing press, and has maintained popularity afterwards as an art form. It looks beautiful, polished and carefully created – and that kind of perfection makes calligraphy seem difficult to master. Now that computers have taken over...

Leo club holds formal induction for its members

Leo club holds formal induction for its members

Devika Watave

November 5, 2016


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday, Oct. 29, The members of Leo Club met at Jollyman Park. They were joined by representatives from their parent organization, the Lions, to hold an induction and formally admit the new MVHS members into the club. All of the members recited a pledge off of a written script...