El Estoque

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese blast into the evening air and people...

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Priya Reddy

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Art club hosted an interactive meeting last week introducing Henna, a traditional form of body art popularized in India. After a short presentation by the officers detailing the background of Henna, the members dove into their own practice during lunch, decorating their skin with bright gold cones ful...

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Priya Reddy

March 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat"]S[/su_dropcap]pring is just around the corner and local grocery stores and farmer’s markets are beginning to flood with different varieties of pears. With their light flavor, pears are a versatile fruit, perfect for jams, marinades, sandwiches and more. From savory to sweet,...

Let everyone shine: Korean Club discusses the Pyeongchang winter olympics

Let everyone shine: Korean Club discusses the Pyeongchang winter olympics

Priya Reddy

February 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 8, during lunch in room E202, Korean Club held a meeting to teach their members more about the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Though the meeting covered topics from the combined North and South Korean presence to the torch relay. The club officers presented a powerpoint discussi...

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Priya Reddy

January 29, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT

Grapefruits. Their uniquely bittersweet taste leaves some people hating them and some people craving them. Characterized by their bright pink flesh, these fruits are surprisingly versatile. In honor of national citrus month, take a look at the recipes on the following pages to see three different uses...

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Culinary Connections: The way cooking brings people together

Priya Reddy

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Print entertainment

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he clock ticks just loud enough so that assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz can hear it, reminding him of his quickly approaching deadline. Eyeing his ingredients, he gets to work, whipping out bowls and measuring cups. Swiftly pouring and mixing ingredients, he runs a recipe t...

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Restaurant Roulette: Umami Burger

Priya Reddy

December 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

Twice 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 Umami Burger in Palo Alto.   Address: 452 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Located on Palo Alto’s University Ave., Umami Burger chain of restaurants prides itself in offering burgers and a variety of sides that offer an umami — or savory — flavor profile. It’s their s...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

When Art Cohen bought Bluelight Cinemas in 2009, he knew he was in for a lot of work. The movie theater, which had opened in the 1970s, had gone through several owners before it closed down for the first time in 2001and remained closed until 2009. It was then that Cohen, a former tech industry worker,...

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Priya Reddy

November 15, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS

As the NFL season progresses, fans are looking forward to seeing which players will play well this year. But their hopes do not come purely from being pro-sports enthusiasts. People now cross their fingers for their favorite players as their play during the season will determine the status of their f...

Professor Pedro Noguera gives equity presentation for staff

Professor Pedro Noguera gives equity presentation for staff

Priya Reddy

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

At 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, groups of teachers stood crowded around tables of coffee and bagels chatting. They moved within their friend groups not unlike the students that would later stand around the academic quad in their own groups. As the 7:30 a.m. bell rang out, the staff began to file in...

A vested interest: Art Club’s first meeting of the year

A vested interest: Art Club’s first meeting of the year

Priya Reddy

September 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs

As a way to kick off the new school year Art Club held its first meeting in room F103 this Monday, Sept. 11,  to introduce the club and the new officer team. In their powerpoint, the new club officers went over a few interesting facts about themselves —  such as their favored art mediums — as we...