El Estoque

The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

Himani Yalamaddi

April 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s teens trickled into the back of the Cupertino library, they were greeted by soft music and a smiling face — Cupertino’s current poet laureate, Laecey McCormick — teaching the first teens-only poetry workshop set up by the city. At the after-school lesson,...

Innocent or not, it’s all in good fun

Innocent or not, it’s all in good fun

Sara Entezarmahdi

March 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong

February 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/su_dropcap]he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surro...

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Rucha Soman

January 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding on the edge of a 20-foot-bowl at Santa Clara's Cabrillo skate park, sophomore Joseph Balje shifted his feet on his skateboard, getting ready for the drop-in. But as he pushed off, something didn't feel right. Instead of landing the trick, he landed on his face -- causing t...

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur of television, or at least a pretty big fan. Anyone who knows me knows that I watch as many popular ...

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Aanchal Garg

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front of the room, waiting to start their presentation. Their audience was a group of dancers, singers a...

An artist’s Iron-Man challenge: Inktober

An artist’s Iron-Man challenge: Inktober

Anirudh Chaudhary

November 16, 2017


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]hen senior Daphne Ying first heard about Inktober, she thought it was about getting tattoos during October for Halloween. When she saw the hashtag on people’s artwork, she decided to take on the challenge herself. For every day of October, millions of artists around the...

Behind Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s latest scandal

Behind Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s latest scandal

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Uncategorized

Behind some of America’s most iconic movies — “Pulp Fiction,” “Gangs of New York” and “Shakespeare in Love” — sits a man best known for his place behind the camera. Now, dozens of sexual assault allegations have landed him under a new limelight. That man is Harvey Weinstein. Formerly...

Halloween costumes around MVHS

Halloween costumes around MVHS

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 5, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

As students made their way onto campus, October 31 presented them with a not-so-average school day. Students from all grades participated in the traditional Halloween spirit of dressing for the holiday, though many made sure there was nothing traditional about their costumes. From La Croix to Gandhi,...