El Estoque

Quirky turkey

Quirky turkey

Yimeng Han

November 22, 2012


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Students put their own twists on traditions of Thanksgiving Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Fête du Fromage

PHOTO GALLERY: Fête du Fromage

Yimeng Han

October 26, 2012


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French Honor Society hosts cheese-tasting and movie night on Oct. 26 Read More »

FOOD: Cafe LaTTea an expected delight

FOOD: Cafe LaTTea an expected delight

Shannon Lin

October 19, 2012


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Newly opened Cafe LaTTea specializes in drinks and desserts Read More »...

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Shannon Lin

September 21, 2012


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Ten questions. One teacher. Once a week. Numerous passions and interests. Part time science teacher, part time chef, veteran teacher Andrew Goldenkranz: 1. Describe your perfect last meal and why? I think my perfect last meal would be, different kinds of cheese, olive oil, figs, berries, a ...

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

Yimeng Han

September 17, 2012


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Club Day Time Lapse from El Estoque on Vimeo. This year, Club Day was held on Sept. 14. 65 clubs sold food in the Rally Court during lunch to raise money, with varying degrees of success. In-N-Out was clearly a hit — Mock Trials unloaded 100 burgers in six minutes and the Musician's Society sold out in three minutes. While ...

VIDEO: iSushi much needed addition to MVHS lunch options

VIDEO: iSushi much needed addition to MVHS lunch options

Patrick Xie

June 6, 2012


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  On Wednesday, May 31st, El Estoque visited iSushi, a restaurant located on Stevens Creek Boulevard.  After four dishes, much discussion and a hefty bill (it’s sushi; what can you do?) our reporters decided the new Japanese eatery was a great addition to Cupertino, providing a new optio...

FOOD: Ludlow has its lows

FOOD: Ludlow has its lows

Lisa Zhang

May 14, 2012


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Somewhere behind Quickly’s and a little bit in front of the Dance Academy, the new Ludlow restaurant sits rather empty at 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. The restaurant fills the space along the corner with only a few tables in a single row and two small tables outside. The kitchen is relatively silent,...

PHOTO GALLERY: Iron Chef held on April 12

PHOTO GALLERY: Iron Chef held on April 12

Yimeng Han

April 12, 2012


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Lime sherbet, orange burgers, lemon chicken: the aroma of citrus filled the rally court during lunch on Thursday, April 12 as students and teachers competed in the Iron Chef competition. Hosted by Leadership’s Communications commission, Iron Chef gave six teams the opportunity to cook and serve dishes — all containing the special ingredient, citrus — for both judges and students to try. The dishes that the teams created ...

FOOD: Ike’s Lair offers tasty but overpriced fare

FOOD: Ike’s Lair offers tasty but overpriced fare

Yimeng Han

March 4, 2012


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Having a three-way. Eating Steve Jobs and Aaron Eckhart. These terms might sound taboo or cannibalistic, but they are merely sandwiches sold by Ike’s Lair, a new shop situated next door to the local Panda Express. The Steve Jobs ($5.95 for half/$8.98 for whole) is in fact, a vegetarian sandwi...

Cupcake wars

Cupcake wars

Stephanie Chang

December 2, 2011


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Frost Cupcakes: 199 E Campbell Ave Campbell Price: $3.25 a cupcake Rating: ★★★★☆ Frost Cupcakes is the definition of kitschy, complete with bright pink and lime green wallpaper, flower bouquets, leather couches, a kids’ corner and tacky prints of various flavored cupcakes. It’s a casual place to hang out, and you are not constantly getting the stink eye from the hostesses to make room for new customers. There is a large variety of cupcake flavors, in mini si...

Nutrition Club packs a potent punch

Nutrition Club packs a potent punch

Yimeng Han

November 18, 2011


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Although she is very slim, Nutrition Club president junior Ellen Tang was not always happy with the way she looked. “When I was in middle school, I was always self-conscious of myself,” she said. “I really didn’t want to eat. I would just skip out on lunch and [meals], and my friends would notice.” Tang eventuall...

Getting to the root of the fruit trees

Getting to the root of the fruit trees

Sara Yang

November 10, 2011


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Along the pathway from the rally court to the academic quad, among petrified pieces of gum and flyaway chip bags, sharp-eyed observers might notice streaks of smashed green fruit. They did not simply fall out of student lunch boxes — they fell from the trees. Pineapple guava trees are scat...