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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...

2018 Winter Rally

2018 Winter Rally

El Estoque Staff

February 4, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

When students filed into the gym for the winter rally, they were met with colorful posters plastered on the walls, pom-poms arranged in neat rows and streamers hung up on the ceiling enveloping the gym in purple and gold . After watching the entertaining performances and rally games, they file out with...

Covered in stickers

Covered in stickers

Michelle Wong

February 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]B[/su_dropcap]e it stickers or patches, the colorful arrangements of items displayed on laptops, phone cases and backpacks around MVHS characterizes the diverse community of students on campus. Whether for aesthetic purposes or simply out of nostalgia, personalizing...

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...

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Emily Xia

January 31, 2018


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter has arrived in full blast, but the chilly air and cascading rain are not the only things accompanying the season. It is now the perfect time to harvest grapefruit, a sour yet  sweet and somewhat bitter citrus fruit. With these do-it-yourself crafts and recipes, you may be incline...

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

Michelle Wong

January 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap]F[/su_dropcap]rom the traditional Persian Haft-Seen to making mochi, different cultures have their own unique ways of welcoming the new year. Although not all of these celebrations fall on the same day, students can be seen celebrating their heritages and hoping for good fortune in the upcoming m...

Homemade Hipster: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Homemade Hipster: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Emily Xia

January 30, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very party needs a delicious drink, and what better drink to make than a non-alcoholic cocktail? These three seemingly complicated mocktails are very simple to make, and are sure to impress your guests. There are countless different flavor combinations — take a shot at creating you...

What you never knew: Secrets of MVHS staff

Maggie McCormick

January 29, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Check out these answers to the crossword puzzle on page 32 of El Estoque’s January issue. ...

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...

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...

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Charlotte Chui

January 20, 2018


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 Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino. Address: 19058 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 At first glance when pulling into the parking lot, Viva Thai Bistro seemed small and nondescript, tucked in a string of other restaurants serving Asian cuisines ranging from Taiwanese to Mongolian hot pot. Inside, the restaurant’s walls were adorned with gold deco...