El Estoque

Secrets of Santa: His last day as Santa

Secrets of Santa: His last day as Santa

Elizabeth Han

December 26, 2016


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Multimedia, Sunday Projects

Additional reporting by Jackie Way "The hardest thing about being a Santa is tonight, Christmas Eve," Santa Jerry said. "It comes to a close.” Because once the new year comes and the holiday spirits die, Santa Jerry brushes out his unusually short white beard and takes off the black leather ...

Sunday Projects: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday Projects: Cherry Blossom Festival

Daniel Lin

April 25, 2016


Filed under Sunday Projects

Co-authored by Ilena Peng. Additional reporting by Hannan Waliullah and Om Khandekar. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he air in Memorial Park was alive with flutes, drums and idle chatter, a sign that the annual Cherry Blossom Festival had once again come to Cupertino, bringing exhibits, snacks and lively d...

Sunday Projects: Backstage Tashan

Sunday Projects: Backstage Tashan

Trisha Kholiya

April 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Check out what happened during the show here. 5:30 p.m. It’s an hour and a half before the 7 p.m. show’s start on Apr. 9, but the broken clock on the far wall of the MVHS Student Union insists that it’s 8:30 p.m. Beneath the clock bustles groups of student performers, with seven distinct clusters ...

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Trisha Kholiya

April 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Story written by Trisha Kholiya and Mingjie Zhong. MV TASHAN PERFORMANCE by El Estoque on Exposure Check out what happened before the show here....

Sunday Projects: Humans of Memorial Park

Sunday Projects: Humans of Memorial Park

Anjana Melvin

December 17, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Co-reported by Priya Reddy. On a clear, brisk fall afternoon the week before school lets out for the holidays, there aren’t many people at Memorial Park. The summer festivals and concerts are long gone, and all that remains are empty playgrounds and fields, and the faint noise of a tennis ball bei...

Sunday Projects: Model airplane flying in the Bay Area

Sunday Projects: Model airplane flying in the Bay Area

Kristin Chang

November 23, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Story co-written by Trisha Kholiya and Mingjie Zhong. Additional reporting by Anjana Melvin and Sarah Robinson. FLYING HIGH IN THE BAY AREA: MODEL AIRPLANES, CLOTHESPINS AND DUST-RED AIR by El Estoque Online on Exposure ...

Harvest Festival: Cupertino Historical Society members discuss Cupertino’s history

Harvest Festival: Cupertino Historical Society members discuss Cupertino’s history

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 25, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the Cupertino Harvest Festival celebrated fall at Blackberry Farms, members of the Cupertino Historical Society reminded attendees of Blackberry Farms’s past. Because there was a time when the Ohlone Indians resided next to Stevens Creek, which passes through the farm. And...

Harvest Festival: Photo gallery

Harvest Festival: Photo gallery

Justin Kim

October 25, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

On Oct. 24, the City of Cupertino hosted the 2015 Harvest Festival at Blackberry Farm. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families from the surrounding area came to enjoy the festival’s pumpkin patch, photo booth, carnival games, McClellan Ranch farm animal visits and live music. Children were encouraged to dress...

Harvest Festival: Fairy costumes, plastic spiders and the joy of community

Harvest Festival: Fairy costumes, plastic spiders and the joy of community

Trisha Kholiya

October 25, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

Story co-written by Kristin Chang and Dylan Tsai. Amidst the multitude of booths at the Harvest Festival on Oct. 24, families stop at each one with their young children throwing themselves at the games, prizes and fun. Among the variety of booths were that of the historical society, one with creatur...