El Estoque

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the server to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Sushi Kuni in Cupertino. When you pull up into the parking lot, it’s almost impossible to see the restaurant because of how small and unimposing the building is. The entrance is on the left side of the building, and once you enter you feel either squashed, or hugged, depending on your point of view. T...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its ...

La Identidad: what names reveal about MVHS’s origins

La Identidad: what names reveal about MVHS’s origins

Jessica Xing

March 10, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the summer of 1969. Students from Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead and Lynbrook High School filed into the courtyard to become what would be MVHS’ first graduating class. Janet Melikian Nauss, alumni from MVHS class of ‘72, remembers that the gym wasn’t even completed ...

Analyzing MVHS’s stigma against community college

Analyzing MVHS’s stigma against community college

Roshan Fernandez

September 20, 2016


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Vincent Kao has heard MVHS students say "I want to go to UCLA." He has heard them say "I want to go to Stanford. Or Yale. Or Harvard." But Kao has never heard anyone say "I want to go to De Anza." A recurring nightmare among MVHS students, especially seniors who are applying to col...

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Roshan Fernandez

August 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features, Weekend Warrior

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s 5:30 p.m rolled around on Saturday, 53-year-old Henry Wu stepped onto the upper field at Kennedy Middle School. He did not come wearing a uniform or with regulation mandated equipment. Instead, he brought a smile, some soccer balls and a bag full of jokes for whenever he got crossed...

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Ruth Feng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Podcasts, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Water Polo

With the U.S. Water polo teams making a big splash at the Olympics this year, there’s been talk among viewers that water polo is no more than just a combination of other sports. To dive deeper into the basic elements that make up water polo, we asked senior water polo player Brendan Hughes and MVHS...

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

Amita Mahajan

May 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Print

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he phrase "politically correct" has been around for a long time. You see, back in the 1950s it was considered Marxist-lingo — essentially, a "politically correct workers' state!" was the same as a Communist state. Fast forward a couple decades and you run into a new definition...

Aziz Ansari’s hilarious ‘Master of None’ breaks convention flawlessly

Aziz Ansari’s hilarious ‘Master of None’ breaks convention flawlessly

Fatima Ali

January 12, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Reviews

Aziz Ansari: Jack of all trades, master of none – except when it's creating a groundbreaking and immensely successful comedy series. Ansari is well known from his hilarious role as suave Tom Haverford in the popular NBC comedy, "Parks and Recreation", as well as his stand-up comedy and New York times bests...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Interactives, Life Skills, Multimedia, Special Report Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses...