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SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

Pranav Parthasarathy

April 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

On May 2, according to the College Board, over ten thousand high school students nationwide will take the SAT. Their average will hover more or less in the 1500 range, several scoring more and several scoring less. All of these students know the purpose of the exam: to apply for admission at several...

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Yimeng Han

March 22, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider

The only thing this Cupertino location really has in common with the original Boudin SF is the bread, featured in all of the bakery’s dishes. Sourdough shows up in the form of bread bowls, sandwiches and even lightly toasted croutons in soups and salads. And while the menu might be on the pric...

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Yimeng Han

March 21, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Multimedia, Top Headlines

It is easy to walk past the newly opened Sipatea cafe without even noticing it. The storefront is tucked inside an existing pho shop, and the only eye-catching thing about it is the white “Grand opening” banner draped across its roof. Like its exterior, Sipatea’s dimly lit interior does not m...

BREAKING: School closed on Dec. 13

Patrick Xie

December 13, 2012


Filed under Main slider

Police close down school due to reported bomb threat by grafitti. Read More »

Quirky turkey

Quirky turkey

Yimeng Han

November 22, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider

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

TEACHER FEATURE: Kyle Jones

TEACHER FEATURE: Kyle Jones

Alexandria Poh

October 30, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

  What got you started with motorcycling? Honestly, in college, parking is a real issue. If you live on campus and you have to park at school it’s very expensive, it’s a hundred dollars a quarter to park, but motorcycle [parking] is like $30. And I thought,“Well, they’re much easier t...

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

Yashashree Pisolkar

October 24, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

On Oct. 24, El Estoque will be hosting a contest to give away nine free movie tickets to the early showing of “Lincoln” playing at Cupertino Square AMC 16 on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The contest is open to all current MV students who follow the three simple steps below. Step 1: Like El Estoque's Facebook page or follow u...

VIDEO: Homecoming rally held Oct. 12

VIDEO: Homecoming rally held Oct. 12

Yashashree Pisolkar

October 14, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Multimedia

Classes compete against each other in the biggest Homecoming event Read More »

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse

Yimeng Han

October 14, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Multimedia

Classes spend eight hours after school on Oct. 11 to finish Quad Decs Read More »

POWDERPUFF: 2013 vs. 2014

POWDERPUFF: 2013 vs. 2014

Albert Qiu

October 11, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Main slider, SPORTS

On Oct. 10, the seniors defeated the juniors 16-7 in the Powderpuff final. The seniors, who cruised to a 28-0 victory over the freshmen on Oct. 4, consistently held a strong offense to score two touchdowns. The juniors, who defeated the sophomores 7-0 on Oct 3, were unable to hold a defensive line a...

MUSIC: Oct. 2 album shootout

MUSIC: Oct. 2 album shootout

Yimeng Han

October 3, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music

Album shootout is a recurring feature where we review recently released songs and albums. This week we listened to tracks from Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Muse. Taylor Swift: Red (from “Red”) Taylor Swift has never been a powerhouse vocalist, but that hasn’t stopped her from selling 22 mil...