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It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]D[/su_dropcap]etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive c...

The genius and goofs behind “It”

The genius and goofs behind “It”

Karen Ma

September 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

It’s not real. It’s just a movie. It’s not possible. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hispering this to myself over and over in my head was the only way I was able to keep myself from tearing up just about any time the red balloon appeared on the screen. On Sept. 8, the long-awaited story of “It,” wh...

Review: Bill Nye’s viewers grew up — and “Bill Nye saves the world” reflects that perfectly

Review: Bill Nye’s viewers grew up — and “Bill Nye saves the world” reflects that perfectly

Ilena Peng

May 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Back in elementary school, science was my favorite subject. But elementary school science isn’t all that representative of actual science. Science was painting balloons to look like planets and tracing our shadows in chalk on the blacktop, and just hearing the name “Bill Nye” is a reminder of thos...

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Restaurant Roulette: The Original Pancake House

Devika Watave

April 27, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to The Original Pancake House. Despite being located in a central spot on De Anza Ave., The Original...

Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Football: MVHS bounces back after tough loss

Anthony Moll

September 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, Multimedia, SPORTS

Tensions are high at the Matadors’ bench as they trail Evergreen HS 7 points to 15 at the halftime mark. The Matadors’ squad believed they could take the victory in the second half on their home turf. Watch how they took their lead with 2 seconds to spare in the fourth quarter and made a night to rem...

Restaurant Roulette: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Restaurant Roulette: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Devika Watave

September 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to K’s Crepes and Cafe. At 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday, K’s Crepes and Cafe was packed wi...

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Football: Matadors lose their first home game of the season

Anthony Moll

August 30, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

After a long pre-season adapting to a new playbook and coaching staff, the Matadors were eager to play under the Friday night lights. On their home turf, MVHS' first opponent was Westmont HS. Watch how they fared with their season opener with a new coach along with a new playbook and find out...

Who did it better? MOD pizza vs. Blast 825 Pizza vs. 1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Who did it better? MOD pizza vs. Blast 825 Pizza vs. 1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Andy Tu

May 16, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Three create your own pizza establishments are put to the test by two of El Estoque’s own. Watch the video to find out which one stands out. [embedyt]https://youtu.be/PWzLHapR0yU[/embedyt] Additional reporting by Aditya Krishnan and Justin Kim

Food review: Popbar

Food review: Popbar

Vanessa Qin

May 9, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell, the hype from SoCal’s Anaheim packing district has finally arrived to the Bay Area. Popbar, a small ice cream franchise for “handcrafted gelato on a stick”, nestled its way into San Jose this February, not too far from Westgate Mall. I’ve seen countless photos of these...

Who did it better? KFC vs. Popeyes

Who did it better? KFC vs. Popeyes

Andy Tu

April 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Two fried chicken fast food restaurants are put to the test by two of El Estoque's own. Watch the video to find out which one prevails. [embedyt] https://youtu.be/7fRbP4_1jL4[/embedyt]   Additional Reporting by Aditya Krishnan.

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...