El Estoque

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat

December 8, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Main slider, Student life

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish, teams were allowed to prepare at home, but assembly and presentation of the final dish had to...

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: The giving girl

VIDEO: The giving girl

Stephanie Chang

December 7, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia

Every year senior Annie Blake-Burke participates in a program called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows children from impoverished neighborhoods all over the Bay Area to receive Christmas gifts, a luxury their parents can not afford to give them. The few weeks before the deadline on Dec. 13, trees...

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Stephanie Chang

December 4, 2011


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

The future is yours to take. Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things), two of the most renowned authors in Young Adult literature, team up o write the novel, “The Future of Us.” Set in 1996, the story follows two high school students, Emma and Josh, ...

Cupcake wars

Cupcake wars

Stephanie Chang

December 2, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Print entertainment

Frost Cupcakes: 199 E Campbell Ave Campbell Price: $3.25 a cupcake Rating: ★★★★☆ Frost Cupcakes is the definition of kitschy, complete with bright pink and lime green wallpaper, flower bouquets, leather couches, a kids’ corner and tacky prints of various flavored cupcakes. It’s a casual place to hang out, and you are not constantly getting the stink eye from the hostesses to make room for new customers. There is a large variety of cupcake flavors, in mini si...

La Pluma is open for student submissions

La Pluma is open for student submissions

Stephanie Chang

November 26, 2011


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

“Imagination is the sub-conscious, internal view of a person. When you meet someone, you may see facts about them, but you don’t see how they think. Creativity lets that inner-self, that imagination show,” La Pluma president senior Michelle Jiang said. La Pluma is a club that was started in 2007 by class of 2010 alum...

Devil’s Advocate

Devil’s Advocate

Stephanie Chang

November 9, 2011


Filed under Devil's Advocate, From the magazine, Print Opinion

Getting a job is like a rite of passage for teenagers. Like a sweet sixteen or going steady with your significant other, working a starting job for $8.50 an hour is almost expected once someone reaches his or her teenage years. It is a poke in our parents' protective bubble, and the first step t...

Careers are not set in stone

Careers are not set in stone

Stephanie Chang

November 3, 2011


Filed under OPINION

In a room meant to hold over 70 people, only three students occupied the seats: one reporter, another reporter, and a student that came wandering by for somewhere to sit during his empty period. On Nov. 2, the chosen speaker from Arts Related Technical Training for Entertainment Careers program c...

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Stephanie Chang

October 17, 2011


Filed under OPINION

You have an open second. The library happens to be closed. What do you do? Off to the Career Center it is! The Career Center, a small office located at the foot of the A-building, was primarily built with the intention to educate students about college, scholarships, internships, and voluntee...

The student-facility debacle

The student-facility debacle

Stephanie Chang

September 21, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Print Opinion

Two elevators, four buildings, only five minutes. The frenzy, the hurry, the competition.  In short, life sucks when you’re on crutches or in a wheelchair. According to a survey El Estoque conducted of 140 students,  40% of injured or disabled students would be late to class due to the inefficiency of facilities.  We need a better w...

Why the marquee is okay

Why the marquee is okay

Stephanie Chang

September 8, 2011


Filed under OPINION

The marquee that was attached to the side of the gym before the school year began has spurred some angry discussion amongst students: "We're in a budget crisis and yet they're spending $10,000 on a marquee! Outrageous!"Although we are indeed lacking in funds, the buying of the marquee has almost noth...