El Estoque

After the Storm

Andrea Perng, News editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS

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New faces fill old shoes

New faces fill old shoes

Andrea Perng and Tyler Cho

September 1, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

or assistant principal Janice Chen, it was the thrill of coming back to her alma mater, to the place where she had begged for rides to lunch outings, where she had sweated bullets competing on the volleyball team. It was her graduation ceremony, with the warm sun glaring into her eyes and beating down ...

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

July 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Congressman Ro Khanna addressed a gymnasium full of his constituents at Joaquin Miller Middle School. He answered questions from Sunnyvale, San Jose, Milpitas and Cupertino residents about a wide range of topics, including gun control, policy regarding the Middle East and the Immigration and Customs...

B for Effort

B for Effort

Andrea Perng, News editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

It’s astounding how much my motivation to become a Link Leader decreased when faced with the prospect of waking up early on a Wednesday to go to a single mandatory meeting. I think, at one point, I really did want to be a Link Leader. I thought it’d be fun to guide the underclassmen around thei...

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Andrea Perng and Jasmine Lee

May 3, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Mayor and exchange students reflect on the relationship between Hsinchu and Cupertino

Andrea Perng

Andrea Perng

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Andrea Perng is a senior and news editor. When not writing stories, Perng enjoys playing video games and writing exams for Mock Trial.

Bridge Club set to participate in Bay Area bridge championship

Bridge Club set to participate in Bay Area bridge championship

Andrea Perng

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

In the hushed silence that falls upon the students gathered in D101, freshman Richard Wu plays bridge, a card game, with two other students and his coach, Cheryl Mandela, who gives her experienced word at the end of each match. Those at his table are relatively inexperienced compared to the team ...

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Andrea Perng

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Nowadays, Easter is more likely to recall images of marshmallow Peeps and plastic eggs than Jesus’ resurrection. Yet for students like senior Kevin Tong and sophomore Yoanna Lee, Easter is more than just pastel colors and egg hunts; Easter is the cornerstone of their religion. “We say that [Easte...

Blind Faith

Blind Faith

Andrea Perng

April 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT

When Donald Trump, former host of reality TV show "The Apprentice," ran for president, talk was rampant about how he had none of the military or political experience that he would need to serve the country effectively. That in itself should have been concerning, and a huge point against him becoming...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven Scharf and planning...

Examining the power of words

Examining the power of words

Andrea Perng

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

iving in an area as staunchly liberal as the Bay Area, it’s possible to forget that fighting against racism is a constant and active effort. Thinkpieces are constantly being written about how sensitive college kids are, how the n-word really is just a word and how Nazism is okay, actually, because it...

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Andrea Perng

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

From mass shootings to natural disasters, from sexual assault allegations to violent protests, 2017 was fraught with distress and destruction, leaving many hoping for a better year. The future is an uncertain haze at this point. Some are expecting just as much chaos in 2018, given the trend of the pa...