El Estoque

A familiar space

A familiar space

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

May 25, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

Senior Kcee Yang slightly slouches in her army green jacket, her long black hair framing the shy grin on her face. She chuckles to herself in her seat, recalling the first discussion she had about moving in middle school. To her, a seemingly casual remark set fire to her journey toward independence, dis...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in senior ditch day when he was a senior at MVHS in 1...

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Priya Reddy

January 29, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT

Grapefruits. Their uniquely bittersweet taste leaves some people hating them and some people craving them. Characterized by their bright pink flesh, these fruits are surprisingly versatile. In honor of national citrus month, take a look at the recipes on the following pages to see three different uses...

Verge: Soccer Development

Anthony Moll

December 8, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS

With a new varsity head coach Todd Kimble, the boys soccer team also has another new addition to their program. At the start of the season, Kimble formed the development team, which consists of students who wouldn’t be able to make the cut otherwise. Watch the clips below to find out more about th...

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Priya Reddy

November 15, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, SPORTS

As the NFL season progresses, fans are looking forward to seeing which players will play well this year. But their hopes do not come purely from being pro-sports enthusiasts. People now cross their fingers for their favorite players as their play during the season will determine the status of their f...

Potential military recruits try the Army’s PFT

Potential military recruits try the Army’s PFT

Gauri Kaushik

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS

hile many students at MVHS are busy considering which colleges they want to attend, some students are considering another option— the military. Sophomore Elvis Lang and juniors Kaitlyn Zou and Ryan Johnston are just a few of these students. Watch the video below to see them complete the Army’s B...

Closing the curtain

Closing the curtain

Gauri Kaushik

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS

or Cupertino residents, Bluelight Cinemas was a place for school field trips and family movie nights, for screenings of Chinese and Indian movies that otherwise didn't make it to theaters in the US. It meant cheaper movie tickets, along with the opportunity to see lesser-known documentaries and films on the bi...

A mother who can be there

A mother who can be there

Katerina Pappas

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES

he is there when her kids come home from school, working around the house to fill up the time she has. She is there with them in class, helping the teachers and spending time with her kids throughout their day. She is there to take them to their doctor’s appointments, making sure her children are he...

The last stop: how preparations are made for a funeral

Katerina Pappas

October 12, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES

All that is left after death of a loved one are physical parts. Funerals take place not for the deceased but for their loved ones, as an opportunity for release. Diverse cultures approach this difficult time in different ways, and embalmer John Lampe and funeral director Michael Rubino from Alameda Fam...