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Starting on a musical note

Avni Prasad

May 31, 2017


Filed under Audio, Editor's Picks, FEATURES, Multimedia, Music Around the World

Every morning, students pile into room D107 to the sound of music. It’s different music every day, from classical to jazz to zydeco to KPop. Calculus teacher Jon Stark explains why he has this routine. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325418544" params="auto_play=false&hide_relat...

Who works on Labor Day?

Who works on Labor Day?

Caitlyn Tjong

September 7, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Main slider, NEWS

  Written by Bill Cheng, Elizabeth Han, Avni Prasad and Caitlyn Tjong. Additional reporting by Om Khandekar. Photos by Elizabeth Han, Justin Kim and Avni Prasad....

Closing of Vivi’s generates conversation about Cupertino’s history

Closing of Vivi’s generates conversation about Cupertino’s history

Avni Prasad

May 17, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Main slider, NEWS

n late February, Don Nelson and his wife Katie Krocak Nelson visited their son, a De Anza College student, in Cupertino. When they searched for a place to eat lunch, their son recommended a small restaurant at the intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Pasadena Ave. — Vivi’s. Immediately, Don was...

Boys volleyball: Matadors conquer the Los Gatos Wildcats 3-2 in CCS semifinals

Boys volleyball: Matadors conquer the Los Gatos Wildcats 3-2 in CCS semifinals

Malini Ramaiyer

May 17, 2015


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Editor's Picks, Main slider, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Spring Sports

Additional reporting, photos and videos by Aditya Pimplaskar hat happens when you take two co-champions and put them in a CCS semifinals match? You may see the higher seeded team triumph, like Los Gatos High School did for their first league game against MVHS on Apr. 1. There is also a possibility that you’d see an upset with the lower seeded team winning, like MVHS did in their second league game against LGHS on Apr. 29. Or perhaps, you’d see the match go to five se...

CREAM opens in Cupertino

CREAM opens in Cupertino

Alina Abidi

May 9, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

fter waiting in line for about twenty minutes, the mostly student crowd filed into CREAM, selected their warm, crispy cookie base and soft ice cream filling and filed out, enjoying their free cold dessert on a warm almost summer day. Many families traveled from outside of Cupertino, answering to the call of free...

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers express gratitude

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers express gratitude

Caitlyn Tjong

May 5, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS, News Multimedia

he students learn, and the teachers teach—yet they, too, are students in a way and learn. Teachers find inspiration in their colleagues. For National Teacher Appreciation Day, El Estoque started with one teacher, Pooya Hajjarrian, asking him which teacher he appreciates and why. Then, we followed the...

Which teacher are you most like?

Which teacher are you most like?

Avni Prasad

May 1, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

Isn’t it weird seeing a teacher at a restaurant? Or in the weight room? Or in the undergarments section at Target? In our mind, a teacher does not belong anywhere outside of a classroom. But believe it or not, teachers have human necessities like eating. Believe it or not, teachers have other places...

French market vendors share stories and goods

French market vendors share stories and goods

Alina Abidi

April 23, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, FEATURES

During Spring Break, American Studies students went on their annual field trip to Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana. Here are a few of the stories they encountered in New Orleans' French Market. Hover over to hear their stories. Though the author of The Chicken and the Egg is listed as B...

UPDATE: Students, coaches and adult community members volunteer in search for Connor Sullivan

UPDATE: Students, coaches and adult community members volunteer in search for Connor Sullivan

El Estoque Staff

April 22, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

Parents, coaches and student athletes gathered in the MVHS student parking lot to search for missing junior Connor Sullivan at 3:30 p.m. on April 22. Principal April Scott clarified that this was not a school organized event and that only student athletes with their team and coach could search, given...

UPDATE: MVHS junior Connor Sullivan returned home

UPDATE: MVHS junior Connor Sullivan returned home

El Estoque Staff

April 21, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS, Top Headlines

UPDATE (4/23 10:05 p.m.): Junior Connor Sullivan has returned home. At this point no other information has been released. CONNOR IS HOME! Missing juvenile from @CityofCupertino returned home tonight.— SantaClaraCoSheriff (@SCCoSheriff) April 24, 2015 MISSING 17 yr old MVHS student, CONNO...

Gallery walk: Forging connections in a Denver art studio

Gallery walk: Forging connections in a Denver art studio

Malini Ramaiyer

April 18, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, FEATURES

Correction (April 19): Damon McLeese counseled at many recreational summer camps for people with disabilities before college. Six Journalism students attended a JEA convention in Denver, Colorado over Spring Break.  During our downtime on April 17, we travelled to the Santa Fe Art District for...

“The Orphan Queen” falls short on execution despite creativity and potential

“The Orphan Queen” falls short on execution despite creativity and potential

Caitlyn Tjong

April 10, 2015


Filed under Books, Editor's Picks, ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

She was there when the war began. It was on a night 10 years before that they stole everything she held dear and beloved as she watched atop a ledge in the cold, cold night, a small, scared child wrapped in the winds, and sobbing, wishing the old stories of the kings and queens who were kind and just...