El Estoque

Puppy Profile

Puppy Profile

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

May 24, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

While scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, one is bound to find dog accounts flooding one’s stream. At MVHS, some students and faculty contribute to this craze of dedicating social media accounts to their pets, while others actively avoid it. Science teacher Kenneth Gan was introduced t...

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Charlotte Chui

May 22, 2019


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Homemade Hipster

Layers of fresh, syrupy strawberries, creamy milk and matcha. At the bottom of the cup are chewy tapioca pearls, often dubbed boba. While boba is commonly paired with milk tea or fruit teas, a variety of drink options lets boba enthusiasts customize to their own tastes. Watch the video below to try a...

Dear Goodbyes

Dear Goodbyes

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

haven’t always been good at accepting you into my life. You get a pretty bad rep, and I guess for a good reason: nobody likes change. It’s your best friend that always seems to be close on your heels, and fending you off means that I get to fend change off too; I get to relish in the way things a...

Best of 2018-2019

Jahan Razavi and Emily Xia

May 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

From music to films to memes, this past school year has been filled with a variety of new content that have had a profound influence on the lives of those at MVHS. Here are the results from a survey of 300 students.

Neverending Lists

Neverending Lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

any MVHS students have little time to pursue fun activities, go on trips or engage in non-academic endeavors to break away from their tedious schedule. Some students create bucket lists with activities that they want to pursue before the next chapter of their lives. Many seniors having little time left bef...

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

Senior trips

Senior trips

Jahan Razavi

May 19, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Camping While some groups travel abroad, senior Shakthi Elangovan decided to go camping with a group of friends in Sunset Beach, near Watsonville. “We wanted to have a senior trip, but one of our friends in our group is moving to India,” Elangovan said. “We knew it would be hard to plan on...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Shivani Gupta and Sarah Young

May 5, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Although summer is the time for a break from the work-heavy school year, without having a lot of work to do, it is easy to get bored. Explore the map below for suggestions of places and events to visit over the summer. Each are no more than an hour’s drive away from Cupertino and can be just what ...

The replacement of Musical.ly and Vine

The replacement of Musical.ly and Vine

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 4, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

n app known for lip syncing and short sketch comedy videos, Musical.ly was once wildly popular. Towards the end of 2018, the company running the service shut down and merged with a new app, TikTok, where it conveniently transferred its data, profiles, videos and users. With 500 million monthly active u...

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Annie Zhang

May 1, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

merging in the music industry in 2012, singer-songwriter, composer and producer Blackbear has graced alternative R&B enthusiasts with his heavy lyrical albums. Extolling the thrill of heartbreak, drug addiction and sex, Blackbear has produced streaming hits such as the double-platinum selling “Do Re M...