El Estoque

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

Flora Peng

April 23, 2019


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

Readily-available Easter renditions of adorable baby animals and the declining diets of students overwhelmed by approaching exams are not the only contributors to fluctuation in food consumption during April—some of the most widely observed holidays from a variety of religions also take place during...

Rolling out my own red carpet

Rolling out my own red carpet

Herman Saini, Visuals Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

I know you're a star Where you go I follow No matter how far If life is a movie Then you're the best part Prom was one of the biggest highlights of my junior year. It meant I was almost done with this stressful year, but it’s also the dance that everyone treats as a classic coming-of-ag...

Feathered friends

Feathered friends

Jahan Razavi and Chelsea Wong

April 10, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Struggle “I got you chickens” was all it took for senior Jessica Ji to spring up in bed early in the morning. Her father’s attempt to wake her had become a running joke between the two of them, always teasing her with the possibility of owning her most desired pets: chickens. Ji had always had a strange c...

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young

April 10, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz to get money, he founded   Detective Comics, which, after a series of mergers and changes in own...

Bouquet of orchids

Bouquet of orchids

Alyssa Hui, Claire Wen, Helen Chao, Hannah Lee, Herman Saini, and Collin Qian

April 9, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The Malihini Orchid Society hosts the 2019 Annual Orchid Sale and Culture

DIY: Spring Desserts

DIY: Spring Desserts

Sarah Young, Graphic's editor

April 6, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

pring, although a time for allergies and a war against the pollen outside, remains a favorite of mine, due to it also being the same time my mom and I would bake seasonal sweets. Fragrant lemon bars with lemonade and refreshing tangerine jelly, for example, are commonplace in my home.   ...

Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Helen Chao

April 3, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Twice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of its most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Honey Berry, a dessert shop in Santa Clara that serves gelato, small cakes and their signature “roti” buns. Nut...

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Flora Peng and Emily Xia

March 31, 2019


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Food

In 2016, the U.S. ranked no. 1 in the world for total candy retail volume, which means that over 5 million pounds of sweets were consumed throughout the year. With options ranging from Japanese Kit Kats to German Haribo gummies, commercial candy in the U.S. contributed to roughly 13% of adults’ to...

Dear Time: A love letter to time

Dear Time: A love letter to time

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

March 15, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Dear Time, If I’m being completely honest, you drive me crazy. I need to break my habit of thinking that you’re on my side, that of course I’m always going to have you around. So I come home and sit at my desk and literally stare at nothing for a solid eight hours, convincing myself that I have plenty o...