El Estoque

Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments

Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Emily Xia

December 9, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

As the weather grows colder and the year comes to a close, grocery stores line their shelves with peppermint-flavored treats, and craft stores overflow with an abundance of Christmas-themed products. To many, buying a fresh, rustic Christmas tree brightens up a room and serves as a yearly holiday trad...

Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Dessert Detectives: Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe

Annie Zhang

December 4, 2018


Filed under Dessert Detectives, ENTERTAINMENT

wice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Dolce Bella Chocolate Cafe, a café specializing in dessert cuisine along with hearty breakfasts, steaming soups and chocolat...

Key Club’s annual baby blanket making event

Shivani Gupta and Tina Low

December 3, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

On Saturday, Nov. 17, approximately 50 members from Division 34 South’s Key Club gathered in the staff lounge at Fremont High School (FHS) from 2 to 5 p.m. for their monthly Division Council Meeting (DCM). This division of Key Club includes the high schools Monta Vista, Fremont, Cupertino, Gunn,...

A legacy left in the comic books

A legacy left in the comic books

Tabitha Mendez and Keshav Taneja

November 28, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

On Nov. 12, the comic industry lost a legend — Stan Lee — who passed at 95 years old. Lee’s legacy will live on through his beloved Marvel characters, ranging from the Avengers to Spider-Man. Lee has worked with Marvel for a majority of his life, including his well-known cameos in almost every Marvel m...

‘Creed 2’ review: An outstanding continuation of the ‘Rocky’ franchise

‘Creed 2’ review: An outstanding continuation of the ‘Rocky’ franchise

Anish Vasudevan

November 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

After “Creed 1” hit theatres in 2015 and soared through the box office ratings, racking up over $170 million in earnings, a sequel was apparent. As the fifth installment of the “Rocky” franchise, “Creed 2” was much anticipated, straying from being a simple boxing movie. Like the Star...

Crimes of Grindelwald: Reviving the magic

Crimes of Grindelwald: Reviving the magic

Gauri Kaushik

November 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

The second installation of the Fantastic Beasts series continues the legacy of the Wizarding World for fans of the franchise

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

ayah ali-ahmad, staff writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

With winter right around the corner, pies and other warm delights are found throughout grocery stores and at Thanksgiving dinners. With a tangible sweetness and soft texture, pecan pies are something you’ll often see during the holidays. These mini versions of the traditional pecan pie are a delicious and q...

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Hannah Lee

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

A Story to Remember

A Story to Remember

Laasya Koduru

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

Self-driving cars. Proteins that help patients with cardiac problems. Smartphone addiction versus drug addiction. These are all various topics that MVHS’s science magazine Res Novae staff writers wrote about for their first cycle. In Res Novae, a long process takes place behind the scenes befor...

A whiff of…

A whiff of…

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine