El Estoque

Game face

Game face

Andrea Perng and Jahan Razavi

September 23, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

If one were to walk by room E102, they would hear video game effects and cheering. MV Smash Club held its first tournament on Thursday, Sept. 14, where students from all grades met to test their Super Smash Bros skills against others. As students trickled in, officers brought out more consoles for d...

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Sara Entezar, Design Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

With a seemingly endless cycle of what’s considered ‘fashionable,’ the demand for new trends is at an all time high, McKinsey&Company studies. With high-waisted short after off-shoulder top after fishnet tights, clothing industries are pressured to formulate a method to accommodate demands at a r...

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Elena Khan and Emily Xia

September 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

ith school starting, tests will start to monopolize schedules and peaceful hours of sleep may be replaced with painful all-nighters. Although stress is inevitable, integrating these easy and quick tips into your daily routine can help you break unhealthy habits. Read the story here.  ...

The Fortnite craze

The Fortnite craze

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

September 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Being one of the most popular video games of 2018 according to The Verge, Fortnite has taken the MVHS campus by storm, becoming a popular pastime for teachers and students alike. In the game, players are able to participate in a 100-player battle royale, a genre that cultivates exploration and scavenging with...

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Hannah Lee

September 1, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Relive the first rally of the year

Evolution of the Welcome Back Dance

Evolution of the Welcome Back Dance

Alyssa Hui and Rucha Soman

September 1, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The spirit of the dance changes over time

An arachnid, an amusement park or a car

An arachnid, an amusement park or a car

Aditya Dash

August 29, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

Browsing through Spotify’s Top 50 list is a common habit for many hip-hop fans who love innovative and creative artists. The list features rising artists such as Juice WRLD while also including familiar faces such as DJ Khaled. The summer of 2018 was defined by three of the most popular artists in ...

“Crazy Rich Asians” Review: a milestone for diversity in Hollywood

“Crazy Rich Asians” Review: a milestone for diversity in Hollywood

Gauri Kaushik

August 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

he first big Hollywood release with an all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club in 1993, Crazy Rich Asians has created waves throughout the film industry and in Asian-American communities. As such, the movie had high expectations for its much anticipated release on August 15. And, if box office returns ar...

Photo Club: 2017-18 year in review

Karen Ma

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Club officers reflect on the year and set goals for the next

Restaurant Roulette: zpizza

Restaurant Roulette: zpizza

Alyssa Hui and Ishani Singh

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we concluded the alphabetical theme by going to zpizza in Sunnyvale.   Zpizza is a small pizzeria known for takeout and catering services, although it ...

Restaurant Roulette: Yas Restaurant

Maggie McCormick and Kat Pappas

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to suggest food for us to try. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Yas Restaurant in San Jose. Yas Restaurant is a Persian restaurant on Saratoga Road in a plaza that looks at ...

Homemade Hipster: Galbi

Jahan Razavi

May 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

Galbi, a type of Korean BBQ, is a variation of American grilling, involving a sweet and tangy sauce which is different from the normal BBQ sauce. The main difference is the sesame oil, which gives it a taste that helps cut down any possible gaminess from the meat. It’s a quick and simple meal to make...