El Estoque

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...

Sitting it out

Sitting it out

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents clad in fancy dresses and suits strut onto the dance floor, swaying to the loud drumming music. However, for sophomore Dyuthy Ramachandran, this night is a night to spend with her family.While Ramachandran enjoys school dances and wants to go to prom, her current friend group does not share this ...

New rides of MVHS

New rides of MVHS

Claire Wen and Helen Chao

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Sushma Bana Fuel efficient and capable of gliding down the road as if in an ideal frictionless situation. As a math and physics teacher, this is Sushma Bana’s description of her dream car. However, when her 19-year-old Honda Accord broke down before she expected it to, and repairs cost more than t...

Laptop Deconstructed

Jahan Razavi

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

n 1968, Alan Kay proposed the idea of a personal computer. Now, over 50 years later, these have become a staple of the high-tech world. Known for their lighter weight and more compact dimensions, laptops are in stark contrast to desktop computers, which, while powerful, do not feature the portability of...

Easy ways to read the news

Easy ways to read the news

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

With the packed schedules of staff and students at MVHS, keeping up with the news may not be a priority. Here are a few online platforms you can use to easily access the news in an efficient manner. The New York Times has a podcast on Spotify called The Daily where they publish a 20-minute podcast five day...