El Estoque

Gift giving games

Gift giving games

Alyssa Hui and Gauri Kaushik

December 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Putting a fun twist on gift exchanges during the holiday season

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

Kamyar Moradi and Jahan Razavi

December 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

The young Jewish boy cannot help but contain his excitement for his favorite time of year. He grabs his mother’s CD player, and plays all his favorite Hanukkah songs that his family has been listening to for years. He notices a box filled with little square prisms nearby, and calls his two older broth...

Dear Home,

Dear Home,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

December 17, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

’ve always had trouble defining you. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines you as “one’s place of residence,” but I’m not entirely sure if I trust the dictionary on that one. The old adage “home is where the heart is” isn’t entirely convincing either, as that implies that there’s only one pla...

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

December 16, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves

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