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Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Crisp, Sweet, Savory: Pears three ways

Priya Reddy

March 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

pring is just around the corner and local grocery stores and farmer’s markets are beginning to flood with different varieties of pears. With their light flavor, pears are a versatile fruit, perfect for jams, marinades, sandwiches and more. From savory to sweet, these three recipes are sure to make y...

My three years with Jonghyun

My three years with Jonghyun

Katerina Pappas

February 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The first thing I noticed about the K-pop group SHINee was their hair, funnily enough. I first noticed the dyed, borderline orange hair of their youngest member, Taemin, in their music video “Hello”. My focus then moved on to the monochromatic outfits that each member wore, everyone sporting a differe...

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Duo Review: “Black Panther”

Ruth Feng

February 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

  “Black Panther” is nothing short of a triumph and cultural phenomenon brought to life by director Ryan Coogler and the stellar cast. On its third day at the box office, “Black Panther” is set to earn $387 million worldwide over the Presidents' Day weekend. Across the count...

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

Ishani Singh

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“Padmaavat” is a legendary Indian myth of the elusive queen, Rani Padmini, known as Padmavati in the film. She was deeply in love with and married to a brave Rajput king, Ratan Singh of the Mewar kingdom in Chittor. The two lived their peaceful lives until the Muslim leader, villainous Alauddin ...

Painting the future

Painting the future

Sarah Young

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

V ArtReach announced on Jan. 24, an event which has been a culmination of all their efforts that had been in the works for 2 years. MVHS’ first ever school wide event, an art competition for all MVHS students. The competition is a monumental event for the members of ArtReach, especially so for the ...

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Restaurant Roulette: Walia

Emily Xia

February 14, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

wice 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 Walia in San Jose. Address: 2208 Business Circle, San Jose, CA 95128 Situated in the heart of downtown San Jose, the small and bustling restaurant Walia offers traditional Ethiopian dishes. The walls are decorated with traditional Ethiopian paintings and old photos, making the atmosphere feel rustic and homey. Along with the relatively cheap prices, Walia is a ...

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong

February 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming performance by artist Justin...

2018 Winter Rally

2018 Winter Rally

El Estoque Staff

February 4, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

When students filed into the gym for the winter rally, they were met with colorful posters plastered on the walls, pom-poms arranged in neat rows and streamers hung up on the ceiling enveloping the gym in purple and gold . After watching the entertaining performances and rally games, they file out with...

Covered in stickers

Covered in stickers

Michelle Wong

February 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

e it stickers or patches, the colorful arrangements of items displayed on laptops, phone cases and backpacks around MVHS characterizes the diverse community of students on campus. Whether for aesthetic purposes or simply out of nostalgia, personalizing items has been a rapidly-growing trend in MVHS....

A year in selfies

A year in selfies

Charlotte Chui

January 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

t was tradition for senior Kavin Sivakumar to come up with a resolution at the start of every new year. For 2015, he made it a goal to run a mile every week. For 2016, he promised himself that he wouldn’t drink soda or eat red meat. Continuing this pattern, Sivakumar’s 2017 resolution was to take ...