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Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Bitter meets sweet: grapefruit crafts

Emily Xia

January 31, 2018


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

inter has arrived in full blast, but the chilly air and cascading rain are not the only things accompanying the season. It is now the perfect time to harvest grapefruit, a sour yet  sweet and somewhat bitter citrus fruit. With these do-it-yourself crafts and recipes, you may be inclined to drop a few of t...

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

Michelle Wong

January 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

rom the traditional Persian Haft-Seen to making mochi, different cultures have their own unique ways of welcoming the new year. Although not all of these celebrations fall on the same day, students can be seen celebrating their heritages and hoping for good fortune in the upcoming months. For sophomore Ka...

Homemade Hipster: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Homemade Hipster: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Emily Xia

January 30, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

very party needs a delicious drink, and what better drink to make than a non-alcoholic cocktail? These three seemingly complicated mocktails are very simple to make, and are sure to impress your guests. There are countless different flavor combinations — take a shot at creating your own unique recipe....

What you never knew: Secrets of MVHS staff

Maggie McCormick

January 29, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Check out these answers to the crossword puzzle on page 32 of El Estoque’s January issue. ...

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Bitter and Sweet: Three ways to use grapefruit

Priya Reddy

January 29, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT

Grapefruits. Their uniquely bittersweet taste leaves some people hating them and some people craving them. Characterized by their bright pink flesh, these fruits are surprisingly versatile. In honor of national citrus month, take a look at the recipes on the following pages to see three different uses...

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Rucha Soman

January 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

tanding on the edge of a 20-foot-bowl at Santa Clara's Cabrillo skate park, sophomore Joseph Balje shifted his feet on his skateboard, getting ready for the drop-in. But as he pushed off, something didn't feel right. Instead of landing the trick, he landed on his face -- causing two chipped teeth, a ...

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Restaurant Roulette: Viva Thai Bistro

Charlotte Chui

January 20, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette, Reviews

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 Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino. Address: 19058 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 At first glance when pulling into the parking lot, Viva Thai Bistro seemed small and nondescript, tucked in a string of other restaurants serving Asian cuisines ranging from Taiwanese to Mongolian hot pot. Inside, the restaurant’s walls were adorned with gold deco...

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Himani Yalamaddi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life, Theater

Students gather in the auditorium and a mix of nervousness and excitement fills the air. Confidence radiates off of those that have participated before, whereas the new people gather together in anticipation and reassure one another that there was nothing to worry about. Last week, on Jan. 4, MVHS’...

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Himani Yalamaddi

December 13, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Student life

Senior Sabrina Hung has been baking for years, so when she received the opportunity to participate in a program at the Culinary institute of America in New York City over this summer, she was thrilled. Though she didn't particularly enjoy making pastries before attending the program, she gained a newfound...

Meme accounts at MVHS

Julia Yang

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Though memes have experienced explosive popularity since 2011, the rise of MVHS-focused pages and groups has occurred mostly within the last couple of years on newer platforms like Instagram and Facebook, with accounts such as @montavistamemes, @internationalthesmemiansociety and class groups such as the...

Mint for the holidays

Mint for the holidays

Charlotte Chui

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Along with the end of the year comes gifting presents, Christmas caroling and of course, peppermint. Here are four DIY projects to try with this quintessential holiday favorite. 1. Peppermint lotion bars: Chilly weather taking a toll? Moisturize dry skin with these mint scented lotion bars. Ing...