El Estoque

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, GSA, Lifestyle, OPINION, Uncategorized

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished with various flags representing different sexualities and genders. The event physically and metaph...

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Ruth Feng and Sara Entezar

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Six unconventional horror films to get in the Halloween spirit

Low (cost)umes

Low (cost)umes

Alyssa Hui and Rucha Soman

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment

Three easy and affordable DIY Halloween costumes

Dear Halloween,

Dear Halloween,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ou used to be my absolute favorite holiday. Every year, I’d beg my parents to go candy shopping as soon as they lined the Target aisles with spooky black bats and cartoonish pumpkins, replacing September’s school supplies. I wanted to make sure our house was the house — known for having the be...

Treat yourself

Treat yourself

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

GRAVEYARD CAKE Who doesn’t love a chocolate cake? Make this tasty dessert that fits the theme of Halloween by adding some tombstones on top. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup boiling water 3/4 cup milk 2 sticks ...

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Dessert Detectives: Alexander’s Pâtisserie

Emily Xia

October 22, 2018


Filed under Dessert Detectives, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Reviews

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. Starting the alphabetical trend, we went to our first cafe, Alexander’s Pâtisserie on Stevens Creek Blvd.   Petites Gâteaux       ...

Places to visit in Northern California

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Engrossed in school work and extracurricular activities, students at MVHS might forget to step outside and explore the outside world sometimes. Here are a few outdoor places to visit in Northern California to clear your head or have an enjoyable time with friends and family.

Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

Ruth Feng, Sara Entezar, Alyssa Hui, Jahan Razavi, and Rucha Soman

October 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

Explore all MVHS' Pixar themed homecoming week, updated every day.

“A Star Is Born” Review

“A Star Is Born” Review

Ruth Feng and Sara Entezar

October 6, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

Bradley Cooper’s 2018 remake is raw and emotional but lacks a theme

Science National Honor Society’s Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

Science National Honor Society’s Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

Elena Khan and Shivani Gupta

September 28, 2018


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT

  On Monday, Sept. 24, Science National Honor Society held a lab in room B104 in which they made elephant toothpaste by designing a chemical reaction that involved ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. With meetings twice a month every other Monday, members have the opportu...