El Estoque

Starting on a musical note

Avni Prasad

May 31, 2017


Filed under Audio, Editor's Picks, FEATURES, Multimedia, Music Around the World

Every morning, students pile into room D107 to the sound of music. It’s different music every day, from classical to jazz to zydeco to KPop. Calculus teacher Jon Stark explains why he has this routine. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325418544" params="auto_play=false&hide_relat...

New York passes law for free college tuition at state schools

New York passes law for free college tuition at state schools

Sannidhi Menon

May 30, 2017


Filed under Audio, Briefs

New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law authorizing the Excelsior Scholarship program, which is designed to provide tuition for students going to public colleges and state universities families earn less than $125,000. But tuition-free college is not new to the United States. In fact, the...

Secrets of Santa: His last day as Santa

Secrets of Santa: His last day as Santa

Elizabeth Han

December 26, 2016


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Multimedia, Sunday Projects

Additional reporting by Jackie Way "The hardest thing about being a Santa is tonight, Christmas Eve," Santa Jerry said. "It comes to a close.” Because once the new year comes and the holiday spirits die, Santa Jerry brushes out his unusually short white beard and takes off the black leather ...

The way we love: A modern day romance

The way we love: A modern day romance

Priya Reddy

February 14, 2016


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Multimedia, The way we love

co-reported by Ankit Dua Everyone wants to find love. Students and adults alike look outward to find love, or even friendship through dating apps. With this comes success and failure.This Valentine’s day we share the story of MVHS students and their experiences with Tinder, a dating app designed to le...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Interactives, Life Skills, Multimedia, Special Report Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses such as art, woodsh...

One minute perspectives on technology fasts

One minute perspectives on technology fasts

Isabel Navarrete

September 27, 2015


Filed under Audio, Briefs, Interactives, Multimedia, One Minute Perspectives, OPINION

After Writing for Publications students participated in a “one day tech fast” assignment last week, tech fasts have been put back on the map. To complete the assignment, students had to spend a full 24 hours without technology. Students do the fast to become more in touch with the world around them,...

Restaurant Roulette: Arya Global Cuisine mixes it up with fusion dishes

Restaurant Roulette: Arya Global Cuisine mixes it up with fusion dishes

Jennie Chen

September 24, 2015


Filed under Audio, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Great reads, Interactives, Multimedia, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we started with the first letter of the alphabet: A. Click on the slideshow below to see how the food at Arya fared. Written and photographed by Jennie Chen an...

The issue: Coming out with Joyce Fortune

The issue: Coming out with Joyce Fortune

Isabel Navarrete

September 23, 2015


Filed under Audio, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Great reads, Multimedia, OPINION, The Issue

Since the legalization of gay marriage, sexuality and gay rights are becoming a frequently discussed subject. Joyce Fortune shares her experiences and opinions about coming out. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225323879" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   ...

Local restaurant Ajito surprises with simplicity

Local restaurant Ajito surprises with simplicity

ZaZu Lippert

September 5, 2015


Filed under Audio, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Multimedia

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One minute perspectives on abortion

One minute perspectives on abortion

Isabel Navarrete

September 3, 2015


Filed under Audio, Interactives, Multimedia, One Minute Perspectives, OPINION, Politics

With Planned Parenthood at the forefront of many recent political discussions, abortion has become an increasingly controversial subject. Recently, eight videos published by The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion organization, captured Planned Parenthood nurses talking about the sale of organs...