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Homes to houses: residents explain their opposition to the new constructional growth

Homes to houses: residents explain their opposition to the new constructional growth

Albert Wang

September 21, 2016

hat Michael Chaba misses most about Cupertino is the small barbershop on the corner intersection of S. Blaney Ave and Stevens Creek where he used to get his haircut. He’s lived in Cupertino with his wife and children for over 10 years now. As Cupertino continued to develop, the city and its counci...

Main Street Cupertino celebrates grand opening on Sept. 17

Main Street Cupertino celebrates grand opening on Sept. 17

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 20, 2016

On Sept. 17, after seven years filled with plans, approval processes and renovations, Main Street Cupertino finally had its grand opening. It began with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the morning, which was followed by a parade and throughout the day, Main Street Cupertino was celebrated with local bands...

Breaking through the bubble: Crime in Cupertino

Breaking through the bubble: Crime in Cupertino

Ilena Peng

September 3, 2016

small suburb that many of us consider safe is defined by the titles of high-tech companies nearby. This town that almost 60,000 of us call home is so secure and understated that it’s referred to as the little bubble of Cupertino. But even in the tranquil community of Cupertino, crime is still pr...

Where do students work over the summer?

Where do students work over the summer?

Andrea Schlitt

August 29, 2016

hether it’s hanging out by the pool or sleeping until noon, summer is a time for students to relax and forget about the stress that comes with school. But for some students, summer is also an opportunity to gain new experiences, develop new skills and work with different kinds of people. For th...

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016

Footage taken by Itay Barylka and video edited by Chetana Ramaiyer  n Tues. May 24, the Tech Museum in San Jose brought together different subject areas all across the board, as Drama, Art, Journalism, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry and AP US History came together for The Martian: Deconstruct...

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

Itay Barylka

May 25, 2016

On May 18, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and gave a stirring speech to thousands of supporters. He received an enthusiastic response when discussing his strategy to combat Donald Trump's rhetoric, his plan for universal health care and...

Cost of staying: Unaffordable housing in the Bay Area

Cost of staying: Unaffordable housing in the Bay Area

Fatima Ali

May 18, 2016

Story by Alina Abidi and Fatima Ali View more info at https://www.elestoque.org/housing/ he decision wasn’t sudden. In fact, it had been years in the making: an abstract thought that became concrete last Spring. English teacher Matt Brashears and his wife knew that at some point, they wanted to own ...

Community gathers to discuss teacher retention and recruitment

Community gathers to discuss teacher retention and recruitment

Alina Abidi

May 8, 2016

The lack of affordable housing in Silicon Valley is driving teachers out of our school, out of our district and out of our state. On May 7, at 10 a.m., local teachers and school board and community members gathered at FUHSD District Office to discuss teacher recruitment and retention in California. The...

Eighth annual Earth Day festival at Civic Center continues to resonate in community

Eighth annual Earth Day festival at Civic Center continues to resonate in community

Om Khandekar

May 5, 2016

On any given day, the Civic Center, near the Santa Clara County Library, is bustling with students who come to study. But on April 30, the steady flow of studious students was interrupted with a band playing Disney tunes and the din of laughter. Various booths were set up across the center, most disc...

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

Miloni Vora

April 26, 2016

Co-authored by Ilena Peng  n April 17 at 8:00 p.m., a senior at Lynbrook High School, LHS, who wishes to remain anonymous, updated her profile picture with the hashtag, “#NotaNumber”. The profile picture was in response to a Facebook groups recently discovered by the LHS community. “We f...

South Bay Christian clubs come together for South Bay Unite-The Journey

South Bay  Christian clubs come together for South Bay Unite-The Journey

Stephanie Lam

April 19, 2016

Updated on April 20 8:30 pm Correction: Earlier version misspelled the first name of senior Madeleine Hellwig of Fremont High School. Hellwig's first name is spelled "Madeleine " not "Madeline" Correction: The sentence "Upon arrival, participants were greeted with free ice cream and candies, wh...

Restaurant health inspection ratings, expanded

Itay Barylka

April 19, 2016

All Street View images © Google Health inspection scores and reports may be found at https://services.sccgov.org/facilityinspection Co-reported by Devika Watave...