El Estoque

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh

March 28, 2019


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

“Jennifer Garner copied me.”   When Alice Wu wore a black, punk rock skirt to school, Jessica Lee, her friend since sixth grade, would distance herself from Alice in embarrassment. Nobody knew months later that Jennifer Garner would be wearing the same outfit as Alice on the red carpet, an...

Newly renovated Cupertino Teen Center reopens

Newly renovated Cupertino Teen Center reopens

Andrea Perng

March 27, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On March 23, the Cupertino Teen Center reopened after a nearly month-long renovation that included new TV and computer installments, repainted walls and refreshed room rearrangements. The event featured free food, tabletop games like table tennis and foosball and video games like Super Smash Bros and...

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

Hannah Lee

March 25, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

tudents and parents from all five FUHSD schools gathered at Cupertino High School on March 18 to learn about internships and job opportunities. For the first time, MVFBLA partnered with Bay Area Youth Career Opportunities (BAYCO) to host a job fair. Companies and organizations like Quarter Zero and S...

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first-ever bonding activity

Flora Peng

March 18, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Despite an unsuccessful campaign last school year, the class of 2021 has set the date for their first‐ever bonding activity: a relaxing movie night to be held after school on Friday, March 29. After months of consideration and negotiation, the officers are optimistic that the event will be successf...

Massive college cheating scandal reveals the underbelly of privilege

Massive college cheating scandal reveals the underbelly of privilege

Andrea Perng

March 15, 2019


Filed under College News, NEWS

Bribery lead to falsified test scores and athletic profiles everywhere

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Claire Chang and Brian Xu

March 15, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

unior Ellie Chen draws a small rectangle on a piece of paper, labeling it “green.” She continues to draw bigger rectangles, labeling each with a different color, and hands it to the senior citizen sitting across from her. Picking up a watercolor pencil, the senior citizen begins to color. On M...

An alternative lunch option

An alternative lunch option

Shivani Gupta and Jasmine Lee

March 14, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Super Cue Cafe, commonly known for its boba drinks and snacks, recently opened its kitchen to a new business called Yeh’s Kitchen in January. Co-owner of the cafe, Weiling Huang, and her friend, Charlene Yeh, started the business allowing customers to order freshly-made Chinese food, ranging from seve...

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Rana Aghababazadeh and Ruth Feng

March 13, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

“xcuse me, cupcake coming through.” Arbitrary phrases such as this may be heard during the MV Cinema Club’s meeting, along with competitive yelling about which composer curated the music for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Vice President and sophomore Arjan Madan revealed that throughout March,...

Tea and Tunes: Chinese club hosts party with boba and karaoke

Tea and Tunes: Chinese club hosts party with boba and karaoke

Emily Xia and Julia Yang

March 13, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

he air filled with chatter as Chinese club members filed into room A204 on March 12. A karaoke machine was set up in the center of the room, and trays of pearl milk tea from Cafe Lattea and small red candies were displayed on the side desk. Senior Jessica Lee walked up to the front of the room and tested t...

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, and Laasya Koduru

March 13, 2019


Filed under Local, National, NEWS

ilicon Valley is a community that seems to share little in common with other parts of the country and world. Yet when it comes to climate change, it is not exempt from its reaches. The multi-year drought plaguing California is a prime example, with the reduction in crop production, increase in water b...

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

MVHS Key Club has participated in a number of events throughout the school year, from the baby blanket making event in November to the Mr. Key Club male pageant that took place on Saturday, March 2nd at Palo Alto High School. MVHS Key Club President and senior Alison Wu, member and senior Jasmine Tsai ...

2019 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting at MVHS

2019 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting at MVHS

Rana Aghababazadeh

March 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Fhe Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees met on March 5 at MVHS. Prior to the open session held in the MVHS library, principal Ben Clausnitzer cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the MVHS Gym Lobby. The opening included a performance by the marching band and refreshments and desserts ...