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A breakdown of why the NBA lockout went well

A breakdown of why the NBA lockout went well

El Estoque Staff

December 11, 2011


Filed under OPINION

The NBA lockout is over. You know what that means: the Lakers are going to win another one. On Nov. 26, the players and the owners agreed on a tentative collective bargaining agreement. For all intents and purposes, the owners righteously won, as the basketball related income (BRI) of the playe...

Lock your mouth, thefts are petty

Lock your mouth, thefts are petty

Simran Devidasani

November 13, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

Several weeks back, a theft occurred in which a video camera, the one used from announcements, was stolen from the student center. The culprit has yet to be found. Theft is a common problem at many schools;  pettier thefts however, are the most common. Many students complain about MVHS’s “hands-off” policy ...

The great construction hypocrisy

The great construction hypocrisy

Margaret Lin

November 10, 2011


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION

Our whines about construction are even louder than the construction itself.Construction is underway at MVHS and students have been complaining about the noise, obstructions and general difficulties caused by the construction. But we shouldn’t moan about it too much — after all, we signed ourselves up for ...

Oakland protests unfairly attack our way of life

Oakland protests unfairly attack our way of life

Kevin Guo

November 9, 2011


Filed under OPINION

What do we want? To reduce the wealth gap! When do we want it? Now! The “Occupy” movement, which has taken over many of America’s economic centers, claims to represent 99 percent of the population in the fight against wealth inequality. Until recently, the movement was a cute diversion from the doldrums of everyday life. Wall Street protest...

Careers are not set in stone

Careers are not set in stone

Stephanie Chang

November 3, 2011


Filed under OPINION

In a room meant to hold over 70 people, only three students occupied the seats: one reporter, another reporter, and a student that came wandering by for somewhere to sit during his empty period. On Nov. 2, the chosen speaker from Arts Related Technical Training for Entertainment Careers program c...

Keeping costumes clean

Keeping costumes clean

Stephanie Chang

November 2, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

There is a very fine line between a costume that is just risque and one that is risking it all. For Halloween, a bedsheet with two holes for costumes used to be enough to get candy. Nowadays, though, we see costumes that become increasingly skimpy. Less is not more. This is an issue that has weighed on the minds of many studen...

Spreading the hype, not awareness

Spreading the hype, not awareness

Ashley Wu

October 20, 2011


Filed under OPINION

People jump on bandwagons — and the counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church picketing was no exception. On Oct. 19, the WBC picketed at Cupertino High School and Apple Headquarters. Prior to the event, students were encouraged to attend a student-organized counter-protest. Through social m...

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Stephanie Chang

October 17, 2011


Filed under OPINION

You have an open second. The library happens to be closed. What do you do? Off to the Career Center it is! The Career Center, a small office located at the foot of the A-building, was primarily built with the intention to educate students about college, scholarships, internships, and voluntee...

Class warfare took Homecoming Food Drive too far

Class warfare took Homecoming Food Drive too far

Daniel Tan

October 16, 2011


Filed under OPINION

By the end of the week, MVHS had gotten it down to a science: Boxes of cereal were worth the most Homecoming points per dollar spent. So were large jars of peanut butter. Needed some more points the night before the final day so your class could win? No problem. PW Market had cereal at four for $...

A Week Later: The Steve Jobs Legacy

A Week Later: The Steve Jobs Legacy

Margaret Lin

October 13, 2011


Filed under OPINION

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” ...

Monta Vista Market may not be here to stay

Monta Vista Market may not be here to stay

Kevin Guo

October 9, 2011


Filed under OPINION

While it may seem like businesses in the well-to-do Cupertino community are immune to the national economic recession, the small suburban town actually has one characteristic that strangles small businesses: its size. Just take a look at what problems the soon-to-be open Monta Vista Market will face. The Market, an all-organic grocery store located o...

Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Smitha Gundavajhala

October 6, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Wednesday morning, Cupertino was catapulted into the headlines. The Lehigh Cement Factory shooting jolted citizens out of their shells of security. Everyone had one question on their minds.What happened to our utopia? We have always joked around about the “Cupertino Bubble,” how this force field...