El Estoque

Ilena Peng
Ilena Peng is a senior with a love for tea, books and journalism. Formerly, Ilena was one of two editors-in-chief, as well as a news, entertainment and business editor.

Ilena Peng, Staff writer

May 24, 2018
Life in the lights (Story)
May 24, 2018
In motion (Story)
May 23, 2018
The things I’ll keep (Story)
May 04, 2018
A Farewell Rally on the football field (Story)
May 01, 2018
The new 2018-19 dance team includes two male members (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Ways to deal with college rejection (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Three busy weeks for the Marquesas (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Conflicting dates for the Marquesas’ USA Dance Nationals and junior prom (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Academic dishonesty from students’ perspectives (Story/Media)
Feb 16, 2018
Taking the floor (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
A different direction: attending a single-gender school (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
A look back at the MVHS Marquesas’ winter showcase (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
The significance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Finding a home: breeders versus shelters (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Starstruck: my experience watching meteor showers (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
French Honor Society celebrates the Fête du Fromage (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Entangled ethics: the questions raised by DNA testing (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Back in the day: records and CDs (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Homecoming court represents school spirit but not diversity — and that’s okay (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Meet the Marquesas (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Snowed in: the danger of hypersensitivity to prejudice (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Reputations: protests (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Lessons from the Galapagos Islands (Story)
Aug 18, 2017
The one dollar court case (Story)
Jun 03, 2017
Looking back on a decade of coaching and a lifetime of dancing (Story)
May 21, 2017
The dangers of driving down Montebello Road (Story)
May 12, 2017
Review: Bill Nye’s viewers grew up — and “Bill Nye saves the world” reflects that perfectly (Story)
Apr 23, 2017
Cupertino holds 9th annual Earth Day and Arbor Day festival (Story)
Apr 22, 2017
MVHS Marquesas hold annual auditions (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Washed out: walking the line between Asian and American (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Memories behind the Holocaust Center for Humanity (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Defying gender stereotypes through a love of computer science (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
Glimpses of the food trucks at MVHS “Off the Grid” (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Breaking news: poetry brings back what repetitive headlines take away (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
FUHSD adopts a new resolution to protect student information (Story)
Feb 25, 2017
A chat with Student Advocate Richard Prinz (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
The Marquesas compete at the Northern California Dance Classic (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Snapshots of the booths at Club Promo Day (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
We are doing it: creating a genderless playing field (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Comparing energy drinks and coffee (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
The inspiration behind the design (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Life with a parent in prison (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
The impact of the Holocaust (Story)
Jan 14, 2017
Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
A timeline of President Obama’s time in office (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Taking the high road: A former student’s story of substance use (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Looking past the smoke screen: reflections on reporting about high-school substance use (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Smoky effects: the impacts of drug use (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Marquesas hold their annual winter showcase (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
A conversation with Stanford alumnus Donnovan Somera Yisrael (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Student reactions to the Presidential Election (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Lessons from change (Story)
Oct 29, 2016
MV Art Career Night brings alumni and parents together to discuss their careers (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Clowning around (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Reuniting with the Class of 1976 (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Community bonds over artwork at the annual Art and Wine Festival (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
It’s jacked up: the deal with Apple AirPods (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
Marquesas work on new character routine for new competition season (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories (Story)
Sep 03, 2016
Breaking through the bubble: Crime in Cupertino (Story)
Aug 22, 2016
Teachers adjust to new classes as students adjust to the new year (Story)
Jun 08, 2016
The Miss USA 2016 pageant begins to resemble a political debate with its onstage questions (Story)
May 19, 2016
Students respond to the new UC prompts (Story)
May 18, 2016
When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions (Story)
May 16, 2016
Campus question: Why were the A-building bathrooms closed today? (Story)
Apr 30, 2016
MV Tri-M holds benefit concert with Homestead Tri-M (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Leadership’s “Bring Your Own Banana Day” attracts a large crowd (Story)
Apr 23, 2016
‘Hamilton’ awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
MV JSA Presents: A Career in Politics with Ro Khanna (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Dance team holds annual tryouts (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today? (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Musical Musings: Popular culture (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Made up of makeup: using special effects makeup as an art form (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
Students recall memorable pranks (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
The Marquesas share their quirky team traditions (Story)
Mar 12, 2016
A guide to shopping for procrastinating prom-goers (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Musical Musings: Social justice warrior (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
EDM genre spurs rave culture (Story)
Feb 06, 2016
Junior State of America hopes to bring exposure to political careers (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Black History Month: Black History Month in MVHS’ curriculum (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Black History Month (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
The accidental vegetarian (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Musical Musings: More than Miss Congeniality (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
Star Wars Rally Week Dress Up Day 3: Wookie Wednesday (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally (Story)
Jan 17, 2016
Actor who played Severus Snape dies of cancer (Story)
Dec 13, 2015
What do food-savvy students eat to survive finals week? (Story)
Dec 12, 2015
Reel school: What movies are shown in class and why (Story)
Dec 12, 2015
Musical Musings: Holiday spirited away (Story)
Nov 26, 2015
A guilt-free Thanksgiving: an environmental and health-conscious meal (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Just another Friday (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Celebrities cross over into political world (Story)
Nov 08, 2015
Drama’s “The Laramie Project” moves audience with the true story of Matthew Shepard (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Artists take their work beyond a traditional paper canvas (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Dance team supports finding a cure for juvenile diabetes (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
The new and improved Pumpkin Spice Latte (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Costume complications: the annual indecision caused by Halloween costumes (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Horror story: students share their supernatural encounters (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
A look back at Homecoming week (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
MVSNL brings audience to tears of laughter (Story)
Sep 27, 2015
Legalizing death by doctors in California (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
First Week Blues (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
You have a new follower (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
New fall season brings new seasons of TV shows (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
What it’s like to motivate 22,700 people everyday (Story)