El Estoque

Creative entrepreneurs for a cause

Sophomores Angela Doncsev and Nikita Swaminathan model the Lav and Butterfly hoodies.
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM
October 31, 2020
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM

Q&A with my mom

Yosemite, 2012
Asking my mother about herself during quarantine
May 21, 2020
Asking my mother about herself during quarantine

It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy
Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19
April 30, 2020
Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19

Dear healthcare workers

Dear healthcare workers
A letter of gratitude for our heroes
April 10, 2020
A letter of gratitude for our heroes

COVID-19 creates resource shortages for healthcare workers and community members

Face masks are among the PPE items in need.
Stanford and West Valley Community Services provide for those in need of assistance
April 6, 2020
Stanford and West Valley Community Services provide for those in need of assistance

Students participate in annual Stanford Blood Drive

Senior Nate Reyes lies on his seat as he prepares for the procedure while holding on to senior Allison Wu, who smiles at him.
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years
January 11, 2020
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits schools to determine the level of education being provided to students
A timeline of events regarding WASC
January 10, 2020
A timeline of events regarding WASC

Realty changes in Cupertino

Realty changes in Cupertino
Evolution of the nature of Silicon Valley housing
January 10, 2020
Evolution of the nature of Silicon Valley housing

Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino
In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged sword to local businesses. Median house values climb and realtors work to satisfy buyers who prioritize commute times. Read more about each story.
January 10, 2020

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated...

MVRT rookies showcase first projects

Team L'équipe Pommes de Terre demo their project, a manipulator based off the 2017 FRC Steamworks game.
New members present their month-long projects to parents
December 3, 2019
New members present their month-long projects to parents

Cupertino residents take on poverty simulation

Participants with a baby were required to pay double the transportation fees in the simulation.
Local residents experience what life is like for low-income families
November 18, 2019
Local residents experience what life is like for low-income families

Women’s Suffrage and the Voter’s Choice Act

The passage of the Voter’s Choice Act makes it easier for Californian voters to cast their ballot
November 15, 2019
The passage of the Voter’s Choice Act makes it easier for Californian voters to cast their ballot
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