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Signing Santa: City of Cupertino hosts Christmas event allowing deaf and hard of hearing children to interact with Santa

A child communicates with Santa as ASL interpreter Darlene Rochkind provides additional encouragement.
January 10, 2020

Christmas trees sparkling with red, green and blue lights surround the Quinlan Community Center’s Cupertino Room. Onstage, red and gold poinsettias adorn a cozy living-room scene: three large christmas...

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony
January 10, 2020
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

January 7, 2020

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History teacher Bonnie Belshe to ask her 50 questions. Belshe describes what she loves most about the holiday season,...

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.
District-wide Key Club members gather to collect canned foods from local neighborhoods, singing in return
December 25, 2019

During the first week of December, members of Homestead HS’s Key Club went around local neighborhoods to distribute bags that offered the opportunity for residents to donate canned food. On Saturday,...

Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting

Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting
Cupertino community comes together for the ceremony
December 16, 2019
Cupertino community comes together for the ceremony

A White Christmas: How the MVHS community feels about the lack of snow during Christmas in Cupertino

A White Christmas: How the MVHS community feels about the lack of snow during Christmas in Cupertino
December 18, 2018

rouched into place, sophomore Katrina Poulter and her sister wait in anticipation for their father to exit the library. With their noses frozen red, the sisters prepare for an ambush, armed with 50 delicately...

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years
The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years
December 17, 2018
The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town
Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves
December 16, 2018
Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves

Winter holidays

Winter holidays
MVHS individuals discuss different aspects of the holiday season
December 15, 2018

Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments

Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments
How to make various Christmas ornaments
December 9, 2018
How to make various Christmas ornaments

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony
Community members come together to kick off the holiday season with the annual tradition
December 5, 2018

 n Friday, Nov. 30, the City of Cupertino held the 2018 tree lighting ceremony at the Quinlan Community Center. At 6 p.m., the a cappella group Business Casual, national champions of the 2018 Harmony...

Mint for the holidays

Mint for the holidays
Various projects to make with peppermint
December 12, 2017

Along with the end of the year comes gifting presents, Christmas caroling and of course, peppermint. Here are four DIY projects to try with this quintessential holiday favorite. 1. Peppermint lotion...

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