El Estoque

Senior Daniel Kao and his family taking a selfie at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day.

A twist on tradition

Claire Wen and Vivian Jiang December 17, 2020
Sharing the different ways that MVHS students celebrate winter holidays
Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Shivani Madhan November 26, 2020
Modern and classic Christmas films to watch this winter
A child communicates with Santa as ASL interpreter Darlene Rochkind provides additional encouragement.

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

Brian Xu January 11, 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...

A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari January 11, 2020
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha 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,...

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

Tina Low 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

Jai Uparkar, Tina Low, Ishaani Dayal, and Rachel Jiang 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

Annie Zhang and Ishani Singh 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

Emily Xia December 17, 2018
The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years
Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez December 16, 2018
Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves
Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments

Holiday cheer: DIY Christmas ornaments

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Emily Xia December 9, 2018
How to make various Christmas ornaments
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