El Estoque

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Charlotte Chui

December 5, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

 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 Sweepstakes, began their performance. As community members started to gather around the unlit Christmas tree...

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Claire Chang and Andrea Perng

November 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Following a tumultuous election cycle with debate over the new redevelopment plan for Vallco Shopping Mall, the Cupertino City Council election closed on Nov. 6. Incumbent mayor Darcy Paul, Better Cupertino co-founder Liang Chao and incumbent councilwoman Savita Vaidhyanathan emerged as the three members of...

Fall family bike fest

Fall family bike fest

Iman Malik

November 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Saturday, Oct. 27, children and adults gathered with their bikes to take part in the fifth annual Fall Family Bike Fest, hosted by the city of Cupertino. The fest features two routes for bikers. The first is a six mile route geared towards families that takes riders through nearby parks and bridge...

Crossing over into new zones

Crossing over into new zones

Claire Yang

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Monta Vista and Cupertino High School’s Korean Clubs collaborate to host an interdistrict event

A new chapter

A new chapter

Swara Tewari, Features editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS

More than a tea party

More than a tea party

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Brandon Ng

September 18, 2018


Filed under Best of News

obatino, a city sponsored event at Main Street Sept. 15, brought Cupertino residents together. By featuring slime stations, hockey shootouts and free boba, the event provided youth with somewhere to socialize. Sophomore MVHS Teen Commissioner Sarah Tan was one of the organizers. She noticed a lack o...

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash

April 8, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated  them on their home court, MVHS had a level of confidence and it showed when they played, ultimately be...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Once a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive state of Vallco Shoppi...

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Shuvi Jha

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

enior Varun Muthukumaran is a busy guy. A member of the MVHS football team for four years, he has attended daily, four-hour long practices during the summer and fall. From lunges to deadlifts to conditioning, he performs various strenuous activities aimed at increasing strength and speed. While ...

Halloween around the Bay Area

Halloween around the Bay Area

Helen Chao

November 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Nowadays, Halloween is associated with sugar-high children and a mass of Moana clones scurrying from door to door, leaving a Hansel and Gretel trail of candy wrappers in their wake. Of course, that’s the most stereotypical image brought to mind, but Halloween celebrations are more varied than the traditional...

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

Ria Kolli

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

Festivity filled the air during Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 28. Kids played tic-tac-toe with pumpkins and got their faces painted, while their parents took photos to capture the moment. Frolicking under everyone’s feet were puppies dressed in costumes ranging fro...

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the server to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Sushi Kuni in Cupertino. When you pull up into the parking lot, it’s almost impossible to see the restaurant because of how small and unimposing the building is. The entrance is on the left side of the building, and once you enter you feel either squashed, or hugged, depending on your point of view. The entire dining area is a...