El Estoque

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...

Hawaii bans looking at phones while crossing the street: California may also do the same

Hawaii bans looking at phones while crossing the street: California may also do the same

Claire Yang

September 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

ayor of Honolulu, Kirk Caldwell, enforced a law expressing that pedestrians are not allowed to use their phone while crossing the street, and would be fined if they do so. The law was applied after the mayor realized the amount of deaths due to distracted pedestrians. After this law was implemented,...

Behind the grime

Behind the grime

Michelle Wong

September 18, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ports gear. Balloon inflators. Mannequin dolls. At first glance a garage sale may seem to be a jumble of random, used up items worth discarding. But beneath the piles of junk, there may just be an item with a great story waiting to be discovered. Here's what some of the sellers at Cupertino’s annua...

Cupertino small businesses share their stories

Cupertino small businesses share their stories

Himani Yalamaddi

May 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Co-written by Ananya Bhat and Shayon Moradi very year, the U.S. government celebrates Small Business Week to commend the work done by small businesses across the nation and to aid rising entrepreneurs with their companies. In honor of this year’s Small Business Week, which lasted from April 30 to Ma...

A look back at Apple’s past

A look back at Apple’s past

Roshan Fernandez

March 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Science & Technology

pple is one of the biggest phenomenons of our generation, especially here in Cupertino. With a new headquarters currently being constructed, the company has came a long way since it was founded in 1976. Check out the infographic and timeline below to learn more about the legacy of Apple.   &nb...

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Michelle Wong

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On March 21, tensions were high as the Matadors finally faced their long-anticipated opponent, Cupertino HS. After their win against Lynbrook HS on March 16, MVHS awaited their game against their rival CHS, which the team believed would be a much more difficult opponent. What began as a strong start by...