El Estoque

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

March 31, 2019

The Quinlan Community Center accommodated over 200 MVHS students and community members on March 30 as Octagon held its annual Cure Cancer Casino event. The night featured various activities, such as card games and photo booths, entertainment, such as live music and dances and a three-course-meal from...

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 26, 2018

With winter right around the corner, pies and other warm delights are found throughout grocery stores and at Thanksgiving dinners. With a tangible sweetness and soft texture, pecan pies are something you’ll often see during the holidays. These mini versions of the traditional pecan pie are a delicious and q...

Dance to this

Dance to this

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 8, 2018

rowds of people screaming with excitement. Bodies pushed against one another reaching for the stage. Vibrations from the instruments blared through speakers sending a shaking sensation through the ground. The most vivid memories I cherish all seem to be from attending concerts like this. I have be...

Dear Halloween,

Dear Halloween,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018

ou used to be my absolute favorite holiday. Every year, I’d beg my parents to go candy shopping as soon as they lined the Target aisles with spooky black bats and cartoonish pumpkins, replacing September’s school supplies. I wanted to make sure our house was the house — known for having the be...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018

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...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017

tudents gathered in the rally court on October 31 to watch others show off their costumes in the annual costume contest. A variety of creative costumes, such as the La Croix Boys, were displayed and judged by Junior Bernice Lin and Senior Kavin Sivakumar, members of the MVHS Fashion Club. Check out the pho...

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017

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...