El Estoque

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

ayah ali-ahmad, staff writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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


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...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

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


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...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong

October 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, which included a variety of makeup products including foundation, highlighter and lip gloss. Accor...

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

Ananya Bhat

September 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

It’s friday night at MVHS’s first home football game. The buzzer rings, signaling halftime. As the scuffed up bodies of the MVHS varsity football team jog over towards the sidelines, twirls of color, pointed rifles and flowing purple gowns take over the football field. The song begins and suddenly,...

Take a Bite

Take a Bite

Hannah Lee

September 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Bite Club is back with new officers and new ideas. This year, the officers will explain the science behind food, conduct experiments relating to nutrition and introduce a variety of different cuisines. Scroll down to learn more about Bite Club. ...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

Sophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its new collection. ...