El Estoque

Transitioning wardrobes from summer to fall

Transitioning wardrobes from summer to fall

Issra Osman

November 13, 2015

When fall comes around, students and teachers stop wearing those flip flops and T-shirts that kept them comfortably cool during the spring and instead begin relying on sweaters and leggings to battle the bitter cold. Find out how English teacher Jackie Corso, senior Hari Ganesh and junior Girija Deshpa...

Diwali: The Festival Of Lights

Diwali: The Festival Of Lights

Vijeet Chaugule

November 9, 2015

Every fall in October, Cupertino hosts a Bay Area Diwali Festival to reach out to other diverse cultures. The event took place this weekend on October 17th at Memorial Park and brought over 15,000 citizens from all around the Bay Area. The festival showcased multicultural dance, live music, international...

Flashback to the Future

Flashback to the Future

Hannan Waliullah

October 21, 2015

n the 1980s, when director Robert Zemeckis depicted the future in the “Back to the Future” franchise, he visualized Oct. 23, 2015 as a time filled with flying cars, fancy pizza-enlargers and hoverboards. But what did we get instead? Tiny life-sucking pocket computers, the selfie stick and Donald Trump ...

Behind The Music: Beats by Hsu

Behind The Music: Beats by Hsu

Vijeet Chaugule

October 13, 2015

Hearing music during brunch, lunch or passing periods? If yes, then you’ve probably heard the music from the speakers of junior Andrew Hsu. When Hsu got a Fugoo speaker for his 16th birthday, he made it his decision to share his taste of music with the school, rather than listen to his music alone....

Music forges connections between people and their pasts

Music forges connections between people and their pasts

Shriya Deshpande

October 12, 2015

distraught 15 year old Scott Victorine sat in his room, strumming his beloved guitar. His grandfather, who bought him the Fender Stratocaster, who introduced him to Eric Clapton, who inspired him to use music as an emotional outlet, had passed away. Even as a teenager, the social studies teacher knew he wanted a...

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Hannan Waliullah

September 10, 2015

With all the chemistry worksheets, literature essays and AP US History DBQ’s, it’s hard to find the time to sit down in your favorite corner, cuddle up in your treasured fuzzy-pink blanket and stick your nose in a book you know will be hard to put down. And when we finally do have the time, we’re...

Beauty vlogger Heidi Mui of Datdatmuii

Vanessa Qin

March 30, 2015

eople often say that you find your niche in high school through extracurriculars — DECA and FBLA, volunteer organizations, art, music, drama, sports. MVHS senior Heidi Mui found her niche in an global beauty community. After moving to the states in her freshman year, Mui subscribed to various YouTube ...

Fashion Friday: Fancy and cool with a pop of color

Vanessa Qin

February 27, 2015

ometimes, people just need to wear whatever “makes them feel swag.” Junior Duncan Levy isn’t afraid to step into formalwear for everyday classes and breaks up a monochromatic look with a pop of maroon. Hover over the tags to see the details of his outfit! Photo by Justin Kim. ...

Fashion Friday: Cat ears and Spanish accessories

Fashion Friday: Cat ears and Spanish accessories

Sarah Ramos

January 22, 2015

Freshman Daphne Ying sports a put-together ensemble of mismatched pieces.  Read More »...

New year, new me (or not)

Vanessa Qin

January 12, 2015

2014 may have been a wonderful or terrible year, but either way, there’s always room for improvement. We went around and asked a few students about their goals for the upcoming year. Hover over the thumbnails to see what they said! Photos by Justin Kim....

Predicting the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Predicting the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Sharon Tung

January 11, 2015

https://vimeo.com/116486291 Awards season has arrived, and the first event of the year is the Golden Globes. Several MVHS students who follow TV shows and movies were given a list of the nominees and asked to predict who would win or choose who they want to win in each category. The 72nd Annual Golden...

Fashion Friday: Dark neutrality

Vanessa Qin

January 9, 2015

alifornia winters are ideal for transitioning spring and summer pieces into winter staples with layers and accessories. Freshman Savannah Perry hones in on layering and accessorizing with dark shades to tone down pieces otherwise meant for warmer months. Hover over Perry’s outfit for details! ...