El Estoque

Barbie Day: The evolution of a childhood icon

Barbie Day: The evolution of a childhood icon

Emily Xia

March 12, 2020

A timeline of the changes the popular doll has undergone

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha

January 7, 2020

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History teacher Bonnie Belshe to ask her 50 questions. Belshe describes what she loves most about the holiday season, how she snorkels with her family on Christmas and explains her most treasured festival traditions...

Vol. Two: Halloween

I’m sick of this s—. Illustration by Kamyar Moradi

Kamyar Moradi

October 25, 2019

Why I believe Halloween is detrimental to society

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

The typical

Flora Peng

April 23, 2019

Readily-available Easter renditions of adorable baby animals and the declining diets of students overwhelmed by approaching exams are not the only contributors to fluctuation in food consumption during April—some of the most widely observed holidays from a variety of religions also take place during...

The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

Tyler Cho, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Step out into the streets of nearly any major U.S. city on March 17, and you’ll be greeted with seas of green — people jumping around in leprechaun outfits or clad head to toe in green. It is a day when, if you are found without an inch of green somewhere on your body, you may be subjected to pinches...

Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Charlotte Chui and Annie Zhang

February 12, 2019

lates of delicacies are passed around, ranging from spongy airy Chinese cakes dubbed “Fa Gao” to pan-fried traditional Korean dumplings. These are just a few foods commonly eaten during Lunar New Year, which is commemorated by numerous Asian cultures. On Feb. 6, Chinese Honor Society collaborated with ...

Make or break

Make or break

Laasya Koduru and Brian Xu

December 18, 2018

By Thursday, Nov. 15, smoke from Camp Fire had reached Cupertino and elevated its air quality index above 200. Air quality tracking websites such as AirNow.gov consider an index above 200 “very unhealthy.” That afternoon, Instagram and Facebook were flooded by MVHS students with drafts of emails ...

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Emily Xia

December 17, 2018

The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

December 16, 2018

Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Charlotte Chui

December 5, 2018

 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...

Constant Change: As the holiday season approaches

Constant Change: As the holiday season approaches

Oishee Misra

November 12, 2018

Appreciating the holidays in a different way