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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Asanuma spoons himself the shoyu (soy sauce) on his dango.

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor October 8, 2019
The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event
Senior Etsuka Tomonaga and sophomore Remi Nakai flash a pose in the middle of the choreography.

Getting into the Groove: Japanese Club prepares a dance for Culture Night

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal April 12, 2019
Japanese club continues to practice their routine despite facing obstacles
After about 15 minutes, the yakisoba is done and served in bowls, along with disposable chopsticks.

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal January 27, 2019

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of...

Junior Hannah Cho smiles as she sings her favorite Japanese songs.

Japanese Club and Japanese National Honor Society karaoke meeting

Zara Iqbal and Emily Xia November 20, 2018
Presidents of Japanese Club and Japanese National Honor Society share their perspectives on the joint meeting and purposes of their clubs
Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Emily Xia, Emma Lam, and Andrea Schlitt May 6, 2018
Individuals discuss the importance of hosting an annual festival to celebrate their heritage
MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han April 13, 2018

he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in...

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Tyler Lin September 8, 2016

ith the introduction of a second tutorial, many students are able to complete more work and find more help from teachers and peers. This year, Japanese Club’s new officers decided to do something a little...

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition

Tyler Lin October 23, 2015

The Japanese Club was formed to unite the Japanese students of the school and to introduce Japanese culture to people who are interested in it. The club is a very tight-knit group of friends who eat lunch...

Three daruma-otoshi pieces stand menacingly on the desk. How to play Daruma-Otoshi: take out the small gavel on top and try to knock out a round wooden piece below without tumbling the small tower. Photo by Yifei Wu.

Japanese Club celebrates a traditional new year

Yifei Wu February 11, 2014

Japanese Club hosted a New Year’s celebration party on Jan. 22. As always, the officers strived to spread Japanese culture. But for most students, it was also an opportunity to play the traditional Japanese...

MV Sprouts officer sophomore Ada Chen greets the student body to present the club. The plant in front of the stand is from the Matador Meadow. Photo by Catherine Lockwood.

Club Promo Day held Jan. 10

Catherine January 14, 2014

63 clubs participate to recruit more members for the second semester. On Club Promo Day, students from all grades crowded the gym which had booths containing visual aids, cupcakes, candy and television...

ELD students start new club to interact with others

ELD students start new club to interact with others

Yifei Wu November 25, 2013

“Welcome to Japanese Club,” read the Powerpoint presentation that had light purple jasmine blossoming in the background. Club president senior Yuri Kawaharada stepped forward as students settled in...

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