El Estoque

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Jessica Xing

November 11, 2016

espite waning interest that lead to its discontinuation in 2013, the absence of the MVHS marching band has since left a hole in the music program — a hole of the tall feathered hat, booming drum and sharply tailored uniform variety. Current band teacher and conductor Ricky Alegria states, while the marchin...

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Roshan Fernandez

August 29, 2016

As 5:30 p.m rolled around on Saturday, 53-year-old Henry Wu stepped onto the upper field at Kennedy Middle School. He did not come wearing a uniform or with regulation mandated equipment. Instead, he brought a smile, some soccer balls and a bag full of jokes for whenever he got crossed up by his friends. Wu c...

Kennedy Middle School to hold 5k color run for Cupertino families

Kennedy Middle School to hold 5k color run for Cupertino families

Malini Ramaiyer

February 28, 2016

few years back, Kennedy Middle School teacher Chris Scharmen raced in a San Jose color run with a couple of friends. He found that the race resembled Holi, a Hindu festival of color in which people throw colored powder at each other. At the end of the race, everyone took packets of color and music ...

Lincoln-Douglas debate reaches KMS students

Lincoln-Douglas debate reaches KMS students

Lisa Zhang

December 9, 2011

“Was Warren Buffett ever poor?” “I don’t know, he’s been rich for so long no one remembers.” As soon as the door opens, lively discussions of rich kings and slumdog millionaires blast from Kennedy Middle School’s Portable D. MVHS students arrived at ...

Robotics strives to inspire passion for engineering

Robotics strives to inspire passion for engineering

Sara Yang

November 21, 2011

    Junior Soumith Jonnakuti writes a math problem on the board. “All right, who wants to answer the question?” “Me! Me! Me!” “I know the answer!” On Mondays after school, the art room at Lincoln Elementary school has acted as a classroom for thinkFIRST, a program designed to introduce math and science principles to elementary students through simple experiments. As part of the community outreach effort by the M...

Traffic congestion isn’t as simple as it looks

Traffic congestion isn’t as simple as it looks

Scott Hyon

September 8, 2010

  School administrations are (finally) doing all they can to curb extensive traffic problem Read More »...

Rhapsody in spring

Rhapsody in spring

Jaime Chu

April 30, 2010

 String and chamber orchestras play to spring's delight   Read More »...