El Estoque

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

Shuvi Jha, Claire Yang, and Helen Chao

March 14, 2019

THE NOODLE TASTING Students gushed through the doors of B103, licking their lips with anticipation. Amid the KPOP songs being played in the background and the students’ voices as they excitedly conversed with each other, the participants came, ready to partake in the popular Spicy Noodle Challenge....

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Cafeteria sales have declined since the 2017-2018 school year.

Robert Liu

November 9, 2018

The new 2018-19 bell schedule has led to drastic changes in lunch line sales, compared to last year’s numbers. According to Food Services Manager Debbie Herrera, brunch sales this month have increased by 1,000 meals, compared to last year in September. Lunch sales, however, have decreased by nearly 3,000 ...

Backlot lunchbox

Backlot lunchbox

Brandon Ng

October 12, 2018

very day, a car drives up near the basketball courts on Fort Baker Street.  When the lunch bell rings, some MVHS students make their way to the car, coming back onto campus with a red takeout bag and a bento box. Some recipients refer to this delivery as “shady” or “sketchy,” but the company’...

7-11: Culture of Convenience

7-11: Culture of Convenience

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Ruth Feng, Sarah Young, and Iman Malik

August 30, 2018

7-11 is a local convenience store that’s popular among Monta Vista students. Its accessible location and affordable prices make it easy to grab a quick snack, as well as hang out with friends. 7-11 is also popular among Kennedy Middle School students. As this school year begins, students reflect o...

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Restaurant Roulette: Sushi Kuni

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017

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...

Restaurant Roulette: Erik’s DeliCafé

Restaurant Roulette: Erik's DeliCafé

Devika Watave

December 10, 2015

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a trip to Erik’s Delicafé. The Basics Name: Erik’s Delicafé Location: 19652 Stevens Creek Boulev...

Marines Corps raise awareness among students

Sophomore Takuto Doshiro takes part in the annual pull-up challenge at lunch on Dec. 8 hosted by the Marine Corps for publicity purposes. Several students crowded around in the Rally Court to watch friends earn prizes for participating in the event. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

Jacob Lui

December 8, 2011

Arms shaking and face grimacing — senior Gabrielle Bornstein gripped tightly onto a pull-up bar, holding her chin above the metal, attempting to maintain her flexed position for 60 seconds. In tights and a shirt, Bornstein was not in any Physical Education class, but right in the center o...

Even more mysterious than mystery meat

Students are left puzzled about the loss of tater tots and lunch menu price changes

Margaret Lin

September 23, 2011

The tots are gone. The prices are up. What gives? This year, hot lunch has gone up from $3.50 to $3.75, and the once-present tater tots also seemed to have disappeared. Student responses from an online survey conducted by El Estoque ranged from apathy to full-out fury—but most were just plain confused. Isn’t it the administration’s responsibility to...

Kindness Week kicks off

Shreya Shankar

December 10, 2009

According to School Loop, "kindness is [a] universal language that brightens our day." That's the idea behind the annual Kindness Week, held this week from Dec. 7 to Dec. 11. Read More »...

Club Day: Love in the club

Club Day: Love in the club

Karishma Mehrotra

September 16, 2009

The most chaotically organized lunch on Club Day kicks off as clubs frenzy over promotion and students over food Read More »...

Pie Face! 2009

Pie Face! 2009

Selene Rubino

September 16, 2009

Relive the magic of the 2009 Octagon pie toss. Read More »...