El Estoque

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Shivani Gupta and Sarah Young

May 5, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Although summer is the time for a break from the work-heavy school year, without having a lot of work to do, it is easy to get bored. Explore the map below for suggestions of places and events to visit over the summer. Each are no more than an hour’s drive away from Cupertino and can be just what ...

Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by MVHS Indian dance groups such as MV Raas and Bhangra, as well as music performances from various stude...

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

Brian Xu

March 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION

’ve been playing the piano for eight years now — at this point, I’ve been playing for half my life. Every week consists of practicing scales and technique, learning etudes (practice pieces) and polishing pieces for performances. Where does all of this practice take me? Each year, my piano tea...

Who are today’s legends?

Who are today’s legends?

Tabitha Mendez

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Which is better, music now or music of the past? This has always been an ongoing argument between my dad and I — especially in the car when we rush to reach for the aux cord, determining who gets to play their music for that ride. As we drive blasting Queen’s “Radio Gaga” from the car speakers, ...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice pierced through the air at the Lincoln Memorial, reaching over 200,000 audience members in his renowned speech, “I Have a Dream.” Born into a small family in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929, King was extremely religious from a very young age. He regul...

Tri-M Honor Society: The triumphs and the drawbacks

Tri-M Honor Society: The triumphs and the drawbacks

Annie Zhang

December 15, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

2018 wrapped, a year of up and downs for Tri-M Honor Society

Dear Music,

Dear Music,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ear Music, I distinctly remember sitting on a piano bench for the very first time, my shoes barely reaching the ground. My teacher patiently taught me what numbers to name each of my fingers and how to poise them over the keys just right. I was almost scared to start pressing the keys, scared that...

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Annie Zhang

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

t's been a while — a few hours in actuality — and the ear-splitting raps have not ceased. A multitude of people crowd around a booming speaker in Union Square Park, N.Y., otherwise known as the notorious “cypher” rap circles that gather weekly. The crowd thunders and the park re...