El Estoque

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Claire Chang and Brian Xu

March 15, 2019

unior Ellie Chen draws a small rectangle on a piece of paper, labeling it “green.” She continues to draw bigger rectangles, labeling each with a different color, and hands it to the senior citizen sitting across from her. Picking up a watercolor pencil, the senior citizen begins to color. On M...

Easy ways to read the news

Easy ways to read the news

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

With the packed schedules of staff and students at MVHS, keeping up with the news may not be a priority. Here are a few online platforms you can use to easily access the news in an efficient manner. The New York Times has a podcast on Spotify called The Daily where they publish a 20-minute podcast five day...

State divided

State divided

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng

February 8, 2019

he second government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency began on Dec. 22 and persisted to Jan. 27, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history at 36 days. A government shutdown stems from the Antideficiency Act, which is implemented when Congress fails to pass bills or funding for fe...

So… what exactly is going on?

So… what exactly is going on?

Sara Entezar

February 8, 2019

Certainly, news comprehension has failed to take root. Prior to the ‘fake news’ era bombarding of recent years, news coherency concerns extended to the principles of news comprehension. The diction in a number of texts proves too advanced for the common reader, calling for the implementation of ...

Keeping up with the news

Keeping up with the news

Stuti Upadhyay

February 6, 2019

Like. Share. Retweet. Hashtag. Our generation is consumed by social media and technology, constantly updated on the newest memes and hottest clothing trends. Despite the accessibility and convenience technology brings to our life, we sometimes forget to keep track of more important matters – namely,...

Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng

October 22, 2018

Meditation is often associated with a sense of peace, accompanied by the image of a levitating figure with their legs crossed and index finger and thumb gently touching. When placed in the context of a stereotypically obnoxious high school classroom, there is an evident clash. Yet for the past ...

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

October 22, 2018

The smiles. The signs. The excited atmosphere. These were the most noticeable elements that were etched into Cupertino students’ first impression on their trip to Japan. The Toyokawa and Cupertino student exchange that takes place annually for eighth graders serves as a program for Japanese and Amer...

Constant Change: As my eyes opened

Constant Change: As my eyes opened

Oishee Misra

October 10, 2018

have a confession. I used to hate reading the news (yes, and ironically now I’m an El Estoque reporter). But really, I’m dead serious when I say that in spite of the numerous attempts by my politically-obsessed father to make me even the slightest bit informed, every time the TV was airing the news...

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

Dhruvika Randad and Kat Pappas

September 28, 2018

Along with the usual Q&A that introduced new members to the club, a special guest was introduced: French student teacher Marie Roy. As an incoming teacher for the new year, she believes that it is important to understand the different communities at school and their styles of interaction, to which...

Meet the Technovation Officers

Meet the Technovation Officers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

September 26, 2018

With the start of the school year, club officers begin to organize their first meetings, Club Info Day and events they’ll participate in throughout the school year. Technovation President and senior Isha Chakraborty and other officers have been preparing for the new Technovation members – young ...