El Estoque

Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under OPINION

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


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

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


Filed under Briefs

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 ...

More than a tea party

More than a tea party

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Brandon Ng

September 18, 2018


Filed under Best of News

obatino, a city sponsored event at Main Street Sept. 15, brought Cupertino residents together. By featuring slime stations, hockey shootouts and free boba, the event provided youth with somewhere to socialize. Sophomore MVHS Teen Commissioner Sarah Tan was one of the organizers. She noticed a lack o...

Instatutors

Instatutors

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Tina Low

September 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Since March 2018, junior Nitin Subramanian and a group of students have been working to build their latest online nonprofit tutoring company, Instatutors.org, in an effort to solve a problem they’ve struggled with: keeping up in the classroom. Subramanian found himself behind in various classes, and in an attempt to...

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

July 21, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Congressman Ro Khanna addressed a gymnasium full of his constituents at Joaquin Miller Middle School. He answered questions from Sunnyvale, San Jose, Milpitas and Cupertino residents about a wide range of topics, including gun control, policy regarding the Middle East and the Immigration and Customs...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Once a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive state of Vallco Shoppi...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

Aditya Dash

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of strategies and advice from his tutor. Taneja is also trying to do well the SAT in order to look for ...