El Estoque

Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

Charlotte Chui February 6, 2020
The motivation and process behind their gardens

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

Hannah Lee and Sreya Kumar October 20, 2019
In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom
Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year
Just teach it

Just teach it

Helen Chao, Claire Wen, , and September 27, 2018

As the school year begins, some students find themselves in a panic. They’ve completed their back-to-school shopping: fluorescent highlighters and squeaky-clean erasers are packed away, but there’s...

Life after death

Life after death

Helen Chao and Shivani Gupta September 17, 2018
Teachers and students debate about what’s waiting for them beyond the grave
Graphic by Emily Xia

Sweet Addiction: What it’s like being addicted to sodas

Emily Xia, Jasmine Lee, and Claire Yang May 17, 2018
The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them
Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Manasa Sanka April 7, 2014

As the rain beat down in front of the Cupertino library on March 2, sophomore May Cui noticed many people waving signs and chanting “Say no to SCA 5.” They had one predominant feature: they were primarily...

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