El Estoque

Cupertino: Community happens here

Namrata Ramani

November 24, 2013

[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]here is a quote outside the Cupertino Library that reads, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” To find their own paradise, children check out the latest fantasy novels and delve into faraway lands of genies and magicians. Teens come together to plant...

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Sara Yang

February 1, 2012

You are exiting the student parking lot, about to drive onto McClellan Road, when you notice something significant — the stop sign on the right sidewalk corner. What you might not notice, sitting right next to the street sign, is the boulder, which stands four feet tall and bears an antiquated bronze plaque. In 1968, just ...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang

December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened in 1969, the closet functioned as a hub of student activity, housing tempura paint for rally p...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Sara Yang

December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like speakers and poster paint. Students who passed through the closet have documented their names and class numbers on the walls, a tradition that has been preserved for about 40 years. To read the article from the Dec. 7 El Estoque iss...

Where you can get some athletic swag

Where you can get some athletic swag

Lisa Zhang

September 21, 2011

Buried somewhere between the soccer goals and strange football pitching device, therein  lies a small torn box filled with golden glittering stars ... and the championship trophies of the field hockey team from all the way back in 1995. The storage boxes standing behind the B-building could be the...