El Estoque

Planting roots: Standing tall

Planting roots: Standing tall

Flora Peng, Tyler Cho, and Collin Qian

November 19, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Roots Christian Club members attended the United in Christ (UIC) Praise Night at the River of Life Christian Church. Hosted by all the local Christian Clubs of the FUHSD, the theme of gathering was “Valiant.” Drawing inspiration from the Bible verse, Luke 24: 32, the messa...

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho

October 24, 2018

After a slow start to the year, the Roots Christian Club officers held an interest meeting for both new and returning members. They expressed their hopes for the year, including holding extensive outreach programs similar to “Why Jesus," a faith-based event from last year, along with creating a safe...

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho

September 27, 2018

Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

Amita Mahajan

May 18, 2016

he phrase "politically correct" has been around for a long time. You see, back in the 1950s it was considered Marxist-lingo — essentially, a "politically correct workers' state!" was the same as a Communist state. Fast forward a couple decades and you run into a new definition: a rude phrase labe...

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Pranav Parthasarathy

November 5, 2013

In this video, comedian Jimmy Kimmel asked pedestrians whether they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. They are two names for the same piece of legislation. While this segment may appear slightly disingenuous — those informed were probably replaced by the ignorant— it does s...

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Pranav Parthasarathy

September 26, 2013

Monta Vista Marching Band, an organization which previously won awards in many local and state competitions, had declined in terms of student interest for several years. Seeking to rejuvenate the ailing program, the Music Department mandated freshman band students’ participation in Marching Band, a move...

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Yimeng Han

March 22, 2013

The only thing this Cupertino location really has in common with the original Boudin SF is the bread, featured in all of the bakery’s dishes. Sourdough shows up in the form of bread bowls, sandwiches and even lightly toasted croutons in soups and salads. And while the menu might be on the pric...

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Yimeng Han

March 21, 2013

It is easy to walk past the newly opened Sipatea cafe without even noticing it. The storefront is tucked inside an existing pho shop, and the only eye-catching thing about it is the white “Grand opening” banner draped across its roof. Like its exterior, Sipatea’s dimly lit interior does not m...

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Smitha Gundavajhala

March 9, 2013

“The Would Be Gentleman” opens on an intricate construction set, complete with ins and outs and levels. The workers seem to be ignoring the audience, who almost feel as though they are intruding on something they’re not supposed to see. Only the pithy dialogue and the charisma of the characters...

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 6, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from Bjork, mistress of weirdness. Yimeng’s take: If it’s not Bjork, don’t fix it Bjork is known for creating avant-garde music t...

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Gisella Joma

December 15, 2012

On Dec. 14, in light of the season, Bull Spirit commissioners held an event in which they acted as photographers. Using a Polaroid camera, they took pictures of students as they posed with a “holiday tree”. “[We decided to] decorate the campus to make students feel a little bit happier around fin...

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

Cynthia Mao

December 13, 2012

Graffiti at Lynbrook High School threatens MVHS teacher.  Read More »...