El Estoque

TEACHER FEATURE: Math teacher Katie Williams

TEACHER FEATURE: Math teacher Katie Williams

Alexandria Poh

October 3, 2012

  Tell us about how you got started with surfing! I learned when I was in college. I had this boyfriend and he thought he would take me out surfing, [but] it’s really frustrating to try to learn from your boyfriend, so I didn’t get involved with it. Then a few years ago... I was looki...

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

Angela Wang

September 29, 2012

When “Looper” wins big with movie audiences, no one will want to be left out of the thought-provoking loop. This action-packed, science-fiction, borderline-horror thriller sets a new standard that obliterates the time-traveling cliche that has plagued some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, “Looper,” set ...

MOVIE: ‘The Master’ challenges its viewers

MOVIE: ‘The Master’ challenges its viewers

Morahd Shawki

September 24, 2012

It was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most acclaimed directors working today. This is is Anderson’s latest effort since There Will Be Blood, a film that topped many best-of-decade lists for prolific movie critics. The Master unquestionably continues this stellar track ...

Students develop game for Android devices

Students develop game for Android devices

Yimeng Han

September 24, 2012

Candy, robots, and physics. Juniors Ameya Khare, Shrav Mehta and Prem Nair have managed to combine all three into a new application, “Candybot.” In development since July 2011, the game is now in the final stages and will soon be ready for beta testing. Inspired by the puzzle-solving genre,...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cupertino Annual Fall Festival held on Sept. 22

PHOTO GALLERY: Cupertino Annual Fall Festival held on Sept. 22

Jennifer Lee

September 23, 2012

This year, the city of Cupertino celebrated its 30th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 22 at Memorial Park. Coordinated by nonprofit service organization Cupertino Rotary and Silicon Valley-based newspaper World Journal, it featured an array of booths and events open to people of all ages. Since its inception in 1982, the Fall Festival has become one of Cupertino’s four main community fundraising events. Some of the money raised...

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Shannon Lin

September 21, 2012

Ten questions. One teacher. Once a week. Numerous passions and interests. Part time science teacher, part time chef, veteran teacher Andrew Goldenkranz: 1. Describe your perfect last meal and why? I think my perfect last meal would be, different kinds of cheese, olive oil, figs, berries, a ...

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

Yimeng Han

September 17, 2012

Club Day Time Lapse from El Estoque on Vimeo. This year, Club Day was held on Sept. 14. 65 clubs sold food in the Rally Court during lunch to raise money, with varying degrees of success. In-N-Out was clearly a hit — Mock Trials unloaded 100 burgers in six minutes and the Musician's Society sold out in three minutes. While ...

MAP: Club Day to be held Sept. 14

MAP: Club Day to be held Sept. 14

Yuna Lee

September 13, 2012

On Friday, Sept. 14, 65 clubs will gather in the rally court, cardboard displays and heaps of food at the ready, to fundraise for the 2012-2013 school year. Mouse over each club’s name below for more information and to find out what they’ll be selling. Certain club descriptions were taken fro...

Technical benefits

Technical benefits

Angela Wang

September 10, 2012

It’s the perfect example of what could be classified as a “first world problem”: a Physics Honors student participates in a lab, garnering 112 numbers and 28 data points in 30 seconds and complaining because the new technology in the lab is too efficient, explained physics teacher Jim Birdsong....

New mascot introduced

New mascot introduced

Anupama Cemballi

September 10, 2012

When Monte the Matador “returned” to Monta Vista at the Welcome Back Rally after a “long vacation,” almost everyone was surprised. However, Monte had long been in the making. “Everything was related to the bull, and we’re not the bulls,” Principal April Scott said. “We’ve tri...

Home at last

Home at last

Patrick Xie

September 8, 2012

Forty-three years of waiting and finally on the night of Sept. 7, students, parents and staff gathered at MVHS for the first time to witness the grand opening of the Charles Morrill Field as well as the first-ever home varsity football game on the newly constructed turf and stadium. Bright pur...

MULTIMEDIA: Welcome back rally held on August 31

MULTIMEDIA: Welcome back rally held on August 31

Margaret Lin

August 31, 2012

Welcome back rally from El Estoque on Vimeo. During the Welcome Back rally on August 31, the class of 2013 won first place overall. The juniors were placed in second, the sophomores in third, while the freshman placed in fourth place. The seniors also won the award for the most athletic class while the juniors won an award for being the most artistic. The juniors won the first rally game while the seniors won the second. ...