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Food review: Popbar

Food review: Popbar

Vanessa Qin

May 9, 2016

ell, the hype from SoCal’s Anaheim packing district has finally arrived to the Bay Area. Popbar, a small ice cream franchise for “handcrafted gelato on a stick”, nestled its way into San Jose this February, not too far from Westgate Mall. I’ve seen countless photos of these chocolate dipped an...

Who did it better? KFC vs. Popeyes

Who did it better? KFC vs. Popeyes

Andy Tu

April 4, 2016

Two fried chicken fast food restaurants are put to the test by two of El Estoque's own. Watch the video to find out which one prevails. [embedyt] https://youtu.be/7fRbP4_1jL4[/embedyt]   Additional Reporting by Aditya Krishnan.

Aziz Ansari’s hilarious ‘Master of None’ breaks convention flawlessly

Aziz Ansari’s hilarious ‘Master of None’ breaks convention flawlessly

Fatima Ali

January 12, 2016

Aziz Ansari: Jack of all trades, master of none – except when it's creating a groundbreaking and immensely successful comedy series. Ansari is well known from his hilarious role as suave Tom Haverford in the popular NBC comedy, "Parks and Recreation", as well as his stand-up comedy and New York times bests...

Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 2: Women break the rules

Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 2: Women break the rules

Vishalrathna Nagar

February 2, 2015

The day has finally come, when Jimmy has left, a real shame since he was definitely hands down the most attractive character in Downton Abbey. Instead we are entertained by the humor of Mr. Molesley, and for a moment it is quite hilarious to watch. Humor aside, all eyes are on Lady Mary, a widow ...

How to Get Away with Murder: No shame for the killer

How to Get Away with Murder: No shame for the killer

Vishalrathna Nagar

November 28, 2014

As promised, the ABC TV show, “How to Get away with Murder” revealed Sam Keating’s (Tom Verica) murderer, but there was no lack of surprise in its season finale. The show, which returns on January 29, 2015, left  viewers shocked, creating more questions than answers. The series begins with the murder o...

Food: Nékter juice bar

Food: Nékter juice bar

Vanessa Qin

October 30, 2014

ékter Juice Bar is one of those places that you’ve most probably seen on Instagram — from the shop’s interior to the various juice and smoothie options, the refreshing fruits and vegetables provide for colorful photos and leave customers feeling guilt-free. Nékter’s rustic-modern style at a glance. The shop welcomes customers with fresh fruits and vegetable decorations accompanied by vin...

Food: Icebox review

Food: Icebox review

Christine Liang

September 7, 2014

t’s hard not to hear people talk about Icebox, the newly opened ice cream parlor located next to Tpumps on Stevens Creek. Prices for their ice cream are on the higher end, making a trip to Icebox about the same as a Starbucks run, but where else in Cupertino can you get a macaron ice cream sandwich...

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014

Emerging rock group lacks edge and uniqueness. Read More »...

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

MUSIC: #LoveJo is a gift

Anjali Bhat

February 18, 2014

JoJo releases a free and dazzling new EP for fans. Read More »

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

Athira Penghat

November 30, 2013

Mixing melancholy lyrics and upbeat instrumentals, acoustics and synths, the British alternative rock band creates a catchy yet meaningful album. Read More »...

Music: Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” sets this year’s musical bar

Music: Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” sets this year’s musical bar

Shuyi Qi

November 3, 2013

With deep overarching themes and new Haitian sounds, the indie band’s new album shows other hipster bands how it’s done. Read More »...

Bigger and better than ever, MVSNL is a real treat

Rhonda Mak

October 4, 2013

At the beginning of Monta Vista Saturday Night Live, host and English teacher Mark Carpenter opened with a fierce monologue of his attempts at acting — how he would come in a teacher and exit a star, with MVSNL being the start of his stardom. MVSNL was held at the auditorium on Friday, Sept....