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‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat December 8, 2013

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish,...

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

CONTEST: ‘Lincoln’ movie ticket giveaway happening now

Yashashree Pisolkar October 24, 2012

On Oct. 24, El Estoque will be hosting a contest to give away nine free movie tickets to the early showing of “Lincoln” playing at Cupertino Square AMC 16 on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The contest is...

VIDEO: The giving girl

VIDEO: The giving girl

Stephanie Chang December 7, 2011

Every year senior Annie Blake-Burke participates in a program called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows children from impoverished neighborhoods all over the Bay Area to receive Christmas gifts,...

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Book: ‘The Future of Us’ makes for a quick, one-time read

Stephanie Chang December 4, 2011

The future is yours to take. Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and Carolyn Mackler (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things), two of the most renowned authors in Young Adult literature, team...

Cupcake wars

Cupcake wars

Stephanie Chang December 2, 2011

Frost Cupcakes: 199 E Campbell Ave Campbell Price: $3.25 a cupcake Rating: ★★★★☆ Frost Cupcakes is the definition of kitschy, complete with bright pink and lime green wallpaper, flower...

The current issue of La Pluma was distributed at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The cover design and pages were all designed by senior Helen Han. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

La Pluma is open for student submissions

Stephanie Chang November 26, 2011

“Imagination is the sub-conscious, internal view of a person. When you meet someone, you may see facts about them, but you don’t see how they think. Creativity lets that inner-self, that imagination...

Devils Advocate

Devil’s Advocate

Stephanie Chang November 9, 2011

Getting a job is like a rite of passage for teenagers. Like a sweet sixteen or going steady with your significant other, working a starting job for $8.50 an hour is almost expected once someone reaches...

ARTTEC Inc. came with the intention to talk to MVHS about the ARTTEC program. ARTTEC is a program that allows high school students to have hands-on experience with lighting, music recording, and film production for a fee of $25 a year. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Careers are not set in stone

Stephanie Chang November 3, 2011

In a room meant to hold over 70 people, only three students occupied the seats: one reporter, another reporter, and a student that came wandering by for somewhere to sit during his empty period. On...

Every year, over 70 admission officers come from across the country to give MVHS students more information about their college. A University of Rochester representative Mark Wells talks to seniors Benjamin Hong and Eileen Wa and four other students about transportation, financial aid, and the curriculum at University of Rochester. College representative meetings are just one of the many events and resources that the Career Center offers. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Stephanie Chang October 17, 2011

You have an open second. The library happens to be closed. What do you do? Off to the Career Center it is! The Career Center, a small office located at the foot of the A-building, was primarily...

The student-facility debacle

The student-facility debacle

Stephanie Chang September 21, 2011

Two elevators, four buildings, only five minutes. The frenzy, the hurry, the competition.  In short, life sucks when you’re on crutches or in a wheelchair. According to a survey El Estoque...

Why the marquee is okay

Why the marquee is okay

Stephanie Chang September 8, 2011

The marquee that was attached to the side of the gym before the school year began has spurred some angry discussion amongst students: "We're in a budget crisis and yet they're spending $10,000 on a marquee!...

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