El Estoque

Stand up and laugh

Kennedy MS teacher Chris Scharmen performs for ComedySportz in San Jose.

Robert Liu and Stuti Upadhyay

March 13, 2020

Improv allows actors to work as a team and think on their feet to entertain

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018

s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd, introducing the play “La Muerte Bail...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018

Once a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive state of Vallco Shoppi...

Drama’s “The Laramie Project” moves audience with the true story of Matthew Shepard

Citizens of Laramie held a parade to commemorate Shepard. The actors painted their own banner to use in the show. Photo by Justin Kim

Ilena Peng

November 8, 2015

omosexuality is not a lifestyle with which I agree,” doctor Rulon Stacey (junior Grace Nevitt) said. “But I don’t understand the magnitude with which they hate.” “The Laramie Project” tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a young boy whose life was taken by two homophobic men – Aaron McKin...

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Sarah Robinson

October 20, 2015

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance. n performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring good luck. These ri...

Open auditions have potential to diversify theater productions

Students participate in an activity called Soundball, which involves kids altering their voice in accordance with an imaginary ball. The transition to a more active classroom has accompanied the other drama changes, most notably open auditions, brightening the future of the program. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

Pranav Parthasarathy

October 5, 2013

A larger talent pool will increase the likelihood of a better show, despite hurdles related to actors’ lack of familiarity with each other. Previously reserved solely for Advanced Drama Students, the move toward open auditions for theatre production casting will enhance the quality of these sh...

Lighten up

Jaime Chu

December 7, 2009

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Spotlight on BlueLight Cinemas

Spotlight on BlueLight Cinemas

Kriti Garg

December 5, 2009

After seven years of disrepair, the old Oaks theater has reopened as discount theater BlueLight Cinemas  Read More »...