El Estoque

DSLR Deconstructed

Jahan Razavi

February 6, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

single-lens reflex camera, or DSLR, is the modern-day equivalent of a film camera. These use digital storage, often in the form of secure digital (SD) cards, which are a cheaper and sturdier alternative to rolls of film. In addition, the time required to gain access to digital photos is far shorter,...

A letter to the refugees

A letter to the refugees

Tabitha Mendez

January 27, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

A column on my visit to Tijuana, Mexico

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

January 27, 2019


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of the Japanese traditional noodle, yakisoba, wafted through the halls, its scent reaching to the end ...

The Chinese zodiac

Jahan Razavi

January 27, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

With Chinese New Year arriving on Feb. 5, the zodiac animal will transition from a dog to a pig. To the Chinese culture, these animals forecast a compatibility between people for relationships, as well as what the next year will bring for them. Each has its lucky numbers that, when found in life, are t...

A funhouse for all

A funhouse for all

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

January 27, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

he latest pop music echoes through E101; the room thumps. A crowd of rowdy students huddle in front of the projector playing Nintendo Switch, their fingers deftly sweeping over the controllers. On the desk sits a tray of goodie bags adorned with heart shaped cutouts to be gifted to students on their bir...

A joyous stitch

January 26, 2019


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

There’s nothing a pair of scissors can’t fix. That’s how junior Chloe Wu-Breshears, treasurer of Fashion Club, views the production of clothing. She and other club members contribute to the  unique range of backgrounds, inspirations and personal tastes found in room F112 every other Monday. Encoura...

Dessert Detectives: Esther’s German Bakery

Dessert Detectives: Esther’s German Bakery

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Dessert Detectives, ENTERTAINMENT

Twice a month, El Estoque takes on a new case at a bakery or café, trying to decipher the quality and cost of the most popular items. Continuing the alphabetical trend, we went to Esther’s German Bakery, a café that serves German pastries, warm beverages and hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Drinks and Des...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice pierced through the air at the Lincoln Memorial, reaching over 200,000 audience members in his renowned speech, “I Have a Dream.” Born into a small family in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929, King was extremely religious from a very young age. He regul...

A White Christmas

A White Christmas

Annie Zhang and Ishani Singh

December 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

rouched into place, sophomore Katrina Poulter and her sister wait in anticipation for their father to exit the library. With their noses frozen red, the sisters prepare for an ambush, armed with 50 delicately molded snowballs. As the door of the library opens, Poulter and her sister attack, pelting th...