El Estoque

Abacus math students showcase their mental math abilities

Abacus math students showcase their mental math abilities

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

March 12, 2015

This story was originally published without the video in the March 2015 print issue of El Estoque. 2.5 seconds A group of about 15 students sit in a classroom tucked above the Baskin Robbin’s on De Anza Blvd. All but one are Asian, and a first grader sits only two seats away from a senior ...

The Business Plan

The Business Plan

Elia Chen

September 24, 2014

ast year when junior Julianna Liu first joined FBLA, she did not know what to expect. She had heard some things from her friends who were involved, but at the time, she believed that she was not ready to commit both her time and energy. However, after participating in a few conferences, studying with her f...

We are equals

We are equals

Maya Murthy

September 24, 2014

Sometime over this summer, the word feminist at our school became a slur. In between the Facebook posts, the angry comments, the articles sent back and forth, a woman looking for equal pay and some representation in her governing body became something ridiculous, ludicrous, obscene. So, I’m just...

The truth of tenure

The truth of tenure

Rahul Iyer

September 24, 2014

n a humid spring afternoon, the sound of a bell jolted a male senior to consciousness. By closing the door, his teacher had limited air circulation and his fellow students had started to fall asleep in their seats. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous due to fear of teacher backlash, also started to clo...

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Lydia Seo

November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Read More »...

We were released from the prism… and we survived.

We were released from the prism… and we survived.

Varsha Venkat

September 26, 2013

We have blasted through the firewall. With the lift of the iPrism filter earlier this school year, many staff members and students initially anticipated an abuse of the new internet privileges rendered by the district. However, the reality proved otherwise: students have positively embraced this change a...

Overseas, not overlooked

Claire Lu

September 26, 2013

TUMULT IN TURKEY In Turkey, what once started out as a peaceful environmental protest rapidly deteriorated into a global conflagration. Junior Valene Tjong and her sister, freshman Caitlyn Tjong, were looking forward to a pleasant summer vacation in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. The last thing ei...

Taking Measures

Taking Measures

Varsha Venkat

May 24, 2013

Prom season brings shame for both dieting and weight. Read More »

Remembering Ruben

Remembering Ruben

Soumya Kurnool

April 10, 2013

He was our Campus Supervisor for over 15 years, but his title does not begin to capture the impact he had on the school community Read More »...

Building toward the future

Building toward the future

Athira Penghat

April 9, 2013

New campus center designed with flexibility, students’ needs in mind Read More »

To Protect & To Serve

To Protect & To Serve

Amrutha Dorai

March 19, 2013

At 6:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, junior Zac Burke ducked into a police car. But not the back: Burke rode shotgun. Many of his friends were celebrating at a party on Prospect Road, a little way down from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, but Burke had different plans. He spent the final da...