El Estoque

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

376. I spent a total of 376 dollars this year alone in order to register for 4 AP tests. When I paid my $376, I was told that I would be taking a two to three hour-long exam at Monta Vista High School. Currently, I am paying that exact sum of money to take an abridged version of the AP test that onl...

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

Leanna Sun

June 1, 2020

Why we need to start working towards self-respect for our heritage and culture

Dear Abba and Ajji

Sharad Dikshit, my grandpa, looks at the backyard.

Aditi Dixit, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Dear Abba and Ajji, I’m glad that you two came to visit us. I know the 18-hour flight from India wasn’t easy for you guys. But I absolutely hate your timing because now you two are stuck here in the Bay Area. I wish you two could have gone home to Pune, but I know India might not be the safest...

The importance of community

The importance of community

Neysa Singh

May 26, 2020

cross the country, grocery store shelves are left empty — there are toilet paper shortages, no hand sanitizer available, and no face masks. The New York Times reports that there is currently no lack of food in the country. So why the barren grocery stores? As the coronavirus continues to spread, people are panic-buying food and other  ...

Q&A with my mom

Yosemite, 2012

Andie Liu

May 21, 2020

Asking my mother about herself during quarantine

Finding balance: Navigating COVID-19 media consumption

Graphic by Oishee Misra

Oishee Misra

April 30, 2020

How to stay informed during the pandemic without feeling overwhelmed

It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy

Andie Liu

April 30, 2020

Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19

An Earth Day promise

An Earth Day promise

Stuti Upadhyay

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to pursue climate action with renewed vigor

Introversion and Extraversion

Introversion and Extraversion

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Collin Qian, Shreshta Ranganathan, and Anish Vasudevan

April 10, 2020

or as long as we can remember, we've been placed in different personality boxes — more notably, the "introvert" or "extrovert" boxes. Especially in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we're all experiencing social distancing differently, depending on our introvert or extrovert tendencies. Beyond ...

Dear healthcare workers

Dear healthcare workers

Andie Liu

April 10, 2020

A letter of gratitude for our heroes