El Estoque

North Indian privilege

North Indian privilege

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2020

North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin

Escaping behind my steering wheel

I clutch the wheel tightly as I drive to my behind-the-wheel test.

Tyler Cho

September 12, 2020

How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place

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...

Q&A with my mom

Yosemite, 2012

Andie Liu

May 21, 2020

Asking my mother about herself during quarantine

Dear healthcare workers

Dear healthcare workers

Andie Liu

April 10, 2020

A letter of gratitude for our heroes

Ending toxic masculinity

The reasons behind toxic masculinity according to the New York Times article

Anish Vasudevan

March 27, 2020

How we can change a negative concept ingrained in our culture

My Voice

My Voice

Aditi Dixit

March 4, 2020

Three. Squirrel. Mirror. Stretch. Wrench. Cathedral. What do these words have in common? When I was in elementary school, all of these words were difficult for me to pronounce. Even the word pronounce was hard for me to say... To hear more of the story, click on the embedded video.  ...

TikTok deserves the hype it gets

TikTok user Haley Sharpe performs her choreography to Doja Cat's

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

March 1, 2020

While teens on TikTok may be seen as “cringey,” they’re actually incredibly creative

Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is Permanent

Tanish Mendki

February 1, 2020

A lesson from the sudden death of a family friend

Double Trouble

My sister and I, age 2, sit in a double stroller. We were often dressed in similar clothing when younger.

Michelle Chen

January 18, 2020

How being a twin has shaped my character

Vol. Three: Fantasy sports

I’m sick of this s—. Illustration by Kamyar Moradi

Kamyar Moradi

December 22, 2019

Why I believe fantasy sports are detrimental to society

Looking through orange lenses

Orange Clothing

Rachel Jiang

November 18, 2019

The reasons why I decided to wear bright colors and how that changed my personality.