El Estoque

Childhood: An exploration of our past

Childhood: An exploration of our past

Aditi Dixit, Rachel Jiang, Sreya Kumar, Jasmine Lee, Emily Xia, and Annie Zhang

October 23, 2019

A collection of stories reminiscing about our childhood and how it impacts our future

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Emily Xia

October 7, 2019

A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years

Growing pains

Growing pains

Sreya Kumar

October 6, 2019

The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system

The metamorphosis of self

The metamorphosis of self

Annie Zhang

October 1, 2019

INFP-T. 89% introverted. 70% intuitive. 93% feeling. 56% prospecting. 87% turbulent.  The Myers-Briggs personality profiling test, or 16Personalities, is a free 100 question test where users select answers from a scale of agree to disagree about a plethora of scenarios — social situations, what-ifs, career prospect...

A moment of silence

A moment of silence

Rachel Jiang

September 19, 2019

Nearly 3000 dead, thousands of devastated family members, 10,000 survivors who suffer from endless trauma. On the day following 9/11, the U.S. declared war on terrorists in Afghanistan, then Syria, Iraq and other countries that were involved in international terrorism. Let’s take a moment of si...

The things school taught me

The things school taught me

Neysa Singh

September 18, 2019

Discovering that school has taught me valuable skills for the future

Always a piece away

Always a piece away

Rachel Jiang

September 11, 2019

Exploring how stamps have inspired me to do things that define me right now

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia

September 11, 2019

How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame

Coming out of my shell: Painful Partings

Coming out of my shell: Painful Partings

Emily Xia

May 24, 2019

’m bad at a lot of things. During first period, I tried to drink water from my open-mouthed water bottle, and  somehow managed to drip water onto my shirt, my lecture notes and my lab partner. Needless to say, he wasn’t very excited. During lunch, I attempted to eat a delicious serving of...

More that mediocrity

More that mediocrity

Andrea Perng

May 11, 2019

For a solid while in March, I thought I was “doomed” for UC Riverside. I had only applied to it (and UC Merced) as a safety school, and I thought it would be much better for me to go to any other UC because their prestige was higher than UCR’s. Virtually every classmate around me had gotten accepted t...

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets

Emily Xia

May 8, 2019

ockets are amazing. A pouch of fabric attached to your favorite pair of jeans or joggers that can carry whatever your heart desires. Well, for half of the population, that is. If you know anything about me, you know that I detest, I scorn, I absolutely despise women’s pockets. Or should I say, ...