El Estoque

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Emily Xia

November 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

look at the clock. 2:35 a.m. How could I let this happen again? It seems like every morning I tell myself that I can sleep earlier and get more work done, but I get home, procrastinate and suddenly it’s 2:00 a.m., and I still have two classes’ worth of homework to do. When I was in elem...

Idol No More

Idol No More

Jai Uparkar

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, SPORTS

thought meeting Roger Federer would change my life. Roger Federer is considered by many to be the best tennis player of all time, holding the greatest number of Grand Slams for men and collecting 20 Majors in the Open Era, an era of tennis after 1968 when professionals could compete with amateur...

The elephant in the room: The pen is mightier than the barbell

The elephant in the room: The pen is mightier than the barbell

Pranav Jandhyala

December 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Opinion Digital

It was the summer before freshman year when I decided to play high school football. All of the anxious first year players, myself included, stepped into the weight room one by one. We later took our initial physical measurements. My height was the first thing measured: 4 feet 11 inches. Then my weight:...

Out of the Blue: Could you do me a favor?

Out of the Blue: Could you do me a favor?

Maya Murthy

December 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Commentary, OPINION, Opinion Digital

t feels like every few weeks there's news of another major shooting: it's a normal day of screaming about body counts and the psychological profile of a lone wolf, a rising shout of confusion and sickness that festers in the gaping wound we can't manage to stitch together. Someone has been killed...

Breaking the ice

Breaking the ice

Malini Ramaiyer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Print, SPORTS

While I waited on the doorstep of my friend Rachael Mathew’s house, all I knew about hockey was that the ball goes into the goal. At 6:40 p.m., ready to watch the Sharks game, I sat in the Mathew’s living room. Rachael recited APUSH facts, her brother Kevin played basketball upstairs and I...

We are equals

We are equals

Maya Murthy

September 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, Print news

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 whole nine innings

The whole nine innings

Malini Ramaiyer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, Print, Sports, Uncategorized

In the Ramaiyer household, the living room is always occupied. Glued to the screen, my father normally follows whatever sport is on ESPN while I try to switch to Grey's Anatomy. But last Friday, I decided to sit through a whole baseball game with my father to see what kept him so captivated throughout ...

Playing with the monkeys

Playing with the monkeys

Shuyi Qi

September 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Commentary, From the magazine, Main slider, OPINION, Print, Print Opinion

Fine, I'll play with the other monkeys — but only because I have to. Read More »