El Estoque

Teachers share perspectives on luck in their lives

Teachers share perspectives on luck in their lives

Helen

November 21, 2018


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Teachers and students recall the unlucky and lucky moments in their lives

Fate and Faith

Fate and Faith

Claire Chang and Rucha Soman

November 21, 2018


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Shaking before a big test, sophomore Anand Kathkadekar clasps his hands together and prays. In his mind, he goes through everything he’s grateful for, and reminds himself not to worry. If he doesn’t do well, Kathkadekar tells himself, he just has to work harder. Thank you, God, he thinks. While praying before...

Recommendation letters from a different perspective

Recommendation letters from a different perspective

Claire Wen

November 20, 2018


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leaf floats gently from the trees, joining the array of other vibrant reds and oranges fluttering to the ground. A chilly breeze whispers through the air, rustling the leaves as it passes by. Autumn has come, and for seniors, that means it’s college application season. They scramble to write their...

Bridging therapy and culture

Bridging therapy and culture

Claire Chang

November 20, 2018


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Eight years ago, Ya-Huei Chi was working as a physical therapist at a hospital in Taiwan. Before the hospital opened at 8 a.m., she remembers that people would line up outside the hospital, eager to enter. They often stayed the whole day, but Chi says that many didn’t even need physical therapy. ...

Paranoid about the paranormal

Paranoid about the paranormal

Helen Chao and Shivani Gupta

November 18, 2018


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During the night, a door creaking open or the wind howling through the trees might seem more ominous than normal, depending on one’s belief in the supernatural. English teacher Kate Evard, for instance, has strongly believed in the existence of ghosts and spirits since she was a young child. “I’ve...

Getting tingles

Getting tingles

Claire Chang and Collin Qian

October 26, 2018


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Putting positivity into practice

Putting positivity into practice

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik

October 25, 2018


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Exploring how people incorporate positivity in their daily life

Psychics be crazy: my experience with a psychic reading

Psychics be crazy: my experience with a psychic reading

Claire Chang

October 24, 2018


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"This is not just some random dream." This is what Star Torus, a psychic from the website AskNow, told me over the phone. In my recurring dream, I am young, with my childhood nanny and brother, all upstairs. A violent hog, able to open doors but not climb stairs, opens our front door and stands at ...

Dreamscape

Annie Zhang and Laasya Koduru

October 24, 2018


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CHEMISTRY TEACHER MIA ONODERA Chemistry teacher Mrs. Onodera describes her dream — she is running around in a disorderly frenzy trying to locate her runaway son. While doing so, she runs into a colleague who wants to watch the game together. Upon agreement, Onodera promptly sits down to watch but ...

Living the dream

Living the dream

Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho

October 24, 2018


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ruising along the streets of San Francisco, she lazily shifted her gaze to the passenger window. Glancing up, her eyes widened as she stared, transfixed, Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” twinkling back at her in the sky. Smirking to herself in hopefulness, she reached towards her arm and pulled her sk...