El Estoque

Seven Sins: Pride: Bragging rights

Seven Sins: Pride: Bragging rights

Jennie Chen

January 22, 2017


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Additional reporting by Vivian Chiang enior Steven Liu was at Whole Foods, debating with his parents about which apples to buy when he decided to unveil the big news: he had been admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His parents’ jaws dropped. So did the apples. “The first...

Seven Sins: A case of childhood greed

Seven Sins: A case of childhood greed

Mingjie Zhong

January 22, 2017


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In a quiet corner of the library, junior Pragya Parthasarathy keeps herself sheltered from the rain pouring outside. She buries her head quietly into a book and soon begins to articulate her story in great depths, passionately waving her hands as she reminisces on her childhood self. A desire f...

Seven Sins: Gluttony: The Athletes Excuse

Seven Sins: Gluttony: The Athletes Excuse

Kinglsey Wang

January 20, 2017


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hen he retired for the first time, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was exuberant; he could finally be reunited with his true love: popcorn. However, many athletes do not even wait for this glorious reunion to come after their career, since they mainly embrace it whenever they feel like regardless of wh...

Seven Sins: Sloth: A Mistaken Submission

Seven Sins: Sloth: A Mistaken Submission

Priya Reddy

January 19, 2017


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  he last five hours had passed in a frenzy of typing and then retyping, counting down the minutes until it was time to submit. As she clicked the small blue submit button that would take the essay out of her hands and into her teacher’s, she glanced at the time on the corner of her laptop screen. There were har...

Seven Sins: Wrath: Breaking point

Seven Sins: Wrath: Breaking point

Helen Chao

January 18, 2017


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He says he’s not usually tempted to kick chairs. But the inbounder had failed to step up her “basketball” game — and lost it for the team instead. After the other team scored, she was required to take the ball out of bounds and throw it back in for her teammates to catch. Things went awry. She...

Seven Sins: Envy: Battle of the siblings

Seven Sins: Envy: Battle of the siblings

Emma Lam

January 16, 2017


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wins junior Estelle Yoo and Serena Yoo feel close enough to share a shower, yet fight over highlighters. Sisters junior Demetra Williams and sophomore Anna Lee admire one another’s sleep schedules but argue over who gets the  front seat of the car. With being siblings comes inevitable competition, which ...