El Estoque

Community service: Lessons learned

Community service: Lessons learned

Yuna Lee

December 19, 2013

Volunteering experiences teach students lessons they could not have learned elsewhere. Read More »...

Marching off

Seniors Mike Thomas, Anu Vaishnav and Connie Guan display their instruments and matching band sweatshirts. With the cancellation of the program, they will lose the experience of competing as marching band this year. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 26, 2013

The bell for fourth period rang as senior Anu Vaishnav walked past the drill of cafeteria construction toward the F-building. It was the second week of school, and this Monday morning felt as uneventful as usual––until she walked through the double doors of the band room. As Vaishnav entered the...

Marching band discontinued for remainder of school year

Senior Anu Vaishnav recalls the time when she used to compete in her Marching band uniform. Recently, however, Vaishanv and her Marching Band teammates have not competed in their uniforms for a while since the program has been cut due to stressors such as lack of student interest and budget. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 10, 2013

The music department suspends Marching Band due to lack of student interest and unjustifiable budget usage. Read More »...