El Estoque

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang

June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China, while his wife, son and daughter escaped to California. But two years later, he disappeared, leaving his...

Club Commission requires meeting minutes as of Feb. 11

Club Commission now requires clubs to take meeting minutes and submit them with a confirmation form by 3 p.m. a week after the meeting was held. According to lead commissioner senior Zerreen Kazi, the commission is attempting to be more official in its policies and comply with state auditors’ regulations. Screenshot by Karen Feng.

Karen Feng

February 27, 2014

New rule requires club officers to submit meeting minutes to comply with state auditing regulations but meets backlash. Read More »...

New semester presents changes in office staff

Former Attendance Technician Calvin Wong became the new Financial Technician at the beginning of second semester. He was offered the position following Judy Ma’s retirement last semester. Photo by Colin Kim.

Colin Kim

February 13, 2014

Changes in the office bring new responsibilities for Calvin Wong and Monique Balentine. Read More »...

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Lydia Seo

November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Read More »...

Remembering Ruben

Remembering Ruben

Soumya Kurnool

April 10, 2013

He was our Campus Supervisor for over 15 years, but his title does not begin to capture the impact he had on the school community Read More »...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang

December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened in 1969, the closet functioned as a hub of student activity, housing tempura paint for rally p...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Sara Yang

December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like speakers and poster paint. Students who passed through the closet have documented their names and class numbers on the walls, a tradition that has been preserved for about 40 years. To read the article from the Dec. 7 El Estoque iss...

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Scott Hyon

September 14, 2010

  Administration hopes to continue varsity boys basketball’s recent success with a new head coach Read More »...

El Estoque on Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

El Estoque on Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

Jiyoon Park

September 2, 2010

Despite administrative changes, class of 2011 students arrived at ROTB early in hopes of changing schedules Read More »...

El Estoque On Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

El Estoque On Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

Jiyoon Park

September 1, 2010

Despite administrative changes, class of 2011 students arrive at ROTB early in hopes of changing schedules Read More »...

Wong fills in as AP Secretary

Wong fills in as AP Secretary

Julian Laguisma

March 2, 2010

Calvin Wong temporarily replaces Debbie Mandac as AP Secretary Read More »...