El Estoque

Pushed out of the comfort zone

Pushed out of the comfort zone

Tyler Cho and Claire Wen

September 26, 2019

s a student, physics and chemistry teacher Julie Choi was quiet. The one who always sat in the corner, easily missed, having teachers mark her absent even when she was present. She always had music playing on her headphones. She surrounded herself with friends who were also quiet and studious, and she n...

The trampoline girls

The trampoline girls

Swara Tewari, Features editor

February 8, 2019

Okay, look. I was only in it for the trampoline. At first.   The entire spring of 2010, my sister, neighbor and I had enviously watched the girls across the street jump on their trampoline. We could hear them, laughing and yelling in their backyard. We spent months ducking behind trees, w...

Greater than, less than

Greater than, less than

Flora Peng

October 24, 2018

Growing up, our parents tell us that we are among the best of the best — as humans, nothing can hinder our progress because we are clearly meant to rule the world. As children, we have the brightest futures ahead of us and need only to take the first step towards a lifetime of success. With thi...

Last Letters: Oh, the things you’ll never outgrow

Last Letters: Oh, the things you’ll never outgrow

Mingjie Zhong

May 31, 2017

hen I am two months old, you decide to leave me — your youngest daughter — who, despite having only seen the world for 76 days, is already wrought weary by its hyperbolic wideness separating her from her father. The flight from Singapore to America is fractured, interrupted by your memories of m...

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Nathan Stevens

May 30, 2017

t all starts with a phone. We see kids around us texting, snapchatting and posting on Instagram, all with their phones, so we want one too. Then one day we look up from our new phones and everyone around us is using laptops to write papers and watch Netflix and so again, we want a laptop too. There w...

Seven Sins: A case of childhood greed

Seven Sins: A case of childhood greed

Mingjie Zhong

January 22, 2017

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...

Down memory lane: Students share snippets of their earliest memories

Down memory lane: Students share snippets of their earliest memories

Mingjie Zhong

October 28, 2016

rom hardboiled eggs to parents playing dead, our first memories are often some of the more playful reminders of childhood. Whether these memories are cute, inspirational or simply random, each represents a valuable beginning to the stories that the rest of our memories weave together. Read below to ...

Who are we? Teachers’ favorite childhood memories

Who are we? Teachers’ favorite childhood memories

Fatima Ali

September 8, 2015

ver wondered what crazy adventures your teachers had back when they were your age? Sometimes the “back in my day” stories can get old, but on occasion, we come across duels in forests, 5 a.m. ice-hockey practices, and water balloons thrown out of moving cars. Click on the audio to hear four teacher...

Dressing up, stripping down

Dressing up, stripping down

Aafreen Mahmood

October 27, 2009

Once upon a time, Snow White was a beautiful princess. Now she's a two-piece costume with thigh-highs and stripper heels.   Read More »...

Dressing up, stripping down

Dressing up, stripping down

Shreya Shankar

October 27, 2009

Once upon a time, Snow White was a beautiful princess. Now she's a two-piece costume with thigh-highs and stripper heels. Read More »...