El Estoque

Hear me out

Hear me out

Michelle Wong, Staff writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Quiet. If anyone had asked me to describe myself a couple years ago, my answer would have been automatic: quiet. That was my identity. The one who never talks in class. The one who never acts silly in front of others. The one who never argues. The quiet girl. For a long time, I despised how sh...

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

“Do you have hair?” “Did your parents force you to wear it?” “How do you take a shower with that?” These questions scratch the surface of what people ask me as someone who wears a hijab. Yes, I have hair. No, I wear this by choice. And, dude, do you really think I have this on during ev...

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Nathan Stevens

May 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

While I love the White House Correspondents Dinner for its celebration of young journalists and the First Amendment, I can’t help but look forward to the yearly roast of Washington’s A-list as well. Comedy, especially political comedy, allows me to laugh about the unbelievable stories that I’ve...

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Nathan Stevens

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

turned the TV to the news, expecting to see Donald Trump front and center on CNN, as he is almost every day. I did not, however. What I actually saw was much more terrifying. One moment, waves crash along the iconic sand beaches. Tourists and natives crowd along the ocean’s edge. The hustle of the n...

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print

ast month, I signed up for Amazon Prime, joining the 85 million other Amazon Prime members for one simple reason — I hate waiting for shipping. Has anyone ever really received their package in “five to seven business days?” I sure haven’t. So when I heard Amazon was testing a service to make s...

A stranger to my own sport

A stranger to my own sport

Anthony Moll

November 15, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

knew I should stop throwing. My body knew I should stop throwing. But for some reason, I still put on my uniform and stepped out onto the field. I began playing club baseball competitively when I was 10. I practically threw the ball every play as a pitcher and when I wasn’t pitching, I was catching....

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

, like many other people, scrambled to see the horror film “It” during its (no pun intended) opening weekend. I have always been a big fan of horror movies, usually catching the most popular ones in theaters with my friends, and this was not an exception. Stephen King’s “It” has remaine...

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Nathan Stevens

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

t’s hard to believe the first month of school is already over. With North Korea and the U.S. on the verge of a nuclear war just a week before white supremacists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, calling the news intense would be an understatement. Even if I manage to get away from all the craziness, ...

Professional sports update: Summer sports recap

Professional sports update: Summer sports recap

Akshara Majjiga

August 21, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

ummer is a pretty happening season for the sports world. Wimbledon, one of the Grand Slam tournaments of tennis and arguably the most well-known, is in the summer. The impressive effort of the grueling Tour de France is in the summer. Every four years, the Olympics come around; nonathletes and athletes ...

Cat’s out of the bag: The relationship between four sisters

Cat’s out of the bag: The relationship between four sisters

Helen Chao

December 13, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Print entertainment

THE INSTANT I MENTION MY, “three older sisters,” I am swamped with surprise, acknowledgement and at last, the listener’s envy, echoed by a “Oh, you’re sooo lucky!” I’ll nod, reflexively, and reply with the default: “Yeah, I am lucky!” Ensue their onslaught of assumptions. “I...

Cat’s out of the bag: KPOP, my ultimate weakness

Cat’s out of the bag: KPOP, my ultimate weakness

Helen Chao

September 21, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, Print entertainment

have got to say, I used to be proud of my individuality. Emotionless toward boybands, whose skinny-jean tightness and adolescence are dictated by record companies. One Direction? Meh. Kpop? Ehh. They're just Asian, "Ken Barbie Dolls" in unlimited edition, with phenomenally clear skin and tight jeans! ...

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Ilena Peng

April 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Print entertainment

eople wearing purple and gold clothes, purple and gold face paint, and holding purple and gold posters on sticks with catchy slogans; this is what students now see all around campus. But as much attention as the posters draw, they really don’t make a difference in who wins. True; those in class offi...