El Estoque

Graphic by Sophia Ma

My Senior Year Expectations

Anika Sharma October 24, 2021
Evaluating the expectations I had for my senior year
The distance from Fremont to Cupertino shown by Google Maps.

Home is where I make it

Diya Bahl October 23, 2021
How moving to Fremont has impacted my life
Facing the pressure of passion

Facing the pressure of passion

Crystal Cheng October 15, 2021
Reflecting on the role piano has played in my life
Illustration of a woman wearing a saree, a traditional Indian outfit

Beginning with Bollywood

Kripa Mayureshwar September 25, 2021
Reconnecting with my culture through Bollywood music
A picture of my mother, Santwona Behera, taken in Bristol, UK

Dear Mom

Aashi Venkat September 24, 2021
A letter of gratitude to my mother
Reuniting with pastimes

Reuniting with pastimes

Shivani Madhan September 24, 2021
How reconnecting with my old interests has helped me grow as person
A graphic of a whale shark, a type of shark that is native to Cancun and completely harmless to humans

Living a lie

Kripa Mayureshwar September 21, 2021
Examining the reasons why I used to lie about everything

Everyone is perfect (except me)

Anika Sharma September 18, 2021
Explaining my struggles with insecurity
Reflecting on the Run, Hide, Defend drills

Reflecting on the Run, Hide, Defend drills

Lillian Wang September 18, 2021
Using humor as a coping mechanism for school violence
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The empath’s dilemma

Kripa Mayureshwar May 15, 2021
Exploring my struggle with picking up on other people’s emotions
Graphic by Anushka De

In the mirror: This time’s the charm

Shivani Verma April 3, 2021
Coming to terms with my constantly changing interests
An illustration of the pink Power Ranger from the childrens television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Not like other girls”

Kripa Mayureshwar March 28, 2021
Coming to terms with my own internalized misogyny
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