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Thank you, Andy

Thank you, Andy

Jai Uparkar

February 6, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

Tears welled up in my eyes as I scrolled through the webpage filled with articles about professional tennis player Andy Murray’s hip surgery, emotional press conference and the sudden announcement of his retirement before his match at the Australian Open. A few minutes passed and the tears didn’...

A wish remembered

A wish remembered

Iman Malik

January 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

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Selfless

Selfless

Iman Malik

December 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Her dark brown curls shimmer in the sun, her eyes are filled with untold stories. The tilt of her chin and the set of her jaw show resilience and confidence. The soft lines on her face hint at a lifetime of hardship, but her gentle smile shows her ability to savor the simplest of pleasures. To most ...

Dance to this

Dance to this

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

rowds of people screaming with excitement. Bodies pushed against one another reaching for the stage. Vibrations from the instruments blared through speakers sending a shaking sensation through the ground. The most vivid memories I cherish all seem to be from attending concerts like this. I have be...

Dear Halloween,

Dear Halloween,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ou used to be my absolute favorite holiday. Every year, I’d beg my parents to go candy shopping as soon as they lined the Target aisles with spooky black bats and cartoonish pumpkins, replacing September’s school supplies. I wanted to make sure our house was the house — known for having the be...

Constant Change: As my eyes opened

Constant Change: As my eyes opened

Oishee Misra

October 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

have a confession. I used to hate reading the news (yes, and ironically now I’m an El Estoque reporter). But really, I’m dead serious when I say that in spite of the numerous attempts by my politically-obsessed father to make me even the slightest bit informed, every time the TV was airing the news...

An Ex-perfectionist

An Ex-perfectionist

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

verything has to be perfect.”   These were often my words when I worked with others on group projects. In elementary and middle school, I was that kid — the stereotypical artistic kid designated with the job of making everything look pretty and put together. Classmates I didn’t even know the n...

The girl with neon shoes

The girl with neon shoes

Iman Malik, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Physical education has always been my least favorite period of the day. Every day, we all change into the same drab, gray uniforms and wear the same faded black shorts. Everyone laces up their ragged shoes, covered with holes and dirt that serve as a reminder of every puddle we’ve jumped into and ...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Dear Feminism,

Dear Feminism,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

September 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Uncategorized

Dear Feminism, I remember the first time we met like it was yesterday, only I didn’t know your name or what you stood for at the time. I apologize on behalf of my third grade self, as I wasn’t (and still am not) the most observant person. I do remember sitting in class, happily reading in the corner,...

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Oishee Misra

September 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

hange and I — we don’t get along. From the day I decided to improve my diet by giving up boba (okay it lasted a day, but in my defense, my house is five minutes’ walk from Quickly’s) to abruptly moving halfway across the world, change hasn’t exactly been something I look forward to. In fact, ...