El Estoque

A Warrior’s faith

A Warrior’s faith

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

ike many other students during this period of time — filled with early finals and standardized tests — I was extremely stressed: watching the Golden State Warriors play the Rockets in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, that is. I was sitting in a black leather armchair situated in the corner ...

Why Instagram promotes false confidence

Why Instagram promotes false confidence

Roshan Fernandez

March 3, 2017

hen your phone screen lights up with a long list of notifications, it provides you with a true sense of pleasure. Deep down inside, it leaves you feeling content, gratified and satisfied that you finally got that boost of popularity that you’ve been searching for all these years. And for many people,...

Building sets and self-confidence

Building sets and self-confidence

Sara Yang

November 26, 2011

Senior Jordan Thompson sat at her computer, alternating between her Facebook and email accounts every five minutes. Finally, four hours after the 5 p.m. callbacks had ended, the cast list arrived in her inbox. In Drama’s fall 2011 production, “The Arabian Nights,” Thompson was cast...

Achieving confidence the right way

Achieving confidence the right way

Emma Courtright

September 21, 2011

Last year, senior Hugo Castejon decided it was time to change his body and lifestyle. The gym, however, did not satisfy his craving to achieve the ideal body. He began counting every calorie he consumed with the forethought of how he would burn them off. “I started restricting myself in terms...

Seeing life through sticky notes

Seeing life through sticky notes

Ingrid Chang

June 2, 2010

  Sophomores Paz Greenberg and Tal Hadar help spread the word about Operation Beautiful Read More »...