El Estoque

The US versus Africa: Toxic Individualism

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

December 13, 2019

ords, the corporate ladder, and individualism are cornerstones of the American experience. Our culture is one defined by self-driven success, where relying on a network or community is only used for individual promotion. If we don’t move out of parents’ houses by age 20, we’re looked down upon. Am...

Lone Ranger: A factor for depression

Lone Ranger: A factor for depression

Rachel Jiang

November 5, 2019

Investigating the connection between mental illness and individualism promoted by our community

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

October 8, 2019

The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Claire Yang

September 27, 2019

Officers introduce the club with a K-Pop choreography guessing game

Cross pollinating culture

Cross pollinating culture

Aditi Dixit and Annie Zhang

September 27, 2019

Namaste, similar to “hello,” is a customary greeting used by many Indians as a sign of respect towards elders or those of a higher social status. The word is derived from Sanskrit, an ancient Indo-Aryan language, and translates to “I bow to you.” In a Western context, the salutation is exch...

Out of line

Out of line

Jasmine Lee

September 22, 2019

If you called me an uncultured American teenager four years ago, past me would agree. What is Netflix? What are Snapchat streaks? What’s it like going to the movies with friends? I was a stranger to all the above throughout middle school and freshman year of high school.  According to PR NewsWire...

The friends we overlook

The friends we overlook

Robert Liu and Annie Zhang

April 10, 2019

an I see what you wrote for that?” “There was so much homework last night. I barely finished. You?” “Did you have chemistry yet? Was the lab hard?” We often find these inquiries tumbling from our lips. Classroom friends — the people who slump between the spectrum of passive stranger...

Bouquet of orchids

Bouquet of orchids

Alyssa Hui, Claire Wen, Helen Chao, Hannah Lee, Herman Saini, and Collin Qian

April 9, 2019

The Malihini Orchid Society hosts the 2019 Annual Orchid Sale and Culture