El Estoque

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang

December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened in 1969, the closet functioned as a hub of student activity, housing tempura paint for rally p...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Sara Yang

December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like speakers and poster paint. Students who passed through the closet have documented their names and class numbers on the walls, a tradition that has been preserved for about 40 years. To read the article from the Dec. 7 El Estoque iss...