El Estoque

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Aanchal Garg, Akshara Majjiga, and Emily Xia

May 23, 2018

*All names beginning with the letter “A” are false names meant to preserve the anonymity of our sources. A pencil scratches on a thin sheet of paper, forming a rugged sketch. A paintbrush smoothly glides over a canvas, leaving blooms of color in its wake. A stylus hovers over a design tablet, ...

Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Ambika Dubey

April 19, 2014

An earlier version of this story contained photos that the El Estoque board has since decided to remove. Updated on April 21 at 8:58 p.m.: This article was updated to include details from Assistant Principal Michael Hick’s email to students, parents and staff. [dropcap1]O[/dropcap1]n the morning...

Source of threats could face fines, prison time if caught

Source of threats could face fines, prison time if caught

Amrutha Dorai

December 13, 2012

El Estoque breaks down the consequences for vandalism, bomb threats and death threats. Read More »...

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...

Bathroom graffiti of love

Bathroom graffiti of love

Karishma Mehrotra

March 13, 2011

 With an upsurge of kind bathroom messages, people around campus express differing views Read More »...