El Estoque

Budding musicians

Junior Jacob Vrabel began learning to play the guitar over the summer with help from his parents, as his dad has played guitar for 15 years, and his mom has played since she was young.

Claire Wen

September 25, 2020

he B chord. “That thing is evil,” junior Jacob Vrabel said. Vrabel, who began learning guitar during the summer due to the lack of outdoor activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds the B chord especially difficult: it’s a bar chord that requires holding down all the strings with an...

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe a versatile creator

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe paints at an event in Santana Row, San Jose. In addition to art, Cripe enjoys music and photography. Taken with permission from Tyler Cripe.

Yashashree Pisolkar

December 17, 2012

Tyler Cripe has always enjoyed being an artist. After years of working as an accountant cum marketing agent, becoming a teacher allowed him to once again tap into his creative side and focus on his passion for the arts. 1. Why did you choose to teach Photography? Photography chose me. I didn...

New kids on the block

New kids on the block

Tiffany Lau

May 9, 2010

Passive Walk is a brand new kind of two-person band Read More »...

Rapper or rocker?

Rapper or rocker?

Karishma Mehrotra

February 18, 2010

Lil Wayne's new album fails to rock Read More »...