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Teachers and their dogs

Teachers and their dogs

Claire Lu

April 25, 2014

1. Biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever Name: Koochook Age: 5 years old   One of biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian’s first memories of Koochook was not pleasant — when he met his fiancée for the first time to get breakfast, Hajjarian remembers loo...

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Kristin Chang

April 15, 2014

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts successful Day of Silence on April 11, allowing students to reflect on issues restricting LGBTQ youth. The clothesline is strung up with faces. Some grinning, some wide-eyed, some young and old and pale and dark and each one disembodied and floating in the Academ...

Spanish teacher Joyce Fortune combines dance with American tradition

Spanish teacher Joyce Fortune combines dance with American tradition

Yashashree Pisolkar

February 11, 2013

Fortune Teacher Feature from El Estoque on Vimeo. Spanish teacher Joyce Fortune enjoys spending her weekends performing a rather traditional American dance called contra dance. The dance form is similar to square dancing with it’s own twist. It requires two sets of partners -- creating a group of...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts ‘Day of Silence’

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts ‘Day of Silence’

Howard Lee

April 29, 2012

On April 27, the Gay-Straight Alliance hosted a “Day of Silence” to raise awareness for the bullying faced by the LGBT community. The national event, which is held every year in April, is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Network. Participants took a vow of silence during the day, displaying a...

Not yet a safe space

Not yet a safe space

Sara Yang

May 16, 2011

Despite stirrings of a LGBT-friendly movement, students need to step up to affect change Read More »...

Keller’s accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Keller’s accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Laura Yang

November 23, 2009

  Speech and Debate is left coachless for the second time this year as coach Shirley Keller fractured her pelvis at the Nov. 1 Leland individual events tournament Read More »...