El Estoque

A tie between reality and spirituality

A tie between reality and spirituality

Annie Zhang

September 3, 2019

y 10-year-old mind races: I’ve seen this before. I remember you, wearing that exact navy v-neck shirt, hands fumbling with two bulky science textbooks, walking in front of me from my left side out of our shared classroom. This is familiar. I’ve already lived this moment already — you, me, this inter...

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...

The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017

alking into science class is a mundane experience for 7th graders attending Kennedy Middle School (KMS). But, there’s one particular day that is different. Instead of the usual indifference one displays marching into class, there is a sense of excitement in the air, a surge of energy as students anticip...

The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong

October 8, 2017

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, which included a variety of makeup products including foundation, highlighter and lip gloss. Accor...

Choosing the dream team

Choosing the dream team

Aditya Dash

September 22, 2017

s the clock ticks towards the start of the National Football League fantasy draft on Sept. 6th, sophomore Rohit Kumar is already planning out who to draft. With the high stakes, he knows that he must make smart decisions to win the NFL jersey. The fantasy draft begins with the draft engine’s small...

With age comes change

With age comes change

Karen Sanchez

September 13, 2017

As the cable car glided along it’s path in the air, she couldn’t help but shed tears in response to the gut-wrenching terror. Every single time one of her family members shifted slightly in their seats, peering over the edge to catch a glimpse of the green forest below, without fault she could feel th...