El Estoque

It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy

Andie Liu

April 30, 2020

Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19

Inner battles

Inner battles

Hannah Lee and Brian Xu

October 25, 2019

Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.

Roshan Fernandez and Kamyar Moradi

May 22, 2019

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship — the parents, the athletes, the community all rejoicing in the heat of the moment. But beyond th...

The pressure behind prom

The pressure behind prom

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

March 3, 2019

I never thought my decision to skip Junior Prom (JP) was going to be that big of a deal. With JP right around the corner, I get asked whether or not I’m going to prom almost daily. And every time I say no, most of my friends frown at my lack of enthusiasm about the dance and list reasons why I ...

Making the right call

Making the right call

Brian Xu

February 6, 2019

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream works its way up your throat. Peering down nervously, you examine your hand, flexing your fingers back ...

A thousand dreams

A thousand dreams

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 17, 2018

Students and teachers in the arts field discuss the factors influencing their choice between

Teachers discuss the pressure to wear Halloween costumes

Mallika Singh

November 11, 2016

Every year for Halloween, each teaching department comes up with a costume  for everyone and then they participate in a costume contest in which prizes are awarded for various things. However, not all teachers love the concept of dressing up and participating in the contest. History department chair Bo...