El Estoque

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

The friends we overlook

The friends we overlook

Robert Liu and Annie Zhang

April 10, 2019

an I see what you wrote for that?” “There was so much homework last night. I barely finished. You?” “Did you have chemistry yet? Was the lab hard?” We often find these inquiries tumbling from our lips. Classroom friends — the people who slump between the spectrum of passive stranger...

Love Letters Galore

Love Letters Galore

Flora Peng

February 12, 2019

“Dear FUHSD students…” On Dec. 25, 2018, the Instagram account @fuhsdloveletters began accepting anonymous confessions and letters from all FUHSD students. Since then, it has gained over 1,800 followers and created over 500 posts ranging from enthusiastic self-love proclamations to racy s...

Love off the cuff

Love off the cuff

Flora Peng and Collin Qian

December 2, 2018

With the cold nights getting longer and the buoyant holiday spirit fast approaching, the desire to settle down in a warm, cozy environment is stronger than ever. For some, this evokes a sense of longing to enter a non-platonic relationship, a phenomenon dubbed “cuffing season” that originated on Tw...

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

February 14, 2018

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one thing led to another, and the two are now married and settled down with three kids of their own. W...

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2016

Students often go to their parents and teachers for help with school or for practical advice. They might ask for help on a math problem or for help with an essay. But most don't think to ask for help with love. So, we asked for you, watch the video below to hear the advice that parents and teachers have...

The way we love: Love across cultures

The way we love: Love across cultures

Anjana Melvin

February 14, 2016

There are a thousand different ways to express love: A spontaneous bouquet of roses, a hug and a kiss every morning before school or an encouraging text from a friend are just a few examples. But how does the way we love vary across cultures? Some families are used to showing physical affection. Others,...

Valentine’s Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships

Valentine’s Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships

Anjana Melvin

February 15, 2015

What do Hello Kitty, Lucky Charms and Junior Prom have in common? In elementary school, Valentine's Day used to entail cheap cardboard candy cards in a doily-plastered, glitter-lined shoe box. In high school, it's grown to be something else. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, four student couples discuss...