El Estoque

Junior Samantha Shieh wins California Association for Teachers of English contest

Harini Shyamsundar

March 2, 2014

Student wins first in state in CATE creative writing contest with a story response to the prompt, “Pass it on.” Read More »...

The Death of Free Thinking

Daniel Fernandez

February 5, 2014

[dropcap1]D[/dropcap1]uring the 1950s, Solomon Asch, a professor of Sociology at Swarthmore College, organized some of the earliest data on humanity’s habit to conform. In his most famous experiment, Asch used a group of 5 people, four of whom were actors, and a single individual who was the actual p...

La Pluma’s upcoming fiction workshops bring artistic community together

 This is the flyer La Pluma has been using to promote their “Build-a-Story”sessions. On Feb. 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., La Pluma will host the first of a series of short story workshops aimed to provide a creative haven for writers. Used with permission of Yashashree Pisolkar.

Kristin Chang

February 4, 2014

Starting on Feb. 11, the club will aid students in developing creative voice through a series of how-to workshops. At the back of the classroom, a stack of red booklets wilt on a shelf. Embossed with the cursive logo “S&S,” these slim volumes are the products of hundreds of dollars, hours ...