El Estoque

My father’s smile

My father’s smile

Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019

10:26 p.m., March 12, 2007. My sister and I were ushered in to my aunt’s house. I turned back to see my mother and father driving away. My sister grabbed me by the shoulders and assured me that everything was going to be fine. I looked at her as I would look at my mother; she stared at me, eyes wide ope...

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Ruth Feng

May 4, 2019

Seeing myself in the films I’ve watched through high school

Class of 2013: Choosing happiness

Class of 2013: Choosing happiness

Rachel Beyda

May 29, 2013

A year ago, I read the senior columns of my fellow El Estoque colleagues. Many of them had the same message: They worked extremely hard, still didn't get into their dream school, and wished they had spent their high school years happy instead of stressed. As I read those columns, I said to myself: N...

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Lisa Zhang

May 29, 2012

Normally people being mistaken for food isn’t much a problem here, but the idea of being friends is something that has become somewhat of an urban legend in the midst of our competitive corner of the world. I, for one, was never too fond of mindless chatter for the first three years of my high sch...

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Daniel Tan

May 29, 2012

We’ve all had those nights. You know, those. The ones spent until 2 or 3 or 5 a.m. — maybe even an all-nighter! — writing Lit essays or studying for APUSH. For me, it wasn’t homework so much but my responsibilities as the Media Director of the MVHS robotics team and as the Special Report Edit...