El Estoque

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Shuyi Qi

March 28, 2013

The first  Heart Beats Concert held by the Musicians Society, includes performances from a variety of classical and contemporary music, ranging from Bach to Sara Bareilles. All the proceeds from the event will be sent to the American Red Cross.   Heart Beats Concert from El Estoque on ...

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Singing Valentines

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Singing Valentines

Albert Qiu

February 18, 2012

On Feb. 14, four Variations groups delivered an estimated 340 Singing Valentines to students and teachers on campus, performing approximately twelve Valentines each period. Selling at $3 each, Singing Valentines sold out Feb. 9 at lunch. El Estoque followed the group “Seventh Direction”, comprise...

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Karishma Mehrotra

February 12, 2012

  Most people are content to stare at the television and watch the judges of “America’s Got Talent” rate performers. On Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m., the Ritards, an a capella group consisting of local high school students who sing together without instrumental accompaniment, auditioned in fro...

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

Sara Yang

September 21, 2011

Video by Kevin Tsukii and Christophe Haubursin. Music by oldDog used under Creative Commons licensing.   Freshman Miki Rai has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 10. She first auditioned and signed with Models Inc. Talent Agency in fifth grade; since then, she has tackled modeling, acting and singing jobs. “I’m not the best out there, there’s so many people to choose from,” Rai said. “But I do try my best and give 200 percent of...

Life behind the scenes

Life behind the scenes

Sara Yang

September 21, 2011

Touring San Francisco in French designer duds, laughing with friends along the way—while this may seem like a scene from a typical day in the good life, a closer look reveals what something not so normal about the picture. Take a hint from the cameras following the smiling teenagers. This is not a pleasure...

Mic check: One. Two. Three. Four. Five…

Mic check: One. Two. Three. Four. Five…

Aafreen Mahmood

March 27, 2010

 Open Mic Night delivers an entertaining, but long show Read More »...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009

Variations' surprise caroling fills the rally court Read More »...