El Estoque

The rise of AP test memes

The rise of AP test memes

Aanchal Garg

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

As each AP testing season comes and goes, many students worry about the exams they have to take and the content they have to study. However, over the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in AP test memes, where students who have already taken the exam post memes on social media such as Twitter...

From teacher to friend

From teacher to friend

Ria Kolli

May 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

During her freshman year, sophomore Neha Balusu decided to search up her elementary and middle school teachers on her Facebook. Without hesitating, she pressed “send friend request,” hoping that she could continue keep in touch with her favorite teachers. “I don’t really care if they see what I ...

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

Click to Follow

Click to Follow

Jasmine Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When junior Sam Liu started their Tumblr account, they didn’t expect people to notice their art. They didn’t expect to gain attention from the others on the same social media platform. They didn’t know that they would be well-known on social media for their passion for art. Over the last six ...

#22KillPushUpChallenge: Students participate in online Push-Up Challenge

#22KillPushUpChallenge: Students participate in online Push-Up Challenge

Becca Zheng

October 20, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Multimedia

“From what I know, the Push-Up Challenge is meant for veterans who give up their lives unnoticed, so I decided to do it just so that people are more aware about the topic,” Rao said. “I’m weak, I can’t do 22 pushups without stopping in the middle to catch my breath, and the fact that [ve...

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Media

Story by Hannan Waliullah and Jessica Xing  acebook is the new Myspace. "New" in the sense that for the younger generation, it is heading towards its grave. With the abundance of social media platforms these days -- Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Musical.ly, Snapchat -- each platform is streamlined and h...

Vlogstars take over the internet

Vlogstars take over the internet

Becca Zheng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

Story co-authored by Dylan Tsai Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram — students have countless outlets to share snippets of their lives online in pictures and stories. Now, that list is extending to include long-form video. Junior Matthew Hsieh, junior Kritika Rao and senior Maddie Park a...

From story to story

From story to story

Miloni Vora

December 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Digital

Co-authored by Aditi Desai If we really think about it, social media is prevalent in every aspect of our lives. When we log onto Facebook, it asks us, “What’s on your mind?” When we use Twitter we’re asked, “What’s happening?” And apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest allow...

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Vanessa Qin

November 17, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, Video

he checklist of things to do before finally pressing that submit button on the Common Application: develop a college list, ask teachers for letters of recommendation, take the SAT or ACT one last time and change your Facebook name. From Nov. to March, social media circles become populated by famili...

The virtual closet

The virtual closet

Sharon Tung

September 23, 2015


Filed under Featured, From the magazine, OPINION, Print, Print Opinion

Story by Emma Lam and Sharon Tung sinking feeling settles in the stomach of a teen who has been misgendered again. Whether by a old friend or new acquaintance, it can feel embarrassing, exposing, and annoying. Every time they meet a new person, they restart the process of explaining their identity agai...

Reddit seems far from replacing our news sources

Reddit seems far from replacing our news sources

Brian Fan

February 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS

In our current decade, news travels fast. So fast, in fact, that it is nearly impossible to remain updated on all current events. So, how does one separate the tasteful news from the bland? Through public opinion and, apparently, the use of a nifty tool called Reddit. But news is only a small pa...