El Estoque

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Hannah Lee, Shuvi Jha, and Stuti Upadhyay

October 15, 2019

Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing

A Warrior’s faith

A Warrior’s faith

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

ike many other students during this period of time — filled with early finals and standardized tests — I was extremely stressed: watching the Golden State Warriors play the Rockets in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, that is. I was sitting in a black leather armchair situated in the corner ...

Thank you, Andy

Thank you, Andy

Jai Uparkar

February 6, 2019

Tears welled up in my eyes as I scrolled through the webpage filled with articles about professional tennis player Andy Murray’s hip surgery, emotional press conference and the sudden announcement of his retirement before his match at the Australian Open. A few minutes passed and the tears didn’...

Out of Time

Out of Time

Jai Uparkar

December 18, 2018

haven’t played tennis in four weeks and I didn’t even realize it. I haven’t gone to the court or even picked up my racket. For a player who would practice for three hours every day on the weekdays and even more on the weekends, the sudden lack of tennis in my life is strange. I never made t...

The dream team

The dream team

November 21, 2018

I’ve always played for one reason — myself. Tennis is an individual sport, so all the sacrifices I put into the sport were only for myself. This year, I realized playing on a team meant that I was playing for my teammates, representing my school — not for a ranking or a trophy. This was the first...

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Girls Tennis: Matadors win CCS game 5-2

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

November 8, 2018

The Matadors huddle together in the center of the court as captains and seniors Cynthia Hom and Leslie Ligier lead the team cheers. Tensions ran high as the weight of qualifying for the upcoming CCS games rested on the athletes’ shoulders. "It’s CCS,” Hom said. “If we lose, we're out of the draw. ...

His watchful eyes

His watchful eyes

Jai Uparkar

October 24, 2018

s another ball went flying off the court, I looked over at my dad and threw my hands up in frustration. Slumping my shoulders in reaction, I looked at him again defeated and annoyed. Patiently, his eyes conveyed a message: stay loose. I nodded my head and moved on to the next point. My dad was an op...