El Estoque

Deal with it: a weed dealer and user’s perspective

Deal with it: a weed dealer and user’s perspective

Vivian Chiang

February 2, 2018


Filed under Drugs, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]e’s not a stereotypical dealer. Both his parents know that he smokes weed everyday, he has a job and he views dealing marijuana as a guilty pleasure. For the purpose of maintaining his anonymity, we will refer to this student as Marcus. “It’s really stupid [for me] to be se...

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

Zara Iqbal

February 2, 2018


Filed under Drugs, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s she placed one foot in front of the other, making her way slowly to school, her imagination hastened and a series of distinct images flowed into her mind, creating a film. The rock song flowing from her earbuds thumped pleasantly in her head, and the different images formed in tim...

Looking past the smoke screen: reflections on reporting about high-school substance use

Looking past the smoke screen: reflections on reporting about high-school substance use

Ilena Peng

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Columns, Drugs, From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION

“It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about.” -Tom Brokaw Read the full story about a former student's reflections on substance use here.  There are people who walk into our journalism class and say “I want to write about drugs.” It’s something that...

Smoky effects: the impacts of drug use

Smoky effects: the impacts of drug use

Ilena Peng

December 7, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Drugs, FEATURES

A high school student, a psychologist – these are people that don't seem to have much in common. But substance use has affected each of them in different ways. Dr. Matthew Kendra and Dr. Anna Lembke center their careers around addiction medicine. Paul Armentano, the deputy director of the National Or...