El Estoque

Stressing the numbers

Stressing the numbers

Anoop Iyer, Robert Liu, and Sean Yagi

August 26, 2019

Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

Silence isn’t awkward

Silence isn’t awkward

Robert Liu

March 31, 2019

We’ve all experienced it. One moment, we’re cheerfully talking to our friends and the conversation is flowing, and the next, there’s an uncomfortable pause in the conversation and pressure begins to mount. We could bring up a new topic or crack a joke in an attempt to revive the conversation, res...

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

Brian Xu

March 15, 2019

’ve been playing the piano for eight years now — at this point, I’ve been playing for half my life. Every week consists of practicing scales and technique, learning etudes (practice pieces) and polishing pieces for performances. Where does all of this practice take me? Each year, my piano tea...

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Hannah Lee

April 1, 2018

On March 27 and 28, two Stanford postdoctoral counseling professionals, Michael Sasiain and Erica Jung, presented a workshop on stress and anxiety in the MVHS auditorium during lunch. The speakers emphasized the necessity of combating stress, as higher stress levels can lead to performance issues. Alt...

Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Becca Zheng

May 24, 2017

nxiety affects nearly 40 percent of Americans. Learn what it means to struggle with anxiety in this podcast which focuses on someone who copes with an anxiety disorder, and hear what a psychologist has to say about the general ideas and issues with anxiety. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks...