El Estoque

Downside of being slender

Downside of being slender

Amelia Yang

September 21, 2011

Usually, being called "skinny" is a compliment, but to junior Selma Chang it's an obnoxious insult. People often comment on her body, and she finds that it gets very old-very fast. "If people just say I'm skinny, it's okay, but a lot of times people go on about it and then it gets annoying," Chang said. "Especially...

Achieving confidence the right way

Achieving confidence the right way

Emma Courtright

September 21, 2011

Last year, senior Hugo Castejon decided it was time to change his body and lifestyle. The gym, however, did not satisfy his craving to achieve the ideal body. He began counting every calorie he consumed with the forethought of how he would burn them off. “I started restricting myself in terms...

Over my ______ body

Over my ______ body

Cynthia Mao

September 21, 2011

  Bruno Mars thinks you’re amazing the way you are. Selena Gomez says you’re beautiful. But Kim Kardashian has more curves. And Justin Bieber has better hair. With shows like Gossip Girl and The Biggest Loser, our perception of the “average American” is all skewed. Is he or she th...

Loving just the way you are … not

Loving just the way you are … not

Emma Courtright

September 21, 2011

With the tag line, “Not all fat girls want to be skinny,” the show “Big Sexy” tries to distance itself from other model-based reality shows like “America’s Next Top Model,” and “Project Runway.” On Aug. 30, the network TLC premiered the new program that centers around the liv...