El Estoque

Xenophobia in the music industry

Korean-pop group BTS broke into the American music industry the past couple years

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Entertainment award shows discriminate against non-English speaking artists

Positivity Podcast Ep. 1: Democratic debates

Graphic | Oishee Misra

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

September 22, 2019

t’s easy to resign to dismay while attempting to stay informed about the latest news around the globe. That’s why opinion editors Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra discuss the silver linings that emerge from the seemingly limitless “bad news” shared daily.  On episode one, they discuss the...

Glorified victimization

Glorified victimization

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

May 5, 2019

One day, as I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across a tweet that included these Instagram screenshots:                     If you’re like me, you’ve probably immediately recognized a problem with this ...

Gender inequality binds men and women to limiting gender roles

Gender stereotypes outline modes of behavior for men and women, often not leaving enough room for people to explore options outside their gender norms. Images courtesy of thenounproject.org creative commons.

Gabriella Monico

September 23, 2014

I remember standing in line outside the movie theater, clad in my Gryffindor robes, waiting for the doors to open and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two to begin. I remember waiting restlessly for the next book or interview or spin-off to be released. I remember justifying my own know-it-all...

When did equality become so radical?

Cynthia Mao

October 8, 2012

When we were deciding the special report topic for this issue, we initially shied away from calling it feminism. Concerns were raised that the word would alienate a large part of the student body — but isn’t that the problem? If we can’t talk about feminism without fear of negative connotations,...