El Estoque

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Swara Tewari

December 12, 2017

It’s midnight and we still have a mountain of work left to do. We tell ourselves that finishing everything is possible and we begin working with a new sense of urgency. Slowly, the words on the computer screen begin to blur, and our mind starts to wander. Fatigue starts to conquer us. As the minute...

Excuses

Excuses

Krishna Sunder

September 15, 2016

Ranging anywhere from “my dog ate my homework” to “I have a family reunion today,” excuses are a large part of how people sometimes cope with social and academic situations. In this package, we explore how excuses pop up in the form of body shaming, religious situations, homework amounts and...

There is no excuse for body shaming

There is no excuse for body shaming

Shriya Deshpande

September 15, 2016

t age nine, P.E. Dance teacher Dasha Plaza knew what it was like to have her body heavily scrutinized. At age 15, Plaza often heard the words “fat,” “untalented,” “stupid” and “dumb” tossed in her direction. Some questioned her dancing ability based on her body type. As a young girl...