El Estoque

It’s OK to not be OK

Illustration | Irene Tang

Irene Tang

September 19, 2020

A personal struggle with the effects of toxic positivity

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 16, 2019

October 9th 2019 was scheduled to be the first day of the PG&E power outage affecting over 500,000 California residents. There were a lot of people angry and disheartened at this news, and rightfully so, considering they have to go without electricity, power or gas, which causes inconveniences for...

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...

Silver linings of the Notre Dame fire

Silver linings of the Notre Dame fire

Oishee Misra

May 24, 2019

Combatting our society’s aversion of silver linings

Authentic Appreciation

Authentic Appreciation

Stuti Upadhyay

April 10, 2019

Your hair looks great. You’re so nice. Your dress is pretty. You’re amazing at basketball. Your shoes are dope. You’re so funny. There are an infinite number of compliments we can give — an infinite number of ways to communicate appreciation, to point out what you like or to voice your support...

Putting positivity into practice

Putting positivity into practice

Charlotte Chui and Iman Malik

October 25, 2018

Exploring how people incorporate positivity in their daily life