El Estoque

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...

Fighting fears

Fighting fears

Swara Tewari

September 13, 2017

The world flies by in a blur as Lillian presses her face against the cool glass of the car window. As the seconds pass, her parents’ voices rise from a heated conversation to reverberating yells, drowning out the music. Lillian’s mind goes blank and her thoughts scatter, voices echoing in her mind. ...