El Estoque

There really is no point in making your bed

There really is no point in making your bed

Karishma Mehrotra

October 16, 2011


Filed under Letter from the editor

There is really no point in making your bed. No matter what my parents say, my teenage brain will always calculate costs and benefits of making my bed. And the decision my brain will make is: “No.” Ever since the first intense fight with my parents about this useless chore, I wondered why...

Risky business

Risky business

Karen Feng

October 15, 2011


Filed under Special

Underdeveloped connections in the teenage brain can be a cause for risky behavior. Measure your risk level by completing the flow chart below. ...

Matter over mind

Angela Wang

October 14, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Special

On the desk in student advocate Richard Prinz’s office lies the 2007 article “This is Your (Father’s) Brain on Drugs” by Mike Males. There is another book, “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy” by Michael Bradley. The most recent addition to his pile is National Geographic’s issue on the teenage brain. Biology...