El Estoque

The college process comes to a close

The college process comes to a close

Mallika Singh

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s April slips by and the weather gets warmer, seniors find themselves with time on their hands. The college application process is finally completely over. Take a look at some of the seniors’ thoughts on this feeling. ...

March for Our Lives: Just show up

March for Our Lives: Just show up

Mallika Singh

March 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past Saturday morning, March 24, I was one of thousands to participate in the San Jose March for Our Lives and one of millions to walk nationwide. I walked and watched others around me walk to show support for a more extensive form of gun control. Standing in the rain on the streets...

Unrealistic Expectations

Unrealistic Expectations

Mallika Singh

March 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I was six years old, I was on TV. A reporter came to my elementary school and asked a bunch of kids different questions about themselves. There’s only one question I remember, though. The reporter asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Being in first grade, my options...

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

Mallika Singh

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was 3 a.m. He and his mother were fast asleep, but his dad was already heading off to work. He wouldn't hear from his dad for another week. His dad's routine of leaving in the middle of the night and returning days later was a part of normal life for math teacher Jon Stark, who...

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Mallika Singh

February 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he back of the parking lot has been coined “senior parking” by many of the student drivers at MVHS. But senior parking, a necessity for any senior who drives, is now occupied by the MVHS renovations for a new gym. It has become an issue, to say the least. Everyone wants to pa...

Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ll through high school, whether it is to review homework assignments or check for grade updates, checking School Loop has become second nature. Infinite Campus, however, is checked far less frequently. Generally, students will check Infinite Campus when transcripts are updated with pr...

Politics over the table

Politics over the table

Mallika Singh

December 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t holiday family gatherings, the atmosphere is typically excited and warm. Hugs and warm greetings are exchanged as the family settles around the table. The conversation tends to start out lightly — school, work, weather, some catching up. But when the conversation transitions in...

Scouting for Equality: Boy and Girl Scouts respond to the latest changes surrounding the BSA

Scouting for Equality: Boy and Girl Scouts respond to the latest changes surrounding the BSA

Mallika Singh

November 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince 1912, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been a place for youth to participate in group activities and learn more about their individuality, strength and intellect. Both are organizations designed specifically with each gender in mind. While Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been...

Applying to College

Applying to College

Mallika Singh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom now until the end of the calendar year, seniors at MVHS will be in full-on college application mode. It’s no secret that things can get hectic during this time of the year. Take a look at what some MVHS seniors think about the application process.        ...

What colleges want in students applying

What colleges want in students applying

Mallika Singh

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s well known that colleges ask for the, GPA, SAT scores and AP test scores of their applicants. They want numbers. Numbers make it easy to compare students. Admissions officers can look at applicants side by side and only see the numbers. However, it should be noted that college...

Surfing the aftershocks of 2017’s abnormal hurricane season

Surfing the aftershocks of 2017’s abnormal hurricane season

Mallika Singh

October 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen we watch the news and try to put ourselves in the hurricane victims’ shoes, it seems almost impossible to imagine such a scenario. However, for a large part of our country, This “scenario” is a reality. Entire cities have been swallowed up by the water. Homes have come d...