El Estoque

Graduating high school through college

Graduating high school through college

Aditi Desai

May 11, 2016


Filed under Education, NEWS

Macroeconomics, political science. Brunch, free afternoons. Close-knit friends, ongoing friendships. Seniors Prakamya Agarwal and Rasika Iyer transitioned into Middle College from MVHS at the end of their sophomore year, while their close friend senior Shruti Shankar stayed at MVHS. From then on,...

Identity theft

Miloni Vora

April 19, 2016


Filed under Education, NEWS, Print news

Co-written by Kristin Chang [dropcap]S[/dropcap]he remembered every lie she’d ever told. Or at least the big ones: the one whole semester of elementary school she claimed to be a robot. The time she lied to her grandmother about being accepted into a prestigious science camp. All the times she sai...

Substantial: The stories of our substitute teachers

Substantial: The stories of our substitute teachers

Andrea Schlitt

April 8, 2016


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS, Uncategorized

Co-authored by Nanda Nayak. May 3, considered National Teachers Day, is set aside to honor our teachers. However, many students don’t think about the people who come when our teachers can’t— substitutes. Substitute teachers Richard Mendez, Dave Vierra and current student teacher Hannah Gould have...

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

Aditi Desai

April 4, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Education, NEWS

Seniors Neeha Kadavakolanu, Ajunee Kohli, and Keerthi Krishnan share their ways in coping with rejections, ways to destress, and the overall environment of college decisions. Neeha Kadavakolanu: Motto: Everything happens for a reason. Ways to destress: "Some people know the deadline...

Former Stanford Dean shares advice and wisdom in assembly

Former Stanford Dean shares advice and wisdom in assembly

Avni Prasad

March 31, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the front of an auditorium filled with students, guest speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims pauses for silence, scans the room , and then says, “Your worth as a human exists because you exist. You are a human being deserving of love and kindness and passion. I am going to pretend I am a su...