El Estoque

An Open Letter

An Open Letter

Stuti Upadhyay

May 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Dear Brother, Six days. Six days, and you’ll be done with tutorials, seven period days, bells, passing periods - done with high school. You’ll graduate high school and move on to college, move on to the next chapter in your life. And what does that mean for me? I’ll have my own car. I’ll m...

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. ...

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often...

Ways to deal with college rejection

Ways to deal with college rejection

Ilena Peng

April 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs

For MVHS seniors, much of March has been spent both celebrating college acceptances along with coping with college rejections. Although it may be easier for students to react to rejections by comparing themselves to others or feeling like they aren’t good enough, College and Career Center advisor McKe...

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Second semester means something different to every grade. While freshman get used to the routine of high school, sophomores enjoy the last few moments of peace before a hectic junior year. And while juniors work to finish a tough school year, seniors try to stay relaxed while waiting for college decis...

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

Aditya Dash

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[su_dropcap]O[/su_dropcap]n Thursday, March 1st, school financial specialist Calvin Wong was seen at the office sorting papers and registering students who had signed up to take the AP exam. With registration papers all around him, Wong patiently went through each student’s form and checked them. Though s...

Experiencing the college environment

Experiencing the college environment

Roshan Fernandez

December 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs

When junior Animesh Agrawal and senior Aurum Kathuria walked into their first Calculus 1C class at De Anza college, they expected it to be just like MVHS. They expected to hear the constant chatter among students throughout the class period and make new friends. But they were surprised to find a very d...

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.        ...

The weight of change: mothers reflect on their experiences after children leave home

The weight of change: mothers reflect on their experiences after children leave home

Ananya Bhat

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hemistry teacher Elizabeth McCracken gets in the car, ready for the five-hour-journey to Quincy, California. Situated in a hilly area between the booming cities of Chico, California, and Reno, Nevada, Quincy is a quiet town, filled with scenic lakes, green meadows and endlessly rolling...

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...

Head to Head: The perception of money in college athletics

Head to Head: The perception of money in college athletics

Aditya Dash

September 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap] t’s college sports season. It's time to gear up and cheer on those athletes who have put their blood and sweat into their training to perform at the highest level for their respective schools. On the other hand, schools are advertising and showcasing these athletes, ...