El Estoque

Faculty outshines U.S. government in the face of crisis

Faculty outshines U.S. government in the face of crisis

Kiranmayi Methuku

August 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Maybe Steve Jobs should run for president—at least he’s got his act together. Even a few members of MVHS faculty seem qualified for the position. Of course, the same can’t be said about the American government. Apple Inc. recently released financial results in June, revealing its $79.4 billion...

The missing Link: a personal connection

The missing Link: a personal connection

Megan Jones

August 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

The first day back to school is always about the new—new classes, new classmates, new teachers, new clothes, new books. But every year, there is always the same colossal number of yellow T-shirts. However, this year the sea of yellow Link shirts will be drastically smaller. The Link program has ...

Reducing workloads in classes

Reducing workloads in classes

Margaret Lin

August 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

The screech of the school bell wakes you from your early morning slumber. It’s the end of first period. But the only thing you can think about is your warm, inviting, fluffy bed at home. As you stumble out of first period, you vow never to stay up that late again. As if. With almost all your t...

Reclaiming the Section ID

Reclaiming the Section ID

Kevin Guo

August 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

If you are reading this article, you should know that you have been cheated: cheated of something that you probably don’t care about. This year, the school administration decided to remove section IDs from the schedules mailed home in late June. For those of you who don’t know or have forgotten, secti...

UC ups their price tag; students, start the college hunt

UC ups their price tag; students, start the college hunt

Stephanie Chang

August 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Due to the recent 9.6 percent UC tuition increase—an added $1,086 per year—effective this fall, California has erupted in a frenzy of protesting—sit-outs, walk-outs, strikes, and mini-riots from students, parents and staff alike. It’s hard not to sympathize; many of us students at this school have been...

Club promotions should be limited in middle schools

Club promotions should be limited in middle schools

Edward Wang

June 6, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Extracurricular activities should not take away from valuable school time Read More »...

New senior finals system shows consideration for students

New senior finals system shows consideration for students

Edward Wang

June 1, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Changing a system that has been in place for years and years is not necessarily bad. In the case of this year’s new system of senior finals, the change is not only a good decision by teachers, but also a victory for students. Second semester finals for seniors have traditionally been administered a...

Tips for a successful fundraiser

Tips for a successful fundraiser

Vishakha Joshi

May 28, 2011


Filed under OPINION

What we can learn from Gov Team’s successful community sale Read More »...

Purple and Gold Awards need renovation

Purple and Gold Awards need renovation

Smitha Gundavajhala

May 26, 2011


Filed under OPINION

The way the Purple and Gold Awards are being conducted does little for the recipients Read More »...

Stepping out of disaster’s way

Stepping out of disaster’s way

Elvin Wong

May 26, 2011


Filed under OPINION

American Studies student reflects upon disasters ravaging field trip destinations Read More »...

All aboard the hockey bandwagon

All aboard the hockey bandwagon

Nicolet Danese

May 25, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Hello, bandwagon hockey fans! It’s nice to see you on Facebook Read More »...

Murals give campus some color

Murals give campus some color

Vishakha Joshi

May 16, 2011


Filed under OPINION

MRS Gold funds used to paint murals we need Read More »...