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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

April Wang, Copy Editor November 13, 2022

Let me just put out there that I approve of affirmative action. I think it is necessary, and I think it should not be torn down. Personal opinions aside, the issue of affirmative action gets tiring...

California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

Ayah Ali-Ahmad December 5, 2020
Proposition outcomes reflect differences of opinion among voters
Proposition 16 and affirmative action is becoming an issue in the UC system | Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Impact of Affirmative Action on Asian Americans

Minjae Kang October 27, 2020
How affirmative action affects Asian Americans in college applications
College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

Tanish Mendki, Devin Gupta, and Jefferson Le March 4, 2020
Of many controversial topics, college admissions is one of the most pertinent to Monta Vista high school. In this video, El Estoque staff writers Devin Gupta and Tanish Mendki explore why admissions should be merit-based
Congressman Ro Khanna discusses his policies

Congressman Ro Khanna discusses his policies

Hannah Lee, Shuvi Jha, and Swara Tewari May 23, 2019
Khanna sits down with student journalists to explain his stances
Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang May 22, 2019
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isnt worth it

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

Elizabeth Han April 22, 2016

Story by Amita Mahajan and Elizabeth Han e’ve grown up in a world where we’re taught that “lying is bad.” But when the exact consequences are minimal and the benefits add on, the urge to lie...

Affirmative action proves not to be the best solution to provide diversity

Ashish Samaddar April 10, 2014

Affirmative Action tackles the outcome, not the cause behind lack of minorities. College decisions are tough to say the least. Once the application has been sent, your entire fate rests upon an admission...

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Manasa Sanka April 7, 2014

As the rain beat down in front of the Cupertino library on March 2, sophomore May Cui noticed many people waving signs and chanting “Say no to SCA 5.” They had one predominant feature: they were primarily...

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