The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Career Center liaison, Le-Xuan Cao, answered the question of a student regarding college applications. The Career Center is the best place for attaining information apropos of colleges.

Q&A: Career Center remodeling

Jady Wei December 13, 2014
New Career Center liaison Le-xuan Cao elaborates on reasons behind remodeling
The Career Center’s college rejection and acceptance board came into creation after the proposal of a rejection wall was denied. Although it was created with good intentions, ultimately it perpetuates a failure-focused outlook among the student body. Photo by Soumya Kurnool.

College rejection and acceptance board creates negative attitude among students

Eva Spitzen May 18, 2013
The negative aspects of the college acceptance and rejection board render it unconstructive and harmful, despite its potentially therapeutic effects.
The whiteboard in the Career Center is crammed with the names of colleges from around the nation. To the left of the board is the traditional college acceptances list that Career Center Liaison Miriam Taba has maintained for the past seven years. To the right is the college denials list that Taba has just started this year. Photo by Soumya Kurnool.

‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

Soumya Kurnool April 28, 2013
After failed attempts at creating a wall of college rejection letters at MVHS, college denials are now documented alongside college acceptances.
ARTTEC Inc. came with the intention to talk to MVHS about the ARTTEC program. ARTTEC is a program that allows high school students to have hands-on experience with lighting, music recording, and film production for a fee of $25 a year. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Careers are not set in stone

Stephanie Chang November 3, 2011
Students should consider exploring other career options, not just the one they have in mind
Every year, over 70 admission officers come from across the country to give MVHS students more information about their college. A University of Rochester representative Mark Wells talks to seniors Benjamin Hong and Eileen Wa and four other students about transportation, financial aid, and the curriculum at University of Rochester. College representative meetings are just one of the many events and resources that the Career Center offers. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Stephanie Chang October 17, 2011
Students use the Career Center mostly as workspace instead of college resource
Sophomores Sneha Bolineni and Sai Morramreddi watch as a class enters the library during fourth period. Although they have yellow cards, they are unable to enter as the library is only open to classes this week. Photo by Angela Liu.

Students adjust to open period card requirement

Angela Liu September 10, 2011
Assistant Principal Brad Metheany explains why open period passes necessary, students find it redundant
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