El Estoque

COVID-19’s impact on college life

Ligier says she misses her teammates very much, and they continue to FaceTime nearly everyday.

Stuti Upadhyay

April 6, 2020

Exploring the impacts of online learning on college students and their college experience

The College Board updates AP testing procedures in response to COVID-19

An explanation of the College Board's changes to AP testing for the 2019-20 school year

Hannah Lee

March 25, 2020

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations are revised to a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home

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

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

Shuvi Jha

November 20, 2019

MVHS community reacts to the new superscore policy starting September 2020

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

I raise caterpillars into butterflies with my brother annoying - I mean, aiding, me along the way.

Emily Xia

October 7, 2019

A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years

Taking over the senior legacy

Taking over the senior legacy

Stuti Upadhyay

September 18, 2019

Using the lessons I learned from graduated seniors to be a better mentor to underclassmen

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 2, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

Updating their status

Updating their status

Alyssa Hui

May 24, 2019

Seniors explain their decisions in whether or not to post about what college they will attend

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...