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

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. Each fall for the past seven years, the whiteboard...

Fantasy sports craze spreads among teachers and students

Scott Hyon October 11, 2010

Start of new NFL season begins the obsessive hunt for glory and bragging rights     Tense Sunday afternoons. Hours spent on analyzing and dissecting the minute details of quarterback...

Change in club policy restricts fraction of club population

Change in club policy restricts fraction of club population

Sara Yang September 13, 2010

  In-class promotions are now restricted to clubs related to class curriculum An alarming increase in the number of in-class club promotions has prompted administration and Club...

Leadership and administration change rally date for convenience

Leadership and administration change rally date for convenience

Yaamini Venkataraman September 3, 2010

Pushing rally back one week relieves stress for Leadership, administration   Attributing the change to stress incurred during the 2009 Welcome Back week, administration postponed the...

Déjà vu

Déjà vu

Karishma Mehrotra March 16, 2010

"The Odyssey", a tangle of Greek adventures, was a play of precision and perfection  It's déjà vu to the extreme. Little snippets of the freshman Literature and Writing class flow back...

Cupertino Connect: District survey reveals dire situation

Cupertino Connect: District survey reveals dire situation

Deepa Kollipara February 25, 2010

  Advanced languages and mathematics classes could be cut           Even if the current district parcel tax of $98 per year is renewed in May, FUHSD will still...

Kellers accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Keller’s accident leaves Speech and Debate without a coach

Laura Yang November 24, 2009

  Speech and Debate is left coachless for the second time this year as coach Shirley Keller fractured her pelvis at the Nov. 1 Leland individual events tournament Speech and Debate is left...

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Deepa Kollipara September 14, 2009

Administration enforces controversial 'face-to-face with a little bit of space' policy at the first dance. Like at every first dance, seniors sporting their homemade senior shirts were ready to uphold...

Alternate model of student government rejected

Alternate model of student government rejected

Varada Gavaskar April 1, 2009

https://www.elestoque.org/2010/images/stories/NewsImages/jocelyn.jpg   This year's elections for the ASB and class officer groups have stuck to the status quo in electing candidates to specific officer...

School teams compete in Fall Sports Rally

School teams compete in Fall Sports Rally

Anthony Chen December 15, 2008

Players from fall sports play dodgeball in the gym.Is one sport really better than another? On Dec. 11, the Student Recognition Commission held their annual fall sports rally in the gym during lunch. Unlike...

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