El Estoque

Career Year presentations fail to educate or draw student attention

Kiranmayi Methuku

December 8, 2011

High school is the time to be exploring careers, but the new Career Year setup struggles to serve this purpose. Career Day in the past has been more than satisfactory. Students attended informative sessions with professionals in different fields of work and listened to a first-person perspective for...

My college list? I’d rather not say

My college list? I’d rather not say

Kiranmayi Methuku

October 12, 2011

"Do you know where you’re applying to yet?” “Nah. I’m not really sure. Probably some UCs though.” “How is your college list coming along?” “It’s okay, I guess. I’m mostly just applying to privates, out-of-state I think.” “Man, I really need to start college apps soon. Where are you applying?” “Oh, yo...

Future voters: economically uninformed

Future voters: economically uninformed

Kiranmayi Methuku

September 21, 2011

It took my AP Economics class an entire period to answer this simple question—what is economics? Well, here it is. Economics: a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (courtesy of merriam-webster.com)....

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

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

Kiranmayi Methuku

August 26, 2011

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...