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Thank you, college admissions

Touching John Harvard's shoe on a field trip in middle school.
Finding myself as a result of the college application process
October 28, 2020
Finding myself as a result of the college application process

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

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

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition
February 14, 2020

As the repercussions of January continue into February, Oishee and Lakshanyaa discuss the implications of toxic positivity amid the tragedies of the month. With topics like the coronovirus, Kobe Bryant's...

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK
February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection...

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes
February 6, 2020

mid the chicken sandwich debates that emerged between popular fast food restaurants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, an unlikely contender remained engraved in our minds — the Impossible Burger. Founded in 2011,...

How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations

How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations
January 7, 2020

Peter Pan. Dumbo. Snow White. Tom and Jerry. We’ve grown up watching these films — cheering on as Peter Pan and his cohort of Lost Boys battled Captain Hook, and sighing in defeat when Snow White bit...

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women
We need to stop pitting women against each other
May 22, 2019

he rise of the 21st Century has brought in a generation that is more aware, sensitive and progressive in relation to issues that have been plaguing our country for years — more specifically, in support...

In the shadows of power

In the shadows of power
Exploring how the minority is kept in silence
May 18, 2019
Exploring how the minority is kept in silence

The unspoken pressures of sibling relationships

My brother and I, at ages  16 and 6.
The varying expectations between an older and younger sibling.
April 16, 2019

My brother and I are almost 10 years apart, but people often say, “For an age gap so big, it’s surprising how much time you spend together.” A comment like that always seems weird to me — there...

Response to New Zealand shooting sets precedent for U.S.

Response to New Zealand shooting sets precedent for U.S.
Our country's inclination towards thoughts and prayers
March 24, 2019

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals

What I’ve learned from performing in piano recitals
How I began to combat my fear of failure and accept my mistakes
March 15, 2019

’ve been playing the piano for eight years now — at this point, I’ve been playing for half my life. Every week consists of practicing scales and technique, learning etudes (practice pieces) and...

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist
Why we shouldn’t take offense from jokes about race in stand-up comedy
January 21, 2019

n El Estoque’s October issue, EE Opinion explored the dark side of humor, and how people have developed an instinct to deliberately seek offense from humor, especially from race-related jokes. Because...

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