El Estoque

Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang

May 22, 2019

Affirmative Action (AA) is a vehemently debated policy — both a milestone for supporters and a grievance for opposers. Over the past couple of years, news relating to college admissions has been largely dominated by the notorious Harvard lawsuit involving its alleged discrimination against Asian ap...

Real Time with MVHS Politics Club

Real Time with MVHS Politics Club

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017

hether it's sports or movies, political discourse has managed to squirm its way into every aspect of our daily lives over the past decade. Increasingly, more and more students at MVHS have been getting interested in politics and social activism. In response to this trend, MVHS Junior State of Am...

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 23, 2016

t the MVHS Welcome Back Dance on Aug. 19, the administration made an announcement was made to the students about dancing inappropriately. Several students were also asked to leave the dance after having received multiple warnings about the way they were dancing. Many MVHS students were confused and u...

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Shuyi Qi

December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties. Read More »...

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Eva Spitzen

September 25, 2012

The free period is the saving grace of a MVHS student’s daily schedule. It’s a free hour to get homework done, to study and to take a break from the unending sequence of impossible tests and tedious lectures. An ideal location for this respite is the library, with its study tools and comfortabl...

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Soumya Kurnool

December 18, 2011

Monday, Nov. 28, was a day like any other for students with an open 4th period staying in the library. There were no classes, and the library was mostly quiet except for the babble of a few loud students. In response to the raised noise levels, the library kicked each and every one of the student...