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The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

376. I spent a total of 376 dollars this year alone in order to register for 4 AP tests. When I paid my $376, I was told that I would be taking a two to three hour-long exam at Monta Vista High School. Currently, I am paying that exact sum of money to take an abridged version of the AP test that onl...

CSUs and UCs suspend standardized testing requirements

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Lance Tong

May 22, 2020

Exploring perspectives on how changes to college application requirements will impact MVHS students

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

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Helen Chao and Stuti Upadhyay

August 30, 2018

un, warmth, freedom, friends and free will: this is how math teacher Katie Collins describes summer. She repeats the final words three times. However, Collins mentions how these qualities seem to be absent from the summers of many MVHS students. She’ll only occasionally hear of students enjoying an Alaskan cruis...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

Aditya Dash

February 1, 2018

s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of strategies and advice from his tutor. Taneja is also trying to do well the SAT in order to look for ...

An Overview of the ACT

An Overview of the ACT

Mallika Singh

April 17, 2017

uch like the SAT, the ACT, or American College Testing, has had a few changes since it was first administered in 1959. From small changes like allowing calculators to more drastic ones like completely reorganizing the test, the ACT is constantly evolving. Take a look below to see how it has evolved since t...

An Overview of the SAT

An Overview of the SAT

Mallika Singh

March 9, 2017

he SAT has gone through many changes over the years. The change of the format and scoring in 2016 was certainly not the first time the SAT has been revised. Take a look at how the SAT has evolved from the 1920s until 2016. ...

Waiting: SAT Score Release

Waiting: SAT Score Release

Mallika Singh

October 27, 2016

Over one million high school students took the SAT on Oct.1. Most would think they would be relieved and stress free by now; however, this not the case. The relief — or grief — only comes when the scores are released, and for the people who took the test in October, those scores are released this ...

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Mallika Singh

September 22, 2016

As juniors ready themselves for the future, a question tends to arise among peers: “Are you taking the SAT or the ACT?” For most, these questions come up towards the end or during the summer of their sophomore year. And even though most colleges accept either the SAT or ACT, the choice varies signi...

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Daniel Lin

November 17, 2015

trl + R. Ctrl + R. It’s late at night, and millions of high-schoolers around the world are refreshing CollegeBoard.org, anxiously awaiting their Scholastic Aptitude Test results. For many, the next few minutes will differentiate between a few more weeks of tedious studying or celebration. Innumerous students...

A breakdown of the costs of college

A breakdown of the costs of college

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 23, 2015

MVHS students are often concerned about the cost of college itself, but they can forget about all the costs that come before the acceptance letter arrives at home. The college prep camps, the college counselors, the college apps, the college itself — it all adds up. Click below to see the breakdown...