The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang May 22, 2019
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
On the hunt

On the hunt

Sara Entezar December 18, 2018

It’s not easy being journalists: the role requires ordinary students to embark on peculiar expeditions, searching for the hidden gems we dub newsworthy pitches. A newsworthy pitch is a story idea...

Best of luck!

Best of luck!

Sara Entezar November 27, 2018

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard, right? It’s a narrative which Americans, pioneers of the American dream and frontiersmen of the working class have praised for centuries, sailing...

Back with the Bond

Back with the Bond

Stuti Upadhyay October 24, 2018

Seven hours and 25 minutes. The length of a typical school day at MVHS. In a month, students spend around 150 hours at school. In a year, that’s around 1,300 hours. In four years, MVHS students spend...

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Swara Tewari December 12, 2017

It’s midnight and we still have a mountain of work left to do. We tell ourselves that finishing everything is possible and we begin working with a new sense of urgency. Slowly, the words on the computer...

I dont mean to toot my own horn but...

I don’t mean to toot my own horn but…

Sara Entezarmahdi December 13, 2016

In the midst of the crowded halls and sounds of pattering feet, it’s almost impossible to tune out the constant chatter all around MVHS’s campus. Conversations are deep-rooted with the need for validation...

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

Shriya Deshpande May 18, 2016

n most days of any given year, we see the same people— our teachers. We've spent hundreds of hours with them. We've learned from them. We've grown because of them. They have shaped our career choices...

Tenure on trial

Tenure on trial

Avni Prasad September 24, 2014

"From the moment students enter a school," said President Barack Obama at the 2009 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, "the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income...

Fail once, fail better

Fail once, fail better

Eva Spitzen May 22, 2013

In 2010, students proposed a “rejection wall” on which students could post college rejection letters. The proposal garnered popular support; however, according to Assistant Principle Brad Matheany,...

Common Core provides needed educational measures

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

Daniel Fernandez May 8, 2013

The Common Core is a recent effort of the Obama administration to shift American education toward critical thinking and problem solving. Proponents of the Common Core argue that it reflects “the knowledge...

The Supreme Court, pictured here, seems reluctant to make a revolutionary decision regarding same-sex marriage.

Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

El Estoque Staff April 2, 2013

It has been debated for over fifteen years. It has been legalized in sixteen states. And it is now up for debate in the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest court in the United States now has the ability...

Building a better conversation

Building a better conversation

Smitha Gundavajhala March 15, 2012

No matter what you may have heard, your teachers are not your friends. Sure, you give them Christmas gifts and sometimes even ask them about their plans for the break, but make no mistake — there is...

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