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French teacher Sarah Finck received the California Language Teacher Association (CLTA) 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award at a virtual award ceremony called Celebrating the Best of Us on Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finck // Used with permission

French teacher Sarah Finck receives the California Language Teacher Association’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award

Oishee Misra March 6, 2021
Examining the impact of Finck’s teaching for her colleagues and students

50 Questions with Megan Choate

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with teacher Megan Choate to ask her 50 questions. Choate shares her favorite memories from high school, her biggest inspiration,...

A Zoom meeting screenshot of Paly Responsive Inclusive Safe Environment (RISE, @palyrise), a student task force committed to the goals of sexual violence education, prevention and justice, is displayed.

Palo Alto High School community expresses outrage and takes action after alleged sexual assault incidents

Oishee Misra February 18, 2021
Investigating recent alleged Palo Alto High School sexual assaults and the advocacy of the student-run Paly RISE task force and club
In a spinoff from the New York Times' Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 15, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
ReTales: Respect

ReTales: Respect

Anushka De, Features Editor February 12, 2021
Viewing people with humanity instead of as employees
Social media influencer Leona Daugherty wearing Chan's hoodie (Photo courtesy Leona Daugherty | Used with permission)

Quarantine projects

Irene Tang February 11, 2021
Students share various projects they have been working on during the pandemic
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
Members of Post Corona Care meet over Zoom to discuss next steps.

Behind the student organization Post Corona Care

Iman Malik and Annie Zhang February 8, 2021
Exploring the operations of PCC and the motivations of its creators

The conservative minority

Rachel Jiang February 5, 2021
Exploring the extent to which education imposes the stigma surrounding conservative minorities at MVHS
Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Examining sexual assault in Bay Area high schools

A day in quarantine

Anushka De, Features Editor February 4, 2021
Following three students’ daily routines 10 months into the pandemic
MVHS cafeteria manager Debbie Herrera is currently working at Cupertino HS to implement the FUHSD Free Meal Policy.

Behind the scenes on the MVHS campus

Oishee Misra January 24, 2021
Investigating how the roles of the cafeteria manager, site technician and day custodian have shifted during a distance learning school year
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