El Estoque

Courage of the Stars

My best friend, Nika Zamani,  who inspires me to be courageous everyday
The story of the bravest person I’ve ever met
April 1, 2020
The story of the bravest person I’ve ever met

English teacher Mark Carpenter opens a Curious Cat account

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Investigating one teacher’s approach to connecting with students during the shelter-in-place order
March 22, 2020
Investigating one teacher’s approach to connecting with their students during the shelter-in-place order

Quarantined Cupertino

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Photos of the city during its “shelter in place” policy
March 21, 2020
Photos of the city during its “shelter in place” policy

Community Poetry & Prose Night: A celebration of creativity

Anthology editor and former Cupertino poet laureate Kaecey McCormick gives a speech recapping her experiences teaching workshops, judging contests and hosting readings. Instead of having the traditional poetry contest, McCormick decided to celebrate the end of her two-year term by publishing the anthology.
Cupertino community members share their experiences contributing to a city-wide poetry anthology
March 14, 2020
Cupertino community members share their experiences contributing to a city-wide poetry anthology

50 Questions with Robbie Hoffman

50 Questions with Robbie Hoffman
In the ninth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Robbie Hoffman 50 questions in his classroom
March 14, 2020
In the ninth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Robbie Hoffman 50 questions in his classroom

Senior Elena Chen’s cello playing experience

Senior Elena Chen performs at Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall during the National Youth Orchestra program.
Elena Chen describes her path to becoming a member of the National Youth Orchestra
March 13, 2020
Senior Elena Chen describes her path to becoming a member of the National Youth Orchestra

The faces behind COVID-19

The faces behind COVID-19
Exploring the stories of members of the MVHS community impacted by the novel coronavirus
March 13, 2020
Exploring the stories of members of the MVHS community impacted by the novel coronavirus

Section 504

Section 504
Navigating the implementation and stigma of 504 plans
March 13, 2020

*Rowan is anonymous in order to protect their identity.  The 504 plan is a law within the Americans with Disabilities Act, which states that individuals who are clinically or medically diagnosed with...

Speaking up: How teachers work with students with speech anxiety

Illustration by Iman Malik. This is a fishbowl that represents a fishbowl discussion. The six other fish are talking while one of them is lonely.
Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class
March 11, 2020
Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class

Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories
Five MVHS students and staff share small moments where they felt a lot of love
February 28, 2020
Five MVHS students and staff share small moments where they felt a lot of love

Implicit bias

Implicit bias
Exploring the internalized discrimination within MVHS
February 25, 2020

50 Questions with Scott Victorine

50 Questions with Scott Victorine
In the eighth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Scott Victorine 50 questions in his classroom
February 9, 2020
In the eighth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Scott Victorine 50 questions in his classroom
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