El Estoque

Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev, Website Editor October 25, 2021

October 25 On Oct. 8, CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that will require high school students to complete an ethnic studies course to meet graduation requirements, starting in the 2029-30 school...

Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A forever war ends: The comic version

Melody Cui, Sophia Ma, and Minjae Kang October 12, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
A bouquet of roses were placed in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. Photo by Patrick Kelley

Remembering 9/11

Gauri Manoj and Alex Zhang September 11, 2021
Adults recount the tragedy and its impact on the 20th anniversary
MVHS Student Equity Task Force logo.

MVHS’ Student Equity Task Force

Jefferson Le April 2, 2021

Last month, the Student Equity Task Force — a student-run group dedicated to supporting anti-racism and equity initiatives at MVHS — held its second advisory lesson on Black History Month using Martin...

Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment

Part 2: The Process

Devin Gupta and Andie Liu April 1, 2021
Examining how MVHS makes course allocation decisions
Junior Devin Gupta highlights an AP US History DBQ || Photo by Devin Gupta

Closing off the semester

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor December 18, 2020
What Closing Week means and where it came from
Evolution of style in quarantine

Evolution of style in quarantine

rom high fashion Parisian-inspired apparel to leisure wear, MVHS students have been changing up and expressing themselves through fashion while in quarantine. As students adapt to distance learning, their...

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha January 7, 2020

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History teacher Bonnie Belshe to ask her 50 questions. Belshe describes what she loves most about the holiday season,...

Graphic by Emily Xia

Sweet Addiction: What it’s like being addicted to sodas

Emily Xia, Jasmine Lee, and Claire Yang May 17, 2018
The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them
History teacher Bonnie Belshe chats with her students

The diverging of paths: individuals discuss life without children

Emily Xia November 15, 2017
Students and teachers explain why they prefer not to have children
History teacher Bonnie Belshe wins national history teacher award

History teacher Bonnie Belshe wins national history teacher award

Claire Lu November 8, 2014

It was on the Normandy D-Day beaches, staring up at the cliffs, where eight-year-old Bonnie Belshe recognized her passion for history. "I remember looking at the rock cliffs that were burial sites for...

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