El Estoque

Asian immigrant students are not welcome in an Asian community

Asian immigrant students are not welcome in an Asian community

Elizabeth Han

March 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, OPINION

hen sophomore Elisa Hsu first saw America with her own eyes, she realized her expectations of the foreign country strayed far from reality. Back in China, as she uttered “Kennedy Middle School” under her breath, she pictured a classroom full of blonde hair and blue eyes. The name screamed white culture — maybe some black culture on a second thought — but never her...

Where are ELD students from: Students share about their hometowns

Where are ELD students from: Students share about their hometowns

Elizabeth Han

September 25, 2015


Filed under Briefs

Co-reported with Akshara Majjiga  

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses

Renee Pu

September 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking Convention, Featured, OPINION

e assume that a sophomore cannot take regular Biology, a junior cannot take Chemistry Honors and a senior cannot take US History. Since there are no official limitations and many reasons for upperclassmen taking classes that are usually for underclassmen, we should not assume people are not academicall...

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership

English Language Development students prepare to apply for Leadership

Harini Shyamsundar

May 14, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, Uncategorized

Four months ago, literature teacher Mikki McMillion published a post on the news bulletin of the MVHS School Loop home page. It was titled “Seeking EL Leaders for next school year!” and in three brief sentences, McMillion encouraged English Language Development students to apply Leadership for the...

English Language Development students encouraged to try out for Leadership

Harini Shyamsundar

February 9, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

New Student Support officers begin long-term process of inspiring ELD students to participate more actively in school events. Read More »...

ELD students start new club to interact with others

ELD students start new club to interact with others

Yifei Wu

November 24, 2013


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

“Welcome to Japanese Club,” read the Powerpoint presentation that had light purple jasmine blossoming in the background. Club president senior Yuri Kawaharada stepped forward as students settled in their seats and passed around the sign-up sheet for club membership. Kawaharada clutched her jeans...

ELD teaching workshops are nothing to hide

ELD teaching workshops are nothing to hide

Smitha Gundavajhala

September 24, 2011


Filed under OPINION

As we all must know by now, our teachers are attending workshops this week about improving academic language. Or so we’ve been told. The reality of this school’s academic imperfection is inconsistent with the facade that administration has promoted. This is unnecessary and even detrimental to solving the problem. Illustration by Smitha Gun...