El Estoque

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.

Sophia Chen and Alyssa Hui

March 11, 2020

Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Cars commute towards their work.

Leanna Sun and Shivani Gupta

November 24, 2019

Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms

Tanish Mendki

October 21, 2019

English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them

All-American junior English courses

All-American junior English courses

Gauri Kaushik

March 7, 2017

tarting next school year, rising juniors will be limited to a choice of three English courses: American Literature, Honors American Literature or American Studies. Rising juniors can no longer take British Literature or Myth, which are now only available to rising seniors. According to English teac...

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Daniel Lin

April 22, 2016

mong the vast selection of book genres — from historical fiction to technical reports — English Literature teacher Hannah Gould has a favorite: Russian literature. After taking two Russian literature classes in college, she developed a fondness of Russian writing and its authors. Fyodor Dostoevsk...

E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information

At City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, employees are passionate about preserving the paper book.

Kristin Chang

January 16, 2014

E-books are convenient, but books provide for deeper reading experience. Read More »...

Common thoughts about Common Core

Common thoughts about Common Core

Maya Murthy

September 23, 2013

Department chairs discuss what the new national standards are, and how they will affect the student body. Read More »

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award

English teacher Mikki McMillion wins Goldin Award

Joyce Varma

May 28, 2013

When she received a phone call in March informing her that she had won the Goldin Excellence in Education award, English teacher Mikki McMillion thought it was a prank call. She did not even know she had been nominated for the award. Deborah Vanni, a Homestead High School literature teacher who f...

Changes for the American Studies family

Changes for the American Studies family

Sara Yang

August 27, 2010

Increased student interest results in a second American Studies course section   Read More »...

Stay in school, kids

Stay in school, kids

Shreya Shankar

November 16, 2009

Though somewhat contrived, "An Education" teaches a valuable lesson Read More »...

Stay in school, kids

Stay in school, kids

Shreya Shankar

November 16, 2009

Though somewhat contrived, "An Education" teaches a valuable lesson Read More »...

Less is not more: Low student enrollment caused cancellation of British Literature

Less is not more: Low student enrollment caused cancellation of British Literature

Jaime Chu

April 30, 2009

https://www.elestoque.org/2010/images/stories/NewsImages/brit lit.jpg English class faced cancellation for the first time in ten years Read More »...