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English teacher Jireh Tanabe enjoys Night by Elie Wiesel because of its lessons of empathy.

Students and teachers share their literature class favorites

Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner August 29, 2021
From timeless classics to contemporary reads, the MVHS curriculum provides something for everyone
50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

Krish Dev, Web Editor May 8, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with English teacher Mark Carpenter to ask him 50 questions. Carpenter shares his fondest memory of high school, what he would...

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,...

50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor January 21, 2021
In the 12th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Shozo Shimazaki 50 questions
Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.

A multilingual community

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.
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.

Speaking up: How teachers work with students with speech anxiety

Sophia Chen and Alyssa Hui March 11, 2020
Teachers explain their ways of dealing with student anxiety when speaking in class
Cars commute towards their work.

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

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

English teachers come together to promote equity in 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...

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...

At City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, employees are passionate about preserving the paper book. Books have an incredible historical value, and you cant ever forget that bookstores build a sense of community, employee Zoe Burke said.

E-books negatively impact the way we absorb information

Kristin Chang January 16, 2014

E-books are convenient, but books provide for deeper reading experience. [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]hen I walked into the store on a Saturday morning, the Stevens Creek Barnes and Noble was as deserted...

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. Click on each photo to see that chair's opinions on the new standards! The Common Core standards...

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