El Estoque

Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Minjae Kang March 21, 2021
Exploring how the pandemic has impacted how students prepare for the exam
Dessert Detectives: La Patisserie

Dessert Detectives: La Patisserie

Shreshta Ranganathan and Ritu Atreyas March 14, 2021

As part of our Dessert Detectives series, El Estoque’s Arts & Entertainment section takes on a new case at a bakery or café to decipher the quality and cost of its most popular items. Continuing...

French teacher Sarah Finck received the California Language Teacher Association (CLTA) 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award at a virtual award ceremony called Celebrating the Best of Us on Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finck // Used with permission

French teacher Sarah Finck receives the California Language Teacher Association’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award

Oishee Misra March 6, 2021
Examining the impact of Finck’s teaching for her colleagues and students
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.
This map indicate Spanish-speaking regions of the world, where Spanish is the official language. Graphic credit | Map Handbook

MVHS Spanish and French teachers implement a stereotype unit

Oishee Misra October 5, 2020
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum
The cover of the second edition of Le Canard designed by senior Victor Li.

Le Canard

Anjali Singh October 1, 2020
Student-run French Magazine aims to spread information about French Culture
A tree depicting Linguistic Evolution through Latin roots. Graphic | Dhruvika Randad

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad November 17, 2018

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that...

Meet the 2018-19 French Honor Society officers

Sreya Kumar and Tina Low September 28, 2018

French Honor Society (FHS) serves as an opportunity for students who are interested in the French culture to get involved at MVHS. The club goes beyond what is taught in the classroom, offering  hands-on...

Ramachandran introduces different gourmet cheeses at FHS' annual Fête du Fromage, the cheese festival. Photo by Swara Tewari

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor May 24, 2018
President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year
MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han April 13, 2018

he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in...

 A student puts cheese on her plate. FHS provided crackers and baguettes for students to spread different types of cheese on. Photo by Ilena Peng.

French Honor Society celebrates the Fête du Fromage

Ilena Peng November 5, 2017

French Honor Society President and senior Anika Ramachandran stands beside a long table, showcasing various gourmet cheeses. In rapid French, she introduces each type of cheese and describes its cultural...

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