El Estoque

A multilingual community

Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages
October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.

MVHS Spanish and French teachers implement a stereotype unit

This map indicate Spanish-speaking regions of the world, where Spanish is the official language. Graphic credit | Map Handbook
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum
October 5, 2020
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum

Le Canard

The cover of the second edition of Le Canard designed by senior Victor Li.
Student-run French Magazine aims to spread information about French Culture
October 1, 2020
Student-run French Magazine aims to spread information about French Culture

To take or not to take

A tree depicting Linguistic Evolution through Latin roots. Graphic | Dhruvika Randad
Examining the popularity of one foreign language over another.
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

New officers explains the value of language
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...

Banding together

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

French Honor Society celebrates the Fête du Fromage

 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.
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...

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

Ramachandran and other emebrs of the French Honor Society sample traditional food while socializing. Photo by Amanda Chen
September 12, 2017

Senior Anika Ramachandran proudly stands in the midst of her hard work, looking around at the bustling chaos of MVHS’s Culture Night. The rally court is decked in the colors of different countries, from...

A new start for Madame Zahn

A new start for Madame Zahn
August 18, 2017

fter spending four years teaching at an international school in Boise, Idaho, new French teacher Janissa Zahn decided to start a new chapter in her life 680 miles away in Cupertino. Her family had always...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage
November 19, 2016

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, French Honor Society members were seated at the desks in B213, introducing themselves to other members and sharing their favorite type of cheese. Many members giggled and smiled...

French teachers discuss attack on Charlie Hebdo in classes

French teachers discuss attack on Charlie Hebdo in classes
January 10, 2015

When junior Vidhi Tibrewala came to school on Thursday Jan. 8, she did not know about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. When someone mentioned it in her second period British Literature class, she asked...

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