El Estoque

50 Questions with Ben Recktenwald

50 Questions with Ben Recktenwald

Hannah Lee and Stuti Upadhyay

November 24, 2019

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History and Government teacher Ben Recktenwald to ask him 50 questions. Recktenwald describes his favorite politician, recalls the worst date he’s ever been on, and shares some of the life lessons he has learned. ...

History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez shares her oversize souvenirs

M-H shows her oversized items that she keeps around the classroom. Her collection is an accumulation of student gifts and personal purchases. Photo by Smitha Gundavajhala.

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 23, 2013

On the first day of school, AP U.S. History and regular Government and Economics teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez pulled out her oversized pencil to take attendance, hoping to “break the ice” with her new set of students. Even though students initially felt a little discomfited by the showcase of ...