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.

Clinical psychologist Holly Marie-Arce breaks down the differences between depression and sadness

Clinical psychologist Holly Marie-Arce breaks down the differences between depression and sadness
Investigating the differences between "synonymous" terminologies
November 21, 2019
Investigating the differences between "synonymous" terminologies

Textisms act as communication cues

Textisms act as communication cues
The language of text messages acts as communication cues
November 20, 2019
The language of text messages acts as communication cues

Communication culture

Konanoor smiles while taking a photo with her family in India. Photo used with permission from Siri Konanoor.
Exploring the effect that language has on relationships
October 25, 2019
Exploring the effect that language has on relationships

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest
Third place winner shares her process and motivations
November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between...

Traveling the globe

Students share international experiences from the past summer
September 16, 2018

hen junior Dan Sachs’ brother discovered a summer program that provided an opportunity to travel abroad, learn a new language and immerse himself in a new culture, it peaked Sachs’ interest. Sachs...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe
Students share international experiences from the past summer
September 16, 2018
Students share international experiences from the past summer

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

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons
April 12, 2018

Senior Anika Ramachandran, president of French Honor Society (FHS) is nearly done serving her term as the society’s president. Over the past couple years, the club has become very important to her and...

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...

Franish Mashup incorporates Spanish and French in one social

Franish Mashup incorporates Spanish and French in one social
December 1, 2012

French students had their first taste of Spanish culture as they walked through the doors of the Staff Lounge to Spanish singer Juanes’ “La Camisa Negra”. Held after school on Nov. 30, Franish...

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