El Estoque

A multilingual community

Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2020

Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.

Textisms act as communication cues

Textisms act as communication cues

Charlotte Chui

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.

Jacqueleine Liu

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

Charlotte Chui, Copy Editor

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 the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japanese American Association of Northern Calif...

Traveling the globe

Charlotte Chui and Swara Tewari

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 reviewed the options out of the other countries available, eventually applying and being accept...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui

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

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

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

Swara Tewari

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 changed her perspective on the world. To her, FHS is a community for those who are passionate about ...

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

Swara Tewari

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 China to France. On one side, students sample food from a myriad of cultures. On another, studen...

Franish Mashup incorporates Spanish and French in one social

Franish Mashup incorporates Spanish and French in one social

Angela Wang

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 Mashup marks the first time French Honor Society (FHS) and Spanish Honor Society (SHS) have teamed...