El Estoque

English teacher Jireh Tanabe enjoys Night by Elie Wiesel because of its lessons of empathy.

Students and teachers share their literature class favorites

Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner August 29, 2021
From timeless classics to contemporary reads, the MVHS curriculum provides something for everyone
50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

Krish Dev, Web Editor May 8, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with English teacher Mark Carpenter to ask him 50 questions. Carpenter shares his fondest memory of high school, what he would...

Sophomore Brooke Frei sits in front of her trans pride flag.

Coming out

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
Exploring what it means to express oneself
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English teacher Mark Carpenter opens a Curious Cat account

Rachel Jiang March 22, 2020
Investigating one teacher’s approach to connecting with their students during the shelter-in-place order
Peeling back the layers: American Born Chinese replaces The Scarlet Letter

Peeling back the layers: American Born Chinese replaces The Scarlet Letter

Jefferson Le and Iman Malik January 31, 2020
Examining how the minority experience is taught by white HAmLit teachers

Year in Review: Reflection on MV Saturday Night Live

Catherine May 24, 2014

Drama students look back on their changes since their first performance this year in MVSNL. Every year in the Drama department, each student starts off in the largest school-integrated production,...

Most of the TA duties listed in the FUHSD student assistance policy sheet are clerical tasks like answering the telephone and delivering messages; anything that involves viewing another student’s record is forbidden. However, despite the rules, most teachers allow their TAs to grade papers. Photo by Shuyi Qi.

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Shuyi Qi December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties.   [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]alking into a classroom, it is not uncommon to see...

Essay Escort meets in the MVHS library.

Essay Escort plans transition from privately-run editing group to club

Varsha Venkat November 22, 2013

Essay Escort plans transition from privately-run editing group to club Updated on Nov. 23 at 9:06 a.m: Essay Escort was not passed as a club by Legislative Council. When he first entered high school,...

Bigger and better than ever, MVSNL is a real treat

Rhonda Mak October 4, 2013

At the beginning of Monta Vista Saturday Night Live, host and English teacher Mark Carpenter opened with a fierce monologue of his attempts at acting — how he would come in a teacher and exit a star,...

Speech and Debate annual showcase to be held Sept. 13

Speech and Debate annual showcase to be held Sept. 13

Namrata Ramani September 13, 2012

The fifth annual MVHS Speech and Debate showcase will be held this Thursday, Sept. 13, in the auditorium from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Some of the performances featured this year will include Lincoln-Douglas...

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