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.

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

Oishee Misra

October 5, 2020

Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum

Path to the Peak: Members of the MVHS community share their backpacking experiences

Photo by Andrew Yang // Used with permission

Sophia Chen and Brian Xu

February 8, 2020

Backpacking: an outdoor activity that combines backcountry camping and hiking, requiring the participant to carry all their necessities on their backs. It can be venturing beyond the state of California into New Mexico with a Boy Scout troop. It can be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness with a s...

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

Mardi Gras at MVHS

Mardi Gras at MVHS

Sreya Kumar

March 10, 2019

Music lightly plays over the speakers. It’s Stromae, a popular French singer introduced to the French classes at MVHS. The French Honors Society officers lay out paper masks, along with accessories and brightly colored beads. A photobooth is put up in the corner of the classroom, outlined by a string...

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

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.

Shuyi Qi

December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties. Read More »...

Technological Teaching

Technological Teaching

Maya Murthy

October 27, 2013

Three teachers comment on their experiences with their online Facebook groups. Read More »

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

Simran Devidasani

August 27, 2012

He held her in his arms as she cried. The curtains closed, and before they opened again, the crowd stood up, applauding and cheering on the cast of “Les Miserables”, a play originally written and performed in French, but adapted in English. In the crowd stood several MVHS students — specifically,...