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Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Cars commute towards their work.
Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so
November 24, 2019
Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so

Women of impact: Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta featured in National Geographic documentary

Photo by Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school
November 23, 2019
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school

Authors around us: Emer Martin

Journalism teacher and author Emer Martin poses following the interview.
Exploring how FUHSD teacher Emer Martin became a published author
October 25, 2019
Exploring how FUHSD teacher Emer Martin became a published author

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom
October 20, 2019
In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms
Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year
August 25, 2019
Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement
Math teacher Skip Mueller reflects on his time at MVHS and his retirement plans
May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight
English teacher Hannah Gould named the new drama teacher
May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute...

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades
A look into different perspectives of each decade
April 10, 2019
A look into different perspectives of each decade

Supporting the staff

Photo Illustration // Oishee Misra
Teachers share their experiences with their own mental wellness
October 24, 2018

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress....

New faces fill old shoes

New staff members discuss their reasons for excitement over their new jobs
September 1, 2018

or assistant principal Janice Chen, it was the thrill of coming back to her alma mater, to the place where she had begged for rides to lunch outings, where she had sweated bullets competing on the volleyball...

The learning never stops

The learning never stops
August 23, 2017

he bell rings, signaling the beginning of Jessica Zahn’s French 3 class. Her students file in, their murmurs filling the room. Walking into room B212 is Math teacher Jon Stark, having used one of his...

A new start for Madame Zahn

A new start for Madame Zahn
August 18, 2017

fter spending four years teaching at an international school in Boise, Idaho, new French teacher Janissa Zahn decided to start a new chapter in her life 680 miles away in Cupertino. Her family had always...

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