El Estoque

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Leanna Sun and Shivani Gupta

November 24, 2019

Whether it’s riding a motorcycle, biking, taking the train or coming by car, members of MVHS faculty commute to campus on a daily basis in a variety of ways. Read below to learn more about a few faculty members’ diverse methods of transportation and what they listen to while doing so. Facilities manager...

Authors around us

Authors around us

Tyler Cho and Iman Malik

October 25, 2019

Exploring how FUHSD teacher Emer Martin became a published author

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

Hannah Lee and Sreya Kumar

October 20, 2019

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

Decor Dilemma

Decor Dilemma

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Emily Xia, Vivian Jiang, and Jacqueleine Liu

August 25, 2019

Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

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 degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

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 teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

Supporting the staff

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu

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. He sat staring at his lunchbox one hectic day and he decided he needed to find another career path. ...

New faces fill old shoes

New faces fill old shoes

Andrea Perng and Tyler Cho

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 team. It was her graduation ceremony, with the warm sun glaring into her eyes and beating down ...

The learning never stops

The learning never stops

Jai Uparkar

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 prep periods for his class with Ms. Zahn. He’s taken her class for his language-learning journey t...

A new start for Madame Zahn

A new start for Madame Zahn

Alyssa Hui and Stuti Upadhyay

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 loved the West Coast, and she and her husband had been looking for a job for a while. So when sh...