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Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition
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Oishee Misra and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 23, 2019

Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks

Fighting for Rights

Graphic by Sarah Young

Anushka De, Shuvi Jha, Andie Liu, Tanish Mendki, Sean Yagi, and Sarah Young

November 15, 2019

Workers in our local community are constantly fighting for their rights. Teachers strive to expose all their students to LGBTQ texts and history. The League of Women Voters campaigns to register teenagers to vote and increase voter turnout. Librarians go on strike to demand for improved working conditions. Read this package about the process and the emotions that characterize these endeavors. 

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms

Tanish Mendki

October 21, 2019

English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them

50 Questions with Joe Kim

Math teacher Joe Kim sits down with El Estoque to answer 50 questions.

Hannah Lee and Kamyar Moradi

September 29, 2019

In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom

Teachers being pushed out of the comfort zone

Physics and chemistry teacher Julie Choi poses at her graduation ceremony.

Tyler Cho and Claire Wen

September 26, 2019

Teachers share how they overcame their reserved personalities

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 2, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Jasmine Lee

March 9, 2019

On Feb. 4, FUHSD English teachers attended a professional development session lead by English Curriculum Lead Greg Merrick about incorporating instruction on speaking and listening into literature courses.  One part of the training included examining the results from the 2017 California Assessment ...

MVHS Teachers React to Memes

MVHS History Teacher Mr. Owens reacts to a Monta Vista Meme

Collin Qian and Herman Saini

March 3, 2019

Feeling down? Need some humor? Memes will save your day. Memes are a way for all students to make fun of and criticize the world around them. The meme account @montavistamemes with over a thousand followers posts memes relating to current events that happen at the school. As a spin-off of Jimmy...

The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

January 16, 2019

fter two years and a wad of paperwork literature , AVID 10 teacher Monica Jariwala received her National Board certification in December 2018. This certification is  designed to recognize accomplished teachers and is considered one of the highest honors for teachers. To become certified, a teacher must f...