El Estoque

Revisiting the holidays

Sophia Ma and Aashi Venkat December 7, 2021
Students and staff share their most memorable moments from the holiday season
A scene from the film Moonlight, which HAmLit classes analyze in the Queer Theory unit

The HAmLit Film Club

Ishaani Dayal June 10, 2021
American Literature Honors teachers and students participate in an optional film analysis outside of class
Staff members who organized Earth Deconstructed gather in front of Monta Vista High School.

Equity Deconstructed

Shivani Madhan May 19, 2021
Examining the addition of a new equity focused course to the MVHS curriculum
Recreational sports during quarantine

Recreational sports during quarantine

Brian Xu September 24, 2020
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions
Every Voice Matters

Every Voice Matters

Michelle Chen March 11, 2020
Communication and public speaking are important skills to learn and practice in the classroom
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
Teachers’ favorite books

Teachers’ favorite books

Jacqueleine Liu January 6, 2020
10 teachers discuss and recommend books that are significant to them
Graphic by Annie Zhang

Cross pollinating culture: why the Indian greeting “namaste” should not be popularized in the West

Aditi Dixit and Annie Zhang September 27, 2019
Unpacking the controversy behind Western usage of the Indian greeting “namaste”
Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Hannah Lee, Emily Xia, Ruth Feng, Elena Khan, and Aditya Dash September 27, 2018
The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
HAmlit students and teachers share views on new grading system

HAmlit students and teachers share views on new grading system

Meghna Gaddam September 15, 2015

Ever since word spread about HAmlit classes changing their grading system, the campus has run rampant with rumors about what this means: will it be easier, harder or more stressful? These are all questions...

While chatting amongst themselves, students are patiently waiting for their teacher to unlock the classroom door.

Busted: “The 15 – minute rule”

Neha Ramchandani February 5, 2014

MYTH: Students are allowed to leave campus if their teacher is more than 15 minutes late to class.  STUDENTS SAY: Senior Justine Kang remembers a particular incident when she was a TA for a class...

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