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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Jennette McCurdy poses in front of a backdrop of her recent memoir, ready to reveal the industrys dark secrets and her true saddening story

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” reveals the harsh reality of childhood stardom

Jiya Singh August 23, 2022

TW: This article contains mentions of eating disorders, alcoholism, sexual assault, abuse and death Chapter 91: “Why do we romanticize the dead? Why can’t we be honest about them? Especially moms,...

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Book Club: English teacher Hannah Gould shares her liking for Russian literature

Daniel Lin April 22, 2016

mong the vast selection of book genres — from historical fiction to technical reports — English Literature teacher Hannah Gould has a favorite: Russian literature. After taking two Russian literature...

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Hannan Waliullah September 10, 2015

With all the chemistry worksheets, literature essays and AP US History DBQ’s, it’s hard to find the time to sit down in your favorite corner, cuddle up in your treasured fuzzy-pink blanket and stick...

Tiger Mother Amy Chua stirs up controversy once more with her new book, claiming to reveal the three traits guaranteeing success.

Tiger Mom’s claims are not so racist after all

Kristin Chang February 27, 2014

Amy Chua’s new book, ‘The Triple Package,’ draws unwanted attention to cultural differences, definition of success.   [dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]my Chua is not racist. Yes, she is elitist....

Book: ‘The Death Cure’ fails to impress

Book: ‘The Death Cure’ fails to impress

El Estoque Staff October 23, 2011

Quick, everyone run and hide. James Dashner’s new novel “The Death Cure” depicts a world struck by an international pandemic. The Flare, an artificially created disease, causes victims to...

Breaking Dawn, Breaking Hearts

Breaking Dawn, Breaking Hearts

Akshay Agrawal October 29, 2008

The final book of the "Twilight" series fails to deliver. Edward Cullen, the Brad Pitt of teen literature, returns in the fourth and, thankfully, final book of the "Twilight" saga....

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