The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

Taryn Lam and Trisha Sannappanavar November 14, 2022
MVHS students share their favorite book recommendations
As a kid, I loved books. However, the farther I got into high school, the more I lost my passion for reading.

Picking up the pages

Tvisha Gupta November 13, 2022

The words of the book on my lap spiraled around me as I read through the slow city scene detailed in the pages in front of me. The characters laughed, cheered and chattered excitedly as they clung to each...

Anjali Jariwala wrote Why We Eat With Our Hands as a gift to her daughter, Nyla.

“Why We Eat with Our Hands” by Anjali Jariwala is a necessary addition to all childrens’ bookshelves

Abha Dash, Taryn Lam, and Aashna Patel November 5, 2022
Exploring the message behind Monica Jariwala’s sister’s new book
This story contains discussions of rape and sexual abuse in fiction. Graphic by Aditya Shukla| El Estoque

Consent in fiction

Aditya Shukla September 19, 2022
Students break down their experiences with sexual violence in media
Picture Us in the Light takes place at MVHS, following the life of protagonist Danny Cheng. Graphic | Sonia Verma

Picture us here

Shivani Verma March 19, 2022
Behind Kelly Loy Gilbert’s “Picture Us in the Light,” the novel that takes place at MVHS
If you can just look up

If you can just look up

April Wang March 18, 2022

To me of six years ago, trudging your way through fourth grade: Hi. Hello. Perhaps this letter is a little unnecessary considering you’ll figure this out anyhow. But maybe someday people will develop...

Photo courtesy of 
Olga Tutunaru

#BookTok: The rising literary community for teens

Aashna Patel, staff writer September 18, 2021

Last year sophomore Aya Abdelrahman found book related content on TikTok as she was trying to select books for her summer reading. After seeing a video of a content creator reviewing books , including...

English teacher Jireh Tanabe enjoys Night by Elie Wiesel because of its lessons of empathy.

Students and teachers share their literature class favorites

Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner August 29, 2021
From timeless classics to contemporary reads, the MVHS curriculum provides something for everyone
A graphic created with Canva featuring eight MVHS students favorite characters

Who’s your favorite character?

Shivani Madhan May 29, 2021
Examining why fans love their favorite characters from TV shows, comics and book series
Ode to libraries

Ode to libraries

Justin E Kim March 8, 2021
How my book-filled room has helped me reminisce about the library environment
Books that Ive read throughout my childhood. Photo by Sophia Chen

Fantasy vs. Reality

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor January 8, 2021
How my romanticization of book characters led me to set unrealistic expectations
Gupta reads a large novel in an organized library. (Photo by Guptas Father // Used with permission)

Turning pages: Changing perspectives through reading

Mira Wagner, Staff Writer October 12, 2020
Students detail their experiences with reading during quarantine along with the effects reading has on their overall perspectives
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