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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

To my 婆婆

To my 婆婆

Sophia Ma June 7, 2022
Expressing gratitude for the lessons I’ve learned from my grandma
French teacher Janissa Zahns pen pals would send photos of themselves and their life in France.

Exchanging Letters

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Anna Jerolimov March 4, 2022

Sophomore Daphne Huang, Juniors Rohin Inani and Yamini Mathew, English teacher Shozo Shimazaki, Biology teacher Renee Fallon, French teacher Janissa Zahn and parent Venkat Ananthan share the letters they...

As methods of communication such as emailing and calling became more popular in the 1990s, English teacher Shozo Shimazaki remembers thinking that the post office would go out of business, but the letters that people sent across the world remain in our history.

The forgotten art of writing letters

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Anna Jerolimov March 4, 2022

Thoughtful. Underrated. Special. A nice gesture. A method of reflection. A lost art. Below are the experiences of students, teachers and community members regarding receiving and sending handwritten letters. 

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Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Oishee Misra and Lakshanyaa Ganesh November 23, 2019
Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks
Seniors Kelly Morali and Benjamin Bedregal clean up supplies after Ohanas Thanksgiving meeting.

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Swara Tewari December 3, 2017

The room is filled with loud, warm conversation and laughter. The Ohana members are clustered around tables, discussing their Thanksgiving plans and taking bites of pumpkin pie brought in by the officers....

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