El Estoque

A bookshelf parallel between the library and my bedroom | Photo by Justin Kim

Ode to libraries

Justin Kim March 8, 2021
How my book-filled room has helped me reminisce about the library environment
Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.

Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Jai Uparkar and Emily Xia January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
Graphic by Sarah Young

Fighting for Rights

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. 
A cluster of strikers participate in the call and response chant: When I say Union, you say power.

Santa Clara County employees conduct a rolling strike in front of the Cupertino Library

Jai Uparkar and Stuti Upadhyay October 21, 2019
All Santa Clara County libraries shut down for one day to demand a better contract
Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library

Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library

Sarah Young and Laasya Koduru September 23, 2018

Throughout Woodland Library, hushed whispers echo across the room as high school students gather around discussing difficult problems, young children listen intently to a story and staff members move from...

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Jai Uparkar October 7, 2017

ibrary media teacher Laura Utile and library specialist Verna Grant were standing in the corner behind the desks of the librarians when they noticed a group of boys watching a YouTube video and struggling...

Lost: Library books

Lost: Library books

Andy Tu January 26, 2016

Additional reporting by Ankit Dua ooks are checked out and returned everyday. But what happens to those books that mysteriously disappear and never show up? Library media teacher Laura Utile tells...

New School Loop login confuses many

New School Loop login confuses many

Bill Cheng August 21, 2015

t’s the first day of school, and confusion already runs rampant throughout the campus. Library media teacher Laura Utile’s desk is already under siege, as students organize themselves into queues...

Cupertino: Community happens here

Namrata Ramani November 24, 2013

[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]here is a quote outside the Cupertino Library that reads, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” To find their own paradise, children check out the...

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Eva Spitzen September 25, 2012

The free period is the saving grace of a MVHS student’s daily schedule. It’s a free hour to get homework done, to study and to take a break from the unending sequence of impossible tests and tedious...

Annual used book sale to be held at Cupertino Library

Annual used book sale to be held at Cupertino Library

Nona Penner February 10, 2012

On Feb. 11 and 12, the Cupertino Library will be hosting a used book sale in the Cupertino Community Hall. The sale is hosted by The Friends, a volunteer group that has supported the Cupertino...

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Soumya Kurnool December 18, 2011

Monday, Nov. 28, was a day like any other for students with an open 4th period staying in the library. There were no classes, and the library was mostly quiet except for the babble of a few loud...

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