El Estoque

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

Sarah Young and Laasya Koduru

September 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Special

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 one place to another, escorting the visitors. In this chaos resides a type of peaceful harmony, fou...

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Jai Uparkar

October 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

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 with a tie. That’s when the “Bring your tie to school” library event, was created. It ...

Lost: Library books

Lost: Library books

Andy Tu

January 26, 2016


Filed under Lost, Uncategorized

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 us what happens to lost books and the consequences students face when they do lose a book. F...

New School Loop login confuses many

New School Loop login confuses many

Bill Cheng

August 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS

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 stretching across the library. Utile frantically types away at her keyboard as she resets passwords an...

Cupertino: Community happens here

Namrata Ramani

November 24, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

[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 latest fantasy novels and delve into faraway lands of genies and magicians. Teens come together to plant...

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Library policies needlessly complicate students’ study time

Eva Spitzen

September 25, 2012


Filed under OPINION

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 lectures. An ideal location for this respite is the library, with its study tools and comfortabl...

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


Filed under NEWS

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 library for 35 years. The 8,000 books that will be on sale are mostly donations from library patrons, ...

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Silence is golden, but its absence is not punishable

Soumya Kurnool

December 18, 2011


Filed under OPINION

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 students. In response to the raised noise levels, the library kicked each and every one of the student...

When more means less

When more means less

Alexandria Poh

November 9, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Print news

Every chair at every table is filled. A long line forms for seats at a computer. Whether they are frantically cramming for an AP Biology quiz or trying to make some time for pleasure reading, many students are spending their free time in the school library. Meanwhile the librarians are trying to make sure the library doesnít exceed its maximum cap...

Shut out from the library

Shut out from the library

Kiranmayi Methuku

October 15, 2011


Filed under Print Opinion

Every Thursday during tutorial, there is a rather long line outside the library door. Most of these students are in no rush to check out a book — they need a place to work. The majority of students use free periods to finish homework for upcoming classes rather than for leisure. Yet somehow while...

Students adjust to open period card requirement

Students adjust to open period card requirement

Angela Liu

September 11, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Whether it is for doing homework or hanging out, the library is a popular spot for students during free periods. But since Sept. 4, yellow open period cards have become necessary in order to enter the library and the career center as well. This same card allows students to go off-campus during fr...

Tightening the stacks

Tightening the stacks

Julian Laguisma

October 29, 2009


Filed under OPINION

The library seems to be violating our right to study, but are the librarians really just protecting us from ourselves?   Read More »...