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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

Karen Maleski in 1978 and 2022, this year she returned to MVHS after more than 40 years.

Karen Maleski’s life of learning

Krish Dev, Website Editor February 14, 2022

Karen Maleski's fascination with literature began at a young age when she picked up books her mother left on the coffee table. Maleski became enamored with novels — including “The Jungle,” “The...

President Bill Wilson along with the other members of the FUHSD Board of Trustees and district administration hold a panel in the MVHS Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to discuss the opt-out policy

Opting out of queer literature

Shivani Madhan and Aashi Venkat September 25, 2021
FUHSD Board of Trustees host a study session on excusing students from novels with LGBTQ+ themes
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
50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor January 21, 2021
In the 12th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Shozo Shimazaki 50 questions
50 Questions with Hannah Gould

50 Questions with Hannah Gould

Shivani Madhan December 7, 2020
In the tenth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Hannah Gould 50 questions in her workspace
An in-depth guide to every course available at MVHS.

MVHS Course Selection Guide

Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Andie Liu, Swara Tewari, and Emily Xia February 19, 2020
Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

Tanish Mendki October 21, 2019
English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them
Booked up

Booked up

Claire Wen and Oishee Misra October 15, 2018

iterature remains the only course at MVHS that students must take for all four years of high school. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience, while for others, it does nothing but elicit groans of distaste....

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...

Literature teachers discuss popular fiction books

Literature teachers discuss popular fiction books

Amita Mahajan December 17, 2015

While most students picture their Literature teachers solely spending time reading classic literary fiction and revising essays, many teachers have read popular books of the 21st century. Below are three...

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Amita Mahajan October 26, 2015

any high school students sit through classes, learning little to none of the skills needed to continue on to higher level courses. However, over the past few years the English Department has focused...

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Miloni Vora October 23, 2015

Updated: Nov. 20: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct 23 excluded some information mentioned by literature teacher Scott Catrette. The information has been added. As high schoolers,...

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