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

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...

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...

Club officers from the Photo Club, The Art of investing Club, and MV Bookshelf.

Optimism amongst small clubs

February 10, 2021
How smaller clubs have managed to stay afloat during a distance learning school year
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
Photo courtesy of Chris Lawton, Unsplash.

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water...

Windows to the world: Reading novels to cope with our loss of innocence

Windows to the world: Reading novels to cope with our loss of innocence

Helen Chao March 3, 2019

Windows to the world by El Estoque Online on Exposure

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...

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

Hannan Waliullah September 10, 2015

With all the chemistry worksheets, literature essays and AP US History DBQ’s, it’s hard to find the time to sit down in your favorite corner, cuddle up in your treasured fuzzy-pink blanket and stick...

Outside the box

Outside the box

Tiffany Lau November 6, 2009

Unlike the usual literature class, Humanities goes outside of Cupertino to learn Most literature classes watch a movie based on the book they have been reading. But on Nov. 5, the two Humanities classes...

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