El Estoque

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Om Khandekar

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

Although track and field’s second annual Rustbuster event was held at MVHS, a new face manned the athletic trainer’s tent this year. Instead of MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito, treating athletes and tending to injuries was Fremont HS athletic trainer Mary Rhatigan. “I cover [FHS], my home [events], usually,...

Enter the ATR

Enter the ATR

Om Khandekar

February 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he purple and red bruises from cupping have been popping up as far back as the Summer Olympics of 2016. Even more recently, cupping has shown up again on prominent athletes such as Patriots defensive linebacker James Harrison, who was featured on National Geographic about his use of the ...

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Om Khandekar

January 2, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Preparing for their season, the MVHS girls basketball team faced more than just their usual slate of pre-season matchups. As a new experience for this lineup, they faced their first international opponent. Instead of facing opponents from the Bay Area, on Dec. 13 MVHS faced Carey HS from Australia, and ...

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall

Om Khandekar

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

Sports Medicine Club starts up at MVHS

Sports Medicine Club starts up at MVHS

Om Khandekar

December 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Junior Jacquelyn Loretto spent the end of her freshman year as a frequent visitor to  the athletic training room. She played softball in the spring, yet found herself going back and forth between the lower field and the small room nestled between the football field and the swimming pool because of a ...

95014: Cupertino’s population change

95014: Cupertino’s population change

Om Khandekar

October 20, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Residents of Cupertino speak of its safe roads and scenic vistas. They talk about calm nights, , quirky hideouts, and maybe even early morning hikes through Cupertino’s Open Space Preserves. Now, wall to wall traffic that has become a Bay Area mainstay. Streets like McClellan andand Stevens Creek...

Meet the new science department lead

Meet the new science department lead

Om Khandekar

October 11, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]iology teacher and AVID coordinator Pooya Hajjarian started his teaching career as a student teacher at MVHS in 2008. By the time his tenure came to an end, he was forced to find work elsewhere. Yet Hajjarian found his way back to MVHS a year after his student teaching days, taki...

Weight room opens up with new supervisors

Weight room opens up with new supervisors

Om Khandekar

October 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, SPORTS

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated Skip Mueller is the JV baseball coach. Skip Mueller is actually the varsity baseball coach. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo years ago, the weight room would deafen any casual passerby with each crashing plate and bumping beat. Now-retired paraeducator T...

The college crapshoot

The college crapshoot

Om Khandekar

September 14, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n impending lawsuit against Harvard University is headed to the Supreme Court, arguing that affirmative action has led top universities to discriminate against Asian Americans to further racial diversity on campuses. The plaintiffs in the suit, an organization called Students for Fair Admiss...

Campus construction: One school year later

Campus construction: One school year later

Om Khandekar

August 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the class of 2021 enters MVHS as freshman, the construction around campus seems like just another aspect of a new school. Yet for returning students, most can remember a time when the basketball courts were free of portables and there was no bridge between the C and D buildin...

One kill after another: Assistant coach Calvin Wong talks about the volleyball season’s success

One kill after another: Assistant coach Calvin Wong talks about the volleyball season’s success

Om Khandekar

May 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Volleyball, From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year, the boys volleyball team was eliminated from the CCS tournament in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss to Bellarmine College Preparatory. In the semifinals. But in the first match of this season, they dominated BCP 3-0. So far, they are poised to finally win CCS. But no matter how this...