El Estoque

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Track and field: Seniors reflect on their last home meet against Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 29, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

When the results appeared on the electronic board from the 100-meter race, senior Morris Chiang let out a shout and collapsed on the ground, angrily pounding his hands against the rubber track and then burying his face in his chest. He had finished in first place, but that was not the source of his fr...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 13, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Look through the images below for information about four spring sports. This was featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Junior Colin Chang drops the birdie to take the serve in their match against Milpitas HS on March 22. This year, the MVHS Badminton team has maintained a...

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Roshan Fernandez

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Since senior twins Priyanka and Rupali Sujan were three, they’ve had a tiny basketball hoop in their house. They recall much of their childhood being spent with some sport or the other, and even now, sports are one thing they have in common. For these three sets of twins, who picked up their respec...

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked ...

Side by Side

Side by Side

Sannidhi Menon

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

After playing on the MVHS boys tennis team for three years, senior Kevin Tan decided to join the badminton team instead. As a new member, Tan noticed the differences between the two teams in terms of gender. Of the 23 sports teams at MVHS, there are only six coed teams: badminton, track and field, cross...

Powderpuff playoffs

Powderpuff playoffs

Ruth Feng

April 10, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Additional reporting by Rana Aghababazadeh DAY 1 As the lunch bell rang on the Tuesday of the first day of the 2018 Powderpuff games, MVHS students and staff hurried to the bleachers overlooking the football field, hoping to find the best possible view of the games in spirit of MV Madness week. ...

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash

April 8, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated  them on their home court, MVHS had a level of confidence and it showed when they played, ultimately be...

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Aditya Dash

April 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n Rolling with the Champion Kevin Durant x LeBron James x Cari Champion, NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant discussed social issues that are important to the lives of many Americans. However, as the conversation continued, James and Durant voiced their...