El Estoque

Photo Club: 2017-18 year in review

Karen Ma

May 25, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Club officers reflect on the year and set goals for the next

Dream big

Dream big

Karen Ma

April 15, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to an article by The Guardian, the average person spends a third of his or her lifetime asleep. Additionally, given that a person can have four to six dreams each night, there is a lot that goes on in the mind when one is subjected to their subconscious. Watch the video bel...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting pas...

Photo Club takes their pic

Photo Club takes their pic

Karen Ma

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] group of students steadily streamed into F103 during lunch on Feb. 2, eager to hear the winners of Photo Club’s second contest of the year. Themed ‘Colors’, the January contest brought in dozens of entries from students of all grades. “My favorite part [about contests] is seei...

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five mi...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six ...

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Karen Ma

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]he hands the money to the moderator and takes a seat. Soon after, the timer is set for one minute. Brush in hand, she observes the model before her and begins sketching. Thirty more seconds. She takes one last glimpse and, before she knows it, the timer goes off. The model switches po...

British Literature curriculum uses technology in teaching Macbeth

British Literature curriculum uses technology in teaching Macbeth

Karen Ma

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]igh school students have long known the works of William Shakespeare. Although sentiments regarding the renowned English playwright and poet vary, there is no doubt that his notoriously obscure language and outlandish dialect often make comprehension and analysis of the text diffic...

Rated E for Everyone

Rated E for Everyone

Karen Ma

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ver since the first cartoon with sound came out in 1928 under Disney titled Steamboat Willie, the subject matters and audiences of cartoons have experienced an immense shift, with “Beavis and Butt-Head” becoming the first fairly popular series, according to an article publish...