El Estoque

Running out of time

Running out of time

Anish Vasudevan

September 28, 2019

A football player’s opinion on the declining numbers of MVHS football and the temporary loss of the junior varsity team

Defining Success

Defining Success

Rucha Soman and Sophia Chen

September 27, 2019

In every sport, there are winners and losers. Those who compete usually have to score the most for their team in order to prove which competitor, or competitors, are the victors. However, some people view competition differently. As a member of the field hockey team, which has suffered more losses t...

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Collin Qian and Anjali Singh

September 18, 2019

Going into the first home league game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team went head to head against Palo Alto HS with three of their starting players injured and unable to play. Although MVHS was able to win the first set against PAHS, a team they had previously lost to in past s...

Cross Country team’s Watermelon Run

Anjali Singh

September 1, 2019

Runners kickstart their 2019 season with an annual two and a half mile run

A step further in athletics and academics

A step further in athletics and academics

Tabitha Mendez

May 5, 2019

College is just a few months away. For some, college provides another way through which students can explore their passions. But for others, college is a way to take their sport and atheltcism to a higher level — through college recruiting. Athletic recruiting in college refers to the process by...

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019

With a constant downpour in the first half, one would expect the weather conditions to result in a slow-paced game. However, that was not the case when the MVHS girls soccer team faced Milpitas HS on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Matadors played a tough game filled with numero...

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

Around the world

Around the world

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

September 26, 2018

For some MVHS athletes, the season is not enough. For others, the school doesn’t offer the sport they play. Athletes combat these barriers by participating in camps and competitions during summer break to experience new cultures, compete at higher levels and potentially increase their rank in the coun...

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

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 ...