El Estoque

Recreational sports during quarantine

Recreational sports during quarantine
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions
September 24, 2020
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions

NBA suspends all games left in the season due to COVID-19

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
March 13, 2020
Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours

Athlete of the Month: Sotiris Kougiours
March 13, 2020

The adrenaline rush of jumping over hurdles for 65 and 300 meters gives sophomore Sotiris Kougiours the motivation to keep progressing in his track career. Kougiours started hurdling in elementary school...

The Rise of MV Gymnastics

The Rise of MV Gymnastics
How the once deserted team is being restored
March 11, 2020

A t the start of the 2019-20 school year, after the MVHS cheer team fell apart, athletic director Nick Bonacorsi overheard a girl who was previously on cheer hoping for the creation of a gymnastics team...

Athlete of the Month: Ashley Liu

Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Santa Clara defender.
February 7, 2020

After watching people who played at her elementary school and noticing her dad’s keen interest in the sport, senior Ashley Liu started playing basketball in sixth grade. At first Liu would shoot hoops...

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

My dad and I when I was younger, matching in Raider gear often. We took this photo because our numbers were the opposite of each other.
My emotions about the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the team’s impact on my life
February 6, 2020

“Touchdown Raiders!”  This phrase is one of the first memories that comes to mind when I think about growing up.  Whenever I needed help putting on or taking off a sweater that I couldn't get...

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi
January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not...

If the shoe drips: self-expression through sneakers

Junior Matthew Whong, Assistant Principal Michael Martinez and junior Sumer Hajela pose for photos wearing their favorite sneakers. Photos by Anish Vasudevan
Students use shoe customization as a form of self-expression
December 19, 2019
Students use shoe customization as a form of self-expression

A familiar face

A familiar face
DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball
December 19, 2019
DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball

Javier’s Helpers

From left to right, junior Allison Leung, senior Hannah Risher and  junior Hannah Ho pose together at the football game against Homestead. Photo by Tabitha Mendez
November 23, 2019

enior Hannah Risher used to attend every MVHS football game — home games because she was a cheerleader and away games to support the team and watch the game she enjoyed. One day, as she attended an away...

Numbing the Pain: Looking into the non-prescription pain medication use in student athletes

Numbing the Pain: Looking into the non-prescription pain medication use in student athletes
Different MVHS athletes share their experiences with over-the-counter pain medication
November 22, 2019
Different MVHS athletes share their experiences with over-the-counter pain medication

Football: Matadors win homecoming in a shutout game against Lynbrook HS

Senior Henry Lassa runs down the field in the game against Lynbrook HS.
MVHS defeats LHS 38-0
October 24, 2019

he high energy was present as the stands filled Friday night for the homecoming football game as the MVHS cheer, color guard and dance team performed their pregame routine with the MVHS marching band....

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