El Estoque

Junior Mukta Uparkar found the match to be more chaotic with COVID restrictions.

Girls Tennis: MVHS defeats Homestead in its first match of the season

Jayanti Jha February 21, 2021
MVHS wins 6-1 despite COVID changes and restrictions

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 3: Eugene Yoon

Anjali Singh February 19, 2021
Exploring senior Eugene Yoon’s journey with swim and how the team is conducting its in-person season
Senior Skylar Ploshay dribbles the ball across the field.

Man on the street: Captains on their most important leadership trait

Melody Cui and Riya Ravuri February 10, 2021
Captains of MVHS sports teams share the reasoning behind their preferred leadership traits
5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
MVHS alumnae '18 Mikaela Lee competes at a kung fu tournament

Martial Arts

MVHS students participate in judo, karate, kung fu and taekwondo
Photo illustration by Jayanti Jha and Lance Tong

Sprains, strains and pains

Athletes reflect on their experiences with various injuries
Nathan Wang coding at his desk | Photo by Jimmy Wang

Competitive programming

Gavin Hung, Staff Writer January 30, 2021

Junior Nathan Wang first started competitive programming out of curiosity in December of 2016. Since then, he has been interested in investigating different ways to solve the same problem. By the summer...

Frazier carries her son on her back as she hikes in Point Reyes, around 30 miles from San Francisco | Photo courtesy of Deborah Frazier

Into the woods

Ritu Atreyas January 22, 2021
MVHS teacher Deborah Frazier shares about her backpacking trips
Seniors Daniel Kao and Richard Liu take a photo with their parents after finishing the John Muir Trail.

The 20 Day Journey

Collin Qian, Sports Editor January 8, 2021
Watch Seniors Daniel Kao and Richard Liu talk about their 200-mile journey along the John Muir Trail.

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 2: Evelyn Lai

Anjali Singh, Sports Editor December 21, 2020
Exploring senior Evelyn Lai’s journey with color guard and how the team has adjusted to COVID-19
The male runners on the Cross Country Team maintain social distancing and wear masks during their drills at Stevens Canyon near the reservoir. The team often runs there for “maintenance” days to get extra mileage.

Socially distant sports

Anjali Singh December 16, 2020
The Cross Country, Water Polo and Color Guard teams adjust their practices due to COVID-19
Exploring juniors and seniors who are preparing for college through athletics.

Ready for commitment

Ritu Atreyas, Gavin Hung, Jayanti Jha, Andie Liu, and Neysa Singh December 15, 2020
Local student-athletes share their past, present and future goals for collegiate play
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