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Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.
Students focus on improving sports performance at home
May 2, 2020

With shelter-in-place restrictions opening up students’ schedules, many have turned to picking up a new hobby, learning something new or baking their favorite treats. However, for some MVHS athletes,...

Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors

Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors
The class of 2020 reflects on their time playing MVHS volleyball
May 1, 2020
The class of 2020 reflects on their time playing MVHS volleyball

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
May 1, 2020
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role

A & K Podcast: 2020 NFL Draft

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft
April 29, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community
Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues
April 19, 2020
Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues

Sports: a love that needs no language

This was on the empty field behind the school where we started a game of soccer together. Photo by Emory Heath
How people are universally able to unite over sports
April 10, 2020

I’ve never really cared for soccer, unless you count the couple months I spent at the age of six, running away from the ball instead of towards it. However, in the summer of 2019, I took a trip with...

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots
How MVHS students feel about the star quarterback leaving
April 10, 2020

In his 20 seasons as the quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady won six super bowls, earning a total of four Super Bowl MVPs and three league MVP awards. However, after the Patriots lost in...

Dancing through a screen

Hirai and her dance class posing for a photo after their dance session. Photo courtesy of Sydney Hirai.
Dance Academy USA holds classes through video calls while under quarantine
April 4, 2020
Dance Academy USA holds classes through video calls while under quarantine

Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin

Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin
Taking a closer look into Franklin’s athletic career — starting out, overcoming hardships and the lifelong experiences she has gained
April 4, 2020
Taking a closer look into Franklin’s athletic career — starting out, overcoming hardships and the lifelong experiences she has gained

Senior Nathan Lee’s transgender journey

Lee at his senior night with the MV swim team. Photo used with permission of Nathan Lee.
Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete
April 3, 2020
Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
March 20, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency

MVHS Swim: The Matadors host their annual senior night ceremony despite COVID-19 cancellations

Following Lin was senior Bianca Youngyouth, who was dressed in the special senior tie-dye shirt and a pool float.
With a planned meet against Los Gatos, the team had carried on with just the ceremony to highlight the 13 seniors on the team
March 13, 2020

On March 13, members of the MVHS Swim team gathered by the pool deck after school to set up for the annual senior night ceremony. The 13 seniors joined their fellow teammates as they ran from the tennis...

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