El Estoque

An illustration of a stray tennis ball on a tennis court

On the tennis court

Shivani Madhan March 13, 2021
Reflecting on my tennis journey and recognizing the harms of fixating on success
The Varsity and JV Girls Field Hockey teams take a picture during their practice. Photo by Charlotte Dingli | Used with Permission

JV Girls Field Hockey team faces a player shortage

Gauri Manoj March 11, 2021
The team shares how it is recruiting new members this season despite setbacks
MVHS Cross Country competes in its first meet this season on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Cross Country: MVHS competes in its first meet of the season

Anjali Singh and Matthew Yoshimoto February 23, 2021
Varsity Girls finished sixth and Varsity Boys finished seventh in the league
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 9, 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 29, 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
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