El Estoque

Hirai and her dance class posing for a photo after their dance session. Photo courtesy of Sydney Hirai.

Dancing through a screen

Tabitha Mendez April 5, 2020
Dance Academy USA holds classes through video calls while under quarantine
Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin

Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin

Justine Ha April 4, 2020
Taking a closer look into Franklin’s athletic career — starting out, overcoming hardships and the lifelong experiences she has gained
Lee at his senior night with the MV swim team. Photo used with permission of Nathan Lee.

Senior Nathan Lee’s transgender journey

Rucha Soman and Annie Zhang April 3, 2020
Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi March 20, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
Following Lin was senior Bianca Youngyouth, who was dressed in the special senior tie-dye shirt and a pool float.

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

Rucha Soman, Justine Ha, and Anjali Singh 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...

Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

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

Tanish Mendki and Leanna Sun 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

Elena Khan 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...

Unhomely Fandoms

Unhomely Fandoms

Tabitha Mendez and Anish Vasudevan March 11, 2020

Senior Sean Fell When he was younger, senior Sean Fell would participate in heated Madden and NBA 2K video —game battles with his older brother. His brother, a fan of the Bay Area teams, never let...

The Rise of MV Gymnastics

The Rise of MV Gymnastics

Rucha Soman and Jayanti Jha 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...

Kamyar and Anish on the streets: Super Bowl 54 recap

Anish Vasudevan, Kamyar Moradi, and Justine Ha March 11, 2020

Since the 1994-95 NFL season, the San Fransisco 49ers have not won a Super Bowl only making it back to the big game in the 2012-13 season and this past season. In Super Bowl 54, the 49ers had a 20-10 lead...

Senior Daniel Chang and junior Brandon Ng successfully block a spike by a Lynbrook HS player. The duo amounted for multiple blocks during the game.

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

Elena Khan and Anish Vasudevan March 3, 2020

The MVHS boys volleyball team, who hasn’t played a game since its Norcal championship win last season, defeated Lynbrook HS (LHS) at its first home game of the season. The team won in straight sets,...

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