El Estoque

Freshman Varsha Iyengar gets ready to serve the ball. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Picking up a racket

Kalyani Puthenpurayil September 21, 2021
Three tennis players explain how they first began the sport

Staying in the game

Michelle Zheng and Sarah Liu September 19, 2021
Student athletes explain how they balance academics, sports and extracurriculars
FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
The Matadors pose with the De Anza Boulevard  trophy after its win against Lynbrook HS.

Season Superlatives: Boys Basketball

Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Athletes share the best and worst games of the season, and everything in between
Subbing Out

Subbing Out

Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams

Man on the street: What do MVHS athletes first think when they hear ‘conditioning?’

Jayanti Jha May 20, 2021
Exploring athletes’ thoughts about a typically dreaded aspect of sports
Varsity Boys Soccer players share a team huddle following a game.

Season shutdown

Robert Liu and Nika Zamani May 19, 2021
How the MVHS football and boys soccer teams reacted to their teammates’ positive COVID results
European Super League: 48 hours of failure

European Super League: 48 hours of failure

Nika Zamani May 8, 2021
MVHS soccer players share their thoughts on the European Super League
Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Examining how athletes, coaches and administration have adapted to the pandemic
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
The NCAA pushes its womens teams off to the sidelines once again by providing them with inadequate resources. Photos courtesy of University of Northern Colorados Womens Basketball & Sedona Prince

NCAA fails to provide equal resources for women’s teams

Jayanti Jha March 22, 2021
Female athletes are pushed to the sidelines once again
A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps card sold for $5.2 million in November of 2020. | Photo from  Hypebeast

Card craze

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

It’s crazy how a piece of cardboard gave me so much happiness.  Looking back at second grade, I remember I was envious of my friends in summer camp who spent countless hours tossing these shiny,...

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