El Estoque

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 women's teams off to the sidelines once again by providing them with inadequate resources. Photos courtesy of University of Northern Colorado's Women's 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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Recent changes in sports simulation games incite criticism  

Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer March 14, 2021
Sports gaming fans examine the addition of microtransactions in ‘NBA 2K’  
Ding preforms a partner skill at a national competition.  Photo courtesy of Emily Ding | Used with permission

Junior Emily Ding’s journey with synchronized swimming

Nika Zamani March 13, 2021
Following Ding to her spot on Team USA
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
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
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

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 1: Samantha Dunn

Anjali Singh, Sports Editor November 25, 2020
Exploring senior Samantha Dunn’s journey with volleyball and how the Girls Volleyball team has adjusted to COVID-19
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