El Estoque

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coach Jennifer Liu, who...

Seasons of success

Seasons of success

Karen Ma

March 8, 2017

very season for the past 18 years, MVHS’ varsity badminton team has played and won the top division. Every year before the spring season, the MVHS Badminton Club hosts open gyms at least once a week in the field house for badminton enthusiasts to play and for team members to put their newly acquir...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016

ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him around the block and...

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Taking a walk with the new face of MVHS basketball

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 22, 2016

s the field hockey players rack their hockey sticks and the football players hang up their helmets, winter sports begin their four-month long seasons. Former boys basketball coach Clay Stiver stepped down this year as he said he decided to put more time into his college classes, working towards his ...

Four years, one family

Four years, one family

Sharjeel Rahman

November 6, 2016

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Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Tracking Senior Laura Cao’s journey to Varsity captain

Aditya Krishnan

November 1, 2016

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Girls volleyball: Senior Ellie Cary’s journey in volleyball

Girls volleyball: Senior Ellie Cary’s journey in volleyball

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 28, 2016

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Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Om Khandekar

October 21, 2016

Thirty years ago, Michael Martinez thought wrestling was his life. Instead, he sat down and talked about his change of pace from the wrestling mat to the front office as an assistant principal. EE: You used to wrestle in high school until you broke your neck sophomore year and ended your competitive wr...

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Stepping into the MVHS weight room

Ruth Feng

September 21, 2016

By now, the MVHS weight room has more dirt and grime than weights. Gray bars have turned brown and stained, and clean glass mirrors now show their age with cracks and smudges that have become permanent over time. The barbells have been here longer than most students, and this year they have a new owner....

Bay Area athletes take on the Paralympics

Bay Area athletes take on the Paralympics

Akshara Majjiga

September 8, 2016

Click the image below to read about two Bay Area athletes competing in the Paralympics. Story originally published in the Paralympics package. ...

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Weekend Warriors: Picking up soccer at an older age

Roshan Fernandez

August 29, 2016

As 5:30 p.m rolled around on Saturday, 53-year-old Henry Wu stepped onto the upper field at Kennedy Middle School. He did not come wearing a uniform or with regulation mandated equipment. Instead, he brought a smile, some soccer balls and a bag full of jokes for whenever he got crossed up by his friends. Wu c...