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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Kamyar Moradi

Kamyar Moradi, Staff Writer

Kamyar is currently a senior staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time he loves to spend time with his friends and family, talk about sports to whoever is willing to listen and enjoy music from the best rapper alive, Montana of 300.

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Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: 2020 NFL Draft

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft
April 29, 2020
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
March 20, 2020
2020 Rustbuster Invitational track meet

2020 Rustbuster Invitational track meet

Athletes from across the Bay Area compete in Rustbuster Invitational track meet
March 13, 2020

Kamyar and Anish on the streets: Super Bowl 54 recap

Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan interview 49er's fans about the team's Super Bowl loss
March 11, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Breakfast with veterans

The American Studies class holds its annual event with war veterans
March 10, 2020
Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

MVHS falters in upholding strong defense after lots of back-and-forth plays, resulting into the teams’ fourth league loss of the season
February 12, 2020
Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
February 10, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Remembering Kobe Bryant

MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 10, 2020

MVHS students react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Students react to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 8, 2020
A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
February 8, 2020
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant
February 4, 2020
A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down what to expect in the Super Bowl
January 29, 2020
Girls Basketball: Team narrowly defeats Santa Clara HS

Girls Basketball: Team narrowly defeats Santa Clara HS

The Matadors win by four points at the Women in Sports celebration game
January 28, 2020
Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

At times, an athlete must come to terms with their team’s dynasty coming to an end, while others face the pressure of trying to maintain the legacy their predecessors had left behind.
January 28, 2020

The downfall of the Dubs

Exploring how one of the greatest sports dynasties came to an end
January 28, 2020
Freshman forward Diya Balakrishnan peers over her shoulder at the oncoming defender in order to anticipate her next move so that she maintains possession of the ball against Milpitas HS.

Girls soccer: MVHS draws against Milpitas HS 0-0

In its fourth league matchup of the season, MVHS ties against Milpitas HS
January 26, 2020
A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the conference championships in the NFL playoffs
January 16, 2020
A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs
January 10, 2020
I’m sick of this s—. Illustration by Kamyar Moradi

Vol. Three: Fantasy sports

Why I believe fantasy sports are detrimental to society
December 21, 2019
Senior Jocelyn Chang jumps up and high fives her teammate in their warm up lines as they get set to play Santa Clara HS in their home opener. Photo by Anish Vasudevan

MVHS girls basketball defeats Santa Clara HS

The Matadors start the season off 1-0 with 40-35 victory
November 24, 2019
Coming up short

Coming up short

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community attempt to overcome different types of defeats in their athletic career and team season
November 16, 2019
I’m sick of this s—. Illustration by Kamyar Moradi

Vol. Two: Halloween

Why I believe Halloween is detrimental to society
October 25, 2019
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
October 17, 2019
Im sick of this s---. Photo illustration by Kamyar Moradi

Vol. One: AirPods

Why I believe AirPods are detrimental to society
October 1, 2019

50 Questions with Joe Kim

In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom
September 29, 2019
The spirit of a leader

The spirit of a leader

The dynamic between captains and leaders on the field in sports
September 20, 2019
Leaders on the field

Leaders on the field

Exploring different leadership roles held in the sports community
September 20, 2019
Frehsman Greyson Mobley makes a run against SJHS, trying to keep the Matadors in the lead. Photo by Collin Qian

Football: MVHS wins against San Jose HS for the first home win of the season

Matadors win with a final score of 35-7 with strong offensive plays
September 16, 2019
Senior Tarun Sarang breaks a tackle and runs the ball across the forty-yard line towards the endzone.  Despite numerous plays for big yardage, MVHS still could not score, even when at the doorstep of the endzone.  Photo by Lance Tong.

Football: MVHS falls 32-6 against Mills HS

A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat
September 7, 2019
Senior Lauren Lee breaks away from the defender to lead a counter attack against Willow Glen HS. Photo by Kamyar Moradi

Field hockey: Team loses first game against Willow Glen HS

Matadors face a difficult defeat with a final score of 4-0
September 2, 2019
To fight or not to fight

To fight or not to fight

Exploring combat sports culture in the Bay Area, and its effect on MVHS students and faculty
May 24, 2019
Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

A year ago the boys volleyball team won NorCals, the highest possible achievement, and with that, the bar for this season was set — anything short of a NorCal Championship would be a disappointment. Winning a championship is hard, but repeating one — that's a whole different story.
May 22, 2019
The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close
May 19, 2019
MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

MVHS baseball take home a 3-2 win on senior night

Baseball plays Fremont HS on their last home game of the season
May 11, 2019
Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

The Matadors celebrate their seniors with a ceremony before winning the league
May 7, 2019
Why students took part in the Day of Silence

Why students took part in the Day of Silence

Students write down their reasons for participating in the Day of Silence
April 14, 2019
Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Members of School Site Council share the work they have accomplished in the 2018-19 school year
April 12, 2019
In her element: 50 questions with Jenna Smith

In her element: 50 questions with Jenna Smith

In the second installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Jenna Smith 50 questions in her classroom
March 14, 2019
Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night

Matadors lose 1-4 to WHS in the last home game of the season
February 27, 2019
Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS

Matadors lose 1-0 to Cupertino HS in last home game of the season
February 12, 2019
Senior Jessica Ji drives to the basket against a LAHS player. The team was able to use their quickness throughout the game in order to succeed on the offensive side. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Basketball teams struggle in last home quad game of the season
February 7, 2019
Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

Jewish students and teachers reflect on their experiences with Hanukkah
December 18, 2018

Thinking ahead and making moves

Go Club’s president and vice president share plans for the upcoming semester
December 17, 2018
Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Matadors defeat BHS 1-0 in their first home game of the season
December 3, 2018
Adamya Srivastava and Melinda Ximen start off the meeting

Speak Your Mind

MVHS politics club prepares for first debate conference of the year
November 21, 2018
Pop some tags

Pop some tags

Thrift shopping serves as a cheaper alternative to conventional shopping
November 21, 2018
Into the Underworld: MVHS Drama showcases its winter play Eurydice!

Into the Underworld: MVHS Drama showcases its winter play ‘Eurydice!’

MVHS drama performs its winter play: ‘Eurydice!’
November 16, 2018
Doubled up

Doubled up

Comparing school and club sports and the impact they have on academics
October 24, 2018
Senior Josh Garcia runs after the ball with Gunn players trailing closely behind

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

MVHS struggles to maintain Cupertino’s running game as they lose the Helmet game a third year in a row
October 6, 2018
Coaching parents: Peter Wood on supporting your student athletes

Coaching parents: Peter Wood on supporting your student athletes

Parent and athlete conferences teach the importance of supporting ones child
October 3, 2018
Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Matadors lose their first home game 3-0
September 16, 2018
Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Despite a strong defensive effort, MVHS struggled to keep up the pace of the game against LHS
August 27, 2018
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