El Estoque

Tyler Cho

Tyler Cho, Opinion and Design Editor

Tyler is currently a senior and an opinion and design editor for El Estoque. He is a player on the varsity MVHS Boys Volleyball team and also participates in club volleyball. Outside of school and volleyball, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing bass guitar and spending hours on end absorbed with Starcraft.

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Shang Chi, played by Simu Liu, in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

They look like me

Examining representation within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
May 22, 2021
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
Tylers MBTI personality breakdown — Adventurer — vs. Imans MBTI personality breakdown — Commander.

Personality Podcast: Part 2

Examining how the labels of “assertive” and “turbulent” from the 16Personalities quiz fit into our respective identities
May 21, 2021
Tylers MBTI personality breakdown — Adventurer — vs. Imans MBTI personality breakdown — Commander.

Personality Podcast: Part 1

Examining how the labels of “assertive” and “turbulent” from the 16 Personalities quiz fit into our respective identities
April 24, 2021
iKons Bobby poses in a choreographed fight for the U MAD MV

Bobby exceeds expectations with his second solo album ‘Lucky Man’

The latest album from iKon’s main rapper merges vintage-inspired rap tones with new experimental styles
January 31, 2021
The members of MONSTA X — Shownu, Kihyun, Joohoney, Minhyuk, I.M. and Hyungwon (from left to right) — pose for a teaser for the MV of Love Killa.

Diving into MONSTA X’s third studio album: ‘Fatal Love’

MONSTA X delivers a solid album that explores new genres while retaining its unique style, but struggles to differentiate itself from previous works
November 8, 2020
ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
September 19, 2020
I clutch the wheel tightly as I drive to my behind-the-wheel test.

Escaping behind my steering wheel

How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place
September 12, 2020
Fighting on the front lines

Fighting on the front lines

Stanford physician Radhika Kumari speaks about the effects that COVID-19 has on her work
April 10, 2020
Saviors of Humanity

Saviors of Humanity

Recognizing the people who are working to keep the world going
April 10, 2020
Matador Mondays Revisited

Matador Mondays Revisited

Leadership’s Matador Recognition commission revives Matador Mondays project to celebrate the school year during shelter in place
April 10, 2020
Senior Elena Chen performs at Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall during the National Youth Orchestra program.

Senior Elena Chen’s cello playing experience

Elena Chen describes her path to becoming a member of the National Youth Orchestra
March 13, 2020
The faces behind COVID-19

The faces behind COVID-19

Exploring the stories of members of the MVHS community impacted by the novel coronavirus
March 13, 2020
To respond to any questions that students had, the class officers for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 set up a booth in the rally court, replacing the previously scheduled fashion show.

2020 Junior Prom combined with Senior Ball due to coronavirus concerns

Junior Prom is among March events being cancelled by the district
March 7, 2020
The senior class celebrates a mistake made by the juniors in the final minutes of the junior-senior dodgeball game.

MV Leadership holds first Class Royale event

Leadership’s Spirit Commission describes how Class Royale came to be
February 13, 2020
Senior Adam Wangs fight against his hearing disability

Senior Adam Wang’s fight against his hearing disability

Exploring senior Adam Wang’s hardships with his hearing disability
January 13, 2020
High school students gather around and pray for Valley Church youth pastor Craig Stephens at the tail end of the event.

Bay Area Christian youth hold United In Christ praise night

Students speak about their experiences at the 2019 UIC Praise Night
November 25, 2019
Breaking the stereotype

Breaking the stereotype

November 17, 2019
Illustration | Claire Wen

Taboo transactions: students distribute and use substances

Examining substance use at MVHS
November 15, 2019
Sibling wars: The great sibling superiority debate

Sibling wars: The great sibling superiority debate

Debating whether the older or younger sibling position is more beneficial in the long run
November 13, 2019
Journalism teacher and author Emer Martin poses following the interview.

Authors around us: Emer Martin

Exploring how FUHSD teacher Emer Martin became a published author
October 25, 2019
World at stake

World at stake

MVHS community responds to the dire effects of climate change
October 18, 2019
How Matador Mondays are created

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Leadership’s Matador Recognition commission celebrates members of the MVHS community
September 27, 2019
Physics and chemistry teacher Julie Choi poses at her graduation ceremony.

Teachers being pushed out of the comfort zone

Teachers share how they overcame their reserved personalities
September 26, 2019
The F-Word: Failure

The F-Word: Failure

Examining the influence of failure in the MVHS community
September 20, 2019
Sul & Beans: Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items

Sul & Beans: Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items

Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items
September 17, 2019
Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi

Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi

Dessert cafe manager reflects on opening two Main Street restaurants
August 26, 2019
Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Seniors interviewed for Fifty Fresh Faces in their freshman year follow up on old questions
May 12, 2019
Planting Roots: Christian Club hosts their second annual Why Jesus? event

Planting Roots: Christian Club hosts their second annual Why Jesus? event

Roots Christian Club invites speakers to its week-long revival event
April 28, 2019
“Climate” Change

“Climate” Change

MVHS still has work to do after its 2019 Distinguished School honor
April 10, 2019
We only make small talk

We only make small talk

Why we should be more open to conversing freely with strangers
April 10, 2019
Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event

Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event

Pastor Yuji Ogura introduces the Wordless Book as an evangelism tool
April 2, 2019
Father God, take my burdens

Father God, take my burdens

How prayer helped relieve my anxiety over grades
March 31, 2019
The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

How St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays have lost their original significance
March 18, 2019

Planting roots: Christian club encouraged to reach out to others

Roots Christian Club members discuss apologetics and faith
March 18, 2019
Bridging the gap between generations

Bridging the gap between generations

Understanding generational differences between child and parent can solve conflicts
March 13, 2019

Growing in faith

Roots Christian Club presidents explain how being an officer has changed them
February 8, 2019
A league above the rest

A league above the rest

After a stellar 2017-18 season MVHS wrestling is facing new challenges competing in a higher division
February 6, 2019
Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

The Matadors dominate in quad match against Lynbrook HS in 66-57 win
January 28, 2019
Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

Girls Basketball: Matadors emerge victorious with a 45-33 win against Fremont HS

With some hiccups in the game MVHS rebounds after narrow game against Gunn HS
January 12, 2019

Athlete of the Month

December 18, 2018

Thinking ahead and making moves

Go Club’s president and vice president share plans for the upcoming semester
December 17, 2018

Strength in numbers

MVHS athletes discuss the significance of their jersey numbers
November 20, 2018
Planting roots: Standing tall

Planting roots: Standing tall

Roots Christian Club attends inter-district United in Christ Praise Night
November 19, 2018
Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

The team falls to Homestead HS in its last home game of the season
October 28, 2018
Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Officers introduce the Christian Club vision in the first meeting
October 24, 2018
Living the dream

Living the dream

Lucid dreamers reflect on their most vivid dreams
October 24, 2018
Playing the Erhu

Playing the Erhu

Sophomore Andie Liu explains how she came to play the Chinese violin
October 24, 2018
Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year
September 27, 2018

Behind the Screen

Students weigh in on the various aspects of life on social media
September 26, 2018

New faces fill old shoes

New staff members discuss their reasons for excitement over their new jobs
September 1, 2018
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