El Estoque

Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Senior and captain Mikey Tzankov dribbles the ball past an opponent from ARHS.

Boys Soccer beats Archbishop Riordan High School 1-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto December 3, 2021
Matadors’ strong teamwork contributes to the win in their first preseason game
Sophomore Matt Lau faces an opponent from IHS, with MVHS Cheer giving support from the bleachers.

Boys Basketball loses to Independence High School 67-65

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto November 22, 2021
Matadors lead for nearly the entirety of their sportsmanship game
Sushma Bana rests dias in her backyard for Diwali celebrations.

How US and India traditions compare

Jannah Sheriff and Anna Kaminitz November 9, 2021
Community members discuss differences between Diwali celebrations
Stage manager, co-costuming lead and junior Marian Montejano organizes clothing in the loft — the room above the Blackbox where costumes and accessories from past productions are stored.

Behind the scenes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Anna Kaminitz and Nika Zamani October 29, 2021
Exploring the different facets of Drama’s fall play preparations
Senior and captain Ashley Twu attempts to make her way around an opponent from HHS.

Varsity Field Hockey loses to Homestead High School 4-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto October 22, 2021
Matadors recognize their need to improve communication after the defeat
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
Senior Carolyn Huang dodges around opponents from Salinas High School.

Varsity Field Hockey defeats Salinas High School 5-1

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto September 8, 2021
Madators solidify their first win of the season
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
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