El Estoque

Performers hold up the sophomore banner after finishing their skit. Photo by Justin Kim

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Sophomores win 3rd place for their performance during Homecoming week
Team Dasari

Team Dasari

Anushka De September 23, 2021
Examining the impact that volleyball has had on the Dasari family
Teammates by Chance

Teammates by Chance

Exploring the impacts of playing the same sport as a family member
The Varsity Football Team lost its season opener against Westmont High School 42-0.

Football falls 42-0 to Westmont in first game of the season

Anushka De and Nika Zamani August 27, 2021
The Matadors attribute the loss to inexperienced players and tentative playing
Sophomore Ryan Tang jumps to catch the ball

Boys Water Polo loses to Milpitas HS 13-16

Anushka De, Oishee Misra, and Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Team loses despite nearly tied scores throughout the first three quarters
Change.org is a platform that allows users to create online petitions and request leaders to make change

Social change.org

Anushka De April 29, 2021
Online petitions, albeit performative, should not be classified as purely apathetic
Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
Students use Instagram to spread awareness about their own experiences with the threat of sexual harassment and assault, and how to remedy those issues

“The experience of too many women”

Anushka De and Prisha Tiwari March 22, 2021
Young women take to Instagram to share their experiences as women and facing the threat of sexual harassment and assault
Investigating the interactions between teachers, unions, districts and communities that shaped the reopening of schools

“Parent bullies” and “teachers who cried wolf”

Anushka De and Riya Ravuri March 19, 2021
How disadvantaged students and financial incentives led to schools resuming in-person instruction
In a spinoff from the New York Times Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 15, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
ReTales: Respect

ReTales: Respect

Anushka De, Features Editor February 12, 2021
Viewing people with humanity instead of as employees
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
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