El Estoque

One chair, four stories

Senior Anju Jain responds to a question asking what the most interesting place she has been to is.
Getting to know all of the students who share a chair throughout the day
March 15, 2020

Girls Volleyball: MVHS fails to break losing streak in consecutive league games

Junior Yolanna Lu serves the ball in the third set of the game.
MVHS falls to Homestead HS 3-0
October 25, 2019
MVHS falls to Homestead HS 3-0

Girls Volleyball: MVHS volleyball wins home opener 3-1

Junior Yolanna Lu prepares to spike the ball after a set from her teammate and co-captain Anumita Alur. Photo by Justine Ha
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS
September 1, 2019
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades
A look into different perspectives of each decade
April 10, 2019
A look into different perspectives of each decade

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack
December 1, 2017

n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel...

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap
December 20, 2013

Underlying factors define the dynamics of cross gender coaching. As the girls basketball team underclassmen scramble to put the finishing touches on posters to commemorate their graduating seniors,...

Video: Students give thanks to staff

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving season provides students opportunity to thank teachers. The question has been asked many times before: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? And the answers range from...

Girls Volleyball: Team wins first league game against Mountain View 3-1 on Oct. 30

Sophomore Sydney Howard serves the ball for a point. The final score of the match was 3-1.
November 12, 2013

Improved serving and communication contribute to first league win. The Matadors won their sixth home game against Mountain View High School on Oct. 30 3-1. Their current standing in the De Anza...

Girls Volleyball: Matadors lose their second home game 0-3 against Homestead High School

Coach Colin Anderson
October 7, 2013

Despite a 0-3 loss against Homestead High School, Lady Mats challenge themselves to focus on team unity for future games. The girls, clad in their purple and white tanks, began with a lot of energy,...

Girls volleyball sets up for the upcoming season

Co-captain senior Beverly Yu prepares to serve the ball during a practice game at tryouts. Tryouts ended on Wed. Aug 21. Photo by Manasa Sanka.
August 24, 2013

The varsity girls are ready to fill their ranks with new team members to replace the graduated seniors. A new season has begun for the varsity girls volleyball team as they prepare to face new challenges...

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Senior night thriller finishes with controversial call

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Senior night thriller finishes with controversial call
November 6, 2012

Slow start in fifth set leads to Titans victory The Matadors had an emotional start in the Oct. 30 game against Gunn High School after speeches by non-senior players were delivered during the pre-game...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide
December 7, 2011

Last year, varsity girls basketball entered winter break riding high with a 6-4 record. Then, the entire season took a turn: the team took loss after loss, going 1-11 in their league games. The team...

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