El Estoque

Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
The Class of 2022 continues the tradition of senior breakthrough to start the Homecoming rally, led by MVHS Cheer.

Classes compete in the Homecoming rally

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 8, 2021
The seniors win first, followed by the juniors, sophomores and then freshmen in the rally.
Seniors Sophia Bokovikova and Cindy Zou celebrate after being crowned as the two members of Homecoming Royalty. Following the announcement, Homecoming court members exit the field and take photos on the side of the bleachers.

Homecoming halftime performances showcase numerous groups

Michelle Chen and Matthew Yoshimoto October 7, 2021
Matadors celebrate Homecoming royalty and enjoy Variations, Cheer, Marching Band, Color Guard and Dance shows during the Homecoming Football game
Members of the Color Guard pose for a photo before their performance in the first football game of the season.

Color Guard transitions to in-person practices

Nameek Chowdhury and Jisha Rajala September 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic was a huge obstacle for the MVHS Color Guard team, with social distancing protocols forcing the team’s regular practices to transition online. Now that in-person practices are allowed,...

Marching band equipment lined up on MVHS track field (photo used with permission)

Blurring the lines between art and sports

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer August 29, 2021

urple and gold flags fly six feet into the air. Dancers pirouette across the gym floor. A cacophony of saxophones and trumpets echo throughout the open band room door. The sights and sounds of many of...

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 2: Evelyn Lai

Anjali Singh, Sports Editor December 21, 2020
Exploring senior Evelyn Lai’s journey with color guard and how the team has adjusted to COVID-19
The male runners on the Cross Country Team maintain social distancing and wear masks during their drills at Stevens Canyon near the reservoir. The team often runs there for “maintenance” days to get extra mileage.

Socially distant sports

Anjali Singh December 16, 2020
The Cross Country, Water Polo and Color Guard teams adjust their practices due to COVID-19
Assistant Color Guard Director Jubilee Hardwick demonstrates a move to her students during practice.

Color Guard modifies its practices

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
The team creates a new plan to continue practicing despite quarantine restrictions
Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Hannah Lee March 12, 2020
Updates on the impacts of COVID-19, more commonly referred to as coronavirus
MV Marching Band performs at one of their home games. Photo courtesy of Music at Monta Vista.

MVHS Color Guard and MVHS Marching Band perform at the 2019 annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands competition

Justine Ha and Lance Tong October 17, 2019
MVHS Color Guard takes second place and Marching Band takes third place at their second competitive event of the year
MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jai Uparkar September 25, 2019
Alumni and FUHSD board members reflect on the impact of MVHS on their lives
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