El Estoque

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
Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Exploring what’s in store for clubs as MVHS returns to in-person learning
A screenshot of MV Raas promotion video.

Dancing through Zoom

Diya Bahl October 17, 2020
How various MVHS Indian dance teams are adapting to remote learning
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
Meet the Marquesas

Meet the Marquesas

Ilena Peng September 15, 2017

The Marquesas are in full swing, even though it’s only a month into the school year. They’ve already performed at their first football game and rally of the year. Along with football games, new...

MVHS Marquesas hold annual auditions

MVHS Marquesas hold annual auditions

Ilena Peng April 22, 2017

At the USA Nationals competition in Anaheim, Calif., the Marquesas became national champions for their kick routine. Yet it also marked the end of their 2016-2017 competition season. Now, the Marquesas...

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Shriya Deshpande December 14, 2016

hen writers read their pieces repeatedly, catching mistakes becomes harder with each edit. When students throw themselves into studying for finals, catching mistakes becomes harder with each extra practice...

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs Under the Mistletoe

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs “Under the Mistletoe”

Tyler Lin December 8, 2015

n Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., the Marquesas Dance Team hosted their winter show, “Under the Mistletoe.” The winter-themed show featured the talents of multiple groups and individuals around the campus including...

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Colin Ni November 14, 2014

With a minute remaining in the second quarter, they line up in three neat files on the left end of the field, waiting eagerly. Moments after halftime is called, the Marquesas make their run for the...

All 21 members of dance team perform in the large dance division. Photo used with permission of Bob Griswold.

Dance Team named second runner up, overall National Grand Champion

Rachel Beyda April 2, 2012

It was time for finals. The best of the best were recompeting, and the Marquesas, who barely missed the cut for finals, were sitting in the audience.  The announcer was about to award the rankings...

Striking their ending pose, the Marquesas perform their last routine of the night, a character routine inspired by “The Pink Panther.” Their Character routine placed fourth out of eight teams. Photo by Angela Liu.

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Howard Lee February 14, 2012

On Feb. 11, the Marquesas dance team placed first in Small Lyrical and Kick, second in Large and Medium and fourth in Character at the Norcal State Championships, a regional competition and a national...

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