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

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

Badminton: Matadors dominate in win against Cupertino

Badminton: Matadors dominate in win against Cupertino

Mihir Joshi

April 24, 2013

Consistent play in all categories leads MVHS to an easy win. The MVHS badminton team hosted Cupertino High School on April 9 and came out on top, winning all but two matches. Boys Singles: Junior Anand Kumar had a slow start to his match. The first few minutes were marked with multiple service chan...

Laughter: Jokes at MVHS

Laughter: Jokes at MVHS

Neesha Venkatesan

February 7, 2013

Some believe that being a MVHS student can get overwhelming and stressful, but Matadors can stay positive with a sense of humor. El Estoque asked students to tell us their favorite jokes. We found some funny lines, some clever puns, and a whole lot of laughs....

Doomsday 2012: Apocalyptic perspectives

Doomsday 2012: Apocalyptic perspectives

Christopher Song

December 4, 2012

Students weigh in with their opinions about the end of the world. Apocalyptic Perspectives from El Estoque on Vimeo. Whether the world really will end on Dec. 21 is up for debate, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about what would happen if the Apocalypse really did go down. El Estoque asked students how the...

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Karishma Mehrotra

February 12, 2012

  Most people are content to stare at the television and watch the judges of “America’s Got Talent” rate performers. On Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m., the Ritards, an a capella group consisting of local high school students who sing together without instrumental accompaniment, auditioned in fro...

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

Daniel Tan

January 25, 2012

For five dollars, you could have stepped into MVHS’s first-ever Coffee House, hosted by student literary magazine La Pluma. You would have seen the bagels and cakes, generously donated by Noah’s Bakery and Sweet Passion’s Bakery, respectively, laid out on a long table pushed against a side wall. You...

VIDEO: The Ritards spread Christmas cheer

VIDEO: The Ritards spread Christmas cheer

Karishma Mehrotra

November 26, 2011

    On Nov. 25, high school vocal ensemble The Ritards performed its annual concert at Santana Row from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.. The a capella group showcased an array of Christmas and classic songs to a large audience on Black Friday, including “Yesterday” by the Beatles and “...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 11, 2011

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day memorial Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park. This year, the celebration focused on veterans of the Vietnam War. Towards the end of the cer...