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Wrestling: Varsity wins 60-9 against shorthanded Lynbrook

Wrestling: Varsity wins 60-9 against shorthanded Lynbrook

Howard Lee

January 21, 2012

They say the third time is the charm and it certainly is true for the Matadors, who achieved a 60-9 victory against Lynbrook High School on Jan. 19. This win comes after the Matadors’ two previous wins against Wilcox and Santa Clararespectively, continuing the Matadors’ three-game winning streak. This victory is in part due to ...

OPEN Act may replace the dropped SOPA and PIPA bills

OPEN Act may replace the dropped SOPA and PIPA bills

Karen Feng

January 20, 2012

On Jan. 18, the sixth most visited website in the world (and one of the most visited websites by MVHS students) blacked out for 24 hours in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act, which would have permitted the US Attorney General to force all US websites and companies to cut all ti...

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

Albert Qiu

January 20, 2012

From Jan. 13 to 15, Monta Vista DECA members attended the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Along with over 1300 DECA members from all over Northern California, MVHS DECA students participated in a grand opening ceremony, competitions, a dance, and the grand awa...

Athletics department misses chance for $5000

Athletics department misses chance for $5000

Daniel Tan

January 20, 2012

“‎2231 LIKES! IT'S INDEPENDENCE 76er's!!!” The announcement on the Honda of Oakland’s Facebook page on Jan. 1 told everything someone following the Honda of Oakland and Cal-Hi Sports contest needed to know: Independence High School had won. Which meant MVHS had lost. The rules ...

MVHS competes at Fantastics, and loses

MVHS competes at Fantastics, and loses

Emma Courtright

January 19, 2012

When we are young, we are taught to not lie. Well, this is me not lying: I can honestly say that I thought MVHS would win at the first ever FUHSD Fantastics. This is me not lying again: To my surprise, MVHS lost. MVHS is structured around competition. Our API scores would not be nearly as high if we w...

GREEK WEEK: Battle at Mount Olympus rally

GREEK WEEK: Battle at Mount Olympus rally

Kevin Tsukii

January 18, 2012

On Jan. 20, students flooded into the gym, many in togas, for the Battle at Mount Olympus winter rally. Scroll to the left and right of the panorama picture to see different angles of the rally. Seniors came in first place, followed by the juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Photos by Margaret Lin, Kevin Tsukii and Elvin Won...

Greek Week portal

Greek Week portal

Angela Liu

January 17, 2012

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PHOTO GALLERY: FUHSD Fantastics

PHOTO GALLERY: FUHSD Fantastics

Elvin Wong

January 16, 2012

Click here to view El Estoque's live coverage and video clips from FUHSD Fantastics on Jan. 13. FUHSD Fantastics was an intradistrict rally hosted by the FUHSD IDC on Jan. 13 at Fremont High School. Competitors from all five schools played nine rally-style games while students cheered on for their t...

FBLA collaboration launches “Pledge 2 Recycle”

FBLA collaboration launches “Pledge 2 Recycle”

Anushka Patil

January 16, 2012

“Two to the left; two to the right.” That is the motto FBLA’s Partnership with Business project is using to encourage students to promote their new textile recycling program, by asking at least two neighbors on the left and two on the right to fill out pledge forms with contact information. Thos...

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Girls Basketball: Senior Steffanie Sum scores 21 in 60-48 win

Dickson Tsai

January 14, 2012

Highlight video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Could be Worse" by Alex (ft. Steven M Bryant & Rex Havoc) licensed under CC-BY-NC-3.0. On Jan. 10, the Matadors (6-9, 3-0) topped the Los Altos Eagles (7-8, 1-2) 60-48, led by captain senior Steffanie Sum’s 21 point, 8 rebound performance. MVHS solid...

ACE Mentor program introduces students to career options

ACE Mentor program introduces students to career options

Margaret Lin

January 11, 2012

On Jan. 10, after school, high school students from all over the South Bay arrived in MVHS’s drafting room to attend the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Mentor Program’s first meeting. The meeting lasted from 4 to 6 p.m. During the session, students learned about the object...

LIVE: FUHSD Fantastics

LIVE: FUHSD Fantastics

Emily Vu

January 11, 2012