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Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.

The Impact of Cheering

Lance Tong November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
Senior Bassam Malik poses with his San Francisco 49ers jersey featuring defensive end Nick Bosa’s number.

Faithful to the bay

Brian Xu November 4, 2020
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers
Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family

Let’s Go Giants!

Collin Qian, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

Ever since eighth grade, junior Arthur Chan never leaves for school without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap –– the bright orange outlines of the Giants’ “SF” logo on his head symbolized...

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Hannah Lee May 1, 2020
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Jefferson Le and Rucha Soman April 10, 2020

In his 20 seasons as the quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady won six super bowls, earning a total of four Super Bowl MVPs and three league MVP awards. However, after the Patriots lost in...

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi March 20, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi February 8, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
My dad and I when I was younger, matching in Raider gear often. We took this photo because our numbers were the opposite of each other.

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

Tabitha Mendez February 6, 2020

“Touchdown Raiders!”  This phrase is one of the first memories that comes to mind when I think about growing up.  Whenever I needed help putting on or taking off a sweater that I couldn't get...

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi January 29, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down what to expect in the Super Bowl
A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi January 16, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the conference championships in the NFL playoffs
Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

Rucha Soman December 19, 2019
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body
MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan

Dear football,

Anish Vasudevan December 2, 2019

Dear Football, Thank you for teaching me about teamwork by showing me what happens when there’s a lack of it. Without the efforts of all 11 players on the field, our team would crumble. But, you showed...

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