El Estoque

The Impact of Cheering

Junior Anika Mishra practices before a game with a small crowd. Photo used with permission by Mishra.
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance
November 5, 2020
Student athletes share the effect of crowds on their performance

Faithful to the bay

Senior Bassam Malik poses with his San Francisco 49ers jersey featuring defensive end Nick Bosa’s number.
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers
November 4, 2020
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers

Let’s Go Giants!

Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family
Exploring MVHS students’ support for the San Francisco Giants
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...

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

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
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
How MVHS students feel about the star quarterback leaving
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...

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
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
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
February 8, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

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.
My emotions about the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas and the team’s impact on my life
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
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down what to expect in the Super Bowl
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
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the conference championships in the NFL playoffs
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
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body
December 19, 2019
How movies about sports impact the MVHS body

Dear football,

MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan
The lessons I learned from “the game of life”
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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