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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

Remember the Matadors

Rucha Soman

December 19, 2019

“Remember the Titans,” “The Blind Side” and “Friday Night Lights” — all popular football movies that convey the message that hard work and team chemistry pays off. The clichéd aspect of these films has been repeated in multiple sports movies all ending with a climactic winning scene set t...

Dear football,

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 me that when everyone played selflessly, the results were outstanding.  Thank you for showing m...

Running out of time

Running out of time

Anish Vasudevan

September 28, 2019

A football player’s opinion on the declining numbers of MVHS football and the temporary loss of the junior varsity team

Out of Action

Out of Action

Tabitha Mendez, Swara Tewari, and Lance Tong

September 27, 2019

Although tradition holds that no American high school experience is complete without football, sophomore and varsity football player John Masegian believes that MVHS is an exception to that norm. In his eyes, football culture is dying. Masegain’s father is a MVHS alumni, and played football on the...

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...