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Homecoming Court announced

Homecoming Court announced

Namrata Ramani

October 1, 2012

On Oct. 1, Homecoming Court was announced as follows: Boys: Thomas Barber Nikitas Kanellakopoulos Arnon Karnkaeng Sanjeev Ranga Tommer Schwarz Omer Yosef Girls: Cathy Ang Britni Chon Serena Chew Vivian Duong Hadar Sachs Emily Wong In early September, seniors nominated 20 ...

Meditation: the stress medication

Meditation: the stress medication

Catherine

September 23, 2012

Meditation Video from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Sept. 13, three students experienced meditation for the first time with the help of MVHS’ Student Advocate, Richard Prinz, who has been interested in meditation since studying psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prinz believes that...

New mascot introduced

New mascot introduced

Anupama Cemballi

September 10, 2012

When Monte the Matador “returned” to Monta Vista at the Welcome Back Rally after a “long vacation,” almost everyone was surprised. However, Monte had long been in the making. “Everything was related to the bull, and we’re not the bulls,” Principal April Scott said. “We’ve tri...

Girls soccer CCS: Matadors clinch 1-0 victory in playoffs

Girls soccer CCS: Matadors clinch 1-0 victory in playoffs

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 23, 2012

The Lady Mats (11-4-6) played their way into the CCS quarterfinals after a 1-0 win against Lincoln High School (11-5-0) on Feb. 21. The game marks the team’s fifth shutout in a row, and its ninth straight undefeated game (6-0-3). Despite passive play with one-touches and ineffective passing in t...

Go Green Foundation challenges with commute alternatives

Go Green Foundation challenges with commute alternatives

Elvin Wong

February 14, 2012

Combining class spirit and environmental awareness, Leadership and the Go Green Foundation are teaming up to challenge students to take a step — and walk to school — from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 with the Spare Our Earth program. According to a School Loop message posted by Dean of Students Michael Hicks,...

Girls soccer: Mountain View game brings second tie in a row

Girls soccer: Mountain View game brings second tie in a row

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 9, 2012

With CCS playoffs drawing closer, the Matadors faced Mountain View High School, the top-ranked team in the league, on Feb. 8. Mountain View had beaten MVHS in CCS last year in the quarterfinals. “I’d love to knock them out of first place,” assistant coach Greg Wendschlag said to the gir...

Girls soccer: Matadors clutch solid 2-0 victory against Gunn

Girls soccer: Matadors clutch solid 2-0 victory against Gunn

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 26, 2012

The Lady Matadors (1-2-2) challenged Gunn High School (1-2-2) on Jan. 20 at Homestead High School, and won 2-0. Great teamwork and passes helped the Matadors to score the two crucial goals needed to battle well and make a great tackle. “We played as a team,” assistant coach Greg Wendsc...

Girls soccer: Matadors lose 0-2 in battle against Los Gatos

Girls soccer: Matadors lose 0-2 in battle against Los Gatos

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 12, 2012

  Coming into the game with a 1-0-1 league record the Lady Mats hoped to add another victory. However, they suffered a difficult loss of 0-2 against Los Gatos High School on Jan. 11 due to their initial inability to communicate with each other. “Certainly communication was a big part of...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 6, 2012

Coming from pre-season with a 4-2-0 record, the Lady Mats hoped to secure a win against long-time rival Palo Alto in their first league game on Jan. 4. Instead, the team tied 1-1.The first period shot up to a start by junior Celeste Kim, who scored on a head shot in the first ten minutes. Ho...

Hopes for Homecoming

Hopes for Homecoming

Angela Liu

October 24, 2011

Homecoming: a celebration of school spirit. Or is it? Students and staff question if having too much spirit is undesirable, and whether or not Homecoming can be improved for the years to come.   2012 class advisor David Clarke believes that this year’s Homecoming was just...

Girls soccer ties against Mountain View, 1-1

Girls soccer ties against Mountain View, 1-1

Karishma Mehrotra

January 6, 2011

Despite disadvantages and a slow start, the Matadors cleaned up their plays to a draw 1 to 1 in the second half Read More »...