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Homecoming Court announced

Homecoming Court announced
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...

Meditation: the stress medication

Meditation: the stress medication
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...

New mascot introduced

New mascot introduced
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...

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

Junior Hayley Chan puts the ball back into play after a Lincoln High School (11-5-0) defender kicked the ball out of bounds during their Feb. 21 CCS playoffs first round match. Despite passive play with one-touches and ineffective passing in the first half, the team was able to score in the first and prevent dangerous chances by Lincoln in the second half. The fifth-seed Matadors (11-4-6) won 1-0, and will play against fourth-seed Carlmont High School (12-3-5) in the quarterfinals on Feb. 25 at Terra Nova High School at 2p.m. Photo by 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...

Go Green Foundation challenges with commute alternatives

Go Green Foundation created a sign-up website for MVHS students to make their pledge for the Spare Our Earth program. Screenshot from the Go Green Foundation’s website.
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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto
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...

Hopes for Homecoming

Hopes for Homecoming
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...

Octagon hosts 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe

Octagon hosts 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe
March 25, 2011

International-themed CCC to be held on March 26 Octagon will be hosting the 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe at the Quinlan Community Center on March 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The traditional night of food,...

Girls soccer ties against Mountain View, 1-1

Girls soccer ties against Mountain View, 1-1
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 In the first league game of the season, the varsity girls soccer team managed...

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