El Estoque

Introducing the Class of 2020’s Homecoming Court

Senior Anna Kolesov smiles at the crowd in the bleachers while linking arms with her former calculus teacher, Martin Jennings.
Witnessing the reactions and emotions of nominated seniors at the 2019-20
October 24, 2019
Witnessing the reactions and emotions of nominated seniors at the 2019-20 Homecoming Court ceremony

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
October 22, 2019
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class

Homecoming Rally 2019

“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week

The story behind 2019’s Powderpuff three peat championship

The story behind 2019’s Powderpuff three peat championship
Exploring why the class of 2019 has been so successful in winning Powderpuff
April 11, 2019

Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?
MVHS students should attend school dances
March 13, 2019

Red, green and blue lights pulse off the walls. Crowds of students jump and thrash their arms in the air, yelling lyrics to the newest Post Malone song. The air is sticky and stifling from bodies packed...

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to
2020 leadership share their contributions and experiences throughout homecoming
October 18, 2018

The shock on senior class members’ faces. The collective cheer from the junior class derived from the surprise twist. The excitement of watching skits being put together with hours of labor is replaced...

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS
Play by play action as the Matadors look to improve their overall record to 5-2
October 12, 2018

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A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation

A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation
2018-19 Leadership class prepares for the one of the biggest events of the year
September 28, 2018

With Homecoming approaching soon, less than two weeks away, the leadership class of 2018-2019 is working to make sure this year’s Homecoming week, dance, game and rally runs well. With each day of...

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Behind the scenes: Homecoming
October 20, 2017

The Skits: Every weekend over the summer. That’s how long class officers spent brainstorming ideas, making props and writing the script for the Homecoming skits — and how long dance coaches like...

Homecoming hangover

Homecoming hangover: 1; Students: 0 
Graphic by Carol Lei
October 20, 2017

Stressing from piles of homework? Feeling tired and out of energy? Waiting anxiously for the next school event? I’m no doctor, but here’s my diagnosis: it’s a Homecoming hangover. Homecoming...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally
October 13, 2017

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and...

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture
January 31, 2017

Additional reporting Avni Prasad and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan eading up to an MVHS dance, there is always a constant buzz that flows throughout the campus. Students spend hours creating clever posters...

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