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Football: MVHS loses a close game to Palo Alto High School at 35-41

Football: MVHS loses a close game to Palo Alto High School at 35-41

Malini Ramaiyer

October 18, 2014

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A look into why MVHS students ask each other to dances publicly

Anjana Melvin

October 16, 2014

2014 inspired the most showy homecoming askings that Monta Vista has seen in years. Forget the mundane poster in the private setting— not only did students provide posters and flowers, but many sang and danced in front of the student body. Yet what was the appeal in asking someone so publicly? Amid...

Homecoming Week 2014

Homecoming Week 2014

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 14, 2014

Every year, Monta Vista and its varied student population comes together in a battle of the classes for school-wide pride, Homecoming. In this eventful week, a lot goes on, from the food drive to the talent shows to the homecoming football game. To recount these events, EE has compiled a variety of photos...

Classes kick off year with school supplies drive

Classes kick off year with school supplies drive

Dylan Tsai

August 29, 2014

With homecoming not too far away, classes are starting to rack up homecoming point by donating their school supplies to the School Supplies Drive. Officers work with their classes to donate supplies as each class tries to kick off the year with a head start. Photos by Dylan Tsai ...

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment of Homecoming

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment  of Homecoming

Eva Spitzen

October 4, 2013

Multicolored handprints etched on students’ faces are the same as war paint applied ceremoniously before battle. The rally is a fight to the death between valiant warriors screeching battle cries. Class points are vital ammunition to be used against daunting opposition. We get it. For a lot of...

Defining spirit: Tall & Short, homecoming 2013

Yuna Lee

September 29, 2013

rom quad decs to dress-up days to the rally, Homecoming gives students plenty of opportunities to display their class spirit. With all students participating in the festivities to varying extents, the experience is unique to each person. Join staffers Nathan Desai and Robert Sulgit as they explore the...

Football: MVHS dominates in Homecoming game

Football: MVHS dominates in Homecoming game

Nathan Desai

September 28, 2013

CORRECTION: This article was updated on Sep. 28 at 10:46 p.m. to include a photograph from the game. The Matadors came out in dominant fashion on Friday night hoping to impress the Homecoming crowd. They established a solid rhythm early in the game by relying on their running game, which led to a rushing touchdown by senior Justin Cen...

Lunchtime carnival held on Sept. 26

Sophia Tao

September 28, 2013

Students enjoy games and free food at the Homecoming carnival. Read More »

Laser tag is the newest addition to Homecoming Week

Laser tag is the newest addition to Homecoming Week

Manasa Sanka

September 25, 2013

MVHS rallies Homecoming spirit with the addition of a laser tag game on Sept. 19. Read More »...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Kristin Chang

September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s annual ball drop, a...

Defining spirit: 10 ways to show Matador pride

Namrata Ramani

September 25, 2013

Rallies at MVHS, famous for their deafening cheering and jam-packed stands, are often the most common displays of school spirit. However, there are many opportunities for students who are deterred by rallies to showcase their school and class pride. This guide highlights ten ways that any Matador can...

Homecoming 2013: ‘Atlantis shipWRECKED’ spirit day outfits

Homecoming 2013: ‘Atlantis shipWRECKED’ spirit day outfits

Kathleen Yuan

September 24, 2013

This Tuesday, MVHS students dressed up in either mismatching or Atlantis-themed outfits. The dress-up day points will count towards each class’ overall homecoming score. As for today’s class dress-up day results, 2015 came out on top with 45.5 percent of the class in “shipWRECKED” gear, 201...