El Estoque

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

Anushka De and Jai Uparkar March 22, 2020
50 activities to appeal to your normal side and 50 activities for your inner MVHS student
High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

Lakshanyaa Ganesh February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection...

Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.

Girls Basketball: MVHS falls to Mountain View HS after struggling to maintain possessions

Jai Uparkar January 18, 2020
Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52
MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan

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...

Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

Field hockey: Matadors end their season with a 2-0 loss

Sreya Kumar, Zara Iqbal, and Lance Tong November 8, 2019
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS
Frehsman Greyson Mobley makes a run against SJHS, trying to keep the Matadors in the lead. Photo by Collin Qian

Football: MVHS wins against San Jose HS for the first home win of the season

Tabitha Mendez, Kamyar Moradi , and Swara Tewari September 16, 2019
Matadors win with a final score of 35-7 with strong offensive plays
Sophomore Navarin Pirachai tries to keep control of the ball when a VCHS player attacks. Pirachai scored two of the three goals during the game. Photo by Lakshanyaa Ganesh.

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

Sreya Kumar September 10, 2019
Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS
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...

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Sreya Kumar, Iman Malik, and Tina Low February 10, 2019

Senior Jessica Ji walked down the court hand in hand with her parents, clutching a bouquet of flowers and colorful balloons given to her by her teammates. Coach Sara Borelli read out her thank you letter...

Junior Arvind Jagdish reaches up for a rebound as senior Josiah Figueroa covers him. Photo by Brandon Ng.

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng January 25, 2019

It was close. Really close. The Matadors trailed by just two points at halftime. For the most part, MVHS played point for point, led by seniors and captains AJ Falak and Ryan Tagawa. Yet after the teams...

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Sreya Kumar and Ankit Gupta January 18, 2019
Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year
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