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

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing
50 activities to appeal to your normal side and 50 activities for your inner MVHS student
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
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...

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

Senior Ashley Liu dribbles past a Mountain View HS defender.
Lack of steady possession and inability to convert leads to eighth loss of the season with a final score of 31-52
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

Dear football,

MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan
The lessons I learned from “the game of life”
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
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS
November 8, 2019
The team celebrates seniors after last game against Palo Alto HS

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

Frehsman Greyson Mobley makes a run against SJHS, trying to keep the Matadors in the lead. Photo by Collin Qian
Matadors win with a final score of 35-7 with strong offensive plays
September 16, 2019
Matadors win with a final score of 35-7 with strong offensive plays

Field Hockey: Team takes home first win of the season

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.
Despite a shaky start, Matadors emerge victorious against Valley Christian HS
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
Cheer and football coaches explain their processes for preparing their teams
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...

Baseball: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS in first home game

Baseball: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS in first home game
Matadors end game 3-1
March 14, 2019
Matadors end game 3-1

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

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead
MVHS loses senior night game despite maintaining intensity throughout the game
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...

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

Junior Arvind Jagdish reaches up for a rebound as senior Josiah Figueroa covers him. Photo by Brandon Ng.
Slow second half ends in a 46-66 loss
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
Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year
January 18, 2019
Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year
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