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Analyzing MVHS’s stigma against community college

Analyzing MVHS’s stigma against community college

Roshan Fernandez

September 20, 2016

Senior Vincent Kao has heard MVHS students say "I want to go to UCLA." He has heard them say "I want to go to Stanford. Or Yale. Or Harvard." But Kao has never heard anyone say "I want to go to De Anza." A recurring nightmare among MVHS students, especially seniors who are applying to college, is the prospect of community college. Most students feel shame and embarras...

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Cross country: Watermelon run photo gallery

Om Khandekar

September 6, 2016

Starting the year off strong, the MVHS cross country team took to the Steven’s Canyon trail for their annual Watermelon Run on Aug. 30. The times are informal, the competition between teammates is minimal and at the end of the day the watermelon is the main focus of the runners on the team. Here a...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Justin Kim

February 2, 2016

Video by Derek Shao or much of the beginning of the season, the MVHS boys soccer team suffered from slow starts and a lack of communication. On this rainy day, as dark clouds were setting in, the Matadors set to correct their errors in order to defeat their opponents from Lynbrook. On Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m....

Boys soccer: Team secures 3-2 win against Wilcox HS

Boys soccer: Team secures 3-2 win against Wilcox HS

Tyler Lin

January 25, 2016

Photos by Justin Kim he sun shone harshly down on the field as the teams began warming up. Following their two game win streak, the Matadors looked to extend that when they faced Wilcox High School on Jan. 13. Perhaps with a bit too much confidence, the Matadors seemed to lack coordination and ef...

Volleyball vs. Homestead

Volleyball vs. Homestead

Amol Pande

April 30, 2014

Monta Vista takes on Homestead high school in this league match up Monta Vista's next home game is against The Harker Academy on May 5, 2014

BOYS WATER POLO: MATADORS LOSE CLOSE GAME AGAINST MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN CLOSING MINUTES

BOYS WATER POLO: MATADORS LOSE CLOSE GAME AGAINST MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN CLOSING MINUTES

Alaina Lui

October 23, 2013

The boys water polo team faced off against Mountain View High School on Oct. 17 at home. Both teams fought hard, but the Spartans started stronger, scoring the first goal of the game. The Matadors kept the deficit within two points for the rest of the game but would never take the lead. The Matado...

Baseball CCS: Lancers throw perfect game to end Matador season

Baseball CCS: Lancers throw perfect game to end Matador season

Cynthia Mao

May 21, 2013

St. Francis senior Michael Strem allows no hits to give Matadors 0-2 loss. Read More »...

Girls basketball: Matadors put off 48-15 victory over Cupertino Pioneers

The Lady Mats eagerly anticipate the ball falling into the hoop shot from the three-point line. Photo by Athira Penghat.

Catherine

January 20, 2013

After strong defense, the Lady Mats were victorious over the Cupertino High School Pioneers with a score of 48-15 at MVHS on Jan.16. The first quarter started off with tough defense by the Lady Mats; the Pioneers were only able to score two points, which jump-started a scoring streak for the Mats....

Boys Basketball: MVHS loses to Wilcox, as star player watches from the bench

Senior Alex Soong shoots a free throw in MVHS’s Jan. 15 game against Wilcox High School. Soong’s contribution of 11 points and 8 rebounds was not enough as the Matadors lost 57-45. Photo by Robert Sulgit.

Nathan Desai

January 19, 2013

Leading the league in blocks (1.6 per game) and rebounds (10.9 per game), junior Ramana Keerthi has shined as a post defender for the Matadors. However, in MVHS’ game against Wilcox High School on Jan. 15, Keerthi was out with a fever and the Chargers beat the Matadors 57-45. Throughout the gam...

Boys Basketball: Tough defense not enough as Matadors lose to Santa Clara

Junior Ramana Keerthi blocks a shot during Monta Vista’s game against Santa Clara on Jan. 8. Despite a strong defensive effort, the Matadors lost 45-35 against the Bruins. Photo by Robert Sulgit.

Nathan Desai

January 9, 2013

                            Since 2006, MVHS had won 11 of their past 12 matchups against Santa Clara High School. That hot streak ended as the Matadors fell below .500 (7-8, 1-2) with their 45...