El Estoque

Let’s Go Giants!

Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family
Exploring MVHS students’ support for the San Francisco Giants
November 2, 2020

Ever since eighth grade, junior Arthur Chan never leaves for school without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap –– the bright orange outlines of the Giants’ “SF” logo on his head symbolized...

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

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

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

MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

MVHS 50th Anniversary Celebration
Alumni and FUHSD board members reflect on the impact of MVHS on their lives
September 25, 2019
Alumni and FUHSD board members reflect on the impact of MVHS on their lives

Football: MVHS falls 32-6 against Mills HS

Senior Tarun Sarang breaks a tackle and runs the ball across the forty-yard line towards the endzone.  Despite numerous plays for big yardage, MVHS still could not score, even when at the doorstep of the endzone.  Photo by Lance Tong.
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat
September 7, 2019
A promising start to the Matador’s first home game ends in an overwhelming defeat

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement
Math teacher Skip Mueller reflects on his time at MVHS and his retirement plans
May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

The custodial parade

The custodial parade
Matador Recognition Committee organizes event to appreciate custodial staff
May 6, 2019

The custodian carts, adorned with bananas, mini flags and Mario Kart symbols and characters, whizzed past the rally court at a cool two miles per hour during lunch on May 1. The parade was organized by...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Junior Charlie Yi prepares to spike the ball against CHS. The Matadors won their 22nd game in a row.
April 25, 2019

It was Friday before break as the MVHS boys volleyball team faced off against CHS. Parents and fellow students lined the bleachers as the confident Matadors team prepared to face their division rival,...

Let’s Talk: Complaining at Monta Vista

Let's Talk: Complaining at Monta Vista
Exploring the implications of complaining as a means of reinforcing negativity or relieving stress
March 3, 2019

Korean Club: Crossing over into new zones

Photo by Claire Yang
Monta Vista and Cupertino High School’s Korean Clubs collaborate to host an interdistrict event
October 26, 2018
Monta Vista and Cupertino High School’s Korean Clubs collaborate to host an interdistrict event

Supporting the staff

Photo Illustration // Oishee Misra
Teachers share their experiences with their own mental wellness
October 24, 2018

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress....

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