El Estoque

MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place

MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place
Students experiment with filming and posting videos during remote learning
May 20, 2020

With the start of remote learning, many MVHS students have used their extra time at home  creatively. Some are learning new instruments such as the ukulele and guitar, while others are dedicating time...

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
May 1, 2020
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role

Color Guard during quarantine

Color Guard during quarantine
Looking at how MVHS Color Guard bonds and practices online during COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020

Freshman Naomi Baba never knew that March 9 was going to be the last time that she  practiced with her teammates for this school year.  The release of the FUHSD’s remote learning order caused many...

Dear seniors

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Let’s talk about our feelings and experience of this second semester
April 1, 2020

It’s OK to be upset right now. The CA state governor Gavin Newsom formally announced on March 17 that schools are highly likely to be closed for the rest of the school year, jeopardizing academics...

Bridging cultures

Bridging cultures
Looking at staff responses to working with students from different backgrounds
March 11, 2020

A freshman reached out to guidance counselor Jessica Coscia about her concerns for her future career; while the student's parents are both engineers, she is interested in psychology. Coscia provided the...

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition
February 14, 2020

As the repercussions of January continue into February, Oishee and Lakshanyaa discuss the implications of toxic positivity amid the tragedies of the month. With topics like the coronovirus, Kobe Bryant's...

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
February 10, 2020
MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS

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...

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes
February 6, 2020

mid the chicken sandwich debates that emerged between popular fast food restaurants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, an unlikely contender remained engraved in our minds — the Impossible Burger. Founded in 2011,...

Expanding definitions of intelligence

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Critiquing the MVHS community’s focus on solely academic intelligence
January 12, 2020
Critiquing the MVHS community’s focus on solely academic intelligence

Students participate in annual Stanford Blood Drive

Senior Nate Reyes lies on his seat as he prepares for the procedure while holding on to senior Allison Wu, who smiles at him.
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years
January 11, 2020
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years

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...

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