El Estoque

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Diminished club attendance during the distance learning school year

Justin E Kim and Abdullah Memon February 10, 2021
Taking a look at how various clubs have become inactive during the pandemic
A close up shot of a

Acknowledging Cultural Celebrations

Abdullah Memon, Aditya Shukla, and Justin E Kim December 5, 2020
The MVHS administration’s stance on cultural awareness and reducing workload for traditionally celebrated holidays

Student skincare routines

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer December 3, 2020
Students discuss their various approaches to skincare
MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place

MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place

Jasmine Lee, Staff writer 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...

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.

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

Hannah Lee 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

Jasmine Lee 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...

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Dear seniors

Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar 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

Jasmine Lee and Zara Iqbal 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

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra 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...

Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.

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

Kamyar Moradi and Hannah Lee 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

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...

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

Sreya Kumar and Jasmine Lee 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,...

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