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Boys soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Boys soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Rachel Lu

January 8, 2012

All teams want a strong start. After a strong preseason, the Matadors surged into the first two games of the season, scoring eleven goals total, and shutting out the other team.The Matadors started the season off with a 2-0 record after their 7-0 rout of Cupertino High School in their first league...

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Rachel Lu

December 10, 2011

Coming off a strong win against Yerba Buena, the Matadors went up against the Newark Memorial High School Cougars in round two of the Monta Vista Invitational Tournament. The Cougars had beaten the Matadors just a few days earlier, but came back to beat them again 27-38 on Dec. 9. The stellar defense and strong drives to ...

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Rachel Lu

November 17, 2011

The game hit a stalemate with MVHS and Saratoga tied 9-9 in the total team score count. The final score had to come down to the individual games played in each set, pushing MVHS over Saratoga by a tally of 79-73 in the November 16 CCS Championships. It took four hours of the toughest competition in the league bef...

Volume 42, Issue 3: Nov. 9, 2011

Volume 42, Issue 3: Nov. 9, 2011

Sara Yang

November 13, 2011

Open publication - Free publishing - More 2011 ...

Getting to the root of the fruit trees

Getting to the root of the fruit trees

Sara Yang

November 10, 2011

Along the pathway from the rally court to the academic quad, among petrified pieces of gum and flyaway chip bags, sharp-eyed observers might notice streaks of smashed green fruit. They did not simply fall out of student lunch boxes — they fell from the trees. Pineapple guava trees are scat...

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Girls Tennis: Makes first definitive CCS win over St. Ignatius

Rachel Lu

November 10, 2011

With a winning record of 21-0, the varsity girls tennis team is the top seed in CCS this year. Their expectations were high as they went into their first CCS match on Nov. 9, winning 13-3 over St. Ignatius at MVHS.This year, the CCS rules have changed to a round robin style of play. Since ther...

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Elvin Wong

November 9, 2011

The Matadors record (15-16) meant that there was no chance for an automatic qualification into CCS. But the boys varsity water polo team did make it to CCS through a lucky wild card, the Matadors had an opportunity to play one more game on Nov. 8 against Serra High School. Unfortunately, they were unable to get past the first round after they could not hold ...

VIDEO: Gathered in unity

VIDEO: Gathered in unity

Elvin Wong

October 21, 2011

Click here for additional coverage of the Unity Rally at Cupertino High School. More information about the events leading up to Oct. 19 can be found here. On Oct. 19, students and community members gathered at CHS for the Unity Rally organized by the students and faculty of CHS in the days leading up to Westboro Baptist Church's plann...

Fifteen minutes of Hollywood fame

Fifteen minutes of Hollywood fame

Soumya Kurnool

October 14, 2011

Literature teacher Terry Anderson  was caught in the crossfire of paparazzi. Math teacher Colin Anderson dated Tom Hanks’s niece at UC Santa Cruz. Literature teacher Jessica Kaufman rejected James Franco. Even though it might be tough to imagine teachers having a life outside of school, teachers ...

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Soumya Kurnool

October 14, 2011

I have only been to quad decs once, back in the day when we built floats. I went to gawk at the floats for a mere five minutes, and then left. I have only been to a rally once, back in the day when  we assumed rallies were mandatory. I stepped inside, ran my eyes over the huge masses of screaming Mat...

PHOTO GALLERY: Club Day 2011

PHOTO GALLERY: Club Day 2011

Elvin Wong

September 10, 2011

Clubs and organizations sell popular off-campus eats to raise money Read More »...

Students organize creek cleaning event

Students organize creek cleaning event

Angela Liu

September 3, 2011

Kids, teenagers and adults alike donned rubber gloves and picked up trash-pincher tools to help clean up Coyote Creek at Kelley Park in San Jose on Aug. 27. From plastic cups to rusty shopping carts, all shapes and sizes of trash littered the area. Vision New America (VNA), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young min...