El Estoque

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Michelle Wong

May 8, 2017

ith the hot sun beating down on them, the Matadors hit an astounding five runs during the fourth inning, helping them secure a win as they defeated Fremont HS on May 3 with a score of 7-5. Their current ranking at a three way tie for third place in the league meant that MVHS would have to win all of the...

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Softball: Team blows out Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

May 6, 2017

espite the blistering afternoon heat, the MVHS softball team took the field on May 4 ready to compete. The team was dominant on defense throughout the game, holding Wilcox HS scoreless through all five innings. After MVHS was able to secure the three outs necessary for a quick ending to the top of the...

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Photo gallery: Badminton victorious over rival Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez

April 1, 2017

s senior David Chen and junior Sean Chen played their varsity doubles match against the pair from Cupertino HS, they occasionally paused between points and gave a loud, sudden shout. This kept them focused on their match and built up their momentum. Throughout the afternoon, the MVHS field house was fil...

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Roshan Fernandez

March 12, 2017

t's rather often that we find ourselves regretting our past actions, wondering what would have happened if we didn’t make that stupid decision.  “Oh no, why did I do that? I should have done this instead. Aw, that was rather foolish of me.” For most people, these are the kinds of things that go t...

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2017

n Toni Morrison's novel “Beloved,” the word n is used 37 times. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it’s used 48 times. In Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” 217. These books are all part of the reading curriculum at MVHS. And despite the derogatory history ...

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Roshan Fernandez

March 8, 2017

ith course selection wrapping up for students of all grades, the buzz around campus over the past few weeks was all about what classes students would take next year. Honors American Literature or American Literature? AP US History or US History? Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trigonometry? These were among th...

Why Instagram promotes false confidence

Why Instagram promotes false confidence

Roshan Fernandez

March 3, 2017

hen your phone screen lights up with a long list of notifications, it provides you with a true sense of pleasure. Deep down inside, it leaves you feeling content, gratified and satisfied that you finally got that boost of popularity that you’ve been searching for all these years. And for many people,...

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

How athletes stay mentally and physically in shape

Roshan Fernandez

February 28, 2017

thletes in different sports often have different approaches to the games they play. While basketball players might have a certain routine involving jump shots before a game, wrestlers have special preparations they make before matches as well. Preparation extends far beyond pre-match superstitions before a...

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017

Additional reporting Avni Prasad and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan eading up to an MVHS dance, there is always a constant buzz that flows throughout the campus. Students spend hours creating clever posters with name-related puns, going shopping for new dresses, and picking out flowers to impress a potential dat...

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

January 10, 2017

ith the wind blowing in their faces and the rain soaking their jerseys, the MVHS boys soccer team stepped onto the damp field ready to play Los Altos HS on Jan. 3. In some of the worst conditions this area has to offer — high winds, pouring rain and low temperatures, MVHS lost the match 0-3 after ...

A look back: Japanese National Honor Society hosts first annual karaoke contest

A look back: Japanese National Honor Society hosts first annual karaoke contest

Roshan Fernandez

December 10, 2016

lub vice president and junior Jadon Bienz was on edge. His team was about to perform Yatta!, a japanese song by the group Green Leaves. But after the performance, his face was filled with delight. “It’s a very opening experience,” Bienz said. “A lot of other people are singing with you…[so...

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016

he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: winning their first game of the season. In...