El Estoque

Too close to home: the Iranian Revolution at MVHS

Hajjarian and his younger brother wait behind a mountain. Hajjarian tells stories to pass the time.

Ishaani Dayal and Iman Malik

October 23, 2019

The impacts of the Iranian Revolution on students and staff

AVID Deconstructed

AVID Deconstructed

Laasya Koduru

October 20, 2018

When the bell rings, students settle in their seats as the sound of papers flipping and small whispers permeate the room. The binders click open as the teacher circulates around the room, asking students to explain their organizational methods. Organization checks are a typical task once a month in ...

Teachers and their dogs

Teachers and their dogs

Claire Lu

April 25, 2014

1. Biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever Name: Koochook Age: 5 years old   One of biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian’s first memories of Koochook was not pleasant — when he met his fiancée for the first time to get breakfast, Hajjarian remembers loo...

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat

December 8, 2013

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish, teams were allowed to prepare at home, but assembly and presentation of the final dish had to...

Boys soccer: New team looks forward to promising season

Junior Anurag Kelkar prepares to shoot a goal during a practice on Thursday, Nov. 21. This is Kelkar’s first season on varsity after two years playing on JV. Photo by Rhonda Mak.

Sarah Ramos

December 6, 2013

Despite graduated players, team hopes to make CCS after preseason wins. Read More »...

Video: Students give thanks to staff

Yashashree Pisolkar

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving season provides students opportunity to thank teachers. Read More »...

VIDEO: Summer road trips with Hajjarian and Jones

Kathleen Yuan

September 9, 2013

Biology teachers Pooya Hajjarian and Kyle Jones share stories of their summer road trips to Los Angeles and Portland. Read More »...

Boys soccer: Matadors hand Firebirds first loss of the season

Midfielder senior Rohit Mukerji dribbles the ball past a FHS defender. The Matadors won 1-0, handing the Firebirds their first loss.

Atharva Fulay

January 28, 2013

The Matadors faced off against the Fremont Firebirds, the last undefeated team in the league on Jan. 25. After a quick start and crisp passes, the Matadors were able to fend off any early goals by the Firebirds. In the second half, MVHS played aggressively and was able to get a goal to take the lead...

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Carissa Chan

January 10, 2013

Boys varsity soccer played a tight first half against Palo Alto but eventually fell behind 1-3. Read More »...

Boys soccer: Game ends on two goals in stoppage time

Eric Polgar dribbles

Atharva Fulay

December 16, 2012

The Matadors lost the match 1-2. The Matadors faced off against the Santa Teresa High School Saints on Dec. 12 at home. The team had not practiced on Thursday because the campus was closed due to the bomb threat. “It may have taken away the intensity that we usually have during practice,” ...

Boys soccer: Easy 8-0 victory over San Lorenzo Valley

Defender senior Andrew Wang attempts to keep control of the ball on the MVHS side. The Matadors defeated the Cougars 8-0 in the second to last preseason game on Dec. 10. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

December 11, 2012

Playing on the new turf field for the second time, varsity boys soccer defeated San Lorenzo Valley High School in a shutout on Dec. 10. In a relaxed, low-key game, the Matadors scored eight goals and allowed none. Forward sophomore Brad Ohadi led offensive efforts with three goals and three assis...