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Homecoming Rally 2019

Homecoming Rally 2019

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 13, 2019

Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia

September 11, 2019

How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame

Welcome Back Rally 2019

Welcome Back Rally 2019

Justine Ha and Shreshta Ranganathan

September 2, 2019

A photo compilation of the rally featuring class spirit, performances and games

Avatar the Last Airbender: Dodgeball Edition

Avatar the Last Airbender: Dodgeball Edition

Tabitha Mendez and Rucha Soman

February 8, 2019

As the annual winter rally approaches, the Leadership team has been collecting ideas for this year's theme. After collaborating and discussing during fifth period, they decided the theme for 2019’s Winter Rally would be “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. Each class would be placed with one of the four...

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

Claire Wen and Jasmine Lee

October 18, 2018

The shock on senior class members’ faces. The collective cheer from the junior class derived from the surprise twist. The excitement of watching skits being put together with hours of labor is replaced by the nervous anticipation at the rally as students’ curiosity regarding the winner of Homecom...

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Hannah Lee

September 1, 2018

Relive the first rally of the year

2018 Winter Rally

2018 Winter Rally

El Estoque Staff

February 3, 2018

When students filed into the gym for the winter rally, they were met with colorful posters plastered on the walls, pom-poms arranged in neat rows and streamers hung up on the ceiling enveloping the gym in purple and gold . After watching the entertaining performances and rally games, they file out with...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Carol Lei

September 2, 2017

As the first rally rolled around, so did the first spirit week. In this year’s Welcome Back “Issa Rally” rally, the theme of music brought MVHS to pull out their neon shirts and gold chains. Leadership students took on their first week of poster making, rally set-ups and dress up days of the year...

Highlights of the 2017 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2017 Welcome Back Rally

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 2, 2017

Additional Reporting by Shayon Moradi, Shar Rahman and Ilena Peng. The Welcome Back rally began as it always does. The gym was almost full with the exception of a noticeable gap where you would expect the seniors to be. That is, until the moment when the class of 2018 emerged from behind the ...

Recap of 2017’s Farewell Rally

Recap of 2017’s Farewell Rally

Michelle Wong

May 25, 2017

  veryone in the gym collectively held their breath, waiting for the seniors to rip through the flimsy yellow poster keeping them in the gym lobby. Only, they didn’t. The gym was quiet for the first and last time during the Farewell Rally on Friday, May 19, and the song playing in the bac...

Baseball: Matadors pull past Homestead HS with a late rally

Baseball: Matadors pull past Homestead HS with a late rally

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2017

Additional reporting by Himani Yalamaddi. ith consecutive hits by the Matadors allowing them to score point after point during the sixth inning, the relatively slow game culminated in an action packed inning that gave MVHS the victory. On March 27, a rally in the sixth inning brought MVHS to a thr...