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Behind the scenes: Las Vegas Lottery Rally

Behind the scenes: Las Vegas Lottery Rally

Michelle Wong

February 8, 2017

n preparation for the Winter Rally, Leadership and approximately 10 other MVHS students stayed at school from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 to work on posters and cheer signs. The overall theme for the rally was Las Vegas, with each individual class representing a different hotel within the cit...

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Katerina Pappas

February 3, 2017

heers from every side shake the bleachers. As the 2017 Vegas-themed winter rally comes to an end, a sea of cornsilk gold flows out of the gym along with the students. The class of 2018 has won their first rally — out of pure luck. Juniors stare at each other out of shock and excitement as they cele...

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Ananya Bhat

October 8, 2016

Snapchat Watch the video to view El Estoque's snapchat coverage of the rally. Beginning The rally began with high spirits and energy, with the class of 2017 breaking through the seniors poster, as the seniors do in every rally, and each class performing the classic MVHS “How do you feel...

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Aanchal Garg

August 26, 2016

s the class of 2020 shuffled into their first rally, their heads turned curiously to see giant posters of cereal brands plastered across the walls of the gym. The class of 2019 had already begun to pick up their pom poms and assemble on the bleachers, accustomed to the routine and excited for their fir...

Highlights of the 2016 farewell rally

Highlights of the 2016 farewell rally

Aanchal Garg

May 21, 2016

he farewell rally. The last time the class of 2016 would tear through the poster and crowd up onto the gym bleachers, screaming at the top of their lungs and forming a sea of purple and gold by waving their pom-poms. The last time competing in the rally games, shouting the 15-second cheer and singing the...

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Aanchal Garg

January 29, 2016

or this year’s winter rally, freshmen and seniors competed against sophomores and juniors in an ultimate battle of Dark vs Light. Taking inspiration from Star Wars, the classes of 2017 and 2018 represented the “Light Side” while the classes of 2016 and 2019 represented the “Dark Side.” Bein...

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Ilena Peng

January 26, 2016

he Star Wars themed rally and spirit week is in full swing! Click on the images below to see what others on campus are doing to show their school spirit each day and check back throughout the week for updates. ...

Homecoming Week 2015

Homecoming Week 2015

Avni Prasad

October 19, 2015

lash mobs, food drive, talent shows, quad decs, senior spoof, and of course to top it all off, Homecoming rally. It’s was the usual Homecoming events but nevertheless a busy week. Spending a brunch or lunch studying for your math test could have meant missing a talent show act or a flash mob. Jus...

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment of Homecoming

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment  of Homecoming

Eva Spitzen

October 4, 2013

Multicolored handprints etched on students’ faces are the same as war paint applied ceremoniously before battle. The rally is a fight to the death between valiant warriors screeching battle cries. Class points are vital ammunition to be used against daunting opposition. We get it. For a lot of...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Kristin Chang

September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s annual ball drop, a...

Defining spirit: 10 ways to show Matador pride

Namrata Ramani

September 25, 2013

Rallies at MVHS, famous for their deafening cheering and jam-packed stands, are often the most common displays of school spirit. However, there are many opportunities for students who are deterred by rallies to showcase their school and class pride. This guide highlights ten ways that any Matador can...

Welcome back rally concludes the first week of school

Welcome back rally concludes the first week of school

Neesha Venkatesan

August 27, 2013

Many students enjoyed the Welcome Back rally despite the typical outcome. Read More »