El Estoque

The contrast in my sports

Rucha Soman

November 24, 2019

I walked onto the stage, my ankles heavy with brass bells. I could feel my heart ready to explode from stage fright, even though I had practiced my routine a million times. The music started and I robotically performed the choreography with an emotionless smile plastered on my face.  “You did suc...

Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Rucha Soman and Swara Tewari

October 23, 2019

Running: $65* Junior Rohan Agrawal explains that the cost of participating in both cross country and track and field isn’t too high, and he says it’s worth it. Agrawal adds that although the cost is technically a donation, paying for uniforms and apparel wouldn’t be possible without it. ...

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Justine Ha

January 28, 2019

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But this high intensive time was short-lived as sophomore Samiksha Rao got a red card just three minutes into...

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019

With a constant downpour in the first half, one would expect the weather conditions to result in a slow-paced game. However, that was not the case when the MVHS girls soccer team faced Milpitas HS on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Matadors played a tough game filled with numero...

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Rajas Habbu, Kamyar Moradi, and Anish Vasudevan

December 3, 2018

After losing their first game of the season 5-0 against Pioneer HS, the Matadors were hoping to bounce back and secure a win in their first home game on Nov. 27. MVHS faced Branham HS, a team that beat them 3-0 in the 2017 season. The game started off slow, with neither team dominating possession. Howeve...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018

enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked at the clock and sig...