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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...

Defining spirit: Class spirit in two minutes

Ruba Shaik

September 25, 2013

With Homecoming just around the corner, students take a moment to discuss the concept of “class spirit” and why it matters so much to the community Read More »...

Storify: IDC Fantastics held Dec. 7

Storify: IDC Fantastics held Dec. 7

Mihir Patil

December 7, 2012

Straight from  Cupertino High School, El Estoque reporters Yashashree Pisolkar, Eva Spitzen and Namrata Ramani are tweeting pictures and updates about the Fantastics district-wide rally. object width="650" height="488"> [View the story "Fantastics 2012" on Storify]...

New field brings new pride to MV

New field brings new pride to MV

Robert Sulgit

August 23, 2012

For the first time in several years, MVHS will be able to have its Homecoming football game on its own football field. The new stadium is much deserved and will be a huge boost to the community and our school’s morale. MVHS is ready to rock on our turf. With work on the football field being finish...

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Soumya Kurnool

October 14, 2011

I have only been to quad decs once, back in the day when we built floats. I went to gawk at the floats for a mere five minutes, and then left. I have only been to a rally once, back in the day when  we assumed rallies were mandatory. I stepped inside, ran my eyes over the huge masses of screaming Mat...

Money matters

Money matters

Karishma Mehrotra

February 6, 2010

Our lives are expensive, but do they have to be?   Read More »...

Newer purple, brighter gold

Newer purple, brighter gold

Deepa Kollipara

January 18, 2010

New decade introduces new rally with classes teamed-up to compete Read More »...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009

Variations' surprise caroling fills the rally court Read More »...

Marquesas states competition

Marquesas states competition

Ingrid Chang

February 13, 2009

This Saturday the Marquesas dance team will be competing at home for eligibility at national championships Read More »...