El Estoque

Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du May 9, 2022
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev

Happiness

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat May 7, 2022
Finding happiness in sports

Fear

Meggie Chen April 27, 2022
Exploring how fear affects three MVHS student-athletes in their sport
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
Senior Sophia Chen attempts the final shot during the CCS Quarterfinals game against Evergreen Valley High School. Photo by Anna Jerolimov

To all the sports I’ve done before: Basketball

Sophia Chen April 19, 2022
How I learned to pour my heart into the game
Sophomore Aditya Sharma poses with his family, who are all wearing customized Ralph Lauren polo uniforms.

Polo unites the Sharmas

Meggie Chen and Krish Dev April 18, 2022

Sophomore Aditya Sharma’s favorite part of playing horse polo is the unmatched feeling of excitement as the wind whistles in his ears and the loud sound of thumping hooves against the ground as he...

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
Junior Jesse Li and sophomore Elijah Kang jump to block a hit from Mountain View.

Boys Volleyball falls to Mountain View High School 3-0

Tvisha Gupta and Anna Jerolimov March 28, 2022
A loss brings the Matadors’ league record to 3-2
Junior and captain Lance Fuchia gets ready to smash the birdie over the net. Photo by Anna Jerolimov

Badminton narrowly defeats Cupertino High School 16-14

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 26, 2022
A tiebreaking match allows MVHS to take the victory
The Hudl Focus and accompanying app simplify the process of recording and sharing sports footage. Photo by Hudl

MVHS sports teams implement technology

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 25, 2022

This January the Monta Vista Athletics Department replaced their existing Pixellot auto-tracking cameras with two Hudl Focus cameras for $8,000 so that teams can record practices and games and review the...

Sophomore Varchas Athreya passes the ball in the first set of the game, which MVHS won 26-24.

Boys Volleyball triumphs over Cupertino High School in straight sets

Anna Jerolimov and Mira Wagner March 21, 2022
MVHS wins three close sets in its second home game
The Cheer Teams Instagram features team bonding activities, routines they performed at games and promo for their future events

Like. Follow. Cheer.

Aashi Venkat and Nika Zamani March 18, 2022
Exploring how sports teams use social media
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