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Sports stereotypes

Joyce Lui spins during a color guard performance. Photo used with permission by Lui.
Exploring the assumptions surrounding various sports at MVHS
November 6, 2020
Exploring the assumptions surrounding various sports at MVHS

Faithful to the bay

Senior Bassam Malik poses with his San Francisco 49ers jersey featuring defensive end Nick Bosa’s number.
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers
November 4, 2020
MVHS Students recount their experiences as fans of the San Francisco 49ers

Let’s Go Giants!

Senior Connor Nieh attends a Giants game with his family
Exploring MVHS students’ support for the San Francisco Giants
November 2, 2020

Ever since eighth grade, junior Arthur Chan never leaves for school without wearing his San Francisco Giants cap –– the bright orange outlines of the Giants’ “SF” logo on his head symbolized...

Multi-sport athletes

The boys water polo team celebrates its senior night in the 2019 season.
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams
November 1, 2020
MVHS students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of playing on several school sports teams

At-home quarantine workouts

Junior Arushi Tyagi holds a plank position during her daily workout in her house. Photo used with permission from Arushi Tyagi.
Students and staff share what motivates them to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 24, 2020
Students and staff share what motivates them to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic

Overtraining: How much is too much?

Ramanathan kicks the ball at a soccer game. Photo used with permission from Viveka Ramanathan.
Exploring how overtraining impacts the game and mindset of MVHS athletes
September 12, 2020
Exploring how overtraining impacts the game and mindset of MVHS athletes

2020 NBA Finals predictions

2020 NBA Finals predictions
MVHS students give their hopes for the top teams in the NBA finals
September 12, 2020
MVHS students give their hopes for the top teams in the NBA finals

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
September 12, 2020
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
May 1, 2020
Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role

A & K Podcast: 2020 NFL Draft

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft
April 29, 2020
El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community
Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues
April 19, 2020
Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues

Sports: a love that needs no language

This was on the empty field behind the school where we started a game of soccer together. Photo by Emory Heath
How people are universally able to unite over sports
April 10, 2020

I’ve never really cared for soccer, unless you count the couple months I spent at the age of six, running away from the ball instead of towards it. However, in the summer of 2019, I took a trip with...

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