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Unhomely Fandoms

Unhomely Fandoms

Tabitha Mendez and Anish Vasudevan

March 11, 2020

Senior Sean Fell When he was younger, senior Sean Fell would participate in heated Madden and NBA 2K video —game battles with his older brother. His brother, a fan of the Bay Area teams, never let Fell choose the same team as him, forcing Fell to find football and basketball fandoms from other ...

What’s in your bag?

What’s in your bag?

Hannah Lee

March 11, 2020

Dancer Ariyal Jain shares some of her essentials

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

Goodbye Oakland Raiders

Tabitha Mendez

February 6, 2020

“Touchdown Raiders!”  This phrase is one of the first memories that comes to mind when I think about growing up.  Whenever I needed help putting on or taking off a sweater that I couldn't get around my head, my parents would say this phrase, and I immediately knew to raise my arms in the moti...

Callin’ the Shots

Callin’ the Shots

Elena Khan and Tabitha Mendez

February 5, 2020

ssential to almost every sports competition, referees stand out in their striped black and white attire, a whistle dangling around their necks — it’s up to them to call the shots. With eyes on the players, coaches and fans, the referees are responsible for making quick choices to ensure the safety of th...

Hiring coaches for dummies

Hiring coaches for dummies

Hannah Lee

February 5, 2020

Understanding the process behind how sports coaches are hired

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi

January 10, 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Tabitha Mendez

January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not he will play in college. Lavi has been playing on the MVHS boys soccer team since he was a freshman, a...

Javier’s Helpers

Javier’s Helpers

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

November 23, 2019

enior Hannah Risher used to attend every MVHS football game — home games because she was a cheerleader and away games to support the team and watch the game she enjoyed. One day, as she attended an away game at Santa Teresa with her friend, MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito saw her and asked if she w...

Triple threat

Triple threat

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

October 23, 2019

With MVHS offering 18 total sports, many students at MVHS engage in after school sports. Teams typically practice or compete in games every weekday, and because of this, being on a sports team is a significant time commitment. As a result, it is not surprising that very few students are involved in a ...