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The effect of COVID-19 on hobbies

The effect of COVID-19 on hobbies
Exploring the stories of student activities affected by the events of 2020
October 29, 2020
Exploring the stories of student activities affected by the events of 2020

Lending a helping hand

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center pose for a photo to thank the numerous kids who have sent in a letter via the email forum.
Track & Field team helps boost essential worker morale
May 26, 2020
Track & Field team helps boost essential worker morale

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually
How students use online tools to continue training during quarantine
May 13, 2020

Video conferencing apps like Zoom have become almost an essential for school due to shelter-in-place restrictions. In particular, student athletes at MVHS use apps like Zoom as tools to host virtual workouts...

Conflicting Commitment

Conflicting Commitment
For some MVHS athletes, conflicting seasons means choosing one sport over another.
April 12, 2019

For sophomore Henry Zhai, the summer before his freshman year was filled with going back and forth between practices. He played the summer season for his club volleyball team while also attending the MVHS...

Warming up

Warming up
El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day
April 10, 2019
El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day

Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level
Collegiate athletes talk about the changes between MVHS and their college teams.
March 13, 2019

It was the summer of 5th grade when MVHS alumna and now Cornell University freshman Demetra Williams and her best friend found diving lessons offered at Fremont HS. Her friend said, “I’ll do it if...

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational
13 teams from the Bay Area compete in the first meet of the year despite rainy conditions
March 8, 2019

The rain faded in and out between a soft drizzle and heavier drops — but this didn’t matter to the hundreds of parents and onlookers who filled the bleachers to watch MVHS host the third annual Rustbuster...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Photo used with permission of Thomas Orsua
April 27, 2016

It’s 3:15p.m. Custodian Thomas Orsua turns in his radio, rides his white cart to the cafeteria, throws away the trash he collected during the day and signs out. Heís done with his shift for the day....

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV

Track and Field: Varsity Team loses in competition against the other MV
April 4, 2016

Co-reported by Fatima Ali and Hannan Waliullah n March 30th, a clash between Monta Vista HS and Mountain View HS occurred. Stakes were high, with Mountain View HS a step down from a higher division...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen
April 1, 2016

Cowritten by Hannan Waliullah and Fatima Ali Photos by Fatima Ali veryone knows what it's like to be an freshman, whether they’re a teacher or a student at MVHS. They’ve all been through the...

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins

Track and Field: First home meet of the season brings multiple wins
March 24, 2016

Co-reported by Hannan Waliullah and Emma Lam Photos by Hannan Waliullah, Emma Lam and Fatima Ali he starting gun went off, signaling the start of the first 4x100 meter relay. As the lead for the...

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