El Estoque

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Jayanti Jha and Jefferson Le

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 and practices and maintain a line of communication between coaches and their athletes. Sophomore A...

Conflicting Commitment

Conflicting Commitment

Rajas Habbu and Gauri Kaushik

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 color guard team’s summer workshop. It was only after summer ended and school began that he reali...

Warming up

Warming up

Sreya Kumar, Charlotte Chui, Gauri Kaushik, Iman Malik, Ankit Gupta, and Tina Low

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

Rajas Habbu and Rucha Soman

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 you do” and managed to convince her to enroll. Down the road, her friend quit diving for field ho...

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Ankit Gupta and Tina Low

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 Invitational meet on Saturday, March 2. This meet serves as a day for schools from all over...

On the Right Track: Custodian Tom Orsua becomes track coach

Photo used with permission of Thomas Orsua

Hannan Waliullah

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. But instead of climbing into his car and heading home, Orsua shifts gears and heads to the locker ...

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

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

Emma Lam

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 this season. The Matadors faced their toughest rival yet. It was a smaller home meet, with only two...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Emma Lam

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 transition from middle school to high school, not knowing where or how they’ll fit in. A few fin...

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

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

Fatima Ali

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 MVHS team, freshman Reema Apte began to run, cheers all around the field resounded, shouting for the...

Track and Field: Athletes achieve personal records at El Camino League Finals

A Homestead HS athlete looks up before the start of the 100 m race. Most athletes completed a few practice starts before their event began.

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

May 10, 2015

No one seems to remember when the El Camino League Finals were last held at MVHS, but nevertheless, on May 6, 2015 at 4 p.m., athletes from around the valley congregated at MVHS’ renovated track to compete for entrance to the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Finals. Although MVHS finished fifth...