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Man on the street: MVHS fall athletes on playing in a different season

MVHS Field Hockey team huddles at halftime to regroup and discuss their performance during the previous half.

Jayanti Jha

September 9, 2020

Athletes reflect on the differences between playing in the fall and winter or spring season

Love off the cuff

Love off the cuff

Flora Peng and Collin Qian

December 2, 2018

With the cold nights getting longer and the buoyant holiday spirit fast approaching, the desire to settle down in a warm, cozy environment is stronger than ever. For some, this evokes a sense of longing to enter a non-platonic relationship, a phenomenon dubbed “cuffing season” that originated on Tw...

2018 Winter Rally

2018 Winter Rally

El Estoque Staff

February 4, 2018

When students filed into the gym for the winter rally, they were met with colorful posters plastered on the walls, pom-poms arranged in neat rows and streamers hung up on the ceiling enveloping the gym in purple and gold . After watching the entertaining performances and rally games, they file out with...

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Katerina Pappas

February 3, 2017

heers from every side shake the bleachers. As the 2017 Vegas-themed winter rally comes to an end, a sea of cornsilk gold flows out of the gym along with the students. The class of 2018 has won their first rally — out of pure luck. Juniors stare at each other out of shock and excitement as they cele...

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

Hannan Waliullah

December 10, 2016

On Dec. 8 and 9 lunch, the door to the blackbox became the entrance to Candy Cane Lane. Three giant candy canes outside of F104 invited students into the jolly, holiday-themed environment. Organized by the Advanced Drama Honors students, Candy Cane Lane provided a relaxing environment for students ...

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Michelle Wong

December 5, 2016

n preparation for the winter season, MVHS leadership organized Holiday Week, which ran from November 28 - December 2. Each day of the week had a different theme and winter activity. For Thursday, the theme of the day was ugly Christmas sweaters. Keep scrolling to see some of the sweaters students wore...

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Aanchal Garg

January 29, 2016

or this year’s winter rally, freshmen and seniors competed against sophomores and juniors in an ultimate battle of Dark vs Light. Taking inspiration from Star Wars, the classes of 2017 and 2018 represented the “Light Side” while the classes of 2016 and 2019 represented the “Dark Side.” Bein...

Sports shorts: Winter

Sports shorts: Winter

Carissa Chan

March 20, 2013

This winter sports season was a thrilling one with unexpectedly strong performances by some of the teams and soccer finally playing at home. El Estoque looks back and ranks the five winter sports teams based on record, CCS qualification and comparison to previous years, from best to worst perfor...

Girls basketball: Lost momentum in first half leads to 41-49 loss

Coach Sara Borelli gives the Lady Mats a pep talk during half time, when they were trailing the Saratoga Falcons. Photo by Catherine Lockwood.

Neesha Venkatesan

December 12, 2012

Matadors lose first invitational game despite comeback efforts. Constant fouls and painful injuries plagued the Matadors led to a loss by eight points. With a slow start to the game, there were many turnovers that led to the Saratoga High School Falcons gaining most of the possession of the ball...

Sports flash: Dec. 2011 issue

Sophomore Faris Karaborni attempts to take down his opponent. Photo by Elvin Wong

Rachel Lu

December 7, 2011

WRESTLING Their first league match will be against Wilcox High School on Dec. 15. They expect a winning record this year with new coach Kevin Klemm. BOYS BASKETBALL They held a 4-8 league record and 8-16 overall. Nine seniors now lead the team with new coach and counselor Clay Stiver. Highly anticipated games against rival ...

Greetings from the South Pole

Greetings from the South Pole

Tiffany Lau

December 9, 2009

Community Leadership sells adorable plush toys to help World Wildlife Fund Read More »...