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  • Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

    Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

    Robin Hyun, Reviews Editor

    December 12, 2016

    This is what a Monte Vista student saw scrawled on the boys bathroom's wall as he walked in. Arrows drawn below the words displayed an open idea of segregation; one arrow pointed at a urinal labeled for “colored” and the rest of the urinals were labeled for “whites.” To address this raci... READ MORE »»

    The graffiti was found in the boy's restroom in the 900 wing. This picture was tweeted out by ABC7 News Reporter Amy Hollyfield.

  • “13 Reasons Why” you should have met Jay Asher

    “13 Reasons Why” you should have met Jay Asher

    Lauren Edelman, Online Editor

    November 23, 2016

          Danville bookstore, Rakestraw Books, invited Jay Asher to Monte Vista and hosted the event in the Workday Student Center on November 2.  To celebrate Asher’s first publishing in six years, students attended the event thinking he would solely discuss his new book, What Light, but Asher shared a... READ MORE »»

    Courtesy of Lauren Walker

  • A new face for the math department

    A new face for the math department

    Claire Chu, Staff Editor

    November 9, 2016

        Monte Vista’s math department welcomed a new teacher to replace Amy Christiansen for her maternity leave in late September.     Former math department chair at San Jose High School (SJHS), Cindy Nguyen, found an opening to be a substitute for Christiansen, who will not return for t... READ MORE »»

    Cindy Nguyen, pictured, lays out all the materials on her desk for Geometry and Algebra 2 before she teaches the class. (Courtesy of Claire Chu)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Taylor Ziegenfus, Staff Writer

    November 9, 2016

        “Star Wars” enthusiasts everywhere wait in anticipation for the release of Disney’s newest galactic film: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.     39 years ago, “Star Wars, Episode IV - A New Hope” was released. Now, on December 16, 2016, Disney is releasing a prequel to that film.... READ MORE »»

    The main character played by Felicity Jones, is an orphan known for having a rogue streak.

  • Vegan Fever

    Vegan Fever

    Julia Lyckberg, Staff Writer

    November 9, 2016

        Everyone expresses their passions in different ways. For many it’s through a form of art, for junior Arsenio Batoy, sophomore Ilya Blazhiyevskiy, and sophomore Kenneth Kim, it’s through music.     Specifically, the three students express their passion through their band, Vegan Fev... READ MORE »»

    Band members (top to bottom) Kenneth Kim, Arsenio Batoy and Ilya Blazhiyevskiy pose for a photo after practicing one of their new songs (Courtesy of Julia Lyckberg)

And that’s a wrap!

And that’s a wrap!

Mikayla Flores, Sports Editor

    As the fall season comes to a close, MV students must say goodbye to their fall sports for this year. Football, water polo, cross country, tennis, and golf will ...  Read More »

Nov 9 • No Comments

Recent Sports Stories

The Cosmos are back for one last year

November 9, 2016

    After a three year hiatus, the Cosmos are back on the soccer field.     The majority...  Read More »

2-Time gold medalist and MV alumni takes a visit home

2-Time gold medalist and MV alumni takes a visit home

October 24, 2016

     On September 13th, the incredible, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, Monte Vista Alumni Maggie Steffens wa...  Read More »

Connor Bruce: Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month

Connor Bruce: Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month

June 7, 2016

    Athletes are mostly known for their athletic abilities. They can throw a football farther th...  Read More »

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Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Adam Al Desouky, Staff Writer

     Monte Vista’s Key Club is doing many fun fundraising events, and is always welcoming new members.      Some of these events have been occurring at Fall Rally N...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

Recent Feature Stories

A new face for the math department

A new face for the math department

November 9, 2016

    Monte Vista’s math department welcomed a new teacher to replace Amy Christiansen for her matern...  Read More »

Cultural Dance Club makes it name at MV

October 26, 2016

Sophomores Sahej Sidhu and Aditi Desai seized the opportunity to create a cultural dance club at Monte ...  Read More »

MV parent has success in tech world

October 26, 2016

      Not many people can say they have shaped the world of technology compared to MV dad, Garry...  Read More »

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Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

Robin Hyun, Reviews Editor

This is what a Monte Vista student saw scrawled on the boys bathroom's wall as he walked in. Arrows drawn below the words displayed an open idea of segregation; one arrow point...  Read More »

Dec 12 • No Comments

Recent News Stories

“13 Reasons Why” you should have met Jay Asher

“13 Reasons Why” you should have met Jay Asher

November 23, 2016

      Danville bookstore, Rakestraw Books, invited Jay Asher to Monte Vista and hosted the event in t...  Read More »

Have clowns affected Halloween?

November 23, 2016

      Due to the hysteria with clowns, the usual excitement for Halloween seems to have dimmed down this ...  Read More »

A minus the plus

A minus the plus

October 24, 2016

     It’s a well known fact: students love the glory of getting an A, but nothing compares to t...  Read More »

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The Problem with Black Friday

Adam Al Desouky and Wade Moldenhauer

     Black Friday may seem great at first, with all the discounts and cheap prices, but should it really be right after Thanksgiving Day?      Thanksgiving is a day when we should...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

Recent Op/Ed Stories

Stop societal standards!

Stop societal standards!

December 9, 2016

   Looking around the school and at home the banners, sweatshirts, hats, colors, and dramatized ma...  Read More »

A midday mess

A midday mess

December 9, 2016

    Lunch. Never have 36 minutes been so highly anticipated. A time to relax, goof off, finish that...  Read More »

IS PDA OK??

IS PDA OK??

November 14, 2016

In just a couple months, spring will be in the air….and you know what that means. Love.     Valentine’s Da...  Read More »

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Hometown hero hits the big screen

Krista Cleary and Kiarra Earl

    After almost seven years after landing his plane on the Hudson river safely, this Danville resident has had a movie made about him and his heroic deed.   ...  Read More »

Nov 23 • No Comments

Recent A&E Stories

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November 9, 2016

    “Star Wars” enthusiasts everywhere wait in anticipation for the release of Disney’s n...  Read More »

Vegan Fever

Vegan Fever

November 9, 2016

    Everyone expresses their passions in different ways. For many it’s through a form of art, f...  Read More »

Haunted House

October 24, 2016

    It’s almost Halloween, and the Monte Vista Haunted House is coming once again.     ...  Read More »

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The student news site of Monte Vista High School