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Remote learning brings changes

Angelina Izmaylova, CC Spin Editor

September 3, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year began virtually for nearly all Contra Costa County high school students and staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being taught remotely and that has impacted learning and teaching styles.      For the 10,894 high school students in the San Ramon Valley Unite...

The route of College Connect

The route of College Connect

Angelina Izmaylova, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

   An alternative program allows students to leave school at 12:35 and fulfill high school and college credits.      College Connect is a program created by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) to allow students to take free classes at Diablo Valley College (DVC) in San Ra...

SRVUSD hears concerns regarding racist incidents, Monte Vista responds

Claire Chu, Raquel Montelindo, and Lauryn Leong

February 27, 2020

    The aftermath of racist incidents at Monte Vista and the surrounding community came to head in February as the Black Student Union got involved in promoting diversity.       On Jan. 21, members of Monte Vista’s Black Student Union (BSU) attended and spoke at a San Ramon Valley Uni...

Monte Vista recognized through Special Olympics efforts

Monte Vista Special Olympics club members and leadership students teach special needs students basketball skills in the school’s 12th year hosting. The event included a basketball tournament and skills section.

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

The announcers called play-by-play shots. Students made baskets near and far. The court squeaked with excitement and teamwork. But, how did this differ from a typical basketball game? Some were in wheelchairs. Others were just learning how to have a conversation. And yet, they all had a passion that ins...

Local band takes flight

Flight 222 after their gig at Monte Vista’s Al Gentile Amphitheatere. They played a variety of songs including “Lithium” by Nirvana and Coldplay’s “The Scientist”.

Raquel Montelindo, Managing Editor

February 27, 2020

    The Al Gentile amphitheatre hosted a live lunch performance on Jan. 31 featuring a local band of high school students.      Flight 222 is a metal, rock and funk fusion band formed by seniors Justin Wu and Ziji Zhou, juniors Mason Hanshaw and Michael Flanagan, and Las Lomas sophomore De...

Australian wildfires impacts thousands worldwide

Emily Ma, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

 The Australian wildfire that started in September 2019 has destroyed thousands of acres, impacted millions worldwide, and been the topic of many natives’ and celebrities’ conservation efforts.      Multiple celebrities and influencers have taken to social media to help fight the devastati...

Ben Curry drowning case settled with SRVUSD

Mason Hanshaw and Seta Salkhi

February 27, 2020

The parents of the deceased San Ramon Valley High School (SRVHS) student, Ben Curry, have settled their ongoing lawsuit against the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) for $8 million.      Ben Curry was a freshman at SRVHS when he drowned in the school’s pool two years ago during t...

Coronavirus outbreak leads to racial discrimination

Edi Zhang and Emily Ma

February 27, 2020

 The extensive outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, from Wuhan, China has caused a surge of racism towards Chinese communities. There have been countless internet rumors and posts targeted towards the Chinese population.       Recently, a video of a woman eating a bat went viral. ...

SRVUSD to open campus wellness centers

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

     With the escalating academic pressure in schools nationwide, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is making efforts to address and remedy the mental health issue.      Two SRVUSD high school campuses will install a wellness center next school year, and the remaining two...

No longer far away

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     It seemed distant, like a rare event that would never happen to us. But the plague hasn’t seen its end. School shootings and threats have become an epidemic across America.      The San Ramon Valley School District (SRVUSD) is facing many difficulties battling against these threats. C...

Racist incidents lead to an emphasis on Equity Squad

Racist incidents lead to an emphasis on Equity Squad

Claire Chu and Raquel Montelindo

January 23, 2020

     A racist video went viral on Twitter.       Students refused to open a classroom door because a person of color touched the handle.      A teacher tasked students to translate between Ebonics and English.       Monte Vista staff carded a Monte Vista African American...

US-Iran Conflict affects Monte Vista students

The remains of a vehicle hit by missiles outside the Baghdad airport. The commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was killed. (NYT)

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

   The increasingly volatile conflict between Iran and U.S. and increasing tensions has affected the lives and families of a few students of Iranian and American identity here at Monte Vista.    Just days before the missile attack that left General Solemani of Iran, among four others, dead, so...

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