The Stampede

Understaffing closes Workday Cafe

The Workday Café is completely closed for lunch. The waiting line that should be full of hungry students was empty.

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

     The Workday Student Center (WSC) Cafe has been closed during lunch since the beginning of this school year. As a result, students are eating less from lack of food access and the main cafeteria in the commons is overcrowded.       San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) offi...

Vape deaths mark potential end for product

Vaping is one of the hottest topics in the United States. The act has hospitalized and led to death many in multiple states.

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

October 10, 2019

    After multiple teen deaths in the past few months, America’s vaping epidemic has boiled over into a national crisis.          Vaping is in no way new to high schools across America, and Monte Vista is no exception. According to a recent government survey, one out of every nine student...

Overcrowded Monte Vista buses prompt student complaints

Monte Vista students for a line to board the County Connection. Many students ran to the stop as soon as school got out.

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Monte Vista’s buses are the main way of getting to and from school, yet over time, students have noticed some issues with these buses and the way they are run.       Each afternoon as the clock flashes 3:10, countless teenagers flock to their buses for a ride home, some sprinting across campus to ...

New event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

The contestants of the 2015 Mr. Mustang contest. Scott Wunsch was the winner.

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

The 12-year streak of Monte Vista’s Mr. Mustang tradition ended last year. The student body pushed for the return of the annual competition, but a new event will inaugurate in March. Typically hosted in late February, Mr. Mustang is a contest that crowns the most talented, funny, and stylish male...

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Nicholas Whiteaker and Cameron Ziegenfus

February 28, 2019

Once my counselor called me in during class and I waited 15 minutes while she talked to someone else,” junior Tyler Wolfe said. “I ended up missing the entire lesson.” Complaints like this are often heard around Monte Vista about the counseling department. Often, students take missed appointments,...

California teacher strikes spreading

Los Angles teachers on strike in January of 2019.

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Rising backlash seen by Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] arose nationwide and similar concerns are emerging at Monte Vista. Not only has the act of civil disobedience affected teachers, but it has also impacted students in all high schools, including Monte Vista and schools in Oakland...

Intro to Business means business at MV

Intro to Business means business at MV

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

Monte Vista has introduced an Intro to Business DVC class on campus. The class, taught by Lo Ann Winkler, takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 after school, currently in the 800 building. The administration has implemented it as a pilot program, assessing how this trial works...

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

February 28, 2019

You’ve seen their bright-blue trucks everywhere and their overuse of drones in their commercials talking about how they’re apart of different California communities, but PG&E is now reeling to stay afloat. Pacific Gas and Electric has been the largest electric utility business in the United...

‘4×4’ pushed back

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

February 28, 2019

The 4x4 schedule has been a controversial topic since it was first brought up at the end of 2018. On Jan. 31, Dr. Kevin Ahern, Monte Vista’s principal, posted an announcement concerning the schedule change. Earlier that week, Ahern and a group of teachers, staff, and students went to high school...

MV rally chair has taken a seat

Kim and the MV mascot, Musty the Mustang, hyping up a crowd during a football game.

Cameron Ziegenfus and Nicholas Whiteaker

January 15, 2019

Matt Kim no longer sits in the rally chair and Monte Vista High School is rally chair-less. The responsibilities of the rally chair—rallies, spirit at games, and more—have been assumed by Joe Mooney and Drew Fryer, Monte Vista’s new “spirit leaders”. To be a rally chair at Monte...

Socks in San Francisco

MV freshmen walking around in S.F. handing out bags to the homeless.

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019

This December, the MV freshmen leadership class made a difference in homeless people’s lives by collecting an item that is often forgotten but vital to the homeless: socks. The idea of creating care packages with socks and other necessities was originally introduced to Chris Connor, Monte...

Referrals on the rise

Referrals on the rise

Ava Hunt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Will you be the next victim of receiving a referral? In the spring of 2018, clutter in the locker room prompted new rules to be put in place. Students seemed to rarely lock away their bags. Because of this, the amount of clutter in the locker room was becoming dangerous. New policies were put...

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