The Stampede

A complete guide to the songs “that beat the block” in 2009

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

March 4, 2019

    It’s been a decade since the iconic year of 2009. Are these songs and artists a thing of the past? Are they still relevant ten years later?     According to Billboard’s Hot 100 List, the top three songs of 2009 are as mentioned.     The number one slot was taken by the Bl...

Teen rock bands showcase to support mental health

Teen rock bands showcase to support mental health

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

     Fifteen youth rock bands performed at the San Ramon Community Center on Jan. 26 to promote mental wellness and offer resources to teens.     As teenage stress heightens in the Bay Area and across the nation, communities are searching for ways to prevent its lasting effects. A Brighter Day,...

Lights, Camera, Live-Action

Lights, Camera, Live-Action

Adya Agarwal, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

As if their wallets weren’t big enough- Disney plans to continue taking over the box office with movies such as Aladdin and The Lion King, both set to release in 2019. I don’t think there is a single person who doesn’t appreciate the bright lights, peppy music, and overall flamboyance...

Is this the real life? Or just a fantasy…

Is this the real life? Or just a fantasy…

Mason Hanshaw, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

The movie that caught us all in a landslide could very well be an escape from reality. The November 2018 biopic release Bohemian Rhapsody hit hard in theatres everywhere, and according to ABC News, reached a global total of $141 million in just a few days. Audiences, including students at Monte...

New Filipino Rapper Drops a Banger

New Filipino Rapper Drops a Banger

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

November 13, 2018

​   Soundcloud rappers seem to never truly receive their fame. However, new Filipino rapper, “Killy” or Khalil Tatem, has begun to gain popularity. With his release of the song, “Killimonjaro,” Killy’s fan base nearly multiplied.     From Toronto, Ontario, Killy began as the ...

Behind the Screams

Behind the Screams

Alexa Andris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

The Monte Vista Haunted House dropped jaws across campus yet again. The three-day long event, hosted mainly by Monte Vista’s Drama department, took place during October 25-27 from 5-9 p.m, and brought this years theme, “CarnEVIL,” to life. The spooky twist on the typical haunted carnival featur...

Bye Bye, Big Bang Theory

Bye Bye, Big Bang Theory

Nicholas Whiteaker, Online Editor and Business Manager

October 9, 2018

One of television's most renowned sitcoms goes out with a big bang after 12 successful seasons. The Big Bang Theory became a hallmark of  “nerd culture” and will be remembered for pronouncing the success of stars Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik and Johnny Galecki.     The overall success of th...

Crazy Rich Asians: A step towards diversity

Crazy Rich Asians: A step towards diversity

Lauryn Leong and Adya Agarwal

October 3, 2018

  Video courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures and YouTube      Crazy Rich Asians, a bubbly and charming movie, has managed to capture the hearts of audiences everywhere, while still encapsulating an admirable message about diversity.     The movie focuses on New York native, Rachel Ch...

Drama production soars to new heights

Drama production soars to new heights

Lauren Edelman and Mikayla Flores, News Editor and Op/Ed Editor

March 13, 2018

If you haven’t had “Come see the show!” shouted at you at one point or another while you were inside a hallway, classroom, or while going to the bathroom, then you most likely are not a student at Monte Vista. Four of Monte Vista’s art programs - drama, choir, dance, and band - devoted hours...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

Anthony Santa Maria, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

   The latest installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was released this past December to an eagerly awaiting fan base. The Last Jedi racked up the second largest North American opening weekend revenue in cinema history with $220 million made at the box offices.     Fan...

The Fall of Usher, but the rise of MV Drama

Sumin Lim, Sports Editor

January 14, 2018

    Monte Vista’s drama program sent shivers down the spines of everyone who saw their production of The Fall of the House of Usher based off the Edgar Allen Poe story.     In the play, a mysterious stranger in a bar, played by Jack Cullinane, tells the story of the fall of the mad Usher fami...

A club that embraces culture

A club that embraces culture

May 4, 2017

    There are so many different cultures in the world and everybody has their own culture that they embrace, that is the opportunity that Monte Vista’s Persian Club has to offer.     The Persian Club was new to Monte Vista this year and it made its presence known since the club fair as Persian m...