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Olivia Rodrigo is playing the guitar and singing live on stage. She was performing at Austin City Limits.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts: the model of teenage girl angst

Alexa Fo November 3, 2023

     Teenage girls all over the world are anxiously sitting at their computers and waiting in anticipation for Olivia Rodrigo tickets to go on sale. But when Ticketmaster finally loads, her show is...

Forensics: Screen vs. Reality

Forensics: Screen vs. Reality

Connor Huard and Tucker Kiltz November 3, 2023

     Who doesn’t love a “whodunnit”? Murder mystery movies have entered a renaissance in recent years, as the success of films like Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Knives Out (2019), and...

Michael Meyers holding a knife in “Halloween 5: The Revenger of Michael”. Meyers and his mask has been an infamous face in American media since 1978.

The Horror Season is Near

Krish Shetty and Mia Rueb November 3, 2023

     It is around that time of year again. The air gets colder and the leaves begin to change colors. However, here in America more than just a weather change occurs during the month of October. The...

A pie chart of the results of the survey.  Nintendo got 21.6% of the votes, Steam 26.4%, Xbox 12.8%, Playstation 12%, None 20%, and Other 7.2%.

Platform Popularity

Temiloluwa Adalumo November 3, 2023

     Monte Vista is home to a large gaming community, including a dedicated video game club.  But what keeps this running are the video game platforms, consoles or computer systems that these games...

Women Empowerment Clubs

Sumeya Shergill November 3, 2023

     At Monte Vista, students have made a plethora of different clubs for their own interests. These can include sports, hobbies, awareness, education, etc. But let’s talk about the new concept students...

At a Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay, this 2,560-pound pumpkin was the winner of the 50th annual biggest pumpkin competition!

Fall Festivities

Gabrielle Radding October 30, 2023

     You wake up to find silky pumpkin bread fresh from the oven sitting on the counter. You pour yourself a steaming hot mug of chai. Maple syrup is drizzled over pancakes and glazed on bacon for breakfast....

 For All The Dogs album cover.
Drawn by Drakes 6 year old son, Adonis who
had his own feature in the album.

For All The Dogs -The Hottest Album of the Year?

Zachary Robinson October 24, 2023

     Rap star Drake has become one of the first main-stream artists to ever release an album while on tour. Could this be his next biggest hit?      Drake, who is widely regarded as one of the...

In light of Taylor Swift’s recent Eras tour drawing large attention in pop culture, students at Monte Vista seem to have a dispersed range of artist preferences through the influence of social media. A schoolwide poll including 4 iconic artists have told all about which artist truly earned the leading spot.

Recent Concert Popularity at Monte Vista

Maraki Amare and Savannah Ashe September 21, 2023

Whose concert would you go to: Taylor Swift, Drake, SZA, or Harry Styles? The debate about who’s the best music artist is strong at Monte Vista as concert season remains in full swing.      In...

Stagecrafts: building a world behind the scenes

Alexa Fo, Srishti Mazumder, and Mariam Moghul September 19, 2023

    The lights, the costumes, the sets. The actors are singing and performing, and the audience is cheering. But the show wouldn’t be possible without all the stagecrafts members behind the scenes.       Monte...

The Dark King is in checkmate because of the Light Queen attacking and blocking the escape of the Dark King with the Light King backing her up. Chess has been a game played throughout centuries and continues to be played today.


Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark March 27, 2023

     And he sacrifices. . . THE ROOK! An unorthodox yet effective move indeed. Chess has always been a game of strategy and intellect that captivates the attention of genius minds across generations....

Jonathan Majors (playing Damian Anderson) and Michael B. Jordan (playing Adonis Creed) facing off in the ring in the film Creed III. This is the third installment of the Creed film series and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.

Creed III

Kendra Mitchell and Aarushi Khurana March 27, 2023

Adonis Creed returned to theaters March 3rd in Creed III, the third installment of the Creed sports drama film series. The movie is directed by Michael B. Jordan, who stars as Adonis Creed, and marks his...

A collage of multiple Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook covers throughout the years. With the original edition of Dungeons & Dragons released in 1974, the popular role-playing game will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.

Poindexter to Popular: Dungeons & Dragons

Connor Huard March 27, 2023

Over its almost 50 years of existence, the popular tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has been viewed through a variety of different perspectives. It has risen from a nerdy, “occult”...

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