The Stampede

Modern day witches are congregating on social media app TikTok. Their content includes tarot card readings, astrology, spells, crystals, and more.

TikTok Trends: Modern Witchcraft

Marie Shvakel April 3, 2021

The social media app TikTok is home to several different online communities, but a specific one is harboring much popularity: WitchTok.       WitchTok covers a wide variety of interests such as...

After To All the Boys Ive Loved Before was met with instant popularity, fans eagerly anticipated the release of the next two parts of the Netflix Original trilogy. However, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever left many bitterly disappointed.

To All the Movies I’ve Loved Before: Don’t make a sequel

Taylor Lee and Seta Salkhi March 30, 2021

Teenage love. Romantic gestures. Good acting. This series met the basic formula for any teen rom-com. So what went wrong? “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (more commonly referred to as TATBILB...

Bridgerton is among one of this years most popular shows, an adaptation of a series that came out about 20 years ago. The shows popularity caused the series of romance novels to re-enter the NYT Bestsellers List for the second time.

TV adaptations bump books back onto bestseller lists

Macie Calvert March 20, 2021

As of Jan. 24, romance novel “Bridgerton: The Duke and I” had re-entered the New York Times Bestseller list for the second time after 20 years, the only novel breaking into this list that had not been...

New Historical Dramas have created new perspectives into the past.

Historical dramas: A new lens into the past

Lana Polley, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

History is often used to serve the strategists of evolution through its revolutionary findings as well as mistakes. Legends and stories influenced by intense battles and eras of passion are used to inspire...

This weeks Billboard Hot 100 top 10. Olivia Rodrigos Drivers License is spending its fifth week on top of the Billboard.

TikTok: A musician’s best friend

Edi Zhang and Alicia Kim February 19, 2021

TikTok, a trending social media platform with over one billion users worldwide and a growing audience, is a career saver for musicians. The app has drastically influenced the music industry and mainstream...

Four-year drama student Emily Tatum records her scene for Play Production in the Al Gentile Theater.

Action, Take One: Drama shoots for remote success

Claire Sohn, Staff Writer December 20, 2020

Although the social distancing mandates have been keeping everyone apart, Monte Vista’s drama program has continued to teach the students the ins and outs of performing. The drama program consists...

A San Fransisco based theater displays a positive message to pedestrians passing by. Theaters have been shut down in California since mid-March and only now are we beginning to see them reopen in a safe manner.

Lights, Camera, Covid

Brooklyn Weber, Sports Editor November 5, 2020

For many years, Friday night movies were the kick-off to a relaxing weekend for people all over the world. Eager moviegoers have been flocking into packed theaters since 1905. However, in just a mere matter...

Draco Malfoy, played by actor Tom Felton, has captured the hearts of millions of girls on TikTok. With his photographers having him stare so deeply into the camera like this, there is little confusion as to why his fan base is so large.

Inside a muggle’s mind: Draco TikTok

Shreya Bhasin, Social Media Manager November 4, 2020

The Harry Potter series has regained a lot of popularity lately due to an app called TikTok and a new trend involving actor Tom Felton.      This trend is referred to as Draco TikTok, which involves...

Monte Vistas Concert Choir sings Requiem at the end of the Bach to School concert on Oct. 23. The choral program streamed its very first virtual concert on YouTube.

Despite pandemic, Monte Vista sings on

Claire Sohn, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of the Monte Vista student experience, and the choir program is no exception.      In a usual year, Monte Vista’s award-winning choir program maintains...

A Halloween decoration participates in safety precautions amidst the COVID pandemic.

Halloween during the pandemic

Zoe Qian, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions of how Halloween will be celebrated is becoming increasingly relevant. Will there be gatherings? How are communities approaching the issue of trick-or-treating...

Musicians adapt to the pandemic 

Anjana Dasam, A&E Editor November 2, 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, music finds its way to shine through and provide most of us with musical entertainment while many are quarantined in their houses.  The virus has taken a lot from everyone,...

Sulli attends Fendis opening event in Seoul, South Korea, on September 3, 2019. She was found dead inside of her home by her manager on October 14, 2019.

Cyberbullying and its tolls on mental health

Lauryn Leong, A&E Editor November 15, 2019

     On October 14th of this year, K-pop celebrity Sulli was found dead inside her home in Seongnam-si, South Korea.       Sulli was a former member of K-pop girl group f(x). While an official...

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