The Stampede

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...

Celebrations Take a Turn for the Worse

Chloe Van Puffelen and Emily Ma November 14, 2019

     Make sure to keep your arms, legs, and all other body parts inside the haunted house at all times.      Annually, Monte Vista puts on a haunted house for students, staff, families, and...

I See the Million Dollars - Jeff Probst on the fourteenth and two-hour season finale of SURVIVOR: Edge of Extinction airing, Wednesday, May 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grab/CBS Entertainment  ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Surviving for 39 seasons: A TV show how-to

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

     Picture this: a tropical, scorchingly hot island with palm trees and white sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Every sweltering day ends with a frigid night. Days where the sun’s reflection...

Benjamin Platt (Payton Hobart) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Georgina Hobart) announcing the release date of their new series The Politician, streaming starts September 27, 2019 on Netflix.

Netflix’s The Politician addresses important issues

Gabby Ceccarelli, Social Media Manager November 14, 2019

     Netflix’s brand new show The Politician by Ryan Murphy shows a satirical side to a high school presidential election.       The show takes place around Payton Hobart, played by Ben...

Movie poster for the Lifetime movie The College Admissions Scandal, premiered October 12, 2019.

Behind the Scandal

Gabby Ceccarelli, Social Media Manager November 14, 2019

     This Lifetime movie shows the inner workings of the families behind the infamous scandal in 2019 from the FBI case “Operation Varsity Blues”.       “Operation Varsity Blues”...

The Lighthouse from the mind of Robert Eggers starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. These two shine throughout the film and watch out as they are early Oscar contenders.

Comprehensive review: The Lighthouse

Brooklyn Weber, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

     You find yourself off the shore of New England on a secluded island as a wickie with no other man insight apart from your superior. As the days progress you begin to lose sanity and the longer...

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