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Following filters that fade

Alexa Fo September 28, 2023

Ashley Trinh, a Monte Vista graduate, has over one million followers on TikTok, and she posts a wide variety of content, including dancing, acting, and comedy videos. She first started posting on social...

Exploring Electives

Temiloluwa Adalumo, Connor Huard, and Claudia Chung September 19, 2023

 Monte Vista has a total of 23 non-departmental classes, the majority of which are available for all grade levels. However, even if students know that electives like Speech and Debate, Photography, and...

A Change in Counselors

Mia Garcia, Maeleen Parmar, and Maksim Korostelev September 19, 2023

The Monte Vista counseling department has undergone some changes since last semester. Alphabet counselors have shifted, and the college and career position have also changed. For most Monte Vista students,...

Many across the nation have been protesting against the lack of awareness around sexual assault. The Students Against Assault Program is working on educating students on assault and consent.

Giving health class a makeover

Aarushi Khurana March 27, 2023

Health class can be a painful experience. The outdated textbooks that preach on and on about the dangers of substance abuse and advocate for sexual abstinence are enough for freshmen to be dismissive....

Amran Hudda posing after the 2022 Speech and Debate banquet. Hudda was awarded for his successful year.

Debate Champion Makes Monte Vista Proud

Iliana Sherry March 27, 2023

A breath in, a breath out, and he’s off. The room is filled with the powerful voice of Monte Vista senior, Amran Hudda. The confidence in his voice and his mannerisms consistently impress judges and...

Known as the “Diablo Tree Stump,” the trunk of a fallen tree on Diablo Road has become a site for community artwork. Over 100 different paintings have been layered on the stump, ranging from holiday decorations to motivational messages.

Diablo tree stump: a community canvas

Edi Zhang February 13, 2023

   Located on Diablo Road near the Diablo Country Club, the trunk of a fallen tree has become a site for community art. Known as the ‘Diablo Road Stump,’ the trunk constantly features new art reflecting...

American astronaut Leroy Chiao poses with a model space shuttle for an official NASA portrait. During his fifteen-year career with NASA, he completed four space missions.

For Leroy Chiao, it’s not rocket science

Olivia Brandeis, Feature Editor January 17, 2023

As children, we dream of becoming the impossible--superheros, spies, astronauts. For Monte Vista alumnus Leroy Chiao, the impossible became his reality.  Chiao, a former NASA astronaut, was born in...

Monte Vista’s Women’s Varsity Tennis team is taking a group photo after their first win of the 2022-2023 season against Carondelet. They played over eighteen games in the entire regular season and came out undefeated.

MV Women’s tennis team is serving up dubs

Joshua Balagot and Tyler Choi December 12, 2022

Monte Vista High School’s women’s varsity tennis team finished the 2022-23 season strong following a 21-1 overall record and placing within the top four in North Coast Section (NCS).       The...

Co-Presidents Jaiden Wire and Sabina Dhindsa are seen promoting the Shrek Club at the Club Fair. The pair were excited to encourage students to join the club for a fun break from school.

Monte Vista’s new clubs are stranger than ever

Shreya Bhasin December 12, 2022

Chess Club, Book Club, French Club: these are the typical groups that come to mind when thinking of high school clubs. But there is nothing typical about the clubs at Monte Vista this year. During the...

Rep. Adam Schiff, 62, speaks alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2021. Nearly 44 years earlier, he delivered speeches as a competitor during speech and debate tournaments.

From the hallways of Monte Vista to the halls of Congress

Olivia Brandeis October 20, 2022

Today Adam Schiff roams the halls of Congress, but he got his political start nearly 2,802 miles away roaming the hallways of Monte Vista High School.  When he was just 12 years old, Schiff, a Democrat...

Monte Vista seniors, Caitlin O’Melia and Sabina Dhindsa, speaking at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting. They talked about incorporating more diverse books in elementary school classes.

Diversifying the classroom one book at a time

Maya Bhatt October 18, 2022

     Invisibility. A concept that has helped shape the worlds of fictional fantasies like Harry Potter and The Invisible Man. While the superpower is fictional, invisibility has become the reality for...

Cate Peters at the starting line for the eight hundred meters race at the Nike National Meet in Oregon. Peters placed seventh at the end of the race.

The sprint to success

Krish Shetty and Julian Mcmahan October 18, 2022

When she was four years old, senior Cate Peters visited Stanford University. In 2023, she’ll be returning to the campus, but this time as a student-athlete.       Peters is nationally ranked...

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