The Stampede

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...

Kaden Standish passes the ball in a game against Timbers academy. Standish is expected to get plenty of playing time early in his career at UCSB.

Road to Recruitment

Matthew Fehr October 18, 2022

After dedicating his life to soccer, Monte Vista senior Kaden Standish’s dreams became a reality this summer when he signed a partial scholarship with UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). He will spend the next...

Robert Plattner directs a drama production at Young Rep, an intensive summer camp for aspiring theater students. He will be the director for the upcoming Monte Vista drama production.

The Disappearance of the Student Center Singer

Edi Zhang October 18, 2022

     While many claim to love musical theater after watching Hamilton once, the true musical theater connoisseur lives in his own world of the arts.      Monte Vista senior Robert Plattner’s...

Huang walks the runway at the 2019 Silicon Valley Fashion Week. This show was promoting Maje Paris in Bloomingdales.

Monte Vista’s Next Top Model

Shreya Bhasin April 13, 2022

Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, and Maddie Ziegler are all successful models that were signed by IMG Modeling Agency, but what some may not know is that IMG also signed a student right here at Monte Vista.      Judi...

After attending Sachi Sushi, a local Japanese restaurant, one of the users running the account decided to share a photo of her meal. The four friends post food on the Instagram account that ranges from gourmet meals to homemade snacks they’ve made in their own kitchens.

Finsta: food insta

Macie Calvert February 19, 2022

Ramen, pooled in hot, oily broth and dusted with slivers of scallions. Mango Bingsoo topped with whipped cream and glistening with syrup. Matcha-brushed Taiyaki soft serve. Blintz. Sea cucumber soup.      No,...

Monte Vista High School student Ginny Herron, presenting at the BMW Car Club of America. Herron was able to learn many driving skills while participating in an advanced drivers clinic.

It might be rare, but it’s always there

Nikki Esmaili and Julia Cotton February 19, 2022

Driving, something almost everyone participates in on a daily basis without thinking, is inherently a dangerous activity. And although the chances of accidents are extremely slim, Monte Vista senior Ginny...

Will Last, senior, wears the classic red and black plaid pajamas. As pajamas are becoming part of daily school fashion, these pants are becoming the new Air Force Ones.

Pajamas in school: The new look

Edi Zhang February 19, 2022

What used to be worn on a single spirit day has now become part of daily fashion. Joining forces with white Air Force Ones, it seems that now everyone also owns a pair of red and black plaid pajama pants.      Frowned...

Student Senators meet in the Monte Vista Workday Center for their November meeting. The Student Senate collaborated with school clubs, the PTA, district officials, and outside organizations to bring the social justice art banners to Monte Vista.

A Look at the Student Senate

Arlene Pham February 19, 2022

The Student Senate is working on focus projects, such as a trial of participatory budgeting and a guide to Schoology, in middle and high schools across the SRVUSD school district.      27 student...

English teacher David Cosca claims he has the strongest resemblance to Jesus compared to other teachers at Monte Vista.

Monte Vista’s Holy Trinity

Emily Ma and Anjana Dasam December 26, 2021

Most people don’t know that Monte Vista has its own Holy Trinity, but it’s not The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit: it’s Mr. Peña, Dr. Cosca, and Mr. Backsen.      It may seem that...

Senior rally chairs, Zain Shawwa (left) and Nick Struempf (right) are running down the stands to get the crowd excited for the rally. At the back to school rally, each student section competed to prove which class had the most school spirit.

Leaders of The Stangs

Nikki Esmaili and Julia Cotton December 13, 2021

Some of Monte Vista's most spirited Stangs have made their leadership dreams come true. Zain Shawwa and Nick Struempf have been aspiring rally chairs ever since their freshman year.       “For...

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