The Stampede

Brian McCumiskey: Taking Flight

Brian McCumiskey: Taking Flight

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

     Most Monte Vista sophomores’ minds are focused on getting their driver’s license, but one student is set on something different: his pilot’s license.       Sophomore Brian McCumiskey is a pilot-in-training. This self-proclaimed ‘Airplane Freak’ spends his free time in th...

Monte Vista welcomes new choir director

Monte Vista welcomes new choir director

Seta Salkhi, CC Spin Editor

October 11, 2019

Monte Vista’s choir program has undergone a change in their program: a new director.      Rosalind Neisinger, the new choir teacher and Monte Vista alum, is excited to transition into her new position at Monte Vista after teaching at Manhattan Beach in Southern California.      “Th...

Student models emerge on campus

Student models emerge on campus

Brooklyn Weber, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

    Working with companies such as Marchesa and United Airlines, this Monte Vista sophomores walked the runway into the world of modeling.       Modeling is a diversified industry that is highly regarded all over the world. But it takes something much more than just looks to make it ...

New district nutritionist introduces pre-order meal system

Angelina Izmaylova, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

 The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) hired a new child nutritionist who is looking to establish a pre-order meal system that caters healthy and nutritious food.      Miguel Villarreal has worked as a food nutritionist at multiple school districts for 39 years. He intends to ...

A recipe for success

A recipe for success

Emily Ma, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

   An avid baker, Ryan Wilson makes incredible creations of cakes. With about 162k followers on Instagram, Wilson uploads how-to videos of his cakes weekly.       Wilson started baking when he was eight. He got into baking after receiving an Easy Bake Oven as a gift when he was young.  ...

They’ve been thrifting before you

They’ve been thrifting before you

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

March 4, 2019

A new trend popular amongst some Monte Vista students is “thrifting”. Thrifters shop at thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets in order to purchase interesting and different items at a generally cheaper price. One passionate thrifter at Monte Vista is senior Shania Sandher. Sandher’s passion...

Move aside Lady Gaga, a “Planetz” was born

Move aside Lady Gaga, a “Planetz” was born

Mason Hanshaw, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

With the release of two original singles, a singer at Monte Vista is reaching for the stars. In early January, Monte Vista sophomore Katelyn Huie dropped her first single titled “Rubix Cube” on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. As her artist name “Planetz”, Huie has close to 120 monthly...

LAX taken to another level

LAX taken to another level

Lauryn Leong, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Most people would think of either soccer and basketball when it comes to Israel. However, one Monte Vista student didn’t go there to play either, but instead lacrosse. It began in fifth grade, when junior Tori Morris’s dad asked her if she wanted to go out for ice cream. Of course, she...

The force that keeps MV athletes healthy

The force that keeps MV athletes healthy

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

When athletes are injured, support from family members, spirit from the team, and self-tenacity often expedites the healing process. However, another factor significantly quickens recovery: athletic trainers. Students must pass one year of Monte Vista’s sports medicine class and be recommended...

Nigerian exchange student brings educational awareness

Nigerian exchange student brings educational awareness

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

Exploring a new school in a different country offers new perspectives of education disparities around the world. A Nigerian exchange student joined Monte Vista this year in hopes to help the education system in his home country. Junior Obinna Kenneth was born in Benue State into the Igbo tribe....

You ‘woodn’t’ believe it

You ‘woodn’t’ believe it

Allison Hughes, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Anyone who drives on the curvy Diablo Road has seen it ‒ the big painted tree stump that reflects the seasons and holidays of the year. From summer seashells to Halloween horrors, the tree trunk has been painted over the course of one year. Not only is it a warming sight to see, but many people...

She ain’t no drag

She ain’t no drag

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

Despite its name, this definitely is no drag. While most people play soccer, or dance, or ride horses, sophomore Leigha Miller does something completely out of the ordinary. She drag races. Drag racing falls under the category of motor racing in which cars or motorcycles race on a short...