The Stampede

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...

The leaders of the JSU are seen preparing for Monte Vistas 2021 Club Fair. They were looking forward to meeting new members and expanding their club.

Monte Vista’s Jewish Student Union takes a stand against hate

Shreya Bhasin December 13, 2021

When “January 27 national day” is typed into a Google search, the first thing to pop up is National Chocolate Cake Day. Beyond the celebration of a delicious dessert, the date has a more solemn meaning:...

Spanish one teacher, Oriana Yanes, on a hike outdoors. She enjoyed being outside during the COVID-19 lockdown.

A New Addition to the Spanish Department

Aarushi Khurana and Arlene Pham October 29, 2021

This year, Monte Vista would like to give a warm welcome to a new Spanish I teacher, who transferred from Diablo Vista Middle School.      Oriana Yanes is a Monte Vista graduate, the daughter of...

Monte Vista’s GSA Club

Karena Dietrich, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

     The GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) club is an active student club open during Student Support for all students who are interested. The GSA Advisor, Heather Slipka, wants to make sure that the...

The Jesus of Monte Vista: Logan Spilker

Connor Huard, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

No one else has quite the generation-spanning history with Monte Vista more than the Jesus sub himself.       Logan Spilker teaches both English 9 and 10 at Monte Vista. He has also coached the...

Kaitlyn Nim is pictured with Bryan Ware, the founder of the crayon initiative. Nim volunteered at the initiative during summer of 2019, and was inspired by the work being done.

Giving back one brush stroke at a time

Shreya Bhasin October 27, 2021

Graphic design is usually viewed as a hobby or a pastime, but sophomore Kaitlyn Nim sees it as much more than that; she sees it as a possible career path.      Nim’s love for graphic design blossomed...

Ana Mooney, wellness center intake specialist, and Lacey Whiting, wellness center coordinator, are in the wellness center. On the week of October 4th, Do Something Nice week, students in the wellness center made kindness cards for staff members during lunch.

Wellness Center Opens at Monte Vista

Arlene Pham, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

A new Wellness Center, located in the back of the Administrative building and available during Student Support, lunch, and class, has opened at Monte Vista to improve student mental health and wellbeing.       When...

A candy-apple red 1995 Honda Civic hatchback EG flaunts its custom Lus Cookieez sunshade at a local gas station. This car belongs to non-other then Lus Cookieez owner Jacob Mangahas-Lu and was one of his main motives behind founding Lus.

Lu at those big a** cookies

Brooklyn Weber and Emily Ma October 14, 2021

     While most of us are busy reviewing Crumbl cookies, Monte Vista senior Jacob Mangahas-Lu is fixated on building his cookie empire.       With the initial motive to raise money for his...

All nerf guns must be approved by the administrators prior to their use in an attack.

Monte Vista seniors turn gunmen in fierce battle of Assassins

Taylor Lee and Seta Salkhi May 13, 2021

Two groups of three. Each one of them awaiting the appearance of the other. One kill—that’s all they need, and they will get it at any cost. An unsuspecting senior steps out of their car. From the...

Monte Vista online course fair spreadsheet given to students. This spreadsheet was sent out before the course fair and contained the links for each course booth.

MV course fair moves to Zoom

Elisabeth Delpouys and Madison Siu April 15, 2021

Every spring, Monte Vista students tour the many booths for classes ranging from Art 1 to AP Physics. The yearly course fair is vital in helping students plan their schedules and choose their courses for...

Welcoming the New Additions to the MV Teaching Staff

Lana Polley, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

With the end of summer’s heat comes the dawn of the new school year. And with this start comes the beginning of many other things: new classes, new clubs, new friends, and new teachers. Speaking of new...

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