The Stampede

Testing the metal

Testing the metal

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

While everyone else is off to the races after school, one dedicated team stays until 6 pm most days of the week. They build, program, test, and compete. It’s a large team collaborating on a challenge.  This team is the Red Tie Robotics team. Red Tie Robotics competes in the FIRSTⓇ Robotics Comp...

Young ballernia’s journey to the big stage

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     While some girls like to play soccer, lacrosse, or volleyball, this Monte Vista student thrives in ballet.      Sophia Foos, a freshman at Monte Vista, has been dancing since she was three years old. She was recently selected as the lead role in the Contra Costa Ballet for the 2019 seas...

What drives teachers to teach?

What drives teachers to teach?

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

January 23, 2020

       The Monte Vista parking lots are filled with cars amassing millions of dollars. Students seem to take great pride in their forms of transportation and show them off. But what about teachers?      Yvonne Spilker is a math teacher at Monte Vista who doesn't mess around when it come...

MV student engraves his way into business

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manger

November 19, 2019

     Every year, it seems that young CEOs are becoming more prevalent in society. Monte Vista, specifically, has a few students who are starting a revolution of entrepreneurs on campus.       One of these students is varsity volleyball player and senior Conner Dahm.      Dahm re...

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...