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They’ve been thrifting before you

They’ve been thrifting before you

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Feature, Humans of Monte Vista, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Humans of Monte Vista, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Humans of Monte Vista, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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...

The secret ingredient to Monte Vista’s success

The secret ingredient to Monte Vista’s success

Lauryn Leong, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Founded in 1965, Monte Vista has become a distinguished school known for its excellent academic and extracurricular programs. But what made all of this possible? The main reason is the staff. When it comes to hiring school staff, Monte Vista wants the best of the best. I mean, how could Monte...

Musty returns with high spirit

Musty returns with high spirit

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After he galloped away for several years, Monte Vista’s mascot, Musty, makes his way back to rallies, football games, and dances with energy and excitement.     Dating back to the opening years of Monte Vista, Musty made his first appearance. He remained a vital part of the school environme...

Award-winning scientist enters teaching scene

Award-winning scientist enters teaching scene

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Highly acclaimed scientist. Check. Stanford professor. Check. Founder of a successful technological company. Check. The new physics teacher at Monte Vista checks off nearly all boxes on any spreadsheet.    David Rakestraw is a new member of the MV science department. Along with teaching phys...

MV welcomes the god of wine

Jacklyn Taylor, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Feature

Bones. Skeletons. Humans. The foundation of our body lies between the walls of high school. The man who was a chiropractor and is now an Honors Anatomy teacher who plans to make education humerus.       The famous new teacher Dionysus Perez, the Greek god of wine is a huge hit at Monte Vista. Th...

MV students emerge with a gaming company

Robin Hyun, Feature Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Feature

A game design company consisted of over 40 Monte Vista High School students has made its appearance known this school year. The company hopes to bring games in various platforms like PC, console, and mobile within the next two years. The company, Far Realms Gaming (FRG), was created by junior Brendan...

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