The Stampede

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...

The secret ingredient to Monte Vista’s success

The secret ingredient to Monte Vista’s success

Lauryn Leong, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

Benvenuti a Monte Vista!

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 22, 2018

In August, a 16-year-old, Roman teenager stepped foot onto her new temporary home: America. Junior Giulia Azzarello is a transfer student from Rome, Italy. She is currently staying with junior Destinee Aranda and her family. Studying abroad is popular amongst teenagers in Europe, thus, Azzarello is familiar...

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Hailey Capovilla, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

    Due to a call of adventure and desire to make a change in the world, a senior at Monte Vista traveled to Africa last summer to build schools and emerge herself in another culture. Abby Devane has always dreamed of visiting Africa, so when she heard about this trip through Pledge to Humanity, ...

Benvenuti a Monte Vista!

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 13, 2018

In August, a 16-year-old, Roman teenager stepped foot onto her new temporary home: America. Junior Giulia Azzarello is a transfer student from Rome, Italy. She is currently staying with junior Destinee Aranda and her family. Studying abroad is popular amongst teenagers in Europe, thus, Azzarello is familiar...