The Stampede

Democrat Mark DeSaulnier is the representative of California’s 11th Congressional district and has been re-elected for another two years.  He advocates for livable wages, affordable and accessible education, government accountability, and more.

What’s next for Congressman DeSaulnier

Lawrence Feng December 29, 2020

Since 2014, Democrat Mark DeSaulnier has been the representative of California’s 11th Congressional district.  After an overwhelming reelection win, DeSaulnier now prepares for his fourth term representing...

Jenn Soine, the owner of Star Cycle, instructs the riders of the 7:45 a.m. outdoor spin class. Although temperatures were borderline freezing, Soine continues the outdoor rides to ensure the comfort and safety of all participants. The bikes are six to eight feet apart and customers are required to use hand sanitizer before entering the makeshift studio.

Downtown Danville businesses create their own financial antidotes for Covid-19

Seta Salkhi and Maraki Amare November 13, 2020

While businesses across the country have been affected by COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns, many of downtown Danville’s shops have been handling the effects of the current pandemic well. One...

MV students take a stand for Black Lives

Nick Whiteaker, Senior Writer November 9, 2020

 “I want to be proud that I’m from Danville,” said Sydney Wanguhu, senior and current co-president of Monte Vista’s Black Student Union during an open-mic event at a Black Lives Matter Protest...

Introducing the brand-new dance program at Monte Vista

Taylor Lee, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Continuing alongside the line of changes at Monte Vista due to COVID-19, the dance program has altered completely to fit the current remote learning. Ranging from a new dance teacher to a different style...

Senior Natalie Bennett poses among her portraits. Her paintings have reached millions of people through the popular video-sharing app, TikTok.

“The Old Gods are Not Dead”: Myths Reimagined

Macie Calvert, News Editor November 4, 2020

Aphrodite sits in the audience of a runway show, her face falling as women strut down the stage, their bodies thinner than nearly any average girl’s. Dionysus lounges in the shadows of a bar, protecting...

Singer Alex Silva releases new single

Singer Alex Silva releases new single

Shayawn Golchehreh, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Through countless hours of effort, Monte Vista Senior Alex Silva released his first single "Who Would Have Known" pursuing his passion in singing. Behind the scenes takes us to a glorious journey of Silva's...

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...

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...

Blandinos Tank silently sits next to his desk during the school day for his students to admire. He bikes at least three time a week to school and it quite clear that has a passion for the activity.

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...

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...

McCumiskey smiles before his first-ever flying lesson. He flew over Freemont with his flight instructor in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk.

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...

Neisinger prepares students for their upcoming concert. This is the first year that this alumni is teaching here at Monte Vista.

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...

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