The Stampede

Monte Vista’s favorite power couple

Lauren Walker and Mikayla Flores

January 13, 2018

    Would Monte Vista be the same without the couple who makes us all laugh?     Kimberley Gilles and her husband Tom Dunlap, more commonly know as Ms. G and Mr. D by their students, are practically famous at Monte Vista for never having a dull moment together.     From the day the...

Breaking down the walls

Tina Sui, A&E Editor

March 20, 2017

    Last November, students at Monte Vista had the opportunity to participate in a program called “Breaking Down the Walls.” This month, the program made a comeback to help build up and strengthen the mustang community.     Breaking Down the Walls is a comprehensive program designed to...

New Author Emerges from MV

New Author Emerges from MV

Heather No, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

    To write, let alone publish a book is an amazing feat for a sixteen year old, and yet Monte Vista seems to always accomplish the unthinkable. Junior Hailey Capovilla, our new author, has seemed to emerge from MV.      Capovilla recently published her book Unspoken Words, written to inspire girls t...

Mustangs march for equality and rights

Mustangs march for equality and rights

Robin Hyun, Review Editor

February 23, 2017

    One poster read, “Fight like a girl” another read, “Our Body our Rights”.     These were only a couple posters amongst hundreds of thousands, where participants, including numerous Monte Vista students and faculty members, rallied together for the Women’s March in the Bay A...

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Adam Al Desouky, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

     Monte Vista’s Key Club is doing many fun fundraising events, and is always welcoming new members.      Some of these events have been occurring at Fall Rally North (a fundraising event to fight pediatric trauma) in Six Flags, Juice Zone and many other soon-to-be locations.     ...

A new face for the math department

A new face for the math department

Claire Chu, Staff Editor

November 9, 2016

    Monte Vista’s math department welcomed a new teacher to replace Amy Christiansen for her maternity leave in late September.     Former math department chair at San Jose High School (SJHS), Cindy Nguyen, found an opening to be a substitute for Christiansen, who will not return for t...

Cultural Dance Club makes it name at MV

Punya Sidhu, Feature Editor

October 26, 2016

Sophomores Sahej Sidhu and Aditi Desai seized the opportunity to create a cultural dance club at Monte Vista this year. The pair decided to take their love of dance to the masses, allowing Monte Vista students to learn and experience South Asian dance. Sidhu, a co-founder and president, loves dan...

MV parent has success in tech world

Ian Walsh, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

      Not many people can say they have shaped the world of technology compared to MV dad, Garry Kitchen.       From creating the home version of Donkey Kong to working on a #1 top sellers on the app store, Kitchen has made over 100 video games in his 30 year long career.    ...

Mr. Khan

Mr. Khan

October 24, 2016

This year, Monte Vista has welcomed a new Assistant Principal to Monte Vista’s staff. Mr. Kenny Kahn grew up humbly in Richmond, California, living with his mother, who is a retired special educator and speech therapist. Ever since he attended El Cerrito High School, located in El Cerrito, Calif...

Looking back: MV through the ages

Looking back: MV through the ages

Grace Wensley, Feature Editor

June 7, 2016

 As we are about to end another school year here at Monte Vista let’s look back and reflect, but not on the 2015-2016 year, rather the craziest, funniest, and most major events, quotes, and stories documented by The Stampede since 1968.     One thing to note is that Monte Vista’s newspap...

Duck tales

Bailey Ferguson, Senior Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

Why did the ducks cross the road?     A group of ducks has recently been spotted all over campus, rather than deciding to live permanently at Oak Hill Park as most of the fowl do their entire lives.     Lovingly referred to as “the Couple Ducks” (as one always appears to be male and the other...

Ms. Krier on Special Assignment

Ms. Krier on Special Assignment

Krista Cleary, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

When someone mentions high school, most people would just roll their eyes, but not this staff member. She loves working with both the students and the teachers.   This year is Kathleen Krier’s second year at Monte Vista as a TSA, teacher on special assignment, and she plans to stay in the San R...