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...

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...

Madison Georgia shines during her webitorial shoot for H. Lorenzo. These photos can be found in the Bottega Veneta section of

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...

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...

Ryan Wilson bakes a Zebra Cake at his home for his YouTube channel, “Baking With Ryan”. The cake was frosted with swiss meringue buttercream, black chocolate ganache and sprinkles.

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...

Shania Sandher smiles wearing her favorite thrifted piece - a blue summer dress.

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...

Planetz first single, Rubix Cube, debuted in early 2019.

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,...

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,...

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