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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,...

Student athletic trainers prepare for a football game. They helped players fill water bottles and Gatorade and assisted them with injuries.

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...

Kenneth with a former teacher in Nigeria.

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...

The stump during this past holiday season.

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...

Sophomore Leigha Miller holds her trophies at the Jr. Drag Racing League. She has been drag racing since she was young as a way to bind with her dad.

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. ...

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