The Stampede

Heart of MV spirit

Heart of MV spirit

Ariel Chen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

One high school sports game at a time, Stang Gang reaches to change the world - or at least Monte Vista - into a better place. The concept of Stang Gang is really quite simple. They’re a group of Mustangs who bring spirit to less recognized sports teams. They dress up, paint themselves red and black...

Not just pink and blue

Not just pink and blue

Reilly Olson, Op/Ed Editor

November 19, 2014

A student body clad in pink–a sight that could only mean one thing. It’s that time of year again. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and of all the causes that have picked months to raise awareness, the breast cancer community is by far the most popular. With roughly 220,000 women and...

Kid president inspiring others

Kid president inspiring others

Grace Wensley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

 Robby Novak, just a ten year old kid from Tennessee, is inspiring the world to become awesome. Also known as Kid President, Novak made his debut in October, 2012 on the YouTube channel, Soul Pancake. His videos are a collaboration between himself and his older brother-in law Bradley Montague, the cr...

Marching band….do they get enough recognition?

Marching band….do they get enough recognition?

Katrina Flores, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

The thunderous noises of drumline echos in students’ ears as they leave the rallies. The students go wild as various instruments accompany the cheerleaders in the rouser. But do we really know how much effort these marching band students put forth to make rallies and football games a memorable one? Ed...

Garth Stein comes to MV

Garth Stein comes to MV

Gina Matteo, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2014

Best selling author Garth Stein recently visited Monte Vista, speaking about his life as an author and his new book A Sudden Light. Born in Seattle, Garth Stein is an established writer. His book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 158 weeks, translated in...

Luke Brian concert or Homecoming?

Gabrielle Garcy, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

October holds fun activities that are the talk among many people, but the main buzz in October is always Homecoming. As the theme is Stampede World Wide, it has a variety of new dress up days that get all of the student body involved. Dress up days, class competitions, and the Homecoming Football...

Have you been asked?

Have you been asked?

Shea Cummings, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

We all see the flowers and colorful posters with creative slogans cluttering the desks and hallways, but what does it mean? It means homecoming. It’s that time of the year again, and students are preparing almost a month ahead of time with roses,posters,and items such as decorated baked goods. Girls...

Snack days

Nick Livson, Feature Editor

October 22, 2014

Throughout the school day, one thing remains certain, we’re hungry. Eating breakfast at seven in the morning and then lunch at noon can prove to be a little bit of a time crunch. It seems that teachers are catching on to this dilemma as the years go on. Recently, you can see an increase on the number...

Costa Rica: volunteering vacation

Costa Rica: volunteering vacation

Samantha Teshima, Managing Editor

October 22, 2014

In July and August 2014, MV students had the opportunity to go to Costa Rica. Sandra Isbell, fondly known as Doña Sandra, organized the two week trip. The trip included many exciting adventures such as riding horses up the mountain to the cloud forest, exploring the primary rainforests, enjoying...

Do you know what depression is?

Do you know what depression is?

Kristen Chang, A&E Editor

May 14, 2014

We have all heard of it, but do people actually understand what it is? Depression. Depression is defined as a condition of mental disturbance characterized by a severe sadness, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. What you may learn from seein...

Sky high expectations

Sky high expectations

Melody Schwartz, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Students around the country, including students in our own community, all face difficult decisions about what they will choose to pursue after graduating high school. In the Monte Vista area, most students that go through high school are expected to continue on the route to college, with no second th...

Does divorce affect academic performance?

Does divorce affect academic performance?

Maya Sasson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than forty percent of American children will experience the divorce of their parents, which can lead to the upheaval of their home lives, and potentially their school work. Studies have shown that students experiencing repeat divorces ...