The Stampede

Common Core standards

Common Core standards

Roya Dowlati, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Since 2010, all but 5 states have developed new standards specifically for the English and Math departments. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The system is designed to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. The Common Core State Standards represen...

A perspective on terrorism

A perspective on terrorism

Zaran Baha, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Terrorism: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. Terrorism is a real danger in our modern society and has been for longer than most suspect. One of the earliest terrorist groups were The Sicarii, a Jewish group who murdered enemies in their campaign to overthrow Roman r...

The power of positive thinking

The power of positive thinking

Raquel Dixon, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

There are many students here at Monte Vista who have dedicated themselves to helping others, with a goal of uniting their community. These students have portrayed and upheld positive attitudes through every difficult situation and have influenced many other students around them to do good deeds as wel...

The photoshop epidemic

The photoshop epidemic

ME Hildebrand, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

We live in a world of Photoshop. Everyone these days uses picture editing tools. Some keep it simple- just a filter on their Instagram photos. However, others take notes from the magazines and full on edit their pictures, smoothing skin, making their faces slimmer, and even making their eyes bigger...

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Reilly Olson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Has anyone ever told you that you need to get out of your comfort zone? There’s no better way to accomplish this age-old advice than to get thrust into the experience of moving. The vast majority of people will have to move at least once in their lifetime, and the concept of picking up everything an...

Are you on the way to your dream job?

Are you on the way to your dream job?

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

People are constantly motivating others to pursue their passion. Although not all students in high school know exactly what they want to do with their life in the future; these kids do. Many kids stress over trying to find an impressive internship, or overloading on volunteer work to create impressive col...

Equal education?

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

There is an achievement gap in school; girls tend to outperform boys. Throughout history, men have been given more opportunities than women. Only within the last century have women received equal treatment. Women have come a long way since. Female students are generally disciplined, organized, and hard...

Affluenza, myth or reality?

Affluenza, myth or reality?

Erin Donnelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2014

Texas teen, 16 year old Ethan Couch, killed four people and severely injured two others in a drunk driving crash near Fort Worth, Texas in June. What did he plead as his defense? Affluenza. Affluenza is the term for the product of wealthy, privileged children whose parents never teach them right from w...

Dieting: What works and doesn’t work

Dieting: What works and doesn’t work

Emma Knutson, Feature Editor

May 14, 2014

Eat all your fruits and vegetables. Get 60 minutes of exercise daily. Get 8 hours of sleep each night. We all know the age old principles that have been repeated time after time throughout our childhood and teenage years. However, as times have changed, so have the methods of being healthy. With new Hollywood ...

Like father like son

Like father like son

Kiara Mitlin, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Having a police officer in the family requires a different outlook and lifestyle. One student in particular who has been affected by this is Dylan Luciano and Clay Burke, the sons of fathers who work for the police department. Dylan’s father, Sergeant Rick Luciano, is currently retired at the age ...

Is affirmative action “fair”?

Is affirmative action “fair”?

Kevin Yang, Online Editor

May 14, 2014

For the average college-minded student, ethnicity seems to be just as important as getting good grades in school. Affirmative action, the favoring of certain groups or ethnicities that traditionally suffer from discrimination, has become a major factor in the college admission process. In the world of col...

Upcoming senior events

Upcoming senior events

Amanda Mileski and Emma Knutson

April 9, 2014

Being a second semester senior is full of fun activities and exciting new decisions. After a full first semester of college apps and filling out forms, many Monte Vista seniors are finally able to relax and enjoy their last few months of high school. “I’m most excited for the whole month of May!...