The Stampede

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...

Bestselling author Garth Stein stands with students after speaking about his life as a writer. Stein visited Monte Vista October 22.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

This diagram demonstrates the effects divorce has on students. Studies have shown that divorce can play a role in a students 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,...

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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...

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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...

Hailey Woram and the Assisteens charity group works provide gifts during the stressful times of the holiday season. The Assisteens group has put on many other charitable events just like this one.

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...

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