The Stampede

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

Marie Shavkel, Business Manager

November 15, 2019

      Sitting on a cold bench will cause infertility. If you step over someone's leg and don't cross back over it, the person will never grow again. I always heard these superstitions growing up, yet the upbringing of a Russian American is quite unlike that of a third-generation American.   ...

Don’t forget my name

My mom and I wearing the traditional scarves inside the mosque. It is required to cover your head when you have entered a mosque.

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

   “I didn’t immigrate halfway across the world and give you this name for it to be butchered and mispronounced,” my mother said.      To be fair, to be given this name in America, I thought she should have expected that. Manahil doesn’t roll off the tongue as easy as most. But as I ...

Real men dance

Monte Vista senior Nicholas Chong holding a flag and wearing his uniform for color guard. Chong is getting ready to perform  for the marching band event at Monte Vista.

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

 Two male students take their dance skills to the next level in the Monte Vista dance program.      Sophomore Iziyah Robinson and senior Nicholas Chong are the only two males in the Monte Vista dance program.       Chong, standing 5-feet-11-inches, describes himself as the most energized...

They’ve been thrifting before you

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

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 cheaper price. One passionate thrifter at Monte Vista is senior Shania Sandher. Sandher’s passion...

Move aside Lady Gaga, a “Planetz” was born

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

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, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. As her artist name “Planetz”, Huie has close to 120 monthly...

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, when junior Tori Morris’s dad asked her if she wanted to go out for ice cream. Of course, she...

Benvenuti a Monte Vista!

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 22, 2018

In August, a 16-year-old, Roman teenager stepped foot onto her new temporary home: America. Junior Giulia Azzarello is a transfer student from Rome, Italy. She is currently staying with junior Destinee Aranda and her family. Studying abroad is popular amongst teenagers in Europe, thus, Azzarello is familiar...

Out of the Comfort Zone


Hailey Capovilla, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

    Due to a call of adventure and desire to make a change in the world, a senior at Monte Vista traveled to Africa last summer to build schools and emerge herself in another culture. Abby Devane has always dreamed of visiting Africa, so when she heard about this trip through Pledge to Humanity, ...

Daniel Maneloveg

Senior Daniel Maneloveg runs the 1600 and 3200 meter race at one of Monte Vista's track meet.

Sam O'Connell, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

    With spring sports underway, and the winter sport season soon ending, college commitments have been taking place.      One month ago, senior Daniel Maneloveg has committed to University of San Francisco (USF) for track. He typically runs the 800 (two lap), 1600 (one mile) and 3200 (two mi...

Valentine Sullivan

Done with ink, collage and gouache.

Julia Lyckberg, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

    As a school, Monte Vista is often known for its academic prowess. However, many students at Monte Vista offer extreme talent in areas other than academia, like Valentine Sullivan.     Valentine Sullivan is a junior here at Monte Vista, and excels at various forms of art, from painting...

Maddison Miszewski

GSA members from many SRVUSD schools gather to increase the sense of community among the club members from each school. There were speakers, games, and discussions concerning stereotypes and discrimination against LGBTQ groups during school.

Mikayla Flores, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

   Many students work to make changes around Monte Vista, but few have gone as far as this student to make a lasting impact in student’s lives here.     From being active in Speech and Debate, NHS, Science Alliance, Choir, GLSCYN, and Drama, senior Madison Miszewski has involved hersel...

Bryce Woodbury

Bryce Woodbury

Randall Dobkin, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

    On June 2-3, Bryce Woodbury will finally put his talents to the test as he finally reaches the opportunity of a lifetime. Winning NCS pole vault. Bryce Woodbury a Junior with flowing slicked back hair, talked cheerfully and confidentially as he described why he will win NCS.     “I ...

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