The Stampede

Nick Bortolon

Junior Nick Bortolon plays the marimba during a field show for matching bad.  Bortolon has been playing since his sophomore year and the success has been plentiful (Courtesy of Nick Bortolon)

Maddie Dailey, Op-Ed Editor

February 15, 2017

    There’s a lot more that goes into playing the xylophone than you think.  Or rather, in this case, the marimba.     Junior Nick Bortolon has been playing an instrument since his days in elementary school.  From the trumpet to piano to percussion, Bortolon has been involved in some ...

Bella Romano

Bella Romano, with her dad, in Antarctica with the penguins. She visited the untouched continent over winter break, living off of cold chicken in a boat, surrounded by icebergs and snow-capped mountains. (Courtesy of Bella Romano)

Heather No, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

   Can you believe it? There’s someone right here at Monte Vista High who was able to accomplish the goal of traveling to all seven continents of the world, completing her very last continent over winter vacation this year.      Junior Bella Romano, along with her dad, traveled to the pla...

Jackie Kupeli

Maddie Dailey, Op Ed Editor

November 9, 2016

    Not all big things come in big packages.     Standing 5’2”, senior Jackie Kupeli makes a big impact on and off the court for the Monte Vista varsity Women’s Volleyball team.  Not only is Kupeli a starting Libero and captain, but she is also committed to play Division III volleyball...

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Heather No, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

     The sound of whistles blowing, cheers, and shouts are probably what a certain junior hears the most. Varsity cross-country and lacrosse star, and JV soccer player, she has a lot going for her for the rest of her years at Monte Vista. On the field, she’s a star player, and off the field,...

Kelsey Sarracino

Kelsey Sarracino poses at a tournament with her horse, Kai.  She bought him this past spring in Canada.
(Courtesy of John Sarracino)

Lauren Walker, News Editor

October 26, 2016

For junior Kelsey Sarracino the average day doesn’t just include going to school and doing homework- she spends time at a barn riding horses. During the school year she goes to the barn at least three times a week to train for competitions all over California. She won her section at the Oregon...

Mr. Khan

Mr. Khan

October 24, 2016

This year, Monte Vista has welcomed a new Assistant Principal to Monte Vista’s staff. Mr. Kenny Kahn grew up humbly in Richmond, California, living with his mother, who is a retired special educator and speech therapist. Ever since he attended El Cerrito High School, located in El Cerrito, Calif...

Aleix Ciurana

Foreign exchange student, Aleix Ciurana, poses with his host sister, sophomore Francesca Jofre.

Sumin Lim, CC Spin Editor

October 24, 2016

    A melting pot of many different cultures, Monte Vista has opened its arms wide for students of all backgrounds.     One of the foreign exchange students attending Monte Vista this year is junior, Aleix Ciurana, from Gerona, Spain. His older sister Elma was also a foreign exchange stude...

Josephine Lee

Josephine Lee at her Monte Vista Cross Country meet with her friends, Eliza and Christina, who are supporting her.

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

   Countless students fight to make a change for others, but one student creates a long term effect for many whilst participating in multiple activities.    For most people, five miles a day isn’t even close to their daily exercise, but Monte Vista freshman and Mount Diablo Heat runner,...

Trisha Sanghal

Here, Sanghal, top middle, and Wong, right, pose along with the Girls and Guys Who Code students.
Sent from my iPhone

Punya Sidhu, Feature Editor

October 20, 2016

    One day last year, as Trisha Sanghal drove her little sister, Tanya, and her friends home from school, she heard a voice from the backseat say, “Coding is for guys!”. It was that moment that struck a cord with Trisha, and made her decide that young girls needed to be introduced to coding. The...

Sydney Sheperd

Sydney Sheperd

Niru Datta, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

      By playing offensively on and off the field, one Monte Vista student was able to score what she describes as her greatest goal- committing to play soccer for her dream university.     Securing this dream commitment came early but not easy for Sydney Shepherd. Now a Junior at Monte Vis...

Usman Hanif

Clay McKnight, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

     For most high school students playing one sport or activity on top of an already rigorous school day is more than enough to keep busy. However, there is always those who manage to find time in their day to go that extra mile to help others.      Usman Hanif (or Usy Goosey to his friends) is a 15 year ...

Ian Walsh

Ian Walsh, 15, with his book, Stragglers.

Michael Rhee, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

    Once again, Monte Vista has shown itself to be a place of accomplishments in the arts.     Many people have the misconception of authors being stuffy, old people, clacking away at a typewriter in a dark room behind closed curtains. So many would be surprised that we have a burgeoning y...

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