The Stampede

Attendees converse at a rally in Oakland on Feb. 13. The rally was
held to promote healing and show support for victims of recent attacks
against Asian-Americans.

Asian-American assaults surge again a year into COVID-19

Zoe Qian March 29, 2021

  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, animosity towards the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community continues to worsen. In recent months, crimes against the AAPI community have increased by...

Confirmed cases and their estimated date of infection in the six regions expected to have the most new confirmed cases

Countries globally enact travel restrictions

Elisabeth Delpouys, Feature Editor March 15, 2021

2021 began with global COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in response to holiday travel around the world.  In response to multiple international and religious holidays, many people during December of...

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is currently using this schedule for its High Schools. Students have adapted to the new time and class changes that the Second Semester had to offer. Many classes had been moved around because of the Hybrid Schedule and its needs.

Second semester brings new schedule changes for SRVUSD

Madelaine Scurtu February 24, 2021

Second semester brings new schedule changes for SRVUSD Though the plan for hybrid learning has been delayed, the second semester of the 2020-2021 SRVUSD school year has been greatly impacted by the...

Biden supporters surround the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20 after riots broke out there 2 weeks prior. The supporters raised signs in support of the new administration, hoping for a better, more united future.

A Divided Nation: From the Capitol riot to the Biden Administration

Zoe Qian and Lawrence Feng February 13, 2021

On Jan. 6, political tensions erupted when Donald Trump’s supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol building as Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.  Following this...

The US Capitol Building sits peacefully on Capitol Hill. In an attempt to disrupt democracy, rioters stormed the building on Jan. 6, 2021.

Mob of Trump supporters breach the US Capitol

Mason Hanshaw and Seta Salkhi January 9, 2021

On Jan. 6, the United States Capitol was under siege for the first time in over 200 years during a joint session of the US Congress. The mob that overran security and flooded the rotunda of the Capitol...

On Nov. 2, Donald Trump’s supporters took to the streets of Blackhawk to voice their approval of the president in a last minute attempt to encourage eligible voters to back him on Election Night. Following Joe Biden’s victory, however, claims of fraud and corruption — stemming from the White House itself — quickly ensued.

Trump disputes 2020 election results

Lawrence Feng and Seta Salkhi December 20, 2020

Democrats and most of the media view Joseph Biden as the uncontested winner of the 2020 Presidential election. However, after election pollsters turned out to be inaccurate—as they were in 2016—and...

The Black Lives Matter movement is constantly on everyone's feed. Many students have posted their opinion of BLM online on social media.

Social media gives racism a platform

Anjana Dasam, A&E Editor November 5, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement gains a significant amount of recognition during quarantine, many Monte Vista students have started to address their views on recent race-related incidents via social...

Donya Atashie is at one of the Danville protests holding a sign. She was marching to fight against the injustice of police brutality against black communities.

The BLM movement in Danville

Angelina Izmaylova and Esther Premazzi November 4, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement inspired citizens around the country to fight the injustice of police brutality toward African Americans.        BLM is...

The cancellations of the SAT have caused much inconvenience and stress among students.

COVID-19 forces SAT/ACT test cancellations

Angelina Izmaylova, CC Spin Editor November 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT exams have been cancelled for future dates, affecting students' college application process.     Universities require seniors to present their grade point average...

Red Tie Robotics discusses plans for upcoming meetings. Because Monte Vista is currently engaged in remote learning, many clubs have been meeting over Zoom.

Virtual communities: Monte Vista’s current club experience

Claire Sohn, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

One key part of the high school experience is club participation, and the Monte Vista administration has said it is committed to continuing the club experience even during virtual learning.      Monte...

The U.S. census is completed every 10 years in order to redistribute federal funds and reapportion seats in the House of Representatives based on population. This year, the census count ended two weeks early on Oct. 15, raising concerns that minority populations would be undercounted.

How COVID-19 has affected this year’s census

Seta Salkhi, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

With COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns affecting governmental operations, the U.S. Census Bureau was given additional time to complete its count. However, pushback from the Trump administration succeeded...

Wildfires are continuing to spread across California and have burned over four million acres of land so far in 2020. The growing intensity of these blazes has provoked fear over the increasing influence of climate change in these natural disasters.

California wildfires spark concern about climate change

Seta Salkhi and Madison Siu November 4, 2020

Over the past few years, California has undergone some of the worst fire seasons in its history. With more than four million acres of land consumed by wildfires this year, over two times the total area...

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