The Stampede

  • April 23Women's Lax: MV-12 Davis-15

  • April 23Baseball: MV-1 Washington-6

  • April 19Women's Lax: MV-13 DV-11

  • April 19Men's Lax: MV-17 DV-6

  • April 19Baseball: MV-1 Cal-0

New Event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

New Event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019


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The 12-year streak of Monte Vista’s Mr. Mustang tradition ended last year. The student body pushed for the return of the annual competition, but a new event will inaugurate in March. Typically hosted in late February, Mr. Mustang is a contest that crowns the most talented, funny, and stylish...

Are 2,500 to many students, MV counselors?

Are 2,500 to many students, MV counselors?

Nicholas Whiteaker and Cameron Ziegenfus

February 28, 2019


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Once my counselor called me in during class and I waited 15 minutes while she talked to someone else,” junior Tyler Wolfe said. “I ended up missing the entire lesson.” Complaints like this are often heard around Monte Vista about the counseling department. Often, students take missed...

California teacher strikes spreading

California teacher strikes spreading

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Rising backlash seen by Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] arose nationwide and similar concerns are emerging at Monte Vista. Not only has the act of civil disobedience affected teachers, but it has also impacted students in all high schools, including Monte Vista and schools in Oakland...

Intro to Business means business at MV

Intro to Business means business at MV

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019


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Monte Vista has introduced an Intro to Business DVC class on campus. The class, taught by Lo Ann Winkler, takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 after school, currently in the 800 building. The administration has implemented it as a pilot program, assessing how this trial works...

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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You’ve seen their bright-blue trucks everywhere and their overuse of drones in their commercials talking about how they’re apart of different California communities, but PG&E is now reeling to stay afloat. Pacific Gas and Electric has been the largest electric utility business in the United...

‘4×4’ pushed back

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

February 28, 2019


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The 4x4 schedule has been a controversial topic since it was first brought up at the end of 2018. On Jan. 31, Dr. Kevin Ahern, Monte Vista’s principal, posted an announcement concerning the schedule change. Earlier that week, Ahern and a group of teachers, staff, and students went to high school...

MV rally chair has taken a seat

MV rally chair has taken a seat

Cameron Ziegenfus and Nicholas Whiteaker

January 15, 2019


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Matt Kim no longer sits in the rally chair and Monte Vista High School is rally chair-less. The responsibilities of the rally chair—rallies, spirit at games, and more—have been assumed by Joe Mooney and Drew Fryer, Monte Vista’s new “spirit leaders”. To be a rally chair at Monte...

Socks in San Francisco

Socks in San Francisco

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019


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This December, the MV freshmen leadership class made a difference in homeless people’s lives by collecting an item that is often forgotten but vital to the homeless: socks. The idea of creating care packages with socks and other necessities was originally introduced to Chris Connor, Monte...

Referrals on the rise

Referrals on the rise

Ava Hunt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Will you be the next victim of receiving a referral? In the spring of 2018, clutter in the locker room prompted new rules to be put in place. Students seemed to rarely lock away their bags. Because of this, the amount of clutter in the locker room was becoming dangerous. New policies were put...

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018


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As students begin high school, new accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. The most common are the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan, and there are many details and options entailed in each. An IEP is for children who qualify for special education services....

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

Jack Heenan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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“Run!” Underground fighting and boxing groups have been spontaneously emerging week after week in the streets of San Ramon and Danville. Rendezvous points are posted online and students gather to watch the fights. Some of these fights are planned, and other times, they are not. Spectators...

MV Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

MV Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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The red, white, and blue were in full-swing as MV football honored our nation’s finest.     Over 15 veterans were in attendance and were honored at the Sept. 21 Monte Vista varsity football game against the visiting Livermore Cowboys. The game took place on 36th annual of the establishment of Wo...

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