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College Anticipation and its Challenges

Tyler Choi and Theo Lee February 15, 2024

     While seniors eagerly await their college decisions, they find themselves in a state of anticipation, wondering what their future holds.       Most seniors have finished submitting all...

Former University of Pennsylvania president, Elizabeth Magill, prepares for her testimony at a congressional hearing about antisemitism on college campus. She resigned four days after her testimony, which was intensely scrutinized by both Democrats and Republicans alike.

What’s going on at the Ivys?

Krish Shetty February 15, 2024

     America has prided itself on its premier academic institutions since the country gained its independence. All over the country, there are high class universities that students would give an arm...

Fast food workers rally for higher wages in Sacramento. Starting in April 2024, the minimum wage for the industry rises to $20 an hour.

Minimum Wage Increases

Natasha Yee February 15, 2024

     Beginning January 1, 2024, the minimum wage in California will increase from $15.50 to $16 an hour for all employees.       Certain industries will experience a larger increase in the...

ASB and Climate Action Now (CAN) Club president Maddy Park works hard to ensure that trash bins such as these are labeled by leadership and are easily accessible across campus. Currently CAN Club is working with RecycleSmart–Monte Vista’s recycling district provider, their interns, and the office to get 3 bin stations around school as well as staff to help monitor them.

Leading Monte Vista in Sustainability

Savannah Ashe and Srishti Mazumder January 16, 2024

     Memorable phrases are constantly strewn across the posters that decorate Monte Vista’s halls. But, where do these posters come from, and more importantly, where do they go? They are a product...

Around Alamo: The Roundabout

Jacob Mann January 16, 2024

     Many students have probably noticed construction going on in front of the entrance to Alamo Plaza along Danville Blvd. for the past couple of years. All of the work of adding curb extensions, curb...

The destruction caused in Gaza (left). The war has taken the lives of many innocent civilians.

The crisis in Israel and Gaza

Aarushi Khurana November 13, 2023

     On Sunday, October 8th, Israel officially declared war on Hamas, which is identified by the United States as a terrorist organization based in the Gaza Strip.      This came after a coordinated...

The small business Yersen Gelato. The shop opened for customers on a sunny afternoon.

Empowering the Local Community: Monte Vista Supporting Small Businesses

Sienna Wong November 3, 2023

     There is something beautiful about buying from small businesses, purchasing to the warm greetings of workers you’ve grown to know over the years. Memories are built within walls that express...

The MV Climate Action Now Club poses for a photo. They were up in Mount Diablo to clean the hills and perform fire control exercises. This club has also implemented programs to prove sustainability at MV.

MV Moves Towards Sustainability

Mariam Moghul November 3, 2023

     Monte Vista’s students and staff have gone to great lengths to incorporate sustainability into most aspects of running the school. Sustainability is achieved through the use of recycling as well...

The SAT has turned to a fully digital format. This has sparked lots of debate amongst the education system.

Paper vs. Digital: The Classroom Divide

Tyler Choi and Theo Lee October 30, 2023

     On the heels of College Board’s controversial decision to change the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) to a fully digital format, a strong discussion has formed amongst teachers and students debating...

Know your spot

Know your spot

Aarushi Khurana, Noelle Choi, and Nicole McClure September 21, 2023

     After years of Monte Vista students buying parking passes and parking wherever they pleased, Monte Vista administration has now implemented a new parking system for the new school year.      From...

Monte Vista parking lot during the start of the 2023-2024 school year. This is the senior lot that has been the center of many issues regarding the new assigned parking spots.

Mixed Reactions Among Students as Changes Aim to Improve School Experience

Matthew Fehr, Tucker Kiltz, and Arjun Yadav September 21, 2023

       This year Monte Vista is ushering  in a new school year with a set of new rules that have left both students and parents buzzing. These rules aimed at addressing various issues from...

Junior Grace Tseng works on homework during student support. She was in Mr. Pang’s class studying for math.

The Student Support Change: A Grade Aide or Forced Study Hall?

Maya Bhatt, Sienna Wong, Natasha Yee, and Gabrielle Radding September 19, 2023

With the start of the 2023–2024 school year, there have been a number of new regulations and procedures put in place, and in the center of them all–the new student support system.      Student...

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