The Stampede

SRVUSD to open campus wellness centers

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

     With the escalating academic pressure in schools nationwide, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is making efforts to address and remedy the mental health issue.      Two SRVUSD high school campuses will install a wellness center next school year, and the remaining two...

No longer far away

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     It seemed distant, like a rare event that would never happen to us. But the plague hasn’t seen its end. School shootings and threats have become an epidemic across America.      The San Ramon Valley School District (SRVUSD) is facing many difficulties battling against these threats. C...

Racist incidents lead to an emphasis on Equity Squad

Racist incidents lead to an emphasis on Equity Squad

Claire Chu and Raquel Montelindo

January 23, 2020

     A racist video went viral on Twitter.       Students refused to open a classroom door because a person of color touched the handle.      A teacher tasked students to translate between Ebonics and English.       Monte Vista staff carded a Monte Vista African American...

MV Students affected by US-Iran Conflict

MV Students affected by US-Iran Conflict

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

   The increasingly volatile conflict between Iran and U.S. and increasing tensions has affected the lives and families of a few students of Iranian and American identity here at Monte Vista.    Just days before the missile attack that left General Solemani of Iran, among four others, dead, so...

Scouts BSA goes through growing pains

Scouts BSA goes through growing pains

Lauryn Leong, A&E Editor

January 22, 2020

     It’s official. Girls are now a part of Boy Scouts, and Monte Vista now has some of its own female Scouts. This major change is welcomed by many, but implementing it has had its challenges.      The largest scouting organization in the United States announced back in 2017 it would soon...

‘Yes on Open Space’

‘Yes on Open Space’

Chloe Van Puffelen, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

     Large green signs stating, “Yes On Open Space” in white bolded letters are being seen throughout Danville. However, what or who is this new campaign slogan for?     The owners of Magee Ranch, Jed and Tom Magee, are hoping to get their new development plans (Measure Y) accepted and...

Art program begins new campaign

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

 Two Monte Vista art students won an art competition with the theme of inclusivity and kindness and donated their winnings to MV’s visual art program. As a symbol of their gratitude, the art program dedicated their project to the competition's founders.       The Brandeis sisters, junior Sydne...

New ACT policy could lead to increase of ACT test purchases

Emily Ma, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

    Within the last month, the American College Test (ACT) company implemented a major change in their test system. Starting in September 2020, students will be able to retake single sections of the ACT to improve their overall scores.      “I plan to take the ACT this month and take the math...

New gun-control law allows school administration to report dangerous students

Angelina Izmaylova and Seta Salkhi

November 13, 2019

  Assembly Bill No. 61 is a new gun control law that will allow counselors and teachers to report dangerous students starting in Sep. 2020.       Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, amended an existing bill on gun violence restraining orders on Aug. 30, 2019. This new law will allot employers...

AP World cheating scandal highlights academic pressure

Chloe Van Puffelen and Emily Ma

November 13, 2019

 Monte Vista’s academic prowess is well known throughout the surrounding areas but does the outside community know what actually goes on behind closed classroom doors?       On Friday, Oct. 18, Advanced Placement (AP) World History teacher Alison Perruso called in a substitute on a test ...

Mother and daughter empower women with new book

Mother and daughter empower women with new book

Claire Chu and Raquel Montelindo

November 13, 2019

   In a gym filled with diverse families, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, shared the experiences of writing their new book that not only strives to inspire women but society as a whole.      On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Clintons arrived at the San Ramon Valley High Sch...

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

Lauryn Leong, A&E Editor

November 13, 2019

  As he listened to students of the Black Student Union speak, a former poet realized that they all had a similar challenge — self-discovery.      Starting this year, poet Donté Clark began visiting classes at Monte Vista every other week on Thursdays to discuss the challenges they face. ...