The Stampede

Monte Vista is a No Place For Hate campus. However, three different instances of anti-semitic graffiti have occurred on campus the past two weeks.

String of anti-semitic graffiti found on campus

Paviter Randhawa October 27, 2022

On October 25th, 2022, anti-semitic graffiti was found in the the gym for the third time in a little over a week. These incidents were immediately brought to the administration and Principal Dr. Kevin...

Queen Elizabeth is posing for a portrait. This is to celebrate the accession of attaining a Platinum Jubilee. The Platinum Jubilee highlights the milestone of 70 years reigning as the monarch Queen Elizabeth received in 2022.

Queen Elizabeth: The Longest Reigning Monarch

Joshua Balagot and Dylan Tell October 20, 2022

     Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Sep. 8 2022. She was the monarch of Britain from 1952-2022 and was the longest reigning monarch in the history of the British Royal family. Though hold no real...

Drummond and her neighbor’s home after the fire. The fire started between 12:30 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9th.

Monte Vista Community Rallies to Help Former Teacher

Maya Bhatt, Aarushi Khurana, and Olivia Brandeis October 18, 2022

The week of September 5th was one for the record books. According to the National Weather Service, that week’s scorching heat wave was the most severe in California’s history. With temperatures in...

Brittney Griner is being detained at a Russian penal colony. She was found guilty for the possession of drugs when she passed through the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow on Feb. 17 2022.

Brittney Griner: From Bright Lights to Long Nights

Joshua Balagot, Tyler Choi October 18, 2022

Professional WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony on August 4, 2022.       Griner is an American professional...

Problems from the pandemic lead teachers to retiring much earlier than they originally anticipated. In California alone, 62% of teachers said they were planning to retire earlier than they originally anticipated.

The Educator Exodus

Connor Huard October 18, 2022

Over the past three years, teacher retirement and resignation rates have rapidly increased. The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years saw a huge increase in the number of school staff members retiring compared...

California Senator Anothony Portantino speaking at Burbank Unified school board meeting. At this meeting his Senate Bill 328 was signed into law.

New Year, New Start

Gracyn Ard October 18, 2022

 In 2022 California legislators passed a new law requiring public high schools to begin classes at 8:30 a.m. or later. The law, Senate Bill 328, was passed with the intent of improving students' sleep,...

FINA President Husain Al-Musallam addresses the FINA Extraordinary General Congress regarding the ban on transgender athletes competing in womens events.

FINA bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s events

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor June 20, 2022

Behind the electrifying races in the ongoing 2022 FINA World Championships, a decision has been made regarding eligibility of transgender athletes competing in women's sports. This decision has been highly...

Students are working on homework from other classes while being in Child Development. Only six people, including the three teachers in the class, were wearing their masks.

Mask mandates no longer in effect

Nia Coleman April 13, 2022

  Now that the mask mandate has been lifted for schools in the San Ramon Valley School District, students have the choice to continue to wear their masks or take them off.       On March 14,...

The class of 2025 is now preparing to take the digital SAT, starting in the spring of 2024. The College Board, the organization in charge of the SAT and PSAT, have released relevant information on its website, including a FAQ.

SAT Goes Digital in 2024

Arlene Pham April 13, 2022

In 2024, the SAT will be completely digital alongside other changes aimed at making it more “student-friendly,” according to the College Board, the organization behind the exam.      Beginning...

Ukrainian families fleeing Ukraine with their belongings. As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, many families left everything behind as they hold on to the hope that they can find a new home in a neighboring country.

Russia-Ukraine crisis: more than just a war

Maya Bhatt March 23, 2022

     As Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine unfolds, the entire world has its eyes on the crisis in Eastern Europe.       The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is at the center...

After the California legislature passed SB 118 on March 14, UC Berkeley will now be able to expand its incoming class of 2026 by 3,050 students.

SB 118 reverses University of California, Berkeley enrollment freeze

Lawrence Feng and Emily Ma March 23, 2022

On March 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 118 (SB 118), changing how the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) applies to colleges, effectively reversing the enrollment freeze...

Truth is under attack. In our modern world, lies are more powerful than ever, and they can have real consequences. Others go so far as to deny the fundamental existence of truth.

An Age of Skepticism

Lawrence Feng February 19, 2022

 In America and around the world, truth is under attack.      Postmodernism and identity politics have created a public discourse that does not care for evidence or objective reality. The rise...

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