The Stampede

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Mask mandates no longer in effect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...

Trash cans are overflowing with students’ trash. After student support, the understaffed  janitors were busy cleaning other messy parts of the school.

Trash Increasing on Campus

Nia Coleman February 19, 2022

Garbage at Monte Vista has gotten increasingly worse since students returned to campus after being remote during the 2020-2021 school year.      Teachers have been monitoring students to make sure...

In the image is The latest variant of COVID-19, named BA.2. This variant sprouted from the previously dominant COVID-19 variant that surged throughout the world, Omicron.

Monte Vista’s Readiness for Another Strain of COVID-19

Connor Clark and Joshua Balagot February 19, 2022

As the number of COVID-19 cases significantly increases due to new variants and the loosening of safety procedures—such as reduced masks mandates, reduced limitations on gatherings, and the reopening...

Monte Vista High School student Nikki Esmaili, captures a photo of Chevron Gas Station on Friday, February 4, 2022. The gas station is located on 8000 Crow Canyon Rd, Danville CA.

Recent Increase In Gas Prices and Its Effects

Julia Cotton and Nikki Esmaili February 19, 2022

Gas prices are at some of the highest rates they have ever been, catching the attention of the Monte Vista community.      COVID-19 has and continues to impact all aspects of life, including the...

God of figure skating, Yuzuru Hanyu, is set to compete at his third Olympics this year. He announced that he is looking forward to landing the quad-axel and winning his third OGM at the Olympics.

The Winter Olympics: skating in the midst of a diplomatic snowstorm

Siena Vu and Aarushi Khurana February 19, 2022

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have arrived and this year's Games are one for the books. From tensions  between national governments to history-making figure skaters, this winter will surely be unforgettable.      The...

Example of a negative result on the At-Home COVID-19 PCR test.

SRVUSD Provides Free, Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests

Esther Premazzi February 19, 2022

As the number of COVID-19 cases hits record numbers in the United States, COVID-19 rapid tests are needed now more than ever. Starting on Jan. 19, 2022, the U.S. government, including the SRVUSD school...

Shipping containers pile up due to the change in the amounts and destinations of items being shipped. Supply chain issues have been predicted to last into 2022.

Supply Chain Issues Affect Holiday Season

Arlene Pham December 13, 2021

     Recently, there have been issues with the distribution and availability of goods caused by the reopening of the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, surging demand, and a lack of workers, especially...

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