The Stampede

Real men dance

Real men dance

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

 Two male students take their dance skills to the next level in the Monte Vista dance program.      Sophomore Iziyah Robinson and senior Nicholas Chong are the only two males in the Monte Vista dance program.       Chong, standing 5-feet-11-inches, describes himself as the most energized...

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. ...

Vape night brings awareness to MV parents

Vape night brings awareness to MV parents

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

November 13, 2019

Dozens of parents attended Monte Vista’s vaping information night, “Seeing through the Vapor,” on Oct. 30 to learn about the epidemic of e-cigarettes.      Lead, an advocacy organization based in Lake Forest, Illinois, brought the event to schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School Di...

California changes chemistry curriculum

California changes chemistry curriculum

Raquel Montelindo, Managing Editor

October 10, 2019

 The curriculum change was set into motion on Sept. 4, 2013, when the State Board of Education (SBE) changed the standards to those of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This curriculum change was implemented in biology classes and began in chemistry classes this school year.      ...

Anonymous tipline creates more inclusive environment

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manager

October 10, 2019

     To show that safety is a top priority, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has opened its newest anonymous tip line. Created to report threats or potentially dangerous circumstances, the tipline is available on every school website to any member of the community.      The tip...

Danville may be home a new skatepark

Danville may be home a new skatepark

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

    In only two years, a skatepark has become the top request for parks and recreation in Danville, as there are skateparks currently located in San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Dublin.      The idea was brought up in 2017, and the town recently revisited the idea. Although the skatepark has b...

Understaffing closes Workday Cafe

Understaffing closes Workday Cafe

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

     The Workday Student Center (WSC) Cafe has been closed during lunch since the beginning of this school year. As a result, students are eating less from lack of food access and the main cafeteria in the commons is overcrowded.       San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) offi...