The Stampede

The sprinklers by the Student Center are found watering the lawn on a rainy day. Although the district controls the water usage at Monte Vista, students can still take action to conserve water during the statewide drought.

Water usage at MV?

Laura Kenny, Editor in Chief May 14, 2014

Despite last week’s rainfall, the Bay Area is officially in what is considered to be an “exceptional drought” -the worst of the four drought categories. This year’s rainfall totals fall between...

California High School seniors, from left, Garen Kissoyan, 17, Kirill Yantikov, 17, and Peter Kravariotis, 17, talk while standing in front of the house where on Monday they saved a 94-year-old woman from a fire in San Ramon, Calif., on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The three were ditching class on Monday when they drove past the burning house and gained entrance saving an elderly woman and her 18-year old deaf and partly blind  Jack Russell terrier. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

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Cal High School Fire

Maya Sasson, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

On Monday March 17, three Cal High students along with a 76-year-old man saved an elderly woman and her adult daughter after their house caught on fire. The three students, Peter Kravariotis (17), Kirill...

Truancy is growing to be a big problem in California. Statistics provided by the California Department of Education show that 29.6% of elementary students in California were truant in the 2012-2013 school year.

Students or Truants?

Nick Livson, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

Students all over the country, even in California are committing crimes without even knowing it. By being absent from school without a valid excuse is classified as truancy which is illegal. The creation...

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Changes in SAT

Roya Dowlati, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

Many think that the college admission exams (SAT or ACT) do not focus enough on important academic skills. On Wednesday, the College Board announced a fundamental rethinking of the SAT; ending the penalty...

Remembering Anthony Grosso

Remembering Anthony Grosso

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

Anthony Romano Grosso, known as Tony by his friends and family, recently passed away on March 6th. He was a long time Danville resident, and one month away from graduating high school from Fusion Academy. He...

This year MV participated in the SRVEF Read-a-Thon. MV students raised $8,522 for the English department.

Read-a-thon recap

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

The SRVEF Read-a-Thon has just concluded its fifth year! Throughout the month of February, students at MV and all other participating schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District read for a...

Jacqueline Rush, Monte Vista class of 2009, passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 23.

Jacqueline Rush: Obituary

Ben Ng, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

Jacqueline Rush, Monte Vista class of 2009, passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 23. “She was one of the most motivated people I ever met,” long term substitute and fellow 2009 grad, Paige...

Ousted Ukrainian soldiers ceremonially fold their national flag prior to leaving a former Ukrainian Army Base in the Crimea.

The Ukraine connection

Danny Carpentier Balough, Staff Writer April 9, 2014

Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea has caused uproar in the west. Opinions have ranged from a military response by NATO and the European Union to endorsement of President Vladimir Putin’s actions. The...

Every 15 Minutes Crash Slideshow

Danny Carpentier Balough April 8, 2014

A collage of photographs taken by photographer Chris Scott as well as images from Abi Gibson, Lauren Lambertson, and Georgia Buxton.

Aniya Gill, president of the Bully Project spoke with students in Mrs. Imbertsons health class. The club helps spread awareness about bullying.

The Bully Project

Melody Schwartz and Hannah Copeland March 12, 2014

This year, a project completely original to itself opened its doors, the Bully Project. As its first year at Monte Vista, members of the project look forward to sharing their inspiring stories to classmates,...

One students commonly large collection of guns they will use to take down their opponents.

Assassins: “Just fun and games”

Georgia Buxton, Staff Writer March 12, 2014

Nearly everyone who attends Monte Vista, or any high school in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has heard of assassins. For those who haven’t, assassins is a Nerf gun war in which teams...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

ME Hildebrand, Staff Writer March 12, 2014

Of the many opportunities to serve the community at Monte Vista, one stands out from the rest. Every year, Monte Vista holds blood drives to gather blood for people across the country. This year it's...

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