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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...

San Ramon Valley Student Recognition: Art Talent Across the District

Nick Livson, Staff Writer March 12, 2014

With the large amount of students in public high schools, it’s often hard to give each student the recognition that they deserve. The SRVUSD Student Recognition Project is a chance to recognize hundreds...

Wheelchair Foundation

Wheelchair Foundation

Erin Donnelly and Isabella Ordaz March 12, 2014

Monte Vista recently teamed up with the Wheelchair Foundation to raise money for  physically disabled people who need a wheelchair and can’t afford one. The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization...

Nancy Pinnella pictured here from her senior photo in 1984, passed away from the flu on February 1st.

A villainous virus

Matt Nardoci, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

There was a recent death that broke the news regarding a Monte Vista alumna. Graduating in 1984, Nancy Pinnella passed away on January 25th from the virus H1N1, more commonly known as swine flu. A member...

Japanese exchange students

Emmaline Wei, CC Spin Editor February 12, 2014

Flying from Japan, 16-year-olds Kaori Sasake and Keisuke Shimizu have joined us at Monte Vista for the annual Monte Vista-Sakuragaoka exchange program. The two were chosen out of dozens to participate...

Sadie Hawkins is a dance with a change of tradition- the girls ask the guys to attend. MV is preparing for one next year!

Sadie Hawkins dance at MV?

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

Rumors have been circling MV about the possibility of a Sadie Hawkins dance within the next few months. The traditional dances at our school consist of Homecoming, Junior Prom, and Senior Ball and we have...

Walking through the halls is difficult during passing period, but during a fire alarm it can be worse. All students and staff evacuate the buildings and that can make it hard to move quickly.

Sound the alarm! MV experiences excessive fire drills

Amanda Mileski, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

Over the last few months, Monte Vista has experienced a significant amount of fire alarms. Whether it was during class, before school, or during passing period, the fire alarms were ringing at a confusingly...

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