The Stampede

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...

Vape deaths mark potential end for product

Vape deaths mark potential end for product

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

October 10, 2019

    After multiple teen deaths in the past few months, America’s vaping epidemic has boiled over into a national crisis.          Vaping is in no way new to high schools across America, and Monte Vista is no exception. According to a recent government survey, one out of every nine student...

Overcrowded Monte Vista buses prompt student complaints

Overcrowded Monte Vista buses prompt student complaints

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Monte Vista’s buses are the main way of getting to and from school, yet over time, students have noticed some issues with these buses and the way they are run.       Each afternoon as the clock flashes 3:10, countless teenagers flock to their buses for a ride home, some sprinting across campus to ...

New event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

New event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

The 12-year streak of Monte Vista’s Mr. Mustang tradition ended last year. The student body pushed for the return of the annual competition, but a new event will inaugurate in March. Typically hosted in late February, Mr. Mustang is a contest that crowns the most talented, funny, and stylish male...

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Nicholas Whiteaker and Cameron Ziegenfus

February 28, 2019

Once my counselor called me in during class and I waited 15 minutes while she talked to someone else,” junior Tyler Wolfe said. “I ended up missing the entire lesson.” Complaints like this are often heard around Monte Vista about the counseling department. Often, students take missed appointments,...

California teacher strikes spreading

California teacher strikes spreading

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Rising backlash seen by Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] arose nationwide and similar concerns are emerging at Monte Vista. Not only has the act of civil disobedience affected teachers, but it has also impacted students in all high schools, including Monte Vista and schools in Oakland...

Intro to Business means business at MV

Intro to Business means business at MV

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

Monte Vista has introduced an Intro to Business DVC class on campus. The class, taught by Lo Ann Winkler, takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 after school, currently in the 800 building. The administration has implemented it as a pilot program, assessing how this trial works...

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

The Inside Look: The PG&E Story

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

February 28, 2019

You’ve seen their bright-blue trucks everywhere and their overuse of drones in their commercials talking about how they’re apart of different California communities, but PG&E is now reeling to stay afloat. Pacific Gas and Electric has been the largest electric utility business in the United...