The Stampede

Monte Vista parking lot during the start of the 2023-2024 school year. This is the senior lot that has been the center of many issues regarding the new assigned parking spots.

Mixed Reactions Among Students as Changes Aim to Improve School Experience

Matthew Fehr, Tucker Kiltz, and Arjun Yadav September 21, 2023

       This year Monte Vista is ushering  in a new school year with a set of new rules that have left both students and parents buzzing. These rules aimed at addressing various issues from...

Junior Grace Tseng works on homework during student support. She was in Mr. Pang’s class studying for math.

The Student Support Change: A Grade Aide or Forced Study Hall?

Maya Bhatt, Sienna Wong, Natasha Yee, and Gabrielle Radding September 19, 2023

With the start of the 2023–2024 school year, there have been a number of new regulations and procedures put in place, and in the center of them all–the new student support system.      Student...

Canceled Candy Chemicals

Canceled Candy Chemicals

Connor Huard, Staff Writer June 8, 2023

  Many candy and other packaged food brands may be changing their recipes for California soon. On February 2, 2023, a new bill was introduced to the California state assembly: Assembly Bill 418 (shortened...

A political cartoon by Etta Hulme depicting the Supreme Court attempting to run over affirmative action. Although affirmative action has come up before the Supreme Court before, it has consistently been upheld, while now it appears like the court may deem it unconstitutional.

The Removal of Race

Connor Huard March 27, 2023

This summer, the US Supreme Court appears poised to make all college admissions race-blind. For years, many colleges have sought to create a more diverse student body by considering race as a part of the...

A massive earthquake rocked Turkey, collapsing buildings and killing thousands. Californians fear a large earthquake may be in their future.

Tremors in Turkey

Brian Avram March 27, 2023

On February 6 at 1:17a.m., a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey near its southern Syrian border. Thousands of people were stuck in the rubble of collapsed buildings, and the death toll rose by the...

U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein hands a file of papers to a political intern on Capitol Hill. After years of declining health, Feinstein announced she would not run in 2024 and prominent CA Democrats pounced on the opportunity.

The Race of the Century

Olivia Brandeis March 27, 2023

Even before U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced that she wouldn’t seek re-election, the race to replace her had already begun. Since February 14, 2023, three House Democrats--Orange County’s...

George Santos sits as he waits for the House of Representatives meeting to begin. Santos has been under pressure from 
the media and fellow congressmen since more of his resume was proven false.

George Santos: Mystery Man

Mia Garcia March 27, 2023

George Santos (R-NY)  is currently serving as the representative for New York's 3rd congressional district. Santos was elected to Congress in 2022, but his background is littered with untruths.       Monte...

Rain water causes a mudslide on the side of the road. Severe rain storms in Danville, caused floods, mudslides, and power outages all throughout the city.

The Danville Deluge

Brian Avram February 13, 2023

Record-breaking rain storms in California over the course of two weeks caused floods and landslides throughout the state. For weeks, California experienced a surge of rainfall due to an atmospheric river...

Elliot Ha and Arine Kim at the San Ramon In-N-Out location, after giving their statements to the San Ramon police department. Ha and Kim were both victims of a hate crime that occurred at this location.

Racist incident at San Ramon In-N-Out

Aarushi Khurana February 13, 2023

On December 25th, 20-year-old UCLA student Arine Kim posted a video on TikTok showing a man hurling racist and homophobic slurs at her and her friend, Elliot Ha.       The incident occurred the...

Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on December 29, 2022. He was accused of rape and human trafficking.

Andrew Tate’s everlasting influence on teenage boys

Alexa Fo February 13, 2023

The name “Andrew Tate” is continuing to gain more controversy. Tate is widely praised, and his “Tate Speech” podcast heavily influences people. But now, as more and more allegations against him...

The Melt is a new fast casual restaurant in Downtown Danville. Several Monte Vista students have been hired and are now working at The Melt.

Danville’s Meltiest Burger

Dylan Tell February 13, 2023

 Say cheese to Danville’s newest eatery that will melt your heart. The popular burger joint known as “The Melt,” with locations in San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto, and Lafayette, has now opened...

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy bangs his gavel for the first time after being elected. The photo was taken shortly after midnight after a grueling 15 ballot long election.

Kevin McCarthy wins speakership

Mia Garcia February 13, 2023

On January 7th, 2023 Republican party leader Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker after one of the longest House Speaker elections in U.S. history–second only to the two month long 1855 election....

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