The Stampede

‘4×4’ pushed back

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

February 28, 2019

The 4x4 schedule has been a controversial topic since it was first brought up at the end of 2018. On Jan. 31, Dr. Kevin Ahern, Monte Vista’s principal, posted an announcement concerning the schedule change. Earlier that week, Ahern and a group of teachers, staff, and students went to high school...

MV rally chair has taken a seat

MV rally chair has taken a seat

Cameron Ziegenfus and Nicholas Whiteaker

January 15, 2019

Matt Kim no longer sits in the rally chair and Monte Vista High School is rally chair-less. The responsibilities of the rally chair—rallies, spirit at games, and more—have been assumed by Joe Mooney and Drew Fryer, Monte Vista’s new “spirit leaders”. To be a rally chair at Monte...

Socks in San Francisco

Socks in San Francisco

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019

This December, the MV freshmen leadership class made a difference in homeless people’s lives by collecting an item that is often forgotten but vital to the homeless: socks. The idea of creating care packages with socks and other necessities was originally introduced to Chris Connor, Monte...

Referrals on the rise

Referrals on the rise

Ava Hunt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Will you be the next victim of receiving a referral? In the spring of 2018, clutter in the locker room prompted new rules to be put in place. Students seemed to rarely lock away their bags. Because of this, the amount of clutter in the locker room was becoming dangerous. New policies were put...

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018

As students begin high school, new accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. The most common are the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan, and there are many details and options entailed in each. An IEP is for children who qualify for special education services....

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

Jack Heenan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

“Run!” Underground fighting and boxing groups have been spontaneously emerging week after week in the streets of San Ramon and Danville. Rendezvous points are posted online and students gather to watch the fights. Some of these fights are planned, and other times, they are not. Spectators...

MV Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

MV Honors Our Nation’s Heroes

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

October 12, 2018

The red, white, and blue were in full-swing as MV football honored our nation’s finest.     Over 15 veterans were in attendance and were honored at the Sept. 21 Monte Vista varsity football game against the visiting Livermore Cowboys. The game took place on 36th annual of the establishment of Wo...

Tragedy leads to new policies

Tragedy leads to new policies

Ava Hunt and Seta Salkhi

October 12, 2018

    Student-athletes were not only emotionally challenged by this spring’s tragedy, but are now physically constrained as a result of the aquatic sports’ inconvenient practice schedule.     Last May, a San Ramon Valley High School freshman had a fatal accident in the school pool. The trag...

Bye, Bye BioTech

Cameron Ziegenfus, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

      One of Monte Vista’s most advanced classes has bid our school adieu.     BioTechnology was abruptly ended this school year due to an unexpected retirement by Linda Bandrowski who was the Monte Vista BioTechnology teacher for more than 13 years.     BioTechnology is classifie...

National Anthem, interrupted

National Anthem, interrupted

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

March 13, 2018

Though the Star Spangled Banner stayed through the bombs bursting in air, it didn’t stick with local California High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB). On January 19th, Cal High held their annual winter rally, but something was different, the national anthem was not played. This was due to...

Students reject an act of diversity

Students reject an act of diversity

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

March 1, 2018

The posters were supposed to celebrate achievement. Hung at the beginning of lunch and less than one period later, ripped off the walls and not found. Nationwide, February is designated as Black History Month to honor the roles and achievements of African American people throughout history. Monte...

Danville Library opens new teen space

Danville Library opens new teen space

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 31, 2018

    Cheerful members of the community surrounded the new and modern orange seating as four students cut a gold ribbon, officially introducing the opening the new teen space at the Danville Library.     On Dec. 12, the Danville Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled “Tee...