The Stampede

MV students receive Town of Danville awards

MV students receive Town of Danville awards

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

January 31, 2018

   In early December, a few of our very own Monte Vista students were recognized by the Town for the hard work they put into making Danville a better place throughout their lives.     Seniors Lauren Edelman, Brady Martin, and Katie Wong all received awards. Edelman and Wong both received the...

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

Claire Chu, Online, CC Spin, PR/Communications Editor

January 31, 2018

    With the ongoing teen driving accidents on and off school campuses, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) has decided to implement a new system for students who wish to obtain an on-campus parking permit to emphasize driving safety.     SRVUSD has partnered Street Smarts ...

Community backlash leads to district change

Maddie Dailey and Lauren Walker

January 13, 2018

    After various parent meetings, a petition, and student press conferences, the superintendent amended his set of plans for the future of students’ schedules.     Superintendent Rick Schmitt received backlash for his plan to take away a seventh period option in the past two months. ...

BREAKING – Updates: What’s the deal with the fire?

Robin Hyun and Lauren Edelman, Feature and News Editor

October 12, 2017

The one topic students cannot get off their mind: the fire.  MV Journalism class interviewed Principal Dr. Kevin Ahern and Assistant Principals Liz Pagano, Kenny Khan, and Cheryl DiGrazia. What was originally said from the district yesterday? Dr. Ahern: Yesterday, it was kind of a phase appro...

Low funds are affecting class sizes

Low funds are affecting class sizes

Claire Chu, Online. CC Spin, PR/Communications Editor

October 5, 2017

    With over 2,450 students at Monte Vista this year, classes are increasing in size due to the district’s restricted funding.     San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) class funding policy follows the 28-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. SRVUSD only funds sections that ...

Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

Sumin Lim, CC Spin Editor

March 20, 2017

    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine spoke to students around the district at Monte Vista on March 2.     The Little Rock Nine were nine students who were the first African Americans to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. They attended Litt...

TVLC

TVLC

Grace Wensley, Editor-In-Chief

February 24, 2017

    Twelve schools, four teams, 1000 students, and months of preparation: the TRI Valley Leadership Conference.     On January 27th, Monte Vista High School hosted the annual TRI Valley Leadership Conference(TVLC). Schools from all around the Bay Area attended to share ideas with other l...

FDA approves treatment for SMA

FDA approves treatment for SMA

Lauren Walker and Eshana Seshadri

January 24, 2017

    On December 23rd, 2016, the FDA approved the drug Spinraza, a nusinersen, for treatment of infants, children, and adults with SMA.   The approval the drug is cause for excitement: it is the first  FDA approved treatment of SMA. The drug was created in summer of 2016 and needed approval. Us...

A tribute

Michael Rhee, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

    David Bowie, singer, songwriter, and actor. One of the best-selling music artists in the world, Bowie first earned his popularity in 1969 with his song “Space Oddity.” He emerged in 1792 as the flamboyant Ziggy Stardust, and had incredible success in both the UK and the US, reaching his ...

Is California’s Drought finally coming to an end?

Is California’s Drought finally coming to an end?

Robin Hyun, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

    With the constant rain, the layer of water covering almost all the walkways, and deep puddles of water scattered around campus, one may think California’s drought may finally be coming to an end.      2017 started off with a week of heavy downpour from a rainstorm, falling over multi...

Big boy storm puts CA out of drought

Big boy storm puts CA out of drought

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

January 23, 2017

    The recent storm that hit California has aided our efforts to get out of the drought by pulling 42% of the state out of drought and helping the more severely affected parts of the state quench the drought.     The California drought began in 2011 and gradually got worse and worse as ...

Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

Robin Hyun, Reviews Editor

December 12, 2016

This is what a Monte Vista student saw scrawled on the boys bathroom's wall as he walked in. Arrows drawn below the words displayed an open idea of segregation; one arrow pointed at a urinal labeled for “colored” and the rest of the urinals were labeled for “whites.” To address this raci...