The Stampede

  • January 15Men's Soccer: MV-3 Granada-0

  • January 15Women's Basketball: MV-53 Doughtery Valley-43

  • January 15Women's Soccer: MV-3 Granada-0

  • January 15Men's Basketball: MV-66 Doughtery Valley-55

  • January 11Men's Basketball- MV-67 Amador Valley-48

UC admissions split for Class of 2015

Kevin Yang, News Editor

June 5, 2015

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The tale of University of California admissions for the Class of 2015 is a two-sided story. While the percent of applicants who were admitted has risen 2.6 percent on average across all UC schools, the UC admission story is more complicated than this lone number might suggest. The trend is split down the middle: higher tier...

Science Alliance: Mentoring young minds

Samantha Teshima and Chris Bortolon

June 5, 2015

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The Science Alliance fair held at Monte Vista this year had over 200 fifth grader participants. They were supported by over 200 high school mentors, and a handful of teachers and parent volunteers. Projects were judged by 100 high school volunteers. There were over 1300 pieces of pizza served. In order to coordinate such...

Red Tie Robotics goes to World Championships

Ariel Chen, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

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With the ongoing success of Monte Vista’s student robotics club, the Red Ties have recently competed in the World Championships at Edwards Jones Dome (aka the Rams stadium) in St. Louis, Missouri. Co-presidents Ducati Mondani and Christopher Gareau were among the twelve representatives that went to St. Louis. Other representatives...

The end of an era

Nathan James, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

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As another year comes to an end, Monte Vista prepares to say goodbye to this year’s seniors.  It will also bid farewell to some teachers and counselors who are ready to take the next step in their lives. The teachers and counselors who are retiring at the end of this school year are the following: Ms. Lamson, Ms. Whalen,...

Student wins $36,000 scholarship to Cal

Abby Vogeley, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

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A student at Monte Vista has won a $36,000 scholarship from the Proton Onsite Scholarship and Innovation program, and is headed for success. Mayia Vranas, a senior, was incredibly shocked to hear that she had won. “[I was] really excited,” Vranas said. “I didn’t know how much of a chance I had for it, and so to...

Islamabad, Pakistan VS Danville, California

Islamabad, Pakistan VS Danville, California

May 15, 2015

From just the start of 2015, there has been 855 fatalities from 9 attacks due to terrorist violence in...

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier visits Monte Vista

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier visits Monte Vista

March 26, 2015

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier visited Monte Vista on February 17, his first stop on his Educational Listening...

Above and beyond: AP honor roll

Stephanie Toong, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

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SRVUSD Recognized for AP Achievement (Three words to describe AP: Tests, Homework, and Studying) The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been recognized by the College Board for the number of students earning scores of 3 out of 5 or higher on the Advanced Placement Exams. In 2013 and 2014, almost 40% of SRVUSD’s...

A new take on physics class

Kevin Yang, News Editor

March 26, 2015

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Why is it that physics, an area of science that describes the many exciting phenomena of the physical world, often seems so dry and abstract? Why does such a fascinating field of science seem to lose its charm in the sterile environment of a classroom? In many ways, the traditional format of a physics class does not do this...

The STAR is falling

The STAR is falling

Katrina Flores, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

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Throughout the last few years, students have taken the statewide standardized test, also known as the...

MV ultimate frisbee

MV ultimate frisbee

February 18, 2015

The frigid air blows against the faces of the players as they line up along the endzone; waiting for...

Science bowl

Melany Vina, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

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Saturday, January 24 was the Regional Science Bowl competition where Monte Vista placed fourth out of twenty five schools in the Bay Area. The teams competed at Las Positas College in Livermore for the chance to take a trip east to Washington D.C. for the national competition. The Monte Vista team consisted of students Daniel...

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