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A look at the entrance to the In-N-Out in Pleasant Hill. They temporarily closed due to failing to require customers for proof of vaccination.

In-N-Out temporarily closed due to COVID

Matthew Fehr December 13, 2021

In-N-Out Burger’s Pleasant Hill location was shut down on Oct. 26 for failing to abide by COVID-19 regulations. Two days later, all Contra Costa In-N-Out locations shut down. This comes after repeated...


Omicron variant in California and countries around the world

Lawrence Feng, Alicia Kim, and Joshua Balagot December 3, 2021

On Dec. 1, the new Omicron COVID-19 variant was detected in California. The individual who contracted the variant had returned from South Africa to California on Nov. 22. The person is fully vaccinated,...

Students, parents, and staff sit in traffic outside of Monte Vista High School on Sept. 17,
2021. The recent increase in traffic, especially on odd block days, has been assoiacted
with the odd-even block schedule new to the 2021-22 school year.

The New School Year Welcomes Students…and More Traffic

Olivia Brandeis November 6, 2021

Monte Vista High School has seen a different type of stampede on campus—one to beat traffic.       The start of the 2021-2022 school year has experienced a surge of traffic both in the morning...

The soap and paper towel dispensers stolen from the 400 bathroom. They have since been replaced.

Not so slick with the devious licks

Edi Zhang and Atakan Kaya October 29, 2021

     Across the country, TikTok has inspired a new generation of clout-seeking pranksters who have moved from harmless jokes to vandalism.       This phenomenon started when TikTok user @jugg4elias...

Senior Sabeeka Qureshi enjoying her free school lunch. Her favorite item was the bean burrito and apple slices.

Free, Free, like Lunch at MV

Emily Ma and Angelina Izmaylova October 27, 2021

Nothing in life is free, except at Monte Vista, where lunch is supposedly free. But in fact it costs a lot to make the program work well.       With students back in the classroom for the 2021-2022...

Monte Vista Class of 2024 are in the bleachers at a Monte
Vista High School rally. They were experiencing their first
homecoming rally and this is only their second rally since
they’ve been at Monte Vista due to the pandemic temporarily shutting down in-person schools.

The state of school events during a pandemic

Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark October 20, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and students return to in-person learning, schools have taken precautionary measures in order to protect students and their families from the spread of the novel coronavirus...

Sophomore Luana Veras is using her Chromebook to
access Schoology. She was checking her upcoming assignments in the Workday Student Center before school

Schoology adds to the stress of returning to school

Maya Bhatt, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

There was no doubt that returning back to in-person school after one and a half years of being online was going to be tough. For many, Schoology has been amongst one of the hardest changes to get used...

MV Poster

Racist incidents strike Monte Vista again

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30 2021, Dr. Kevin Ahern, the principal of Monte Vista, sent out an email regarding a racist incident that had occurred the night before. This seems to be an email that Monte Vista students, parents,...

As classes are returning in-person, California will begin mandating vaccinations for all K-12 students as soon as the vaccine is approved .

California to become first state requiring vaccinations for students

Edi Zhang October 1, 2021

On Friday morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced at Denman Middle School that students from elementary to high school will be required to be vaccinated as soon as the federal government approves...

The Inspiration4 crew ready for launch. From left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux

SpaceX launches first ever all-civilian spacecraft

Edi Zhang September 16, 2021

Last night, SpaceX launched its Inspiration4 mission successfully sending the first ever all-civilian aircraft to space. The launch of the Falcon 9 spacecraft took place in the Kennedy Space Center in...

Gavin Newsom

Newsom triumphs over recall attempt

Edi Zhang and Lawrence Feng September 15, 2021

Last Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of California voters chose to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office. This comes after 46 candidates attempted to take California's gubernatorial office in an election...

SRVUSD AP Test Schedule for 2021

SRVUSD plans for 2021 AP exams

Angelina Izmaylova April 15, 2021

With a couple remaining months of the school year left, some students have begun preparing to take the Advanced Placement (AP) tests held from the weeks of May 3 up to June 11. However, due to COVID-19,...

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