The Stampede

In the image is The latest variant of COVID-19, named BA.2. This variant sprouted from the previously dominant COVID-19 variant that surged throughout the world, Omicron.

Monte Vista’s Readiness for Another Strain of COVID-19

Connor Clark and Joshua Balagot February 19, 2022

As the number of COVID-19 cases significantly increases due to new variants and the loosening of safety procedures—such as reduced masks mandates, reduced limitations on gatherings, and the reopening...

Monte Vista High School student Nikki Esmaili, captures a photo of Chevron Gas Station on Friday, February 4, 2022. The gas station is located on 8000 Crow Canyon Rd, Danville CA.

Recent Increase In Gas Prices and Its Effects

Julia Cotton and Nikki Esmaili February 19, 2022

Gas prices are at some of the highest rates they have ever been, catching the attention of the Monte Vista community.      COVID-19 has and continues to impact all aspects of life, including the...

God of figure skating, Yuzuru Hanyu, is set to compete at his third Olympics this year. He announced that he is looking forward to landing the quad-axel and winning his third OGM at the Olympics.

The Winter Olympics: skating in the midst of a diplomatic snowstorm

Siena Vu and Aarushi Khurana February 19, 2022

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have arrived and this year's Games are one for the books. From tensions  between national governments to history-making figure skaters, this winter will surely be unforgettable.      The...

Example of a negative result on the At-Home COVID-19 PCR test.

SRVUSD Provides Free, Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests

Esther Premazzi February 19, 2022

As the number of COVID-19 cases hits record numbers in the United States, COVID-19 rapid tests are needed now more than ever. Starting on Jan. 19, 2022, the U.S. government, including the SRVUSD school...

Shipping containers pile up due to the change in the amounts and destinations of items being shipped. Supply chain issues have been predicted to last into 2022.

Supply Chain Issues Affect Holiday Season

Arlene Pham December 13, 2021

     Recently, there have been issues with the distribution and availability of goods caused by the reopening of the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, surging demand, and a lack of workers, especially...

Many students are getting sick, with flu-like symptoms. Students are required to take a rapid COVID-19 test, with a negative result to come back to campus.

A Negative COVID Test With a Cough

Angelina Izmaylova December 13, 2021

As temperatures begin to drop, sicknesses like the cold and flu are spreading throughout student communities. Many of these common winter illnesses cause symptoms similar to COVID-19, but aren’t COVID-19.      The...

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...

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