The Stampede

On Nov. 2, Donald Trump’s supporters took to the streets of Blackhawk to voice their approval of the president in a last minute attempt to encourage eligible voters to back him on Election Night. Following Joe Biden’s victory, however, claims of fraud and corruption — stemming from the White House itself — quickly ensued.

Trump disputes 2020 election results

Lawrence Feng and Seta Salkhi December 20, 2020

Democrats and most of the media view Joseph Biden as the uncontested winner of the 2020 Presidential election. However, after election pollsters turned out to be inaccurate—as they were in 2016—and...

The Black Lives Matter movement is constantly on everyones feed. Many students have posted their opinion of BLM online on social media.

Social media gives racism a platform

Anjana Dasam, A&E Editor November 5, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement gains a significant amount of recognition during quarantine, many Monte Vista students have started to address their views on recent race-related incidents via social...

Donya Atashie is at one of the Danville protests holding a sign. She was marching to fight against the injustice of police brutality against black communities.

The BLM movement in Danville

Angelina Izmaylova and Esther Premazzi November 4, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement inspired citizens around the country to fight the injustice of police brutality toward African Americans.        BLM is...

The cancellations of the SAT have caused much inconvenience and stress among students.

COVID-19 forces SAT/ACT test cancellations

Angelina Izmaylova, CC Spin Editor November 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT exams have been cancelled for future dates, affecting students' college application process.     Universities require seniors to present their grade point average...

Red Tie Robotics discusses plans for upcoming meetings. Because Monte Vista is currently engaged in remote learning, many clubs have been meeting over Zoom.

Virtual communities: Monte Vista’s current club experience

Claire Sohn, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

One key part of the high school experience is club participation, and the Monte Vista administration has said it is committed to continuing the club experience even during virtual learning.      Monte...

The U.S. census is completed every 10 years in order to redistribute federal funds and reapportion seats in the House of Representatives based on population. This year, the census count ended two weeks early on Oct. 15, raising concerns that minority populations would be undercounted.

How COVID-19 has affected this year’s census

Seta Salkhi, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

With COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns affecting governmental operations, the U.S. Census Bureau was given additional time to complete its count. However, pushback from the Trump administration succeeded...

Wildfires are continuing to spread across California and have burned over four million acres of land so far in 2020. The growing intensity of these blazes has provoked fear over the increasing influence of climate change in these natural disasters.

California wildfires spark concern about climate change

Seta Salkhi and Madison Siu November 4, 2020

Over the past few years, California has undergone some of the worst fire seasons in its history. With more than four million acres of land consumed by wildfires this year, over two times the total area...

Remote learning brings changes

Angelina Izmaylova, CC Spin Editor September 3, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year began virtually for nearly all Contra Costa County high school students and staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being taught remotely and that has impacted learning...

The route of College Connect

The route of College Connect

Angelina Izmaylova, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

   An alternative program allows students to leave school at 12:35 and fulfill high school and college credits.      College Connect is a program created by the San Ramon Valley Unified School...

SRVUSD hears concerns regarding racist incidents, Monte Vista responds

Claire Chu, Raquel Montelindo, and Lauryn Leong February 27, 2020

    The aftermath of racist incidents at Monte Vista and the surrounding community came to head in February as the Black Student Union got involved in promoting diversity.       On Jan. 21,...

Monte Vista Special Olympics club members and leadership students teach special needs students basketball skills in the school’s 12th year hosting. The event included a basketball tournament and skills section.

Monte Vista recognized through Special Olympics efforts

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

The announcers called play-by-play shots. Students made baskets near and far. The court squeaked with excitement and teamwork. But, how did this differ from a typical basketball game? Some were in wheelchairs....

Flight 222 after their gig at Monte Vista’s Al Gentile Amphitheatere. They played a variety of songs including “Lithium” by Nirvana and Coldplay’s “The Scientist”.

Local band takes flight

Raquel Montelindo, Managing Editor February 27, 2020

    The Al Gentile amphitheatre hosted a live lunch performance on Jan. 31 featuring a local band of high school students.      Flight 222 is a metal, rock and funk fusion band formed by seniors...

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