The Stampede

California state regulations state that fire drills must occur not less than twice every school year in secondary school. Fire drills are conducted by the principal in each school.

Don’t Diss Fire Drills

Noelle Choi March 24, 2024

     Your grade is dropping and one of the only things that will save it right now is retaking this one test during student support. This is the last week retakes are available and you check your inbox...

How Much is Enough?

Mya Chan and Sienna Wong March 24, 2024

     “Just do it, it’ll look good on your college apps!”- a line from your parents’ that I’m sure you’ve grown all too familiar with. These days, it seems like everyone is in a race to reach...

Senior Assassins: A Game of Life or Death

Arjun Yadav March 24, 2024

     Being a senior during second semester is the most relaxing time of your high school career. A time for skipping classes to hang out with friends, not doing homework or studying for tests, and barely...

Ms. Hartig poses with two of her students as they pre-register to vote. This event took place earlier this year, but Hartig hopes to get more student turn out in the future.

Monte Vista Must Vote

Mia Garcia March 24, 2024

     Today more than ever, student engagement in government and politics is necessary. Within this new generation of voters, there is a sense of apathy when it comes to politics. After conducting a...

Monte Vista’s graduation requirements and are listed above for student reference, along with a list of the credits necessary to get into colleges of different levels. Students can find printed versions of this sheet in the main office for personal reference and use.

What Should be Mandatory to Learn in School?

Savannah Ashe February 21, 2024

      I don’t think I can stand to learn about alliteration one more time. After each repetitive lesson I’m left wondering why students are forced to learn certain things in school. This thought...

Monte Vista High Schools production of the Mean Girls musical. The schools rendition showed a relatable experience of teenage drama explored in the original film.

Mean Girls: the Movie, the Musical, and the Movement

Maeleen Parmar February 21, 2024

     Tina Fey’s 2004 teen comedy “Mean Girls" has had undeniable impact on both the millennials that the film was targeted towards, and subsequent generations.       What made Mean Girls...

The death of paper books

Sienna Wong February 21, 2024

     It’s a quiet Saturday evening. Parents and siblings are tucked away in their respective rooms so the house is silent, save for the steady trickle of raindrops on the roof. You nestle into the...

Ring in the “new” me

Esther Premazzi February 21, 2024

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!       Ah… the start of a new year. You know what that means… time for New Year’s resolutions. In case you live under a rock and somehow don’t know what...

An instance of the county bus on a Monday or odd scheduled day.  The usual crowd was there, of course.

The County Bus Experience

Temiloluwa Adalumo January 16, 2024

     Don’t you just love going home after a long day of school?  You spend the last few minutes of class just waiting for the chance to dash out to…where exactly?  Walk?  Your house is too far...

School lunch needs a revamp

Esther Premazzi January 16, 2024

     Every single day, the Monte Vista student body piles into the Commons for their free lunch. If you ask if the food is good, most students would probably answer along the lines of “meh” or “depends...

Importance of Funding Special Needs Programs

Importance of Funding Special Needs Programs

Mya Chan January 16, 2024

     It is highly likely that you have encountered someone in your life with a disability you were completely unaware of. These conditions can take many forms, some so subtle that they go unnoticed....

MV student clubs take on politics

Maraki Amare January 16, 2024

     With the opportunity for pre-registration in elections by the age of 16, many high school students in California are taking advantage of this chance. As young U.S. citizens, students are eager...

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