The Stampede

Op-ed: The solution to guns is not more guns

Op-ed: The solution to guns is not more guns

Olivia Brandeis and Maya Bhatt February 13, 2023

     Nearly 400 officers are on the scene; dozens wait in the hallway at Robb Elementary School. Wearing a bulletproof vest over his uniform, one officer reaches across the space for hand sanitizer.   ...

The Disney Company has experienced a rough decline in profits as their movies continue to perform poorly. Disney has now switched CEOs in order to try to bring the company back to its former greatness.

The Disney Downfall

Madeline Wiener February 13, 2023

Strange World, Turning Red, and Lightyear: while none of these movies are necessarily bad, none were that great. Instead, they all seem to be in the limbo of being painfully average movies compared to...

Illustrated portrayal of the internet consuming one’s time, rather than reading a book.

Books? Don’t you mean, SparkNotes?

Tatum McNichols February 13, 2023

Due date: Sunday, 11:59 p.m.  Tick-tick-tick. The hours are slowly dwindling down until that ten-page paper on a book you haven’t read is due. The question is, what can you do in this situation?...

Is Valentine’s Day Really About Your Valentine?

Is Valentine’s Day Really About Your Valentine?

Iliana Sherry February 13, 2023

 Here we are again—Valentine's Day. The annual celebration of….what? The whole idea of Valentine’s Day was the musing of Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th-century English writer who made an obscure reference...

Chris Bumstead’s amazing bulging physique has inspired many gym bros to work and improve themselves. Bumstead trained using a personal home gym during the pandemic to continue his journey to become Mr. Olympia (a.k.a the ultimate gym bro).


Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark February 13, 2023

The shouts of "PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!" echo through the weight room as a group of high school students commandeer the bench press, locked in a three-hour pursuit of personal glory. With each lift, they cheer...

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected from the game after umpires discover pine tar on his neck. Statistics suggest a correlation between substance use and batter safety.

Legalizing grip-enhancing substances for MLB pitchers: a step towards batter safety

Edi Zhang, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2022

A twenty-pound bowling ball falling on your head from under a ten-foot basketball hoop produces the same kinetic energy as a 90 mph fastball hitting your head. The amount of batters getting hit by pitches...

Monte Vista students studying during a personal finance class lecture. Students and teachers put an emphasis on the importance of this class primarily for Juniors and Seniors navigating how to manage their finances, or those simply intrigued to learn more about the topic.

The case for financial literacy

Maraki Amare December 12, 2022

When it comes to some of the main principles of financial literacy such as budgeting, saving, investing, and spending, the skill level that people have in grasping these concepts will remain necessary...

Kanye West prepares for his interview with Alex Jones. This interview has caused much controversy in recent weeks.

Kanye Krazy

Julian McMahan December 12, 2022

Kanye West. You may know him from his music, fashion, family, or maybe his radical opinions. As a Kanye West fan, it’s getting hard to maintain my support. West has always been known to make questionable...

The study functions on Quizlet have been free for a few months, but with the introduction of QuizletPlus, the study functions now cost money. Quizlet was a great tool for many students, the app helped students learn class material and pass their tests.

Quizlet costing money

Madeline Wiener December 12, 2022

Learn it, match it, test it; Quizlet has it all, except now there is a price to pay for the once free educational app used by students across the nation.       The groundwork of the app allows...

I hate booktok.

I hate booktok.

Siena Vu December 12, 2022

I’m kidding, of course. I adore BookTok in the technical sense. I love, as the Urban Dictionary defines it, “a niche of TikTok where readers… post content relating to books.”       What...

The Little Mermaid which came out in 1989 (right) compared to the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid coming out in 2023. In the new live-action movie, Ariel is played by African-American actress Halle Bailey.

Changing original characters

Esther Premazzi December 12, 2022

As time goes by, it is common to see slight changes here and there with movie characters to make them seem more modernized: different clothes, hairstyles, etc. However, at times, producers and directors...

Ads for shaving appeal to women by exploiting their insecurities regarding their body hair. This ad was released in 1922 and helped to further entrench the hairless beauty standard.

Body hair? don’t care

Alexa Fo December 12, 2022

Hot wax, lasers, razors—different tools women use every day to remove hair in areas deemed undesirable for women: legs, underarms, bikini line, and even stomach, back, and feet. But why? To achieve a...

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