The Stampede

Can’t catch enough Z’s…

Alexa Andris, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

  Contrary to popular belief, getting enough sleep can be a lot harder for teenagers than people like to believe. Even though teenagers like to tell stories of being “night owls,” this often backfires when it comes to waking up early in the morning.     The National Sleep Foundation (NSF)...

Going phoneless for 100 hours

Going phoneless for 100 hours

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    People are always talking about the negative effects of constantly being on cell phones, particularly with teens. But is what they say true?     According to Pew Research Center’s dataset “Social Media Use in 2018”, 88% of young adults use some form of social media. It’s eas...

The dating game

Jacklyn Taylor, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    Feb. 14 is where lovers find their zing, or in other words, really where they find their other half. Valentine’s day is what we call it, and some might argue it is not all lovey-dovey.     Valentine’s day is the day we show how much we appreciate someone in a serious way. We let ou...

Back to the 80’s

Back to the 80’s

Adya Agarwal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, the song Don’t Stop Believing—80’s trends seem to be taking over the nation without any sign of stopping.     The 80’s were considered an era of tacky jewlery, jumpy aerobics videos, and large shoulder pads. However, even today everybody se...

Everybody (does not) win

Everybody (does not) win

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

January 16, 2019

We are told that “everybody is a winner” left and right, and that “there are no winners or losers.” We even give certificates and trophies to show it, but it is time to stop. Since I first started watching and playing sports, I envied the professional players on the field or court. I...

Gender Neutral bathroom dilemma

Gender Neutral bathroom dilemma

Natalie Howard, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Have you seen the new gender neutral bathroom near the 400 building? Have you used it at all? Well, there might be more on the way. The gender neutral bathroom was implemented over the summer, with the intent of making transgender students more comfortable when using the bathroom. “I...

The “fakeness epidemic”

The “fakeness epidemic”

Sahej Sidhu and Jack Heenan

January 15, 2019

As one walks through the campus of Monte Vista, from an outside perspective, MV may seem like a typical American high school (with a glass building in the center). However, behind this innocent exterior the whispers in the halls are filled with variations of this one common phrase, “Ugh,...

Poison or paradise?

Poison or paradise?

Conrad Bezuidenhout, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

On Oct. 1, 2018, Beaumont Costale, a Chicago law firm, filed a class action lawsuit against the parent company of La Croix sparkling water, National Beverage Corporation, on behalf of Lenora Rice. Shocking many devout La Croix drinkers, Beaumont Costale says that La Croix’s “100% Natural” claim...

Dr. Who?

Dr. Who?

Marie Shvakel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Historically, the well known TV show, Doctor Who, has strictly casted a male to play the lead role. However, after 55 years, they have finally chosen a female as the lead role of the doctor. Actress Jodie Whittaker plays the character, “the doctor”, in Series 11 that began airing on...

Chief Enforces Morals, Cops Hand out Tickets

Chief Enforces Morals, Cops Hand out Tickets

Seta Salkhi and Mason Hanshaw

November 13, 2018

    Danville is the safest city in California, but has anyone ever thought, “What goes on behind the scenes?”     Many consider Danville to be home of the rich, privileged and ungrateful. While residents of our small town tend to be of a higher-class, their strong morals are the largest...

To Spot a Predator

To Spot a Predator

Natalie Howard & Nick Whiteaker, Staff Writer & Online Editor

November 13, 2018

High school is tough. Especially when it comes to relationships. Self-consciousness, feelings of inferiority, and stress often plague these normal day to day relations. Many teenagers looking for platonic or romantic relationships are now using the app, Spotafriend, to find their “soulmate.” ...

How far have we come in a century?

How far have we come in a century?

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor & Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018

100 years ago this month, one of the bloodiest wars in human history ended, yet its effects have left an everlasting scar in today’s world. World War One, also known as “The Great War,” officially began on July 28, 1914. It ended on Nov. 11, 1918, in an armistice between the 32 countries...