The Stampede

Getting rid of likes on Instagram

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manager

February 28, 2020

     Likes, the online markers of social status, is one of the most important numbers nowadays. However, social media giant Instagram is starting to realize the damaging effects of likes. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, says that the goal of removing likes is “to reduce pressure on people...

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain

Marie Shvakel, Business Manager

February 28, 2020

     Are you pro-choice, a supporter of LGBTQ and against guns? Then you are the perfect target for self-proclaimed conservative journalist, Kaitlin Bennet.      Kaitlin Bennett is a 24-year-old, gun rights and anti-abortion activist who attended Kent State University in 2018. Bennett was brand...

Cultural Representation at Monte Vista

Elisabeth Delpouys and Anjana Dasam

February 28, 2020

       At Monte Vista, for many students December 25 is Christmas, and April 12 is Easter, and that’s that. But what about those who don’t celebrate these holidays? Cultural and religious representation at Monte Vista is a problem, one that all too often is overlooked.       A...

The Census-how it shape US for the next 10 years

Edward Cheng, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

      As everyone has slowly settled into 2020, stopped miswriting the date and finished planning their bucket list, many are unaware of a big event for our nation coming up later in the year--the census.      As written in Article 1 Section 2 of our constitution, a census takes place every...

A.I. in classrooms

A.I. in classrooms

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

January 23, 2020

     Artificial intelligence has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It has found its way into the everyday lives of consumers, but how can classrooms use it?          It is improbable that schools will start putting A.I. devices like Alexa in classrooms. As of...

It’s time to say “No”

It’s time to say “No”

Marie Shvakel, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

      Katherine Olson, an English and Sci-Fi teacher at Monte Vista, teaches The Handmaid’s Tale to her students every year. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that is set in a totalitarian society ruled by a regime that treats women as property of the state with no rights. This year, Ols...

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     If you’re a Monte Vista student, you’ve probably realized that our library was once the most desolate place in the school- or maybe you haven’t, because you’ve never actually been there.       Even with Monte Vista’s new librarian, Julie Garrahan, steadily increasing che...

Is saying the n-word contributing to our learning, or just unnecessary?

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     The n-word holds substantial weight in our society and whether or not its use should be prohibited in classrooms is a very controversial topic.      This six-letter word holds major historical significance in our country. The meaning of the word is impossible to circumvent, due to i...

“OK Boomer.”

“OK Boomer.”

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     “OK Boomer”, the verbal eyeroll of a response for an upset generation. “OK Boomer” signifies the anger and dismissal of generation Z, (aka Gen Z), in the face of Boomers, also known as the Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are people who were born in the years of 1944 and 1964. But “OK Boo...

LGBTQ Representation

Nick Whiteaker, Op/Ed Editor

January 23, 2020

      In 2015, history was made with the legalization of gay marriage in America. This has resulted in an increased amount of LGBT teenagers coming out, and schools in turn have adapted programs and clubs aimed at securing their rights.       In past years the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and T...

High school debate competitions don’t reflect real politics

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

High school debate may very well be the starting point for many future political leaders. Students debate on policy, values, and resolutions to ultimately cultivate their argument and speaking skills. However, the intellectual game within high school debate has sparked a divergence from the original ...

Dance Expenses

Lauryn Leong and Nick Whiteaker

November 15, 2019

     Although Monte Vista school dances can seem overpriced, at least there’s food. But wait, there’s a catch. You have to bring money to buy food there.      Has it ever occured to you that at Monte Vista, we pay more for less regarding school dances? Take homecoming, for example. T...