The Stampede

Divide and Political Correctness

Polarization has a been prevalent due to the increasing pressure to be politically correct
November 4, 2020

As seen with the numerous social movements over the last decade, politics has found itself deeply intertwined with social interaction and popularity. The demand for people to be politically correct has...

The Future of our Online Democracy

Citizens voice their opinions in an online republic.  The internet has empowered many to speak, inform, and discuss.  However, maintaining this new system requires us to be responsible and careful.
November 4, 2020

Netizens have manipulated, misinterpreted and misrepresented the truth for far too long.  These practices contradict the principles of civil discourse, degrading the value of our developing online democracy.        As...

Performative activism: The newest threat to Black Lives Matter

In a large show of support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, millions of social media users posted a black screen under the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday on June 2. Despite this, there has been a substantial decrease in the amount of people actively backing BLM and fighting for social justice on social media in the months since Blackout Tuesday.
November 4, 2020

After the well-publicized deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, there was a drastic increase in activism and support on social media for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Yet,...

A guide to dealing with a new learning system

Online Learning is tough for many students. Luckily, there are helpful tips to make it more enjoyable.
November 4, 2020

After the first few months of distance learning, we all know the struggles that come with learning via a computer screen. As the year goes on, many people have found themselves struggling more and more...

“Can I Speak to the Manager?”

Amy Cooper, a woman in Central Park, NY who is one of the first people to be associated both with the term 'Karen' and racism.
November 3, 2020

The name ‘Karen,’ once a nice, classic American name, has become a nation-wide meme and more recently a symbol of entitlement and privilege.       ‘Karen’ is mainly a term used to refer...

False promises and misleading claims: A timeline of Trump’s lies

President Donald Trump speaks during a COVID-19 briefing on April 10, 2020 at the White House.
November 3, 2020

Many would agree that a president is supposed to be driven by honesty, logic, and empathy, but it seems as if Donald Trump missed the memo.       Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. Since then,...

Black Lives Matter is Not a Slogan You Can Ignore

A crowd of protesters march to the White House on June 13, 2020 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
November 3, 2020

Amidst the uproar of the Black Lives Matter protests in June, another movement decided that they wanted in on the attention: Blue Lives Matter.       Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a political and...

Managing our Power

The energy supply distribution on an average California day.  Natural gas and imported energy account for a significant majority of California's power supply.
November 3, 2020

In the last two months, millions of California residents, including those in the San Ramon Valley, faced blackouts after fires and heat waves swept across the state.  The evidence is clear and the experts...

Getting rid of likes on Instagram

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,...

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain
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,...

Cultural Representation at Monte Vista

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...

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

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...

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