The Stampede

The daily BeReal notification goes off at a random time each day. The goal was for friends to see what people were doing at any time, but the app has far from achieved that goal.

BeReal? more like, BeFake

Emma Hedican October 25, 2022

BeReal was designed to have a more casual and realistic quality to it compared to other social media apps. No likes, no follower count, no time to premeditate posts. But despite these efforts to keep it...

Twitter is one of the social media platforms where people post their most “chronically online” takes. Lately, more people have noticed an increase in these kind of posts.

Generation Z’s new addiction

Aarushi Khurana October 18, 2022

When you think of the word ‘addiction,' you might think of illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. But there’s a new kind of addiction affecting generation Z: social media.     Social media used...

A “nice” guy hoping to snag a girlfriend by being overly chivalrous. He expected by doing so, he would get an automatic ticket to a date.

Nice guy or “Nice” guy

Alicia Kim October 18, 2022

When he opens the door for you, pays for dinner on the first date, and showers you with gifts and affection, does your heart start to flutter? He acts like your knight in shining armor, your courteous...

Monte Vista High School drama teacher, Christopher Connor, is lecturing his stage productions class. Class sizes for him and other art teachers have decreased.

The Arts: Are They Out of Style?

Mia Garcia October 18, 2022

The arts form the foundation of our culture and history, and they hold stories of the successes and failures of past generations. They are as important today as they were in the past, and yet today there...

Three strong female athletes from left to right: Mary Lou Retton, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams experience memorable achievements in their sports. Many have looked up to female athletes for facing harsh criticism in sports, and having strength to overcome it.

Gender Stereotypes Impact Women In Sports

Maraki Amare October 18, 2022

Women are constantly teared down with harmful gender stereotypes regarding sports. Therefore, it raises the tough question, will women ever see an end to harsh criticism in the sports world and be seen...

A focused teenage boy working on homework while listening to music through headphones.

Listening to Music and Working: The Secret to Productivity?

Tatum McNichols October 18, 2022

Heads down, headphones on.       Throughout our lives, music is used as a powerful tool. Whether you’re feeling anxious, frustrated, or sad—-music can often provide a sense of relaxation and...

The political grip on female reproductive rights stems from the social expectation that women produce children.

The right to reject pregnancy

Zoe Qian April 13, 2022

Women have won the right to vote and make an income. There have been women in space. A woman is now Vice President of the United States! But society still clutches onto an unreasonable demand for women...

Students are depicted with boxes of donation materials for their non-profit organizations. Starting a non-profit organization is marketed as a “silver bullet” towards college admission, but the consequences of doing so solely for college acceptance can be dire.

Student Non-Profits: Selfless or Selfish

Olivia Brandeis April 13, 2022

Empty tubs of Ben and Jerrys, tear stained tissues, and “Driver's License” on repeat. No this isn’t a high school breakup, it’s college admissions season. For most high school students, college...

Celebrity and influencer Kendall Jenner wears the Hockney dress by the luxury brand House of Sunny. The dress skyrocketed in short-lived popularity during the summer of 2020 after going viral on platforms like TikTok, and is known as one of the most popular microtrends of the year.

Microtrends: out of style next month

Macie Calvert April 13, 2022

Velvet scrunchies. Gingham dresses. Puravida bracelets. Chunky rings. In the past few years, the amount of time in which clothes and accessories have cycled through popularity has shrunk dramatically.       Trends...

Ugh! Get a room…but make it out of glass so I can watch to my heart’s content, obviously!

PDA: Please Do(n’t) Admire

Siena Vu and Aarushi Khurana April 13, 2022

   PDA—Public Displays of Affection. A glorious phenomenon spreading throughout Monte Vista like a romantic disease, one full of love and teenage hormones.      One yearns to see couples at...

Lia Thomas gets ready to race at the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Womens Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas, a transgender woman, blew away her competition in the 500-yard freestyle.

Lia Thomas: a step away from fair competition

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor March 25, 2022

  In the recent NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships, Lia Thomas created a storm of controversy over transgender women athletes after winning the 500-yard freestyle.       Thomas,...

Many Asian creators have been gaining popularity through making racial jokes and playing into Asian stereotypes.

Justifying jaundiced jesters

Zoe Qian February 19, 2022

His only plans are probably to stay home and cook rice.      Steven He creates popular video content characterized by heavy East Asian accents and stereotypes. This brand of race-based humor may...

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