The Stampede

High school graduation: is it really an accomplishment?

Shea Cummings , Staff Writer March 26, 2015

It happens every year, and people everywhere around the world come together to celebrate it. What could it possibly be? No, not a holiday, it’s high school graduation. Here in Danville, California,...



Fatima Ali, CC Spin Editor March 26, 2015

Residents of Danville drive Maseratis, wear Free People and Lululemon clothing, and live in luxurious homes in affluent neighborhoods. How often do we stop to think about how fortunate our lives in Danville...

Plight of the test taker

Plight of the test taker

Reilly Olson, Op/Ed Editor March 26, 2015

As the wave of stress washes over this year’s juniors regarding the start of SAT/ACT testing season, many are considering the possibility of taking the test multiple times. Does this statistically hold...

What makes or breaks a teacher?

Christian Berger, Staff Writer March 26, 2015

“It’s not my fault; the teacher just can’t teach.” Whether it be after a bad grade or a hard lesson, I myself am guilty of uttering this age-old excuse, and you would be hard-pressed to find...

#Throwback: How would you improve MV?

February 18, 2015

What improvements do current MV students think should be brought to our school? Ryan Motter 12 “More dodgeball weeks”   Alex Wood 10 “Return the 3 million dollars for the parking...

Life skills ignored?

Melody Schwartz, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2015

An education should involve learning life skills that a person will carry with them after college in order to navigate relationships and careers and be a well-rounded, successful person. Though high...

New school calendar

Danny Balough , Sports Editor February 18, 2015

The first day of school ranks among one of the most important days of the year, and recently that day has been a topic for change. Traditionally in the US school has started in the first week in September....

Second semester senior

Second semester senior

Zaran Baha, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Seniors in high schools across the nation have caught one of the final stages of the extremely contagious illness known as senioritis: the second semester senior. Monte Vista is home...

Should homework be optional?

Should homework be optional?

Alyssa Sodell , Staff Writer February 18, 2015

Almost every student hates homework.  The ‘extra practice’ sheets and assignments from books keep us up well past midnight.  Homework is time consuming, stressful, and often feels similar to busy...

Charlie Hebdo shooting creates strong impact on our Muslim students

Charlie Hebdo shooting creates strong impact on our Muslim students

Fatima Ali, CC Spin Editor February 18, 2015

“Ever since a small portion of “Muslims” have been attacking others, it has been extremely hard to live life as a Muslim, especially as a Muslim teenager,” Shyaan Khan, president of the Muslim...

Mrs. Judy Uriarte, French teacher, helps Maddie Petrush, junior, with an assignment. Uriarte is an avid supporter of block scheduling.

Block schedule has its benefits

Christian Berger , Staff Writer February 18, 2015

Considering Monte Vista’s high rankings in areas such as safety, academics, and athletics, we should definitely offer more flexible scheduling options for students. This can be done by giving students...

Should students meditate?

Should students meditate?

Maddie Dailey, Staff Writer February 18, 2015

Here at Monte Vista the halls are constantly echoing with complaints about not enough sleep and too much stress. Could meditation solve our problems? It is typical for teens in our generation to have...

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