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Is Christmas too commercialized?

Is Christmas too commercialized?

Melany Vina , Staff Writer December 17, 2014

As festive families begin to hang twinkly lights around their homes and children put homemade ornaments on their Christmas trees, we also begin to hear Christmas tunes playing in the mall and jingles about...

The power of perception

The power of perception

Samantha Teshima , Managing Editor December 17, 2014

Seniors are in the midst of working to finish college applications. For some, this is a stressful time while others do not find this time any different than usual. What is the difference? Perception?...

The power of perception

The power of perception

Samantha Teshima , Managing Editor December 17, 2014

Seniors are in the midst of working to finish college applications. For some, this is a stressful time while others do not find this time any different than usual. What is the difference? Perception?...

The leadership class loads up the Adopt-a-Family gifts into a truck to deliver to the Salvation Army. in 2013. Projects like these help students see the importance of giving back.

Should MV have mandatory community service?

Bailey DeSchane, Staff Writer November 20, 2014

What if every student at Monte Vista had to complete 10 hours of community service to graduate high school? If all 2,000 students committed to spending 10 hours out of four years to service that would...

Saleh Baseer (left) came to MV on Friday, November 7th to deliver a short sermon regarding Malala Yousafzai and womens education in Islam. Shyaan Khan (right) is the president of MSA this year.

Not technically a member? No problem

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer November 19, 2014

With the start of the new school year has come a variety of different clubs; some of which include The MSA Club, The Young Republicans Club, WeCode, and many more. Clubs are usually welcoming and try...

Starbucks Coffee and a traditional pumpkin come together during the fall year to create the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Even though whats inside the popular latte is questionable, it still is a tasty treat for the season.

Whats really in your pumpkin spice latte?

Gina Matteo, Editor in Chief November 19, 2014

As the fall season rolls around and the smell of Yankee Candles fill every Danville home, the appetite for pumpkin begins to creep up as well. Americans love their Thanksgiving, along with their pumpkin...

Write it or type it?

Write it or type it?

Abigail Vogeley, Staff Writer October 23, 2014

With all of the technology available, students yearn to type their notes rather than write them. College students are able to type and record lectures using laptops, and students at Monte Vista want...

10 points for feminism!

10 points for feminism!

Gina Matteo, Editor In Chief October 22, 2014

Actress Emma Watson of the Harry Potter movie franchise and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women recently launched the HeforShe campaign.   Watson’s speech at the UN first addressed the misconception...

Sophie Bahmani and boyfriend J.T. pose for another Homecoming at De La Salle. Despite having a great night at the dance, Sophie wishes they could have enjoyed a Homecoming dance at Monte Vista as well.

Homecoming should be open to all

Isabelle Setna, Staff Writer October 22, 2014

As the first formal dance of the year, homecoming has a lot to live up to. With an entire week dedicated to its theme, you would think you could bring anyone you wanted to on your special night, only you...

At lunch time, the previous Sophomore Hall is quiet, lifeless, and unavailable to students. Several sophomores wanted to reopen this hallway, so that they could have their own area. They believed that a reopening would fix how crowded the Commons was.

A place for the sophomores

Abby Vogeley, Staff Writer October 22, 2014

  Most high schools seem to have a place for each class to call their own, an area of the school that they can feel comfortable and have somewhere to sit at lunch. At Monte Vista, there...

Junior Aria Fereydouni makes his way to Ms. Haberls room to find out information on different colleges. Ms. Haberl is the college counselor and is located in the Work Day Student Center downstairs.

Admission adversity

Fatima Ali , CC Spin Editor October 22, 2014

  Different changes are constantly being made to college admissions; whether it be the increase of average GPA acceptance or the admission process in general. Many students find the recent...

Freshmen, Makena Victor and Julia Smoot, getting ready for P.E. class. One of them was wearing the new Monte Vista shorts, but the other was wearing regular shorts that could get her a dress cut. The difference between the length of the shorts isn’t that off.

P.E. shorts or booty shorts?

Jasreen Gill, Staff Writer October 22, 2014

Most girls hate P.E. uniforms, so we should be glad there are new ones, right? Wrong. The new P.E. shorts violate the school dress code, so what makes them okay to wear during P.E.? I understand...

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