The Stampede

A.I. in classrooms

Chinese students wearing headwear that measures how well they are engaged with their teacher. China has been one of the world leaders in artificial intelligence and has pioneered how it is being used in classrooms and education as a whole.
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...

It’s time to say “No”

This is the cover of The Handmaid’s Tale; a book English teacher, Katherine Olson, is teaching her senior class in order to acknowledge sexual assault in the current world.
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...

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Monte Vista's library is not crowded with students. Monte Vista's new librarian, Julie Garrahan, has been working to add more modern books that appeal to high schoolers.
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...

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

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...

“OK Boomer.”

Teen Shannon O'Connor, 19 years old, profited off of the
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...

LGBTQ Representation

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...

High school debate competitions don’t reflect real politics

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....

Dance Expenses

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...

Phones jails: A false solution

Freshman Avani Desai is putting her phone into the phone jail in Phoebe Roddewigs classroom before class starts.
November 15, 2019

     Phone jails in Monte Vista classrooms have become an increasing trend in the past couple years, but they are not as practical as teachers would hope.      Phones are a tool available...

OCD: what you think you know — and what you really don’t

November 15, 2019

     Do you fold your clothes a certain way? Are you an organized person? Do you wash your hands before every meal? Ask anyone — a coworker, a teacher, a family member — and they will most likely...

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

The Basics of Being a Belarusian
November 15, 2019

      Sitting on a cold bench will cause infertility. If you step over someone's leg and don't cross back over it, the person will never grow again. I always heard these superstitions growing up,...

Don’t forget my name

My mom and I wearing the traditional scarves inside the mosque. It is required to cover your head when you have entered a mosque.
November 15, 2019

   “I didn’t immigrate halfway across the world and give you this name for it to be butchered and mispronounced,” my mother said.      To be fair, to be given this name in America, I thought...

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