The Stampede

Harry Styles held an indoor concert in the San Jose SAP center on November 11. Though the crowd was packed, the usage of masks was enforced.

The increasing risks of concerts

Esther Premazzi December 13, 2021

 As COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, the attendance of students at concerts have increased, causing a rise in COVID-19 cases.       While the pandemic has persisted, many people have found...

Many bookstores now designate certain books as products that have gone viral on Booktok. Booktoks popularity has caused some authors to market their books on the app in hopes of gaining popularity among the large teenage audience.

Thanks to TikTok, more teens are reading for fun

Macie Calvert December 13, 2021

   The average high school student can probably tell you that the last time they read a book for fun, silly bandz were still a thing, skinny jeans were trendy, and it was the Percy Jackson heyday. Though...

Amy Dunne in Gone Girl is one of the most famed depictions of the Good for her trope in film. In this trope, the female leads overcome patriarchal obstacles and enact revenge.

The “Good for Her” Cinematic Universe: Psychopath or Girlboss?

Marie Shvakel December 13, 2021

For decades in film, women have been depicted in various flattering ways: the psycho ex-girlfriend, the awkward virgin, the introverted nerd, the damsel in distress, and many more. But in recent years,...

The mosh pit of this year’s homecoming dance filled with people dancing. Very few people were masked and were very close to each other.

Monte Vista: Just Another Superspreader?

Esther Premazzi October 29, 2021

With no requirement of masks at crowded school events, Monte Vista High School does a poor job at managing the spread of COVID-19.       Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, wearing a...

Joe Jonas and his wife, Sophie Turner flexing their vaccine bandaid. On April 8. 2021, Jonas and Turner received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Stop the Spread: Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory

Alicia Kim October 29, 2021

As of October 1. 2021, there have been 25 cases of COVID-19 at Monte Vista. Students and staff members alike are able to stop the spread of this virus by receiving proper doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.      Over...

On senior Michelle Chens Studygram, images of her AP Lit notes and Physics homework can be found. Chen decided to start the account, @candlelightstudy, as a means of study motivation.

Studytube: A high schooler’s best friend?

Macie Calvert October 27, 2021

     Hate homework? Can’t stop being distracted during AP World notes? Are you one of those people that tries to watch Netflix on split-screen while writing essays? Don’t fret—there’s a cure,...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the Texas Heartbeat Act into law on May 19, 2021. This unprecedented abortion ban takes away a womans bodily autonomy.

The Texas Heartbeat Act: Is it about saving babies or controlling women?

Marie Shvakel, Op/Ed Editor October 27, 2021

On September 1st, the nation’s strictest abortion ban commenced: the Texas Heartbeat Act. This law overpowers a women’s constitutional right to an abortion.       Signed by Texas Governor...

Many men today are socially confined to emotional unavailability
because of  the patriarchy and its ideals of masculinity.

When a Patriarchy Hurts Men

Zoe Qian October 27, 2021

It seems counter-intuitive that the patriarchy would be a detriment to men, but this is true in multiple aspects of the typical male experience. The stigmatization of male emotion and an expectation to...

The schedule for the three administrations of AP Exams this year

AP Exams During the Pandemic

Emily Ma April 15, 2021

     Adding on to the stress high school students have from schoolwork and extracurricular activities during the pandemic, the College Board is continuing with AP (Advanced Placement) testing without...

President Joe Biden issued an executive order allowing transgender athletes to compete with their preferred sex.

Executive order allows transgender athletes to compete with members of preferred sex

Lana Polley April 15, 2021

President Joe Biden issued a variety of orders during his first days in office, one of which allowed transgender athletes to compete in sports with members of their preferred sex. The order, “Preventing...

Many Dark Academia posts are similar to the one above, depicting Instagram posts like lookbooks, book recommendations, and guides to the popular aesthetic. Dark Academia social media accounts are found most prevalently on Instagram and Tumblr.

Dark academia: Where the studious are in style

Macie Calvert April 4, 2021

You’ll find them on TikTok, Instagram, or the corners of libraries, poring over a Donna Tartt novel, decked out in black turtlenecks, plaid blazers, and gold vintage jewelry. Dark Academia, an internet...

Around the world, the Me Too movement has helped empower women and encourage them to speak out about their struggles with sexual harassment.

Enough is enough

Anjana Dasam, A&E Editor March 18, 2021

Fear is arguably one of the hardest feelings to withstand. Having to face it everyday at school—a place where you’re supposed to feel safe—is a burden that many survivors of sexual assault have to...

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