The Stampede

Phones jails: A false solution

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

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer

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 to most Monte Vista students, and if used properly, they can be used for research, and other academi...

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

Seta Salkhi, CC-Spin Editor

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 tell you that you have OCD.      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), more commonly kno...

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

Marie Shavkel, Business Manager

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, yet the upbringing of a Russian American is quite unlike that of a third-generation American.   ...

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.

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

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 she should have expected that. Manahil doesn’t roll off the tongue as easy as most. But as I ...

High school debate competitions don’t reflect real politics

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

November 14, 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. However, the intellectual game within high school debate has sparked a divergence from the original ...

Fake Rock T Shirts

Mason Hanshaw, Feature Editor

November 14, 2019

     Rock and heavy metal music have millions of fans worldwide, with each fan enthusiastically supporting their favorite bands with a wide arsenal of band T-shirts. As many have noticed, there is an unnecessary number of “fake” fans sporting the T-shirts of bands they know absolutely nothing ab...

Unexpected homecoming proposals leave students in uncomfortable situations

Chloe Van Puffelen, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

     Cringe: The first word that comes to mind as I watch horrifying homecoming proposals take place.       For many, excitement arises as homecoming rolls around. The exhilaration of dressing up, dancing with friends and after parties plaster smiles on everyone’s face. But what repuls...

Men sports gain popularity, women sports lack recognition

Men sports gain popularity, women sports lack recognition

Seta Salkhi, CC Spin Editor

October 14, 2019

  Depending on the season, students at Monte Vista can attend rallies for football, see posters for basketball, and hear announcements for baseball. But no matter the time of year, women’s sports come secondary to men’s — at least in the eyes of advertisers.      The National Basketball Associatio...

Lockers zip tied due to excess trash, students unaware

A zip tied locker is positioned beside a locker with a traditional lock, which is no longer accepted for non-freshmen without notice to the attendance office. Administration deemed that students stored too much trash in the lockers.

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

     Students carry heavy textbooks, packed lunches and sports equipment to and from school every day, but they are now left with nowhere to store them. Well, that still seems to be the narrative nearly two months into the school year.      Toward the end of last school year and at the start of...

The “multi-talented” Tik Tok boys steal the hearts of girls across America

Seven boys of the 16 on the tour, pose for a photo before one of their meet ups.

Marie Shvakel, Business Manager

October 14, 2019

 Do you want to become famous but have no talent? If you are an attractive, white teenage male, then Tik Tok is the place for you.      Tik Tok, an app primarily used by these "talented" teenagers, allows users to create short video clips on "comedy," fashion, and challenges. They have many...

Can’t catch enough Z’s…

Alexa Andris, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

  Contrary to popular belief, getting enough sleep can be a lot harder for teenagers than people like to believe. Even though teenagers like to tell stories of being “night owls,” this often backfires when it comes to waking up early in the morning.     The National Sleep Foundation (NSF)...

Going phoneless for 100 hours

Going phoneless for 100 hours

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    People are always talking about the negative effects of constantly being on cell phones, particularly with teens. But is what they say true?     According to Pew Research Center’s dataset “Social Media Use in 2018”, 88% of young adults use some form of social media. It’s eas...

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