The Stampede

A crowd of protesters march to the White House on June 13, 2020 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter is Not a Slogan You Can Ignore

Marie Shvakel, Op/Ed Editor November 3, 2020

Amidst the uproar of the Black Lives Matter protests in June, another movement decided that they wanted in on the attention: Blue Lives Matter.       Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a political and...

The energy supply distribution on an average California day.  Natural gas and imported energy account for a significant majority of Californias power supply.

Managing our Power

Lawrence Feng, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

In the last two months, millions of California residents, including those in the San Ramon Valley, faced blackouts after fires and heat waves swept across the state.  The evidence is clear and the experts...

Getting rid of likes on Instagram

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manager February 28, 2020

     Likes, the online markers of social status, is one of the most important numbers nowadays. However, social media giant Instagram is starting to realize the damaging effects of likes. Adam Mosseri,...

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain

Kaitlin Bennett: A True American Villain

Marie Shvakel, Business Manager February 28, 2020

     Are you pro-choice, a supporter of LGBTQ and against guns? Then you are the perfect target for self-proclaimed conservative journalist, Kaitlin Bennet.      Kaitlin Bennett is a 24-year-old,...

Cultural Representation at Monte Vista

Elisabeth Delpouys and Anjana Dasam February 28, 2020

       At Monte Vista, for many students December 25 is Christmas, and April 12 is Easter, and that’s that. But what about those who don’t celebrate these holidays? Cultural and religious...

The Census-how it shape US for the next 10 years

Edward Cheng, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

      As everyone has slowly settled into 2020, stopped miswriting the date and finished planning their bucket list, many are unaware of a big event for our nation coming up later in the year--the...

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.

A.I. in classrooms

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor 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...

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.

It’s time to say “No”

Marie Shvakel, Staff Writer 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...

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

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer 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?

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer 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...

Teen Shannon OConnor, 19 years old, profited off of the OK Boomer controversy by making and selling merchandise with OK Boomer Have A Terrible Day written on them.

“OK Boomer.”

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer 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

Nick Whiteaker, Op/Ed Editor 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...

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