The Stampede

The dating game

Jacklyn Taylor, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    Feb. 14 is where lovers find their zing, or in other words, really where they find their other half. Valentine’s day is what we call it, and some might argue it is not all lovey-dovey.     Valentine’s day is the day we show how much we appreciate someone in a serious way. We let ou...

Back to the 80’s

80's trends such as scrunchies, mom jeans and denim jackets are extremely popular within teen girls. This photo was taken for Brandy Melville, a popular store that caters to many teens who enjoy wearing those trends.

Adya Agarwal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, the song Don’t Stop Believing—80’s trends seem to be taking over the nation without any sign of stopping.     The 80’s were considered an era of tacky jewlery, jumpy aerobics videos, and large shoulder pads. However, even today everybody se...

‘4×4’ pushed back

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

February 28, 2019

The 4x4 schedule has been a controversial topic since it was first brought up at the end of 2018. On Jan. 31, Dr. Kevin Ahern, Monte Vista’s principal, posted an announcement concerning the schedule change. Earlier that week, Ahern and a group of teachers, staff, and students went to high school...

Everybody (does not) win

Just one example of one of the current participation trophies available to buy.

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

January 16, 2019

We are told that “everybody is a winner” left and right, and that “there are no winners or losers.” We even give certificates and trophies to show it, but it is time to stop. Since I first started watching and playing sports, I envied the professional players on the field or court. I...

Gender Neutral bathroom dilemma

Gender Neutral bathroom dilemma

Natalie Howard, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Have you seen the new gender neutral bathroom near the 400 building? Have you used it at all? Well, there might be more on the way. The gender neutral bathroom was implemented over the summer, with the intent of making transgender students more comfortable when using the bathroom. “I...

The “fakeness epidemic”


Sahej Sidhu and Jack Heenan

January 15, 2019

As one walks through the campus of Monte Vista, from an outside perspective, MV may seem like a typical American high school (with a glass building in the center). However, behind this innocent exterior the whispers in the halls are filled with variations of this one common phrase, “Ugh,...

Poison or paradise?

LaCroix faces a lawsuit over the ingredients in their beverages. The company has been in business since 1981.

Conrad Bezuidenhout, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

On Oct. 1, 2018, Beaumont Costale, a Chicago law firm, filed a class action lawsuit against the parent company of La Croix sparkling water, National Beverage Corporation, on behalf of Lenora Rice. Shocking many devout La Croix drinkers, Beaumont Costale says that La Croix’s “100% Natural” claim...

Dr. Who?

Jodie Whittaker poses as the 13th doctor in the show Doctor Who. Whittaker is the first female to play the lead role of the time lord in 55 years.

Marie Shvakel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Historically, the well known TV show, Doctor Who, has strictly casted a male to play the lead role. However, after 55 years, they have finally chosen a female as the lead role of the doctor. Actress Jodie Whittaker plays the character, “the doctor”, in Series 11 that began airing on...

Chief Enforces Morals, Cops Hand out Tickets

The police patrol Monte Vista's campus in order to provide supervision in specific areas of Danville. Some students have had undesirable encounters with the officers.

Seta Salkhi and Mason Hanshaw

November 13, 2018

    Danville is the safest city in California, but has anyone ever thought, “What goes on behind the scenes?”     Many consider Danville to be home of the rich, privileged and ungrateful. While residents of our small town tend to be of a higher-class, their strong morals are the largest...

To Spot a Predator

Many profiles similar to this one are present all over the app. The profiles on the app were anonymous.  If messaged, users would not have any clue of who they had talked to.

Natalie Howard & Nick Whiteaker, Staff Writer & Online Editor

November 13, 2018

High school is tough. Especially when it comes to relationships. Self-consciousness, feelings of inferiority, and stress often plague these normal day to day relations. Many teenagers looking for platonic or romantic relationships are now using the app, Spotafriend, to find their “soulmate.” ...

How far have we come in a century?

Soldiers climbing out of the trenches heading out to face the enemy. WWI was one of the bloodiest wars ever fought in human history.

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor & Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018

100 years ago this month, one of the bloodiest wars in human history ended, yet its effects have left an everlasting scar in today’s world. World War One, also known as “The Great War,” officially began on July 28, 1914. It ended on Nov. 11, 1918, in an armistice between the 32 countries...

Controversial Youtuber takes part in a Boxing Match

Controversial Youtuber takes part in a Boxing Match

Natalie Howard, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

On Aug. 25, controversial YouTuber Logan Paul was in the boxing ring with another popular YouTuber, KSI.     KSI or Olajide Olatunji, originally challenged Paul as well as Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, on Feb. 3 earlier this year.     “If any YouTuber wants it, you can come get it,”...

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