The Stampede

High school debate competitions don’t reflect real politics

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer 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

Lauryn Leong and Nick Whiteaker 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...

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

Phones jails: A false solution

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...

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...

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,...

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

Don’t forget my name

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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.

Lockers zip tied due to excess trash, students unaware

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...

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

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

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,...

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