The Stampede

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...

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....

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