The Stampede

Coffee: to sell or not to sell

Anya Nutakki, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

Power Drinks. Soda. Apple Juice. Hot Chocolate. All of these drinks are sold here at Monte Vista. The one drink that is missing from this list is coffee. Why isn’t it sold at school? Coffee should be sold at school because it will benefit our students in many ways. First off, it will make them f...

Squalid Restrooms

Squalid Restrooms

Daniel Carpentier Balough, Sports Editor

June 4, 2015

Nobody enjoys public restrooms, that’s a fact, but that does not give people the right to utterly destroy the restrooms as we have at Monte Vista. It’s no secret that the restrooms at this school are disgusting. In fact it is pretty much accepted that you put your life in your own hands every...

Advanced dance performance causes controversy

The advanced dance girls getting ready to perform at the spring rally on April 17. Alexa Stedman, Christy Carson, Natile Mauch, Tiffany Tran (seniors) are pictured above in their outfits.

Fatima Ali, CC Spin Editor

June 4, 2015

Dance 5 performed on April 17 at our last rally, the Spring rally. With their cropped tank tops and skin tight leggings, they created controversy with both the students and staff of Monte Vista. After the dance group’s performance, students voiced their opinions on whether it’s fair to allow the...

How to deal with ‘bad’ teachers

How to deal with 'bad' teachers

Samantha Teshima and Roya Dowlati

June 4, 2015

Not everyone was born to teach others. It takes a certain character/personality to be a teacher. For one, teachers should be understanding. Everyone has their struggles in life and high school students specifically, are only beginning to understand how to properly deal with these struggles and overcome...

Senior year: not as easy as it sounds

Senior year: not as easy as it sounds

Samantha Teshima and Melody Schwartz

June 4, 2015

“Second semester senior year is so chill.” Seniors believe in the mentality that their last year is a smooth sailing, free ride. Sadly, this is a common misconception that is not so true. With just a few days of school remaining, most students are counting down the days, anticipating the end of...

Importance of the arts

Jas Gill

May 15, 2015

  I firmly believe arts need to be given more credit for their importance to people. Arts reduce stress for students even though there’s still pressure. Yes, more stress is added, but it’s something the student enjoys, making them get a break throughout the day. Personally, I’ve always...

A Major Mistake

A Major Mistake

Grace Wensley, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

Seventeen. Sure, decide the future of your career. But wait, you won’t be able to handle a rental car until you are at least twenty-five. High school students generally apply for college in the Fall of their senior year. Most students are not legally adults yet, but are forced to make the decision...

Too busy to eat: Lunchtime not for lunch

Students crowd the Workday Student Center during lunchtime. No food is allowed here, so what are these kids doing? Not eating.

Ariel Chen, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

What are you doing at lunch? Whether it’s club meetings, test make-ups, or other bizarre reasons for depriving your appetite, not a lot of students are eating at lunch anymore. How many clubs meet at lunch? On average, each club meets at least once a month. Taking a look at the daily bulletin posted...

School loop: love it or hate it?

SchoolLoop is easily accessible for most and efficient as well, but not everything is perfect.

Melody Schwartz, Senior Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

It may not be the popular opinion, but I like SchoolLoop. It’s efficient for my lifestyle and keeps me on track for assignments, but is that what everyone thinks? Maybe not. SchoolLoop has been used for 7 years at Monte Vista, and I consider it a personal savior. I just can’t seem to keep a planner...

Only 20 miles away -A completely different high school experience

	This graph displays graduation rates of several districts around the Bay Area. Districts have been measured and compared to each other on the same standardized scale for years, despite differences in circumstances.

Grace Wensley, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

   Ninety seven percent. That was the percent of students in the SRVUSD district that graduated highschool in 2011. Sixty five percent. That was Vallejo City Unified school district's rate, almost half of  SRVUSD. This is just one example of how students living completely different lives with d...

Darker themes in literature allow for deeper topics

Ms. Little discussing The Great Gatsby with her junior class. The Great Gatsby is known for being one of the most enjoyable books read in high school, but what about the rest?

March 26, 2015

Many people tend to dislike the literature we read in school due to the recurring dark, depressing themes, but I, for one, like them. Another factor is that many of the books we read are just old, so some students feel that these books are outdated. Older novels can come across as hard to understand,...

Journalism caught in Williams’ lie

EDITORIAL

March 26, 2015

The real victims of the Brian Williams scandal are journalists that work hard everyday to produce their work, which is quite concerning for student journalists, like those working on The Stampede staff. Brian Williams, who works for NBC, has been an extremely successful journalist and news anchor...

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