The Stampede

Drivers Ed: online or in class?

Drivers Ed: online or in class?

Katrina Flores, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

As many enthusiastic students at MV prepare to take driver’s ed, which is required before taking the permit test, they must decide whether to take the classes online or in the classroom. Driver’s ed is one of the first maturing steps for high schoolers as they move into the real world before learning...

Too much tech?

Samantha Teshima, Managing Editor

December 19, 2014

Cell phones are the most prominent tools used today for communication, though they are not necessarily used for having conversations. Many students wait in their cars before school, eyes glued to a lit screen. Face-to-face conversations are rare. Often, many people use social media to communicate...

Got respect?

Got respect?

Fatima Ali, CC Spin Editor

December 17, 2014

Students have been showing disrespect to substitute teachers for many years on end. Some may not even realize how their actions quickly turn into ignorance. We’ve all witnessed the students that make fun of substitutes, or say negative or even racist comments towards them. Some have even given nicknames...

Merry nondenominational festive event season!

Merry nondenominational festive event season!

Bailey Ferguson, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014

We’ve all seen it creeping up around us. The Holiday Tree. Happy Holidays. Holiday Specials on TV. Holiday Inn. I don’t know about you all, but I have just about had it with the “H” word. Now, don’t get me wrong. Tolerance is a beautiful concept. It shows people of all cultures and backgrounds...

The truth about the greek system

Gabby Garcy, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014

  Sexual Assault is a big concern today on the Nation's college campuses. Many college campuses geared up in the past weeks to address this issue. The statistics from Time Magazine state that 1 in 5 college students has been a victim of sexual assault and only 1 percent of the assaulters are...

Bag charges: coming to a store near you

Bag charges: coming to a store near you

Christian Berger, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014

In the midst of the holidays, Americans everywhere are frantically dodging crowds to keep up with the shopping rush of the season. Of course, nobody wants to shop with their hands full. The solution since day one? A bag. Many counties in California, especially in the Bay Area, have adopted new regulations...

Is Christmas too commercialized?

Is Christmas too commercialized?

Melany Vina, Staff Writer

December 17, 2014

As festive families begin to hang twinkly lights around their homes and children put homemade ornaments on their Christmas trees, we also begin to hear Christmas tunes playing in the mall and jingles about the latest sales on our TV. In the last couple decades, Christmas has shifted from a strictly religious...

The power of perception

The power of perception

Samantha Teshima, Managing Editor

December 17, 2014

Seniors are in the midst of working to finish college applications. For some, this is a stressful time while others do not find this time any different than usual. What is the difference? Perception? Senior Derek Cross, for example, has not felt the common stress of college applications. “They...

The power of perception

The power of perception

Samantha Teshima, Managing Editor

December 17, 2014

Seniors are in the midst of working to finish college applications. For some, this is a stressful time while others do not find this time any different than usual. What is the difference? Perception? Senior Derek Cross, for example, has not felt the common stress of college applications. “They...

Should MV have mandatory community service?

Should MV have mandatory community service?

Bailey DeSchane, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

What if every student at Monte Vista had to complete 10 hours of community service to graduate high school? If all 2,000 students committed to spending 10 hours out of four years to service that would be over 20,000 hours. Imagine how much could get done during these hours. Many students feel pressure...

Not technically a member? No problem

Not technically a member? No problem

Fatima Ali, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

With the start of the new school year has come a variety of different clubs; some of which include The MSA Club, The Young Republicans Club, WeCode, and many more. Clubs are usually welcoming and try to accumulate as many members as possible to help broaden their club. However, lately there have...

Whats really in your pumpkin spice latte?

Whats really in your pumpkin spice latte?

Gina Matteo, Editor in Chief

November 19, 2014

As the fall season rolls around and the smell of Yankee Candles fill every Danville home, the appetite for pumpkin begins to creep up as well. Americans love their Thanksgiving, along with their pumpkin pie. Americans seem to love pumpkin so much, that you can get practically anything “pumpkin flavored”...