The Stampede

Write it or type it?

Write it or type it?

Abigail Vogeley, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

With all of the technology available, students yearn to type their notes rather than write them. College students are able to type and record lectures using laptops, and students at Monte Vista want this benefit too.  Students at Carondelet and De La Salle have this option, but it is mostly looked...

10 points for feminism!

10 points for feminism!

Gina Matteo, Editor In Chief

October 22, 2014

Actress Emma Watson of the Harry Potter movie franchise and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women recently launched the HeforShe campaign.   Watson’s speech at the UN first addressed the misconception of the word feminist. As much as feminism has grown in popularity in the recent years, it still carrie...

Homecoming should be open to all

Homecoming should be open to all

Isabelle Setna, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

As the first formal dance of the year, homecoming has a lot to live up to. With an entire week dedicated to its theme, you would think you could bring anyone you wanted to on your special night, only you can’t. Monte Vista is one of the only high schools still strictly enforcing the rule of only...

A place for the sophomores

A place for the sophomores

Abby Vogeley, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

  Most high schools seem to have a place for each class to call their own, an area of the school that they can feel comfortable and have somewhere to sit at lunch. At Monte Vista, there is the Quad, where the seniors reside, the horseshoe, where most juniors choose to sit, and then the...

Admission adversity

Admission adversity

Fatima Ali, CC Spin Editor

October 22, 2014

  Different changes are constantly being made to college admissions; whether it be the increase of average GPA acceptance or the admission process in general. Many students find the recent changes to be efficient in taking the stress load off of students applying to different UC’s o...

P.E. shorts or booty shorts?

P.E. shorts or booty shorts?

Jasreen Gill, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

Most girls hate P.E. uniforms, so we should be glad there are new ones, right? Wrong. The new P.E. shorts violate the school dress code, so what makes them okay to wear during P.E.? I understand it gets hot and that the old ones were usually a bit baggy, but to get new ones that are that short...

Go buy your own

Reilly Olson, Op/Ed Editor

October 22, 2014

Don’t you have somewhere to be? Aren’t you a little old for trick or treating? Can’t you just go buy your own sugar? These are just a few examples of the types of questions confused and annoyed parents will be asking this Halloween. The phenomenon of kids going door to door asking for candy...

Is Snowglobe still safe?

Natalie Brooker, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

With cool weather brings the talk of long pants, warm sweaters, and the changing color of leaves. Many students at Monte Vista are looking more forward to changing weather bringing the annual Snowglobe Music Festival. This festival, taking place from the 29th through 31st of December will host the...

Translating the lyrics

Translating the lyrics

Gina Matteo, Feature Editor

April 9, 2014

Music has defined every generation, and continues to shape how society holds itself. Today, music can is filled with electric mixes and crazy instrumental solos. Unfortunately, music has taken a turn for the worst. Not only is it condensed with questionable lyrics, but its pure makeup seems to be muddle...

Letting students sleep in: a blessing or a curse?

Letting students sleep in: a blessing or a curse?

Reilly Olson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

Tuesday. While most high schoolers around the nation have to drag themselves out of bed at the usual time on this fateful day of the week, MV students are left with a small slice of paradise that is that one extra hour of sleep. Now imagine that we had access to this opportunity every single day of the week....

Does homework actually help?

Does homework actually help?

Kristen Chang, A&E Editor

April 9, 2014

In 2011, Gaithersburg Elementary School, in Maryland, abolished homework by replacing the meaningless worksheets with free reading time. Although the assigned reading time is technically still homework, the staff of Gaithersburg Elementary agree that it is more beneficial than giving students something ju...

Racist CA law limiting Asians in UCs destroyed

Racist CA law limiting Asians in UCs destroyed

Emmeline Wei, CC Spin Editor

April 9, 2014

Jim Crow laws, Native American reservations, Japanese internment camps— they all seem obsolete. With gay marriage and pro-choice groups making strides in America, you’d think we would be past such petty racism by 2014. Wrong. In the past few months, the California State Senate has passed a bill rest...