The Stampede

Pressing ‘delete’ on your digital footprint

Pressing ‘delete’ on your digital footprint

Emmeline Wei, CC Spin Editor

March 12, 2014

Ever regretted posting that vicious status, risque picture, or subtly-snubbing tweet? Ever had any of those come back to bite you? If you've answered 'yes' to any of the above-- I know I have-- you're in luck! Californian legislature is now giving teens an option to erase their posts on specific websi...

Tests are the best

Tests are the best

Matt Nardoci, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014

We all have that moment where we wonder, “Is it really worth it to just make up this test later?” While it sounds like a great idea since you get more time to study, some teachers’ tests aren’t the easiest to make up and even then they aren’t fair to the student.  Some teachers don’t even ...

Prom drama

Prom drama

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014

Prom is almost upon us. Juniors, particularly junior girls, are stressing out about all of the exciting prom plans--getting dresses and accessories, planning out transportation, etc. However, prom also has its negative aspects. In all of the excitement in choosing the best dresses and accessories comes...

Off Campus Adventures…Not Worth It?

Off Campus Adventures…Not Worth It?

Reilly Olson, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014

San Ramon has it, so why can’t we? The age old question surrounding the off campus lunch debate has plagued MV students for years. But would being able to go off campus for lunch actually be such a good thing? With the ability to venture towards a different food source comes a the somewhat daunting...

Electric powered?

Electric powered?

Chris Bortolon, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014

  Gasoline and cars go together like fish and water, you rarely have one without the other. However, new technologies in both automotive and electrical engineering may be starting to bridge the gap between electrical currents and cars.     The science of electric vehicles was first developed ...

Lucky number 6?

Lucky number 6?

Chris Bortolon, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

The iPhone has left a legacy of its own, from the original 2 all the way through the 5s, Apple has continued to remain on the cutting edge of technological development, but many are now asking, ‘what’s in store for the 6?’ Following the release of the 5s in the latter part of last year, many tech-...

Bad sportsmanship

Zaran Baha, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

Throughout the history of sports there has always been cheating, foul play, and vulgar language.  The question now, is how big is bad sportsmanship in modern games? Is it a serious issue that needs to be addressed? In professional sporting events, we have seen it all: biting off ears, injuring cer...

The perks of a gap year

The perks of a gap year

Abi Gilson, News Editor

February 12, 2014

For the majority of high school students it is assumed that once graduated,  we must attend college in the immediate fall semester because well- what else would we do? There is an alternative option of course that most do not acknowledge: taking a gap year. A gap year is a structured time period w...

The Prom Dilemma

Kiara Miltin, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

Ladies calm down… It’s only prom! It’s safe to say that any girl has the right to get ready for prom, but at times, some girls rush to get ready a little bit too early.There are various forms of preparation that can go into prom, such as who’s throwing the party, when to get the dress, and de...

The distortion of beauty

The distortion of beauty

Gabby Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

The dictionary defines beauty as a quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations, meaningful design or pattern, or something else, such as personality or spiritual qualities. This definition of beauty states t...

Barbie gone bad

Barbie gone bad

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

    There used to be an app called “plastic surgery for Barbie,” available on iTunes. However, it was taken off due to the potential negative effect on young girls.     The app is rated 12+ for “frequent/intense, horror/fear themes,” the process of performing plastic surgery. It targets c...

See it through my lens

Gina Matteo, Op/Ed Editor

February 12, 2014

The 21st century is consumed with the fight for social rights and equality for all. People all over the world are uniting to stomp out stereotypes. The media tells you to “be proud of where you are from” and “don’t let the haters get you down.” This positive mentality has even spread to Mo...