The Stampede

“No press is bad press”

“No press is bad press”

Kristin Chang, A&E Editor

November 20, 2013

     As early as 2003, the widely popular store Urban Outfitters, has been releasing rather offensive products.      Starting with “ghettopoly” - a ghetto version of monopoly - to one of the most recent “Wood Wood Kellog tee” more commonly recognized as the Jewish Star shirt, Urban Outf...

Thanksgiving truths

Gina Matteo, Op/Ed Editor

November 20, 2013

    Whether it’s the turkey and stuffing on the dinner table or being surrounded by family, Americans love their Thanksgiving.     Thanksgiving has always set the mood for people across the country for the upcoming holiday season, but where did the past-downed traditions come from?    ...

Shall we dance?

Emmaline Wei, CC Spin Editor

November 20, 2013

    Winter Formal, Sadie Hawkins, Spring Fling, Black and White Ball— what do all these things have in common? They’re all dances Monte Vista doesn’t hold.     That’s right— every year, Monte Vista High School holds the three main dances: Prom, Ball, and Homecoming, sprinkled along w...

Inescapable stress

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

    Not only is stress is an unavoidable part of students’ lives here at MV, it can also endanger our lives.     Monte Vista is a school of diversity; no two students are exactly alike...except for one thing-- stress. The real question is, how much stress do students have?     When asked how...

Guilty of procrastination

Kiara Miltin, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

     Procrastination: it’s something we all do but know we shouldn’t.      Many of us procrastinate in order to avoid  homework or studying for a test. But why do so many of us find ourselves procrastinating?      “Because no one wants to do work. Its not fun,” senior Sydney Kay ...

Classes in chaos

Classes in chaos

Matt Nardoci, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

   Is it really that hard to be quiet when a teacher is talking?  As all of us have found out one way or another, it apparently is.     It is the best feeling when you are watching a movie only to miss the entire thing due to people around you talking through it.     “During movies people shou...

GTA V: Helping build a better society

Isabella Ordaz, Business Manager

November 20, 2013

    Rockstar, a video gaming company, recently released Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V), the latest game in the widely respected and heartily applauded Grand Theft Auto series. The line of games is famous for delivering positive messages to youth by crushing misogynist, classist, and racist stereotypes ...

How do you dirty dance?

Lauren Lambertson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    School dances are great for dancing and going a little crazy with your friends, but not for dancing on them.    Urban dictionary describes dirty dancing as basically one step away from having sex on the dance floor. Dirty dancing can also be described as dancing suggestively by your self and...

Envy for the asphalt

Melody Schwartz, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    A tense rivalry has always lingered among the junior and senior classes, and it even affects where they claim their parking.     As students start getting their licenses and cars to go with them, they also have to search for the perfect parking spot, but if a junior parks in the “seni...

Relaxing senior year?

Emmaline Wei, CC Spin Editor

November 13, 2013

    Myth or fact: Senior year is the most relaxing year in high school.     The answer? Myth.     "Not only do they have to continue working hard," College and Career Center Counselor Cathy Haberl said. “They have to finish their apps and maintain their GPA.”     Underclassmen ...

Lunchtime restrictions too restrictive?

Samantha Teshima, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    The signs reading “no entry during lunch” glare at students who pass by the school buildings during lunch every day.     It is controversial whether or not blocking off access to the buildings is a good thing to do.     “We think it is a good thing,” assistant principal Joh...

Console wars

Matthew Nardoci, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

    For the first time in six years, the newest generation of major consoles is about to release.  Revealed during this past summer, much controversy exists over who will win this latest clash of the titans.     When Microsoft announced its plans for the Xbox One earlier this year, fans were ...