The Stampede

Phones jails: A false solution

Phones jails: A false solution

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

     Phone jails in Monte Vista classrooms have become an increasing trend in the past couple years, but they are not as practical as teachers would hope.      Phones are a tool available to most Monte Vista students, and if used properly, they can be used for research, and other academi...

Don’t forget my name

Don’t forget my name

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

   “I didn’t immigrate halfway across the world and give you this name for it to be butchered and mispronounced,” my mother said.      To be fair, to be given this name in America, I thought she should have expected that. Manahil doesn’t roll off the tongue as easy as most. But as I ...

A surprising discovery leads to Duke commitment

A surprising discovery leads to Duke commitment

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

     She wasn’t supposed to win the state section. Neither was she considering to pursue running. In fact, she wanted to quit. Now, committed to Duke University for cross country and track, she couldn’t see herself in a different sport.      In the summer before freshman year, senior Kelli Wilso...

Brian McCumiskey: Taking Flight

Brian McCumiskey: Taking Flight

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

     Most Monte Vista sophomores’ minds are focused on getting their driver’s license, but one student is set on something different: his pilot’s license.       Sophomore Brian McCumiskey is a pilot-in-training. This self-proclaimed ‘Airplane Freak’ spends his free time in th...

Mother and daughter empower women with new book

Mother and daughter empower women with new book

Claire Chu and Raquel Montelindo

November 13, 2019

   In a gym filled with diverse families, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, shared the experiences of writing their new book that not only strives to inspire women but society as a whole.      On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Clintons arrived at the San Ramon Valley High Sch...

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

Lauryn Leong, A&E Editor

November 13, 2019

  As he listened to students of the Black Student Union speak, a former poet realized that they all had a similar challenge — self-discovery.      Starting this year, poet Donté Clark began visiting classes at Monte Vista every other week on Thursdays to discuss the challenges they face. ...

Vape night brings awareness to MV parents

Vape night brings awareness to MV parents

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

November 13, 2019

Dozens of parents attended Monte Vista’s vaping information night, “Seeing through the Vapor,” on Oct. 30 to learn about the epidemic of e-cigarettes.      Lead, an advocacy organization based in Lake Forest, Illinois, brought the event to schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School Di...

Lockers zip tied due to excess trash, students unaware

Lockers zip tied due to excess trash, students unaware

Claire Chu, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

     Students carry heavy textbooks, packed lunches and sports equipment to and from school every day, but they are now left with nowhere to store them. Well, that still seems to be the narrative nearly two months into the school year.      Toward the end of last school year and at the start of...

The “multi-talented” Tik Tok boys steal the hearts of girls across America

The “multi-talented” Tik Tok boys steal the hearts of girls across America

Marie Shvakel, Business Manager

October 14, 2019

 Do you want to become famous but have no talent? If you are an attractive, white teenage male, then Tik Tok is the place for you.      Tik Tok, an app primarily used by these "talented" teenagers, allows users to create short video clips on "comedy," fashion, and challenges. They have many...

Monte Vista welcomes new choir director

Monte Vista welcomes new choir director

Seta Salkhi, CC Spin Editor

October 11, 2019

Monte Vista’s choir program has undergone a change in their program: a new director.      Rosalind Neisinger, the new choir teacher and Monte Vista alum, is excited to transition into her new position at Monte Vista after teaching at Manhattan Beach in Southern California.      “Th...

A recipe for success

A recipe for success

Emily Ma, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

   An avid baker, Ryan Wilson makes incredible creations of cakes. With about 162k followers on Instagram, Wilson uploads how-to videos of his cakes weekly.       Wilson started baking when he was eight. He got into baking after receiving an Easy Bake Oven as a gift when he was young.  ...

Vape deaths mark potential end for product

Vape deaths mark potential end for product

Anthony Santa Maria and Cameron Roth

October 10, 2019

    After multiple teen deaths in the past few months, America’s vaping epidemic has boiled over into a national crisis.          Vaping is in no way new to high schools across America, and Monte Vista is no exception. According to a recent government survey, one out of every nine student...