The Stampede

They’ve been thrifting before you

Shania Sandher smiles wearing her favorite thrifted piece - a blue summer dress.

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

March 4, 2019

A new trend popular amongst some Monte Vista students is “thrifting”. Thrifters shop at thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets in order to purchase interesting and different items at a generally cheaper price. One passionate thrifter at Monte Vista is senior Shania Sandher. Sandher’s passion...

Move aside Lady Gaga, a “Planetz” was born

Planetz first single, Rubix Cube, debuted in early 2019.

Mason Hanshaw, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

With the release of two original singles, a singer at Monte Vista is reaching for the stars. In early January, Monte Vista sophomore Katelyn Huie dropped her first single titled “Rubix Cube” on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. As her artist name “Planetz”, Huie has close to 120 monthly...

New event takes place of beloved Mr. Mustang

The contestants of the 2015 Mr. Mustang contest. Scott Wunsch was the winner.

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

The 12-year streak of Monte Vista’s Mr. Mustang tradition ended last year. The student body pushed for the return of the annual competition, but a new event will inaugurate in March. Typically hosted in late February, Mr. Mustang is a contest that crowns the most talented, funny, and stylish male...

LAX taken to another level

LAX taken to another level

Lauryn Leong, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Most people would think of either soccer and basketball when it comes to Israel. However, one Monte Vista student didn’t go there to play either, but instead lacrosse. It began in fifth grade, when junior Tori Morris’s dad asked her if she wanted to go out for ice cream. Of course, she...

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Are 2,500 too many students, MV counselors?

Nicholas Whiteaker and Cameron Ziegenfus

February 28, 2019

Once my counselor called me in during class and I waited 15 minutes while she talked to someone else,” junior Tyler Wolfe said. “I ended up missing the entire lesson.” Complaints like this are often heard around Monte Vista about the counseling department. Often, students take missed appointments,...

California teacher strikes spreading

Los Angles teachers on strike in January of 2019.

Ally Hughes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Rising backlash seen by Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] arose nationwide and similar concerns are emerging at Monte Vista. Not only has the act of civil disobedience affected teachers, but it has also impacted students in all high schools, including Monte Vista and schools in Oakland...

Intro to Business means business at MV

Intro to Business means business at MV

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

Monte Vista has introduced an Intro to Business DVC class on campus. The class, taught by Lo Ann Winkler, takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 after school, currently in the 800 building. The administration has implemented it as a pilot program, assessing how this trial works...

Everybody (does not) win

Just one example of one of the current participation trophies available to buy.

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

January 16, 2019

We are told that “everybody is a winner” left and right, and that “there are no winners or losers.” We even give certificates and trophies to show it, but it is time to stop. Since I first started watching and playing sports, I envied the professional players on the field or court. I...

The force that keeps MV athletes healthy

Student athletic trainers prepare for a football game. They helped players fill water bottles and Gatorade and assisted them with injuries.

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

When athletes are injured, support from family members, spirit from the team, and self-tenacity often expedites the healing process. However, another factor significantly quickens recovery: athletic trainers. Students must pass one year of Monte Vista’s sports medicine class and be recommended...

Is this the real life? Or just a fantasy…

Rami Malek headlined 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as he played Queen's former lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Mason Hanshaw, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

The movie that caught us all in a landslide could very well be an escape from reality. The November 2018 biopic release Bohemian Rhapsody hit hard in theatres everywhere, and according to ABC News, reached a global total of $141 million in just a few days. Audiences, including students at Monte...

Cheerleaders aren’t the only ones cheering at MV

Pom is the dance group at Monte Vista that performs at football and basketball games. Pom showed off their elaborate dance moves and music remixes at the 2018 homecoming rally.

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019

Like every cliché high school movie ever made, cheerleaders accompany football games. In addition to cheer, another group joins athletic games. Pom is the dance and cheer hybrid pep squad at Monte Vista. They perform at school rallys, and football and basketball games. Monte Vista’s...

Nigerian exchange student brings educational awareness

Kenneth with a former teacher in Nigeria.

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

Exploring a new school in a different country offers new perspectives of education disparities around the world. A Nigerian exchange student joined Monte Vista this year in hopes to help the education system in his home country. Junior Obinna Kenneth was born in Benue State into the Igbo tribe....

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