The Stampede

You ‘woodn’t’ believe it

The stump during this past holiday season.

Allison Hughes, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Anyone who drives on the curvy Diablo Road has seen it ‒ the big painted tree stump that reflects the seasons and holidays of the year. From summer seashells to Halloween horrors, the tree trunk has been painted over the course of one year. Not only is it a warming sight to see, but many people...

MV rally chair has taken a seat

Kim and the MV mascot, Musty the Mustang, hyping up a crowd during a football game.

Cameron Ziegenfus and Nicholas Whiteaker

January 15, 2019

Matt Kim no longer sits in the rally chair and Monte Vista High School is rally chair-less. The responsibilities of the rally chair—rallies, spirit at games, and more—have been assumed by Joe Mooney and Drew Fryer, Monte Vista’s new “spirit leaders”. To be a rally chair at Monte...

Socks in San Francisco

MV freshmen walking around in S.F. handing out bags to the homeless.

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019

This December, the MV freshmen leadership class made a difference in homeless people’s lives by collecting an item that is often forgotten but vital to the homeless: socks. The idea of creating care packages with socks and other necessities was originally introduced to Chris Connor, Monte...

She ain’t no drag

Sophomore Leigha Miller holds her trophies at the Jr. Drag Racing League. She has been drag racing since she was young as a way to bind with her dad.

Sumin Lim, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

Despite its name, this definitely is no drag. While most people play soccer, or dance, or ride horses, sophomore Leigha Miller does something completely out of the ordinary. She drag races. Drag racing falls under the category of motor racing in which cars or motorcycles race on a short...

The secret ingredient to Monte Vista’s success

Jennifer Hall (left) and her friend Annette Adolphson (right) pose for a picture during a rally at Monte Vista High School. The two of them graduated at Monte Vista in 1984.

Lauryn Leong, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Founded in 1965, Monte Vista has become a distinguished school known for its excellent academic and extracurricular programs. But what made all of this possible? The main reason is the staff. When it comes to hiring school staff, Monte Vista wants the best of the best. I mean, how could Monte...

Cristiano Ronaldo: A sexual assault allegation story

Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, is a professional Portuguese soccer player who plays for Italian club Juventus and the National Portuguese team. On September 29, he was accused of sexual assault by Kathryn Mayorga, a model and former teacher.

Adya Agarwal, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

A professional soccer player, a father, and a man who’s salary consists of 30 million EU every year. Who knew that he might add an alleged offender of sexual assault to that list.     Kathryn Moryaga, 34, accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape at Palms Casino Resort during June 2009. According to ...

Chief Enforces Morals, Cops Hand out Tickets

The police patrol Monte Vista's campus in order to provide supervision in specific areas of Danville. Some students have had undesirable encounters with the officers.

Seta Salkhi and Mason Hanshaw

November 13, 2018

    Danville is the safest city in California, but has anyone ever thought, “What goes on behind the scenes?”     Many consider Danville to be home of the rich, privileged and ungrateful. While residents of our small town tend to be of a higher-class, their strong morals are the largest...

The Rivalry Adds a New Chapter

Monte Vista High football player Nate Rutchena (8) is loaded into an ambulance after being injured in the fourth quarter of their football game against San Ramon Valley High in Danville, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. San Ramon Valley High's Jacob Himan (4) was also injured on the play and transported to the hospital. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor & Social Media Manager

November 13, 2018

One of the most historic high school football rivalries in all of the Bay Area resumed last month, but not without drama. Monte Vista welcomed in cross-town rival, San Ramon Valley, on Oct. 26. The Mustangs entered the game with a seven-win and one-loss record and sat in second place in the...

To Spot a Predator

Many profiles similar to this one are present all over the app. The profiles on the app were anonymous.  If messaged, users would not have any clue of who they had talked to.

Natalie Howard & Nick Whiteaker, Staff Writer & Online Editor

November 13, 2018

High school is tough. Especially when it comes to relationships. Self-consciousness, feelings of inferiority, and stress often plague these normal day to day relations. Many teenagers looking for platonic or romantic relationships are now using the app, Spotafriend, to find their “soulmate.” ...

Referrals on the rise

Referrals on the rise

Ava Hunt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Will you be the next victim of receiving a referral? In the spring of 2018, clutter in the locker room prompted new rules to be put in place. Students seemed to rarely lock away their bags. Because of this, the amount of clutter in the locker room was becoming dangerous. New policies were put...

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Journey of a special needs student: Part 1

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018

As students begin high school, new accommodations are available to individuals with disabilities. The most common are the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan, and there are many details and options entailed in each. An IEP is for children who qualify for special education services....

The first rule of fight club: Don’t talk about fight club

The first rule of fight club: Don't talk about fight club

Jack Heenan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

“Run!” Underground fighting and boxing groups have been spontaneously emerging week after week in the streets of San Ramon and Danville. Rendezvous points are posted online and students gather to watch the fights. Some of these fights are planned, and other times, they are not. Spectators...

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