The Stampede

Buses are becoming a specialty…

Buses are becoming a specialty...

Ava Hunt, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

At Monte Vista, there is a variety of sports, but only some are given the privilege of buses. While carpooling is very common, it tends to complicate things for teams with lots of equipment.              Brianni Giolzetti, is the captain of the 2017 JV softball team. She was one of the kids w...

Tragedy leads to new policies

Tragedy leads to new policies

Ava Hunt and Seta Salkhi

October 12, 2018

    Student-athletes were not only emotionally challenged by this spring’s tragedy, but are now physically constrained as a result of the aquatic sports’ inconvenient practice schedule.     Last May, a San Ramon Valley High School freshman had a fatal accident in the school pool. The trag...

Musty returns with high spirit

Musty returns with high spirit

Claire Chu, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018

After he galloped away for several years, Monte Vista’s mascot, Musty, makes his way back to rallies, football games, and dances with energy and excitement.     Dating back to the opening years of Monte Vista, Musty made his first appearance. He remained a vital part of the school environme...

Award-winning scientist enters teaching scene

Award-winning scientist enters teaching scene

Raquel Montelindo, Feature Editor

October 8, 2018

Highly acclaimed scientist. Check. Stanford professor. Check. Founder of a successful technological company. Check. The new physics teacher at Monte Vista checks off nearly all boxes on any spreadsheet.    David Rakestraw is a new member of the MV science department. Along with teaching phys...

Freshmen pass, set and kill it on the varsity team

Both McPherson and Wuischpard in action during a game. The two girls have both been playing for more than four years.

Seta Salkhi, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

   In each of the past two years, only one freshman has made varsity volleyball. 2018, however, has kicked off to a different start.     In their fifth year playing, both freshman Carly McPherson and freshman Grace Wuischpard have joined Monte Vista’s four-time North Coast Section (NCS) champi...

Crazy Rich Asians: A step towards diversity

Crazy Rich Asians: A step towards diversity

Lauryn Leong and Adya Agarwal

October 3, 2018

  Video courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures and YouTube      Crazy Rich Asians, a bubbly and charming movie, has managed to capture the hearts of audiences everywhere, while still encapsulating an admirable message about diversity.     The movie focuses on New York native, Rachel Ch...

Drama production soars to new heights

The entire cast lines up to take a final bow on closing night of their production,

Lauren Edelman and Mikayla Flores, News Editor and Op/Ed Editor

March 13, 2018

If you haven’t had “Come see the show!” shouted at you at one point or another while you were inside a hallway, classroom, or while going to the bathroom, then you most likely are not a student at Monte Vista. Four of Monte Vista’s art programs - drama, choir, dance, and band - devoted hours...

National Anthem, interrupted

National Anthem, interrupted

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

March 13, 2018

Though the Star Spangled Banner stayed through the bombs bursting in air, it didn’t stick with local California High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB). On January 19th, Cal High held their annual winter rally, but something was different, the national anthem was not played. This was due to...

Students reject an act of diversity

Black Student Union created Black History Month posters that were later ripped off the walls. The club continues to represent student diversity and advocate for student unity.

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

March 1, 2018

The posters were supposed to celebrate achievement. Hung at the beginning of lunch and less than one period later, ripped off the walls and not found. Nationwide, February is designated as Black History Month to honor the roles and achievements of African American people throughout history. Monte...

Danville Library opens new teen space

Teen Advisory Board members and Town Council members cut the ribbon officially opening the new Teen
Zone at the Danville Library.

Lauren Edelman, News Editor

January 31, 2018

    Cheerful members of the community surrounded the new and modern orange seating as four students cut a gold ribbon, officially introducing the opening the new teen space at the Danville Library.     On Dec. 12, the Danville Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled “Tee...

MV students receive Town of Danville awards

Monte Vista seniors Lauren Edelman and Katie Wong accept an Award of Merit for their extensive dedication in making Danville a better community. Brady Martin, also a Monte Vista senior, received an award the same night for his involvement in the Monte Vista community.

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

January 31, 2018

   In early December, a few of our very own Monte Vista students were recognized by the Town for the hard work they put into making Danville a better place throughout their lives.     Seniors Lauren Edelman, Brady Martin, and Katie Wong all received awards. Edelman and Wong both received the...

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

CHP enforces safety in SRVUSD

Claire Chu, Online, CC Spin, PR/Communications Editor

January 31, 2018

    With the ongoing teen driving accidents on and off school campuses, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) has decided to implement a new system for students who wish to obtain an on-campus parking permit to emphasize driving safety.     SRVUSD has partnered Street Smarts ...

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