The Stampede

Low funds are affecting class sizes

Caption: In an Honors Chemistry class, sophomore Sabeel Abboushi sits at a lab table while all the other students sit at a student desk due to a large class. She discovered the challenge of learning at this seat for the first weeks of school. (Courtesy of Claire Chu)

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

October 5, 2017

    With over 2,450 students at Monte Vista this year, classes are increasing in size due to the district’s restricted funding.     San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) class funding policy follows the 28-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. SRVUSD only funds sections that ...

A club that embraces culture

Various members of the Persian club gather for group a photo following their soccer game played during lunch at the horseshoe.

May 4, 2017

    There are so many different cultures in the world and everybody has their own culture that they embrace, that is the opportunity that Monte Vista’s Persian Club has to offer.     The Persian Club was new to Monte Vista this year and it made its presence known since the club fair as Persian m...

Monte Vista harmonized with local schools at the Area Band Festival

Monte Vista's Wind Ensemble and Drumline play at the Area Band Festival. Instrumental teacher Ed Cloyd conducted members as elementary and middle schoolers joined them. (Courtesy of Ayra Moin)

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

    10 schools: 7 elementary schools and 3 middle schools–all feeding into one high school at the Area Band Festival: Monte Vista.     The Area Band Festival features Monte Vista’s Wind Ensemble and Drumline along with Alamo, Creekside, Green Valley, Golden View, Sycamore Valley, Tas...

Little Rock 9 member speaks at MV

Terrence Roberts speaks to students from around the district. He was a member of the Little Rock Nine who were the first African Americans to go to an all white high school in Arkansas.

Sumin Lim, CC Spin Editor

March 20, 2017

    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine spoke to students around the district at Monte Vista on March 2.     The Little Rock Nine were nine students who were the first African Americans to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. They attended Litt...

Sharing is (not always) caring

Older sibling Mary Mikaili (right) helps her younger sister Marina Mikaili (left) with an assignment. Mary made sure Marina understood what she was teaching, so she could do well. (Courtesy of Mary Mikaili)

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

   It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger sibling. Other than receiving good grades, it really isn’t contributing to their success.     If you’re a student taking a difficult class, it’s nice to have someone with experience tell yo...

Mustangs march for equality and rights

Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco- Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) 
member senior Erin Yoshina raises up her homemade poster,
heading towards Market Street for the SF march.

Robin Hyun, Review Editor

February 23, 2017

    One poster read, “Fight like a girl” another read, “Our Body our Rights”.     These were only a couple posters amongst hundreds of thousands, where participants, including numerous Monte Vista students and faculty members, rallied together for the Women’s March in the Bay A...

REVIEW – MV Student Center drinks

Several students are unaware that the Student Center sells a variety of hot drinks: (from right to left) vanilla swirl, caramel swirl, and hot chocolate.

Lauren Edelman, Online Editor

January 24, 2017

    Let’s be honest, when students typically think of high school cafeteria food, they don’t think of a five star meal.  Instead, they think about soggy pizzas, and “mystery meat” chicken nuggets. Gross.       MV students are lucky enough to have relatively luxurious Subway sandwich...

FDA approves treatment for SMA

Monte Vista students participate in concert for a cure, a fundraiser to promote awareness and raise money to find a cure for SMA.  This is an annual fundraiser organized by Mary McHale with the help of club representatives. (Courtesy of Julia Berg)

Lauren Walker and Eshana Seshadri

January 24, 2017

    On December 23rd, 2016, the FDA approved the drug Spinraza, a nusinersen, for treatment of infants, children, and adults with SMA.   The approval the drug is cause for excitement: it is the first  FDA approved treatment of SMA. The drug was created in summer of 2016 and needed approval. Us...

A tribute

Michael Rhee, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

    David Bowie, singer, songwriter, and actor. One of the best-selling music artists in the world, Bowie first earned his popularity in 1969 with his song “Space Oddity.” He emerged in 1792 as the flamboyant Ziggy Stardust, and had incredible success in both the UK and the US, reaching his ...

Is California’s Drought finally coming to an end?

This map shows the drastic change of California’s drought situation from before and after the rain storm. Lighter areas indicate locations that are more affected by the drought than lighter areas.

Robin Hyun, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

    With the constant rain, the layer of water covering almost all the walkways, and deep puddles of water scattered around campus, one may think California’s drought may finally be coming to an end.      2017 started off with a week of heavy downpour from a rainstorm, falling over multi...

Big boy storm puts CA out of drought

The recent storm that hit California has pulled 42% of the state out of the drought and drastically lowered the severity of the drought in the rest of the state. The storm has flooded many rivers such as the Russian River, which is forcing resident out of their houses.

Krista Cleary, Business Manager

January 23, 2017

    The recent storm that hit California has aided our efforts to get out of the drought by pulling 42% of the state out of drought and helping the more severely affected parts of the state quench the drought.     The California drought began in 2011 and gradually got worse and worse as ...

Monte Vista racist graffiti ends on a good note

The graffiti was found in the boy's restroom in the 900 wing. This picture was tweeted out by ABC7 News Reporter Amy Hollyfield.

Robin Hyun, Reviews Editor

December 12, 2016

This is what a Monte Vista student saw scrawled on the boys bathroom's wall as he walked in. Arrows drawn below the words displayed an open idea of segregation; one arrow pointed at a urinal labeled for “colored” and the rest of the urinals were labeled for “whites.” To address this raci...

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