The Stampede

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks

Veteran player returns to San Jose Sharks

Alexa Andris, Art & Graphic Manger

November 14, 2019

     “Mr. Shark” is donning teal once again.       San Jose’s general manager Doug Wilson recently announced that hockey player Patrick Marleau will be returning for his 20th season with the Sharks on a one-year, 700k deal. Marleau spent 19 of his 21 years in the NHL playing for San ...

Simone Biles inspires Monte Vista gymnasts

Anjana Dasam, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

     Gold medalist, Simone Biles, is one of the most famous gymnasts out there. Even a person that hardly knows what gymnastics is, can say that she is the best. For many of our own Monte Vista gymnasts, they can agree that she had influenced their career in gymnastics.     “Simone Biles is the best of the b...

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...

ESports’ inevitable growth: Good or bad?

Edward Cheng, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Nowadays, most internet users know of the phenomenon that is Esports. In fact, this is a common topic among teens and young adults that serves as a replacement for traditional sports, leading to gaming addictions and many health issues, but is esports really only a negative influence?  As the second O...

49ers off to impressive start

49ers off to impressive start

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

     How does an NFL football team go from having a 4-12 record last season to starting 8-0 this season? Seems unlikely for these underdogs to even have a chance of coming this far, but the San Francisco 49ers have done just that.       Many 49ers fans are very surprised by the recent succe...

Forced off the team, pushed into something new

Seta Salkhi, CC-Spin Editor

October 15, 2019

   You’re waiting for the release of the roster. After working hard for a spot on this team, you are expectant, excited, and even a little nervous for the upcoming season. But the results are out, and you didn’t make it. What happens next?      While getting cut from your sport might n...

PE evolves over the years

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

  The Monte Vista physical education curriculum has changed throughout the years due to the progression in district and school standards.       For the longest time PE was a class that was a way for students to exert energy in a game of kickball or running around the field. Now, it teaches cor...

Monte Vista JV basketball gets new head coach for the second year in-a-row

Monte Vista JV basketball gets new head coach for the second year in-a-row

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

 A new coach joined the Monte Vista junior varsity basketball team for the fall season. He compares the sport to the journey of life.      Tony Catsons coaching philosophy is different than the stereotypical coach, he connects sports to real life situations.       “In basketball, and i...

Tackling football’s concussion situation

Tackling football’s concussion situation

Devin Blish, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

     Football has made major progress to improve safety, but issues continue to plague America's favorite sport.       A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. Concussions can occur anywhere, but studies have shown that they...

Coming back from a concussion

Coming back from a concussion

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

Any sport involving physical impact with an object or person can result in a violent jarring, or any shift or shock in your brain. The shift or shock in your brain after impact can result in a concussion. With a concussion comes many short term and long term effects. Coming back from such a severe injury ...

A last-minute champion

A last-minute champion

Alexa Andris, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

    The SAP Center just became the most recent meeting spot for the best of the best that the NHL has to offer. The 2019 NHL All-Stars Game is a special occasion for both fans and players alike- a weekend full of fun and friendly competition all around.     The games, hosted at the SAP Center...

The breakdown on physical education

Saman Ali, Op/ed Editor

February 28, 2019

While some students may have enjoyed PE in middle school and freshman year, many others might disagree. Although PE may not seem like an important problem, it becomes a major one when students are purposely not showing up to school in order to avoid their least favorite class. Data collection of the...