The Stampede

Monte Vista’s Women’s Basketball team poses for the camera after winning NCS Division 1 Championships consecutively since last year. Even with the team’s winning streak, there still continues to be a lack of school support from students.

Where’s the Love for Women’s Basketball?

Arushi Patra March 27, 2023

   Female students on Monte Vista’s varsity basketball team have barely any representation or student body support on social media or at the actual games. With the spotlight on men’s basketball...

Famous soccer player Pelé celebrating with the Brazil national soccer team. He had just led Brazil to their third World Cup win in 1970 against Italy in Mexico City, Mexico.

The legacy of the number 10

Esther Premazzi February 13, 2023

Named “The Greatest” by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Pelé is the reason soccer is the famous sport that it is, and gave his home country of Brazil, the reputation of...

Brazilians protesting the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. Many were angry that the government spent money on the event instead of the countrys many issues.

The not so Great World Cup

Krish Shetty and Julian McMahan February 13, 2023

Who doesn’t love the World Cup? It is considered the world's greatest sporting event for the world's biggest sport, soccer. However, the sport is not as clean as it tries to make it look.       The...

Brock Purdy throws a pass in a week 18 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Purdy was the first “Mr. Irrelevant” in history to throw a touchdown.

Brock Purdy: Mr. Irrelevant

Tyler Choi February 13, 2023

Not so irrelevant anymore. Brock Purdy, the National Football League’s (NFL) “Mr. Irrelevant” for 2022, completed the regular season undefeated once he took over as the starting quarterback for the...

Damar Hamlin celebrates after a defensive stop against the Miami Dolphins. Hamlin still has a long way to go before he could be cleared to play football again.

Winning the game of life

Devin Blish February 13, 2023

On January 2nd, 2023, the National Football League (NFL) suffered an unprecedented tragedy. When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin laid motionless on the ground, the game that millions love became an afterthought.       During...

From Hero to Zero

Tucker Kiltz February 13, 2023

Although Kyrie Irving is an influential and decorated NBA basketball player, his controversial comments have made his fanbase, along with people in the NBA turn against him after he tweeted a link to an...

Gio Reyna celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Augsburg. Reyna has been under immense scrutiny after his lack of effort during the world cup


Matthew Fehr February 13, 2023

     Just one month after the U.S. Men’s soccer team's first appearance in a World Cup in eight years, controversy is stemming  from an incident between the Head Coach, Greg Berhalter and his wife,...

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected from the game after umpires discover pine tar on his neck. Statistics suggest a correlation between substance use and batter safety.

Legalizing grip-enhancing substances for MLB pitchers: a step towards batter safety

Edi Zhang, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2022

A twenty-pound bowling ball falling on your head from under a ten-foot basketball hoop produces the same kinetic energy as a 90 mph fastball hitting your head. The amount of batters getting hit by pitches...

Gretta Callison dives into the pool starting her first race of the day. Callison competed in the Orinda Aquatics meet earlier this year.

The swimming sensation

Devin Blish and Iliana Sherry December 12, 2022

This Monte Vista student athlete proved her doctors wrong.      At six years old, Gretta Callison experienced pain in both her heels. This led to a diagnosis of Sever’s disease: a disease that...

The scene after Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a major blow to his head and neck area. Tagovailoa remained on the ground for roughly 12 minutes before he was carted off the field.

The concussion crisis

Devin Blish December 12, 2022

The NFL has a concussion problem… again.      Concussions will always be a concern in the National Football League (NFL). For many years, the NFL questioned how they would solve the recurring...

Monte Vista Women’s Golf Team poses with their awards after winning CIF. They had an amazing season, with a record of 18-0, and continued on to win state.

Underrepresented sports at Monte Vista

Esther Premazzi December 12, 2022

At Monte Vista High School, there is a prevalent issue of various sports being underrepresented, underfunded, and overlooked. Many overlooked sports perform amazingly, while the sports that get all the...

Trey Lance (5) being helped up after suffering a severe ankle injury. Lance has been ruled out for the 2022 season.

Trey Lance: when Injury causes uncertainty

Tyler Choi and Emmett Mossler December 12, 2022

After last season’s heartbreak for the San Francisco 49ers, Trey Lance’s injury has broken even more hearts in the Bay Area.         Trey Lance, the 22-year old second-year starting quarterback...

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