The Stampede

A victorious Novak Djokovic hoists the 2021 Australian Open mens singles championship trophy. This was his ninth win at the tournament, one year before he was barred from returning to defend this title.

Vaccine Mandates in Sports: Let or Fault?

Brooklyn Weber February 19, 2022

Often the controversies that occur in the world we live in are mirrored in the sports world. While the topic of COVID vaccine mandates has without a doubt been debated at millions of dinner tables throughout...

An illustration by Pascal Kirchmair depicts what is truly occuring in Qatar today. While the country is preparing to host one of the world’s most popular sporting events, the horrors that are present in the country are being completely overlooked.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar: A Major Controversy

Devin Blish and Matthew Fehr February 19, 2022

The World Cup, known as the biggest soccer tournament in the world, has seen over a billion fans observing from all over the world in years past. Every four years, hopeful fans worldwide tune in to see...

Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel wearing the Speedo LZR Pure Intent fast-suit at the summer Tokyo Olympic Games. This is a popular racing suit at both the amateur and competitive level.

Bringing back real competition

Edi Zhang February 19, 2022

Athletes have never given up on trying to gain an edge over their competition. From composite alloy baseball bats to sharkskin-inspired swimsuits, sports are constantly evolving as a result of advances...

The Yankees and Red Sox lineup for the National Anthem before the American League Wild Card game. The Red Sox would later win 6-2 to advance to the division series.

Party like it’s 1995

Devin Blish December 13, 2021

When you think of the word “playoff”, your mind gravitates towards packed stadiums, upbeat atmospheres, and the pinnacle of the baseball season. However, during last year’s COVID season, this mental...

The Monte Vista women’s tennis team is playing at home against California High School. Before they played, the team cheered to get pumped up for the game.

The other side of sports

Nia Coleman December 13, 2021

Mental health is something that many athletes go through daily, but not many feel as if they can talk about their mental health.       Home, school, and even work can all affect one’s mental...

Senior Ava Mark works to strengthen her knee after her lacrosse injury. She attends high intensity physical therapy six out of seven days a week.

Leaving a Mark

Julia Cotton, Nikki Esmaili December 13, 2021

A Monte Vista athlete commits to play lacrosse at Long Island University (LIU), just months after thinking an injury would halt her chances of ever stepping foot on the field again.       Growing...

A Phoenix Suns fan makes his opinion heard with a bold sign protesting politics in sports. The motive behind the sign stems from the teams decision to wear Los Suns jerseys years ago.

Follow up: Politics still in sports

Brooklyn Weber December 13, 2021

A year ago, I contributed to a story highlighting the rising political atmosphere in the sports world. The article documented the hypocrisy surrounding the debate for politics in sports, focusing on Black...

Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player, playing for the Chicago Bulls. He is the highest earning athlete, with 2.62 billion dollars (adjusted for inflation).

Are Athletes Overpaid?

Aarushi Khurana December 13, 2021

     Athletes possess exceptional skills and talent that others don’t have, and generally they are greatly rewarded for having these talents. Yet many argue that they are being paid too much, and...

Monte Vista High School and San Ramon Valley High School Junior Varsity teams introduce their line-ups to one another before their match.

Baby Got Backhand

Esther Premazzi and Angelina Izmaylova October 29, 2021

    After many months of repeating the same YouTube workout videos or simply laying in bed all day, many discovered the beauty of the tennis court as an escape from the dull realities of quarantine.       During...

Monte Vista junior, Taylor Ford, is playing beach volleyball as a D1 level athlete. She competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Nationals tournament where she and her partner won first place.

MV athlete gets served a spot at UCLA

Nikki Esmaili and Julia Cotton October 29, 2021

  A Monte Vista junior who has been a competitive athlete throughout her whole life just got the opportunity of a lifetime.       Taylor Ford grew up playing soccer and indoor volleyball, but...

The dark financial side behind two weeks of glory

Edi Zhang, Feature Editor October 29, 2021

The most prestigious of all sporting events, the Olympic Games, celebrates athletes from around the world in possibly the most extravagant manner. The two-week event is notorious for causing extreme financial...

CJ Anderson running against the Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) in December 2017. Anderson would run for eighty-eight yards and one touchdown in a 27-11 loss.

CJ Anderson takes the helm

Devin Blish and Matthew Fehr October 27, 2021

This former Super Bowl champion is back to the sport he loves after a short hiatus, and this time he is directing traffic, not weaving through it.       Former National Football League (NFL) running...

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