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Face lift

February 18, 2015

Saturday, January 24 was the Regional Science Bowl competition where Monte Vista placed fourth out of twenty five schools in the Bay Area. The teams competed at Las Positas College in Livermore for the...

Broken yet strong as ever

Sophomore year at Stanford Jenyth (JJ) Utchen is playing Middle in the back row.  Her ankle was protected by countless amounts of tape each time she stepped on the court.  Even after she hurt her ankle the year before, Utchen continued to play.
December 18, 2014

Esteemed teacher, friendly colleague, distinguished college athlete and loving mother, this woman is the definition of extraordinary. However, Jenyth (JJ) Utchen was born with 30% of a clubfoot, an...

Athletes or celebrities?

December 17, 2014

Sports season never really has an end. There’s constantly some form of ball playing or activity going on, professional and not. This gives you plenty of time to run into athletes, professional and not,...

Coach of champions

Coach of champions
December 17, 2014

Behind every great team is a great coach. Nick Jones, coach of last year’s state champion varsity basketball team, will be leading this year’s team. Last year, the team won the state championship title...

Mother-daughter volleyball success


Monte Vista Women's Varsity Volleyball team celebrates their NCS win in the finals against San Ramon.  The win was the first time ever in Monte Vista history that Women's Volleyball took first in NCS and moved on to state.
December 17, 2014

Monte Vista Women’s Volleyball has had quite a 2014 season including many wins, almost no losses, and some awards along the way. This season varsity posted a record of 13-1 in league, JV came out...

The year after

The year after
December 17, 2014

The anticipation can finally come to an end. It’s that time of year again. Basketball season. Can this year’s mens’ varsity basketball team live up to their state championship title from last season? Last...

An inside look into The SF Giants bat boy’s life

Marco Alioto (left) with Gregor Blanco (right)
November 20, 2014

On a cold crisp day in the city, this bat boy arrives to work and meets all the players needs. He not not only sees each home game, but views it from the dugout while rubbing shoulders with MLB players. For...

Women’s varsity tennis takes NCS title

 Women’s varsity tennis takes NCS title
November 19, 2014

On Saturday November 15, 2014 Monte Vista tennis won NCS in the finals against Miramonte High school. Before Monte Vista made the finals they played Amador Valley High School in the semi - finals. As...

Shortage of short flags

October 22, 2014

At the first rally of the year, many students noted the shortage of flag girls. What once was a team of seven now only has four. Short flags have been a crowd favorite in rallies for years and even...

MV women’s volleyball

October 22, 2014

It seems as though this is the year Monte Vista volleyball has been waiting for. The team entered their league season ranked first in EBAL (East Bay Athletic League). After falling second to San Ramon...

2014 MV Football Schedule

August 28, 2014

Varsity/JV 8/29 @ Castro Valley 9/5 Berkeley 9/12 @ Pittsburgh 9/19 Liberty 10/3 Amador 10/10 Foothill 10/17 Granda 10/24 Cal High 10/31 Livermore 10/7 San Ramon  

The art of yoga

A group of friends from Monte Vista woke up early one morning to do yoga at
May 14, 2014

The art of yoga originated up to five to ten thousand years ago and has been passed down through generations orally. The earliest location as to where yoga was practiced is the Indus Valley, India. Mohenjodaro...

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