The Stampede

2021-2022 Staff

Macie Calvert
Editor-in-Chief

Macie Calvert

Macie Calvert is a senior in her third year of Journalism and the editor-in-chief of The Stampede this year. She is honored to run this class and hopes to lead The Stampede to many successes while fostering a passion for reporting...

Anjana Dasam
Managing Editor

Anjana Dasam

Anjana Dasam is a senior at Monte Vista and is excited to take on her fourth and final year on the Stampede as the Managing Editor. One of Anjana’s main goals this year is to make The Stampede something for the entire schoo...

Lawrence Feng
News Editor

Lawrence Feng

Lawrence Feng is a senior and is excited for his second year in Journalism. This year, he is the News editor. He wants to process social, political, and economic issues in a way that considers all opinions and information.  Fe...

Marie Shvakel
Op-Ed Editor

Marie Shvakel

Marie Shvakel is a 17-year-old senior. This is Marie’s fourth year writing for The Stampede. She enjoys reading, and her favorite genre is fantasy. Marie also has an interest in computer science and mathematics. She has created...

Zoe Qian
A&E Editor

Zoe Qian

Zoe Qian is a senior in her second year on the Stampede. She is the Arts and Entertainment editor and aims to help the Stampede branch out into different media this year. In her free time, she likes to cook and practice her inst...

Brooklyn Weber
Sports Editor

Brooklyn Weber

Brooklyn Weber is Senior at Monte Vista, returning for his third year in Journalism. In addition, this will be his second year as the Sports Editor. Over the span of his time in the Journalism program, he has written numerou...

Edi Zhang
Feature Editor and Business Manager

Edi Zhang

Edi Zhang is a junior and will spend his third year on the Stampede as the Feature Editor. He hopes to help tell the unique stories of the incredible talent and diversity at Monte Vista. Edi swims for Crow Canyon Sharks year-round...

Devin Blish
Online Editor

Devin Blish

Devin Blish is beginning his third year in the journalism program and is a Junior at Monte Vista. Devin is the online editor in the program and wants to write more articles in the different sections. In his free time he loves...

Angelina Izmaylova
CC Spin and Breaking News Editor

Angelina Izmaylova

Angelina Izmaylova is a senior who is the CC Spin Editor and Breaking News Editor for The Stampede. She enjoys playing tennis for the Monte Vista Varsity team and dedicating her time volunteering at the Lindsay Wildlife Rehabil...

Emily Ma
Business Manager

Emily Ma

Emily Ma is a senior at Monte Vista and the business manager for The Stampede. This year is her third year working with journalism, and she’s very excited to be part of journalism again. During her free time, Emily ...

Esther Premazzi
Art and Photo director

Esther Premazzi

Esther is a sophomore at Monte Vista and it is her second year in journalism. She is greatly looking forward to being The Stampede’s first art and photo director. Esther joined The Stampede staff during the pandemic and is excited...

Shreya Bhasin
Social Media Manager

Shreya Bhasin

Shreya Bhasin is a Junior at Monte Vista, and she has been on the Stampede for three years.  Shreya enjoys writing opinion articles and feature articles about her classmates.  In her free time, Shreya loves to watch football and s...

Paviter Randhawa
Senior Writer

Paviter Randhawa

Paviter Randhawa is Junior at Monte Vista entering her third year as a Stampede writer. This year she hopes to contribute to increasing the Stampede’s presence on campus as well as improving her writing skills. When she’s...

Oliver Wynne
Staff Writer

Oliver Wynne

Oliver Wynne is starting his Junior year at Monte Vista and plans on writing about opinions on things like upcoming school events or new movies/shows. This is his first year on the Stampede as a staff writer and he plans for a great...

Aarushi Khurana
Staff Writer

Aarushi Khurana

Aarushi Khurana is a sophomore at Monte Vista and is in her first year of journalism as a Staff Writer. She is very excited to strengthen her writing skills, and hopes to have a positive impact on her community through her writing....

Eliza Wong
Staff Writer

Eliza Wong

Eliza Wong is attending Monte Vista as a freshman and is in her first year in journalism. Eliza is a staff writer and wants to accomplish many things in journalism while she is here at Monte Vista. She likes to draw, doodle, and...

Ethan Oh
Staff Writer

Ethan Oh

Ethan Oh is 16 years old, and is a junior at Monte Vista in his first year of journalism. His role there is a Staff Writer. His goal is to bond with the other people on the team and write at least one or two articles. He likes...

Karena Dietrich
Staff Writer

Karena Dietrich

Karena Dietrich is an Junior at Monte Vista. She is in her first year of Journalism, and is a Staff Writer. She is hoping to be able to write some interesting and thoughtful pieces for the class, and to maybe do some illustration...

Connor Clark
Staff Writer

Connor Clark

Connor Clark is starting his first year of Journalism and is a sophomore at Monte Vista. Connor is a Staff Writer and is looking forward to improving his understanding of Journalism. In his free time, he likes to play video games,...

Alicia Kim
Staff Writer

Alicia Kim

Alicia Kim is a sophomore in her second year as a journalist for the Stampede. This year she hopes to write more interesting stories and improve her writing skills. She loves to read, play with her dogs, and is excited to b...

Maya Bhatt
Staff Writer

Maya Bhatt

Maya Bhatt is a sophomore at Monte Vista, and she is super excited for her first year of journalism. She is eager to learn more about journalism and strengthen her interviewing and writing skills as a Staff Writer. In her free ...

Connor Huard
Staff Writer

Connor Huard

Connor Huard is currently a freshman here at Monte Vista, as well as a new Staff Writer for The Stampede. He is interested in interviewing people and writing articles about new events happening at Monte Vista. When he’s not pla...

Sofia Backus
Staff Writer

Sofia Backus

Sofia Backus is a junior at Monte Vista, and she is a Staff Writer in her first year on the Stampede. Sofia is super excited to learn and gain new skills in the class. She enjoys playing sports, hanging out with her dog a...

Matthew Fehr
Staff Writer

Matthew Fehr

Matthew Fehr is entering his sophomore year at Monte Vista. This will be his first year on the Stampede and he is looking forward to learning from the sports editor to try to take his spot when he graduates. In his free ti...

Julia Cotton
Staff Writer

Julia Cotton

Julia Cotton is currently a Senior at Monte Vista. This is her first year on the Stampede. As a staff writer, she is excited to experience what the class has to offer. In her free time Julia enjoys working out, going to the beach,...

Nikki Esmaili
Staff Writer

Nikki Esmaili

Nikki Esmaili is a senior at Monte Vista High School and will spend her first year on the Stampede as a Staff Writer. She plans on learning more about the basics of Journalism and improve her blog-like writing skills. Nikki enjoys...

Olivia Brandeis
Staff Writer

Olivia Brandeis

Olivia Brandeis is a freshman at Monte Vista. This is her first year of journalism, as she will contribute to the newspaper as a Staff Writer. Through her speech and debate background, Olivia looks forward to interviewing peers...

Arlene Pham
Staff Writer

Arlene Pham

Arlene Pham is a Staff Writer for the Stampede. She is a Junior in her first year of Journalism and is looking forward to gaining experience of being on a team player. In her free time she makes art, reads, and writes. She is...

Siena Vu
Staff Writer

Siena Vu

Siena Vu is a sophomore at Monte Vista beginning her first year on the Stampede. She is a staff writer who plans to learn the concepts and mechanics of Journalism and overall what being part of the newspaper staff means. Some ...

Joshua Balagot
Staff Writer

Joshua Balagot

Joshua Balagot is beginning his Sophomore year at Monte Vista. This will be his first time taking Journalism and will begin as a Staff Writer. This year, he plans to gain a better understanding about the basics of Journalism and...

Nia Coleman
Staff Writer

Nia Coleman

Nia Coleman is a junior at Monte Vista beginning her first year in Journalism as a Staff Writer. This year she hopes to use her creativeness and humor to contribute to the newspaper. During any of her free time Nia enjoys pla...

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