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Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Conductor directs the violinists in a song
Metea Valley's annual Collage music concert
Kayla Clark

The launch of Artemis I revitalizes discussion on the future of space exploration
Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor • December 5, 2022

Artemis I, an uncrewed lunar exploration rocket, launched from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2022. Artemis I is a part of the larger...

Therapy dogs serve as stress relievers for students
Chloe Stables, Spotlight Reporter • December 2, 2022

Volunteers in the Metea community bring in therapy dogs on the first Thursday of every month. This past Thursday, students were able to spend time with...

The number of fights have decreased this school year.
Fights this school year have significantly decreased
Isabelle Leofanti, Madison Moon , and Lindsey Hall

Fewer Metea students have been getting in fights this year, according to Principal Darrell Echols. After a return to a more “normal” school semester,...

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Starting Christmas celebrations too early takes away from the true magic of the holiday season.
Christmas season does not have to start in November
Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor

As soon as the clock strikes midnight on November 1, Santa Claus comes out of retirement- at least according to franchise stores. Every year, months before December, it seems the...

Metea Minute for the week of December 5
Metea Minute for the week of December 5
Voters cast their ballots in public polling stations.
A recap on the midterm election
Lindsey Hall November 11, 2022

The 2023 midterm elections determined congressional and local positions in the government.  Illinois...

Nothing’s current products do not live up to the company’s promise of revolutionary innovation.
Nothing built a lot of hype for nothing
Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter • November 11, 2022

Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, left the company in Oct. 2020 to launch a new startup with the goal...

Cast members rehearse a scene from the play.
'Radium Girls' a historic play
Madison Moon November 4, 2022

The 2022 Fall Production of Metea High School’s Theater Department is Radium Girls. The play is based...

Maya Hall and Zoe Kirkman at IHSA State Cross Country.
Cross country sends two runners off to state
Namashritha Koganti, Sports Reporter • November 14, 2022

The girls’ cross country team sent two runners to state this season. Juniors Zoe Kirkman and Maya Hall...

Girls swim and dive compete for a chance at State this past weekend at sectionals.
The girls’ swim and dive compete at sectionals for the road to state
Isabelle Leofanti, Headlines reporter • November 10, 2022

Selected girls from the Metea girls’ swim and dive team competed at sectionals this past Saturday for...

The rise in concussions during football has had a giant impact on professional football players.
NFL continues to struggle with on-field concussions
Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz October 20, 2022

When people think about American Football they think about the hardcore tackling and “overprotective”...

The search for a replacement principal has taken place as Dr. Echols plans to retire.
The search for a new principal begins amid Echols’ last year
Chloe Stables, Spotlight Reporter • November 13, 2022

Darrell Echols has been the principal of Metea Valley high school for the past eight years and plans to retire at the end of this school year. Although Echols’s legacy is...

Stir fry noodles are made on the spot.
Metea’s cafeteria food diversifies
Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter • November 18, 2022

Back in middle school, I remember wanting to try school lunch because I have always brought my own food to the cafeteria. I was attracted to the smell of hot cheese pizza...

Taylor Swift’s newest pop album Midnights shows her growth as an artist.
Taylor Swift's new album, ‘Midnights’, is her best album yet
Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor • October 26, 2022

Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album last Friday and set the world ablaze yet again. Midnights, which Swift dubbed a collection of sleepless nights throughout her...

Vishruth is involved with chess club, PLTW, and other Metea extra-curriculars.
Humans of Metea: Vishruth Gonur
Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor • November 3, 2022

Junior Vishruth Gonur is involved with SkillsUSA, the Math Honor Society, and Chess Club. He is also involved in many sports including basketball, football, and volleyball. Keep reading to learn more about his experiences here at Metea.   What is the Math Honors Society all about? We provide...

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Junior Shiv Krishana praises the trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie for exceeding expectations.
Mushroom Kingdom, here comes Chris Pratt
Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter • October 13, 2022

The reveal of the star-studded cast of the upcoming animated Mario Movie in Sept. 2021 left its mark on the internet. The thought of Chris Pratt voicing Mario and Jack Black as Bowser was incomprehensible...

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Members of Meteas music program come together to play America the Beautiful to close out the assembly.
Metea Students Honor Veterans Day with an Assembly
Ollie Shuminas and PJ Bender November 11, 2022

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