Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


 All the breaks from school are beneficial, but summer break is the best.
Summer break is the only time that students can de-stress
Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor

Each school year is sprinkled with four breaks: summer, fall, winter and spring. They all have their perks and their timing is always strategically...

The Olympic Games Esports division receives poor reception from students
Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor • March 22, 2023

The Olympic Games has recently introduced an Esports section, a global virtual and simulated sports competition that will be live-streamed across the globe....

Citizens of Metea host their second local candidate fair
Isabelle Leofanti and Chloe Stables March 21, 2023

Citizens of Metea just hosted their second local candidate fair in preparation for the election last Wednesday evening. The City Council Candidate Forum...

Issue 5: March 24, 2023
The Stampede
Issue 5: March 24, 2023
In this issue ... The significance of March. Hands of Hope. Women's History Month. March Madness. Plans for Spring Break.
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Michael B Jordan directs and brings back to life his role as boxing champ Adonis Creed in an emotional film based on brotherhood and revenge.
Creed III Movie Review: Michael B Jordan delivers an emotion-packed film that goes beyond the boxing ring
Sydney Burleyson, Managing Editor

Michael B Jordan took on the role of director as well as starring actor in the third film of the Creed series “Creed III.” Jordan revives his character as Adonis Creed, son...

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Granger students talk about how they felt during the lock down after witnessing the intruder.
Students experience fear and confusion during Granger lock down
Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon March 13, 2023

Aurora Police Officers arrested and charged an intruder following the Granger lockdown on February 22....

Unity In Excellence at the Black History Month showcase in the Black Box
Unity In Excellence inspires Black leadership
Madison Moon February 28, 2023

Unity In Excellence is a club for the Black student body of Metea. Its purpose is to be a backbone and...

Former Metea student was  found trespassing at Granger middle school.
Granger put on lock down in response to suspicious trespasser
Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon February 23, 2023

Granger students and staff went into a lockdown yesterday at 8:00 a.m.  Aurora Police Officers responded...

Junior Joshua Roberts has many hobbies and/or passions, but one of his interests is implementing boxing as a school sport
Joshuan Roberts’ passion project focuses on offering boxing as a sport or club
Jake Sonetz, Sports Reporter • March 14, 2023

Boxing over the past couple of years has grown in popularity, especially in the younger audience. The...

(From left to right) Conley, Gamilla, Willhite, Marchand qualify for state after sectionals
Boys’ swim & dive competes at the IHSA State Competition
Namashritha Koganti, Sports Editor • March 1, 2023

On Feb. 24 and 25, the boys’ swim and dive team sent four of its athletes to compete in the IHSA State...

Rihanna performs at the Cheifs vs Eagles LVII Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl
Jake Sonetz and Namashritha Koganti February 17, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl This year's long-awaited football...

Many students have not found the ISA to be a useful or necessary assessment.
Students feel apathetic to the recent Illinois Science Assessment
Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor • March 9, 2023

Juniors across Metea Valley took the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Wed. March 8. The test was administered to gauge the school’s overall proficiency in scientific...

Going over emergency protocols is important for the safety of everyone in the building.
Teachers should focus less on the syllabus and more on safety
Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor • March 13, 2023

My peers and I have had no idea what to do whenever there was a situation resembling an emergency in the last few years. Whether it be for weather or a circumstance requiring...

Good Riddance is a catalog of beautiful songs that prove Gracie Abrams talent.
Gracie Abrams' debut album 'Good Riddance' is a vulnerable display of taking accountability
Lindsey Hall and Sarah Holzman March 10, 2023

Gracie Abrams' new album "Good Riddance" details heartbreak, being a young adult and the realization that you are inevitably going to make mistakes.

Sophomore Ellie Penich is a dancer on orchesis and a regular volunteer at Loaves and Fishes.
Humans of Metea: Ellie Penich
Chloe Stables, Spotlight Reporter • February 25, 2023

Sophomore Ellie Penich is a dancer on orchesis and a regular volunteer at Loaves and Fishes. Keep reading to learn more about her experiences at Metea.   How has Metea helped you grow as a person? Metea has helped me broaden my horizons. It is a large school and the environment has allowed...

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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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Principal Dr. Echols gives MC Saad Qureshi a hug after receiving a retirement gift from the Mustangs
Winter pep assembly showcases many wonderful talents from students and staff
Kayla Clark and PJ Bender February 10, 2023

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