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Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies participate in Day of (No) Silence at Metea.

Editorial: Make some noise to help LGBTQ+ students be heard

For the past 18 years, LGBTQ+ students have marked the second Friday in April as a day of silence to bring attention to all of the harassment LGBTQ+ students face. Starting in 1996, two college...

Everyones voice can make a difference in a community by displaying different perspectives.

Editorial: Student Journalists ‘Lead’ the week emphasizing the importance of Scholastic Journalism Week

The Stampede Editorial Team
February 24, 2023

This week is Scholastic Journalism Week (SJW) and people all over the world take time to highlight the benefits of journalism. The celebrations start from Feb. 20-24 and there are themes for each day....

The names of the victims from the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas are listed illustrating the number of lives lost in a singular school shooting.

Editorial: We need to end Gun Violence in schools

The tragedy of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas occurred on May 24, 2022, when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire killing 19 children and two teachers and wounding 16 others. Earlier...

We value and stand with those who support LGBTQ+ day of silence.

Editorial: Silence your voice to help others be heard

Our eyes open to the sunlight. We rise out of our beds. Silence.  Today is the LGBTQ+ day of silence. Across the country, people will be silent for the duration of their day representing the silencing...

As student journalists, it is our job to amplify the voices of our teen community. If no one says it, we will.

Editorial: We amplify your voices

The Stampede Editorial Board
February 25, 2022

We find the facts. We write the facts. We speak the facts.  This week is Scholastic Journalism Week, and we are focused on amplifying voices. We amplify our own voices; especially the student community...

In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, The Stampede staff spent time reflecting on why journalism is important.

30 creators and one mission: Student Press Freedom Day reinforces our work as journalists with press freedom

The Stampede Editorial Board
February 22, 2021

Student Journalists are not just the connection between the students and school. We are the glue that holds our community together. Friday is national Student Press Freedom Day, and it is another reminder...

Editorial: Armed insurrection on U.S. Capitol Hill reinforces importance to protect our democracy

Editorial: Armed insurrection on U.S. Capitol Hill reinforces importance to protect our democracy

On a day to what was already a pivotal moment in the United States--the Georgia state runoff election--Wednesday, at 2:07 p.m. EST, pro-Trump supporters broke into the east side of the U.S. Capitol building....

Editorial: Amid COVID-19, our mission continues

Editorial: Amid COVID-19, our mission continues

Stampede Editorial Board
September 4, 2020

As we begin the new school year, we hope you are finding more time to connect with teachers and peace with a blocked schedule. Collectively, we cannot imagine how our lives changed in the span of eight...

If the party plans to be a true alternative to Trump’s Republican Party, then it must nominate a true member of the left.

Editorial: The Stampede endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for the Illinois Democratic Primary

Stampede Editorial Board
February 25, 2020

The Stampede Editorial Board has decided to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Illinois Democratic Primary. The board believes that Sanders is uniquely equipped to establish real change...

The Student Press Law Center celebrates Student Press Freedom Day to honor student journalists across the county.

Student voices are crucial in a democratic society built on the principle of free press

Myra Bajwa
January 29, 2020

Today is Student Press Freedom Day, a day that is dedicated to protecting the rights of student journalists across the country. While Illinois enjoys some of the strongest student press freedoms, student...

Our intention is not to censor the senior class, but to focus our energies and efforts on creating a book centered around celebrating the MV student body and our shared memories in order to put out the best product possible.

Yearbook Editorial: It’s time for a new tradition

Yearbook Editorial Board
November 8, 2019

In both classrooms and the halls, we've heard a lot of students talking about whether or not senior quotes will be in the yearbook this year. To put it bluntly: No. With most of the editors and staff...

Celebrating Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day?Reconsider the implications of both.

Editorial: District 204 should stop honoring Columbus’ legacy

Myra Bajwa
October 13, 2019
Christopher Columbus' legacy is tarnished, as it should be. Columbus landing on the shores of the Bahamas in 1492 allowed European conquerors to enslave the people inhabiting the now-called Americas.  Since Columbus set foot on American soil, generations of Native populations have endured genocide, rape, forced labor, and disease at the hands of colonists.
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