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Ramadan which is an Islamic month of fasting and prayer began this week.
Muslim students welcome holy month of Ramadan
Iman Hamid April 14, 2021

Beginning this past Monday, Muslims across the globe observed the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating...

Dhruv Syngol created the Open Gear Initiative to allow students to explore  their interests in STEM.
Local student organizes nonprofit in hopes of inspiring students to pursue in STEM
Sydney Burleyson April 14, 2021

The Open Gears Initiative is a nonprofit organization founded by Dhruv Syngol, a sophomore with a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Syngol’s...

IPSD recieves funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Relief.
IPSD 204 receives $8.5 million in funding to combat pandemic inequities
Madison Moon April 13, 2021

Across the country, school districts have faced obstacles with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most challenging problems has been the pandemic’s impact on school budgets....

Senior Sebastián Segarra proposes change within the school board.
Senior activist drafts a proposal for student representation in district office
April 9, 2021

Petitions demanding later start times, rallies in the district office parking lot. This year magnified the rifts between the student body and...

This year
Senior prom takes place differently due to COVID-19
April 9, 2021

Metea’s student government has worked to provide seniors with a prom experience for the past few weeks. Seniors will have the option to attend...

Arjun Nair, a 2015 Metea graduate, runs for Aurora Alderman and encourages students to get involved in politics.
Mustang graduate Arjun Nair runs for Aurora Alderman 
March 26, 2021

2015 Metea graduate Arjun Nair is running for Aurora Alderman. Students who are registered to vote in Aurora and agree with his policies can...

District 204 seniors create a petition in hopes of being allowed to attend football games in the DVC.
204 seniors create petition with hopes of attending football games
March 25, 2021

The IHSA granted permission on March 3 for the football season to begin. The football team had their first game of the season last Saturday....

With the mayor election coming up on April 6, Metea, Waubonsie, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum with the three candidates. Students were able to voice their opinions on issues concerning the city of Aurora.
Mayoral forum gives students a platform to voice their concerns for Aurora
March 17, 2021

Students from Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum on Zoom on March 15. There are three...

The district will hold the school board election on April 6. Despite there being 11 candidates, there are only four seats open on the school board. Meet the candidates below.
Meet the school board candidates running for office
March 17, 2021

Four open seats and 11 candidates are on the ballot for the 2021 school board election. The candidates are running for a position on the 204...

 An eating disorder is a psychological illness that involves irregular eating patterns. The National Eating Disorder Awareness Week helps raise conversations about eating disorders to reduce the stigma.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week sparks conversations about dieting, health, and self-love
March 10, 2021

One of the interviewees in the article chose to remain anonymous. She will be referred to as Samantha. “I was never formally diagnosed with...

Mustang Comedy invites students and staff to attend their second show of the year on Friday at 7 p.m.
Mustang Comedy crew sketches out a new performance 
March 9, 2021

This Friday, Mustang Comedy, Metea Valley’s comedy troupe will be broadcasting a Zoom show filled with improv, sketch comedy, and stand-up...

Metea finished distributing screening test kits last week. This screening will help identify individuals who carry a high viral load.
COVID-19 screening testing rolls out in Mustang community to reduce positive cases
March 8, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their K-12 operational strategy for reopening schools on Feb. 26. The CDC mentioned screen...

Seniors are working to find the best way of communication to plan out events like prom, senior road trip, etc. It has been a challenge to communicate about these events than in any other past years.
Seniors struggle to find a mode of communication for planning future events
February 24, 2021

As students step into their fourth year of high school, the excitement of senior year begins. Traditional senior events like senior road trips,...

Due to COVID-19, many, changes have been made to how AP testing is done. Digital exams may also continue to be an option in the future for the Mustangs.
College Board provides new updates for AP testing
February 22, 2021

As the second semester progresses, AP testing begins to be on the radar for students taking AP exams. Many changes have been made for AP testing...

Speech team invites all to attend the 2021 State Showcase via Zoom on Thursday at 2:30 p.m where the Mustangs will perform before heading off to the state tournament.
Mustang Speech Team takes regional victories over online competitions
February 16, 2021

While this year’s speech regionals may have been free of microphone malfunctions and live audiences, the competitions still challenged the...

Students and staff begin to head back into the building after fire department clears the building.
Fire alarm causes sudden building evacuation
February 12, 2021

Students and staff evacuated the building on Thursday at 11:00 a.m nearing the end of the third period due to the fire alarm going off. The alarm...

Junior Sean Hickey works on his Eagle Scout Project at Gigi
Junior Sean Hickey funds Eagle Scout project through fundraising at Chipotle
February 2, 2021

One of the final steps for an Eagle Scout is to demonstrate their leadership skills through a project that benefits the community. Sean Hickey,...

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