District 204 opens up the conversation regarding acts of injustice

The Naperville Neighbors United will be hosting a youth forum tomorrow at 7 p.m. Those who are interested in registering can click the link at the end of the story.

Jessica Velazquez and Leland Pan

June 22, 2020

The murder of George Floyd on May 25 sparked global protests against racism and police violence, including protests in Naperville and Aurora. Weeks of ongoing protests stimulated conversations about racism that have been shoved under the rug for too long.  “As an African American student myself, it...

Metea hosts pickup for students’ locker supplies

Students pickup bags of their goods from their lockers.

Jada Jones

May 24, 2020

The Mustangs Filled their locker banks with excitement when getting rid of the supplies in their lockers. However,  the annual locker cleanouts are a little different this year, considering the inconvenience of COVID-19. Trying to take the precautionary measures needed to stay safe, the school organi...

Apollo performs ‘Keep Your Head Up’ virtually to spread positivity

Apollo members perform Keep Your Head Up virtually.

Ayden Reed

May 23, 2020

As COVID-19 reigns and students continue to search for some sense of normalcy, many clubs and organizations have been hard at work to ensure at least a few aspects of typical high school life are maintained. This is what Metea’s boys acapella group, Apollo, did last week with their virtual perform...

School closing for the rest of the year creates changes for students and staff

Metea school closings cause students and staff to change their end of the year plans.

Jessica Velazquez

May 14, 2020

Since Indian Prairie School District announced the extension of remote learning and closing of schools for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year, students and teachers have been flooded with emotions.  The news has had a heavy impact on students as much of their future plans have been canceled or...

Small businesses face hardships due to coronavirus

Small businesses in downtown Naperville have a hard time keeping business.

Ayden Reed

May 11, 2020

Whether it be the president of the United States or the neighbors dog, everyone is currently being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a mere virus, comparable to the common cold, has turned into the toughest economic lapse of the new decade. Unfortunately, small businesses have found it ...

Metea’s warm line offers support to those who need it

Students access the warm line form in order to seek help and advice.

Alexandra Guckel

May 8, 2020

Metea created a warm line to offer emotional support, recovery education, and self-advocacy support to anyone. The warmline is a form that students can complete if they are not ready to seek out someone in person. “The warm line allows students to feel safe and comfortable in seeking help and allow...

Standardized test cancellations create changes for students

Students continue to prepare for future testing, regardless of cancellations.

Alexandra Guckel

April 23, 2020

The Collegeboard has recently announced that the SAT and SAT subject tests up through June have been cancelled. The ACT has cancelled their tests through June as well. Public health officials have made it clear that it is not safe for many students to gather in one place, which makes it impossible to ad...

Illinois schools to suspend in-person instruction for the 2019-2020 school year

Illinois schools to suspend in-person instruction for the 2019-2020 school year

Myra Bajwa and Elena Buscher

April 17, 2020

Governor Pritzker announced on Friday that all Illinois schools would suspend in-person learning for the remainder for the 2019-2020 school year. Remote learning will be in place for IPSD students until May 28.  Pritzker’s decision comes on the heels of new information about the novel coronavirus. Whi...

COVID-19 creates a positive environmental impact

Due to COVID-19, the environment is healing and there is less pollution in the atmosphere.

Ayden Reed

April 15, 2020

With the recent nationwide closures, most people are understandably looking for some good news. The country seems to be standing on edge, hugging the media and waiting for any sort of information that will not cause community-wide chaos. And in terms of the environmental impact of COVID-19, that good n...

Governor Pritzker extends stay at home order until April 30

Governor Pritzker extends stay at home order until April 30

Myra Bajwa and Alexandra Guckel

March 28, 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Pritzker announched that the stay at home order for Illinois residents will remain in place until April 30, keeping schools closed until then. The Illinois State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Education Dr.Carmen I. Ayala released a statement o...

Teachers use technology to adapt to e-learning

Teachers prepare lessons for their students, while they are at home.

Isabella Villalobos

March 25, 2020

Students are adjusting to the new environment of learning at home with technology and little face-to-face interaction with peers. As much as a change that it has been towards students, it also has been an adjustment to teachers and staff as well. “I'm used to moving and interacting; classroom teaching is a g...

COVID-19 school update: e-learning

Although summative scores will not be given out during this time, teachers are encouraging students to keep up with their learning for the time being.

Jessica Velazquez and Leland Pan

March 18, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education issued a written statement regarding this time: “An Act of God Day is a day that is used for a condition beyond the control of the district that poses a hazardous threat to the health and safety of the students. Act of God Days must be approved by the regional s...

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