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

Iman Hamid 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 a specific disorder,” senior Samantha said. “But I began...

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 

Michelle Serna 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 gags. This school year, Mustang Comedy has prepared for their...

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

Iman Hamid , Madison Moon, and Jessica Velazquez 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 testing as a guideline. With this, 204 partnered with SafeGuard...

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

Megan Drake 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, prom, and graduation begin to be on the radar for seniors...

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

Sydney Burleyson 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 this year to assure that students are able to effectively...

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

Iman Hamid February 16, 2021

While this year’s speech regionals may have been free of microphone malfunctions and live audiences, the competitions still challenged the Mustangs to create compelling works that could stand against...

Students and staff begin to head back into the building after fire department clears the building.

Fire alarm causes sudden building evacuation

Jessica Velazquez 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 was unanticipated and students quickly gathered their belongings...

Junior Sean Hickey works on his Eagle Scout Project at Gigis Playhouse.

Junior Sean Hickey funds Eagle Scout project through fundraising at Chipotle

Megan Drake 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, an Eagle Scout, is creating, funding, and building a merchandising...

Staff welcomes back students at the main entrance and helps guide new students in the right direction.

In-person students share initial thoughts on hybrid learning

Christina Guckel, Spotlight Reporter January 27, 2021

As students return to the building this week, 204 set rules in place to ensure safety for those who will be attending school in person. For those attending school, there is a self-certification form in...

Updates on IPSD school board, e-learning, TCD virtual open house and clubs.

News Beats

News Department January 26, 2021

IPSD School Board Updates (Jessica Velazquez): The school board held their meeting at Metea last night. The return to school was the main topic throughout the meeting since the trend for COVID-19 cases...

On Jan. 25, Metea will reopen for hybrid learning students. This is the first time students have attended classes after a full semester of remote learning.

Teachers express their opinion on the upcoming hybrid schedule 

Sydney Burleyson January 21, 2021

*Two of the teacher interviewees in this article chose to remain anonymous. They will be referred to as a Social Studies teacher and an English teacher. The hybrid schedule for high school students...

Students begin finals as they finish their first remote learning semester.

Students scale down stress as teachers administer new adjustments to final exams

Iman Hamid January 20, 2021

The semester is coming to an end, and finals are resuming, but this year, they are all online. As students adjust to this new format, they all ask a similar question to Metea teachers: What will finals...

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