News of the decade

As 2019 comes to a close, many events reflect the past decade.

News Department

December 16, 2019

2010 (Jada Jones):  The largest and most devastating oil spill in United States history occurred on April 20th. The BP’s Deep water Horizon Oil Spill killed 11 people, injured 17, and was located on the Gulf of Mexico.  The spill happened by total accident after a stream of natural gas busted t...

Metea Valley speech continues to perform strongly through the seasons

Speech members checking their results after their performances.

Isabella Villalobos

December 16, 2019

Metea Speech students were anxious to see who would break into the final round at the Tournament of Roses hosted at Naperville Central High School on Dec. 14. The final scoring in the tournament placed Metea in second place, overall, where Metea finished with 415 points. Metea ended with 16 members goin...

Audience members are transported back in time for the annual Madrigals feast

Madrigals performers during one of their scenes.

Ayden Reed

December 16, 2019

The lights dim as a full stage of viewers are taken back in time to a place where people cry over boars, jesters fight over who is the best, and figgy pudding is an actually popular dessert item. This popular event is better known as Madrigals. Metea Mustangs have been prepping music and acting for t...

Two students arrested following bathroom stall threats

Two students arrested following bathroom stall threats

Alexandra Guckel

December 13, 2019

The Aurora Police Department arrested two Metea Valley students after they wrote shooting threats on bathroom walls. The students' names are not being released because they are juveniles.  Three threats were written threatening the school with a shooting on Thursday, Dec. 5. The students responsib...

Seniors say goodbye to a beloved tradition

Seniors in orchestra during their final song of collage.

Jessica Velazquez

December 10, 2019

With the holidays around the corner, students from the Fine Arts department begin to prepare for their biggest concert of the year: Collage. This event takes place on two days with two shows a night. Families and friends fill the audience to see the great performances of the students.  “At the...

Students absent after threats made against Metea

Lunch periods were noticeably thinner on Thursday. Approximately 2,000 students did not attend school, following threats against the school earlier in the week.

Myra Bajwa, Marco Rivero, and Elena Buscher

December 6, 2019

Approximately 2,000 students were absent by midday Thursday due to two threats against the school, according to Principal Dr. Darrell Echols. The original shooting threat was written in school bathroom stalls on Monday and two copycats appeared on Wednesday and Thursday and spread on social media. Par...

Chess team pawn off their plans for the season

Chess  team members practice matches to prepare for their meets.

Jada Jones

November 22, 2019

Metea has numerous clubs, teams, and activities. One of the less popular but great strategic teams Metea has is the chess team. Metea’s own chess team competes in state competitions and has done great this year. The team has started strong this year at 2-1, with a very close loss to Neuqua. Last year...

Breaking News: Students and teachers shocked following a racist incident during the Democratic debate watch party

Dr.Karen Sullivan decided that all schools in IPSD 204 would move to online learning.

Myra Bajwa, Alexandra Guckel, and Marco Rivero

November 22, 2019

Government students gathered in the Large Forum Room to watch the Democratic debate on Wednesday, when a racial slur, written backward, appeared on a Kahoot screen in front of the approximately 140 students. The slur targeted African Americans and disrupted the event as teachers investigated the incid...

Bleeding trauma kits distributed to schools in Illinois

Bleeding trauma kits distributed to schools in Illinois

Isabella Villalobos

November 19, 2019

Illinois school districts are receiving materials for emergency situations that involve uncontrollable bleeding, to take part in the National Stop the Bleeding campaign. Once involved, each school receives a small professional tourniquet, gauzes, or instructions on how to stop deep wound bleeding. Th...

Police report sheds new light on Buffalo Wild Wings incident

The Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street is one out of 20 franchises in the Chicago-land area

Katrina Viloria

November 16, 2019

A Naperville Police investigation reveals a more complicated picture of what happened inside the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street on Oct. 26. The Stampede obtained a copy of the police report created following the incident through a Freedom of Information Act request.  The police report details a series of events...

Respect in the lunch room becomes a concern as students harass unsuspecting peers

Parent and student volunteers sell tickets for the play “Figments”

Ayden Reed

November 12, 2019

Metea is school with something happening nearly every week, whether that be a sports event, guest speaker, or even a music or theater event. One of the ways to get the word out about new events is through announcements. Often they are just though posters on the wall or announcements over the loudspea...

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