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IPSD board discusses AP testing, new courses; hears concerns about arming teachers

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Lewis Lee speaks about AP testing in District 204 at the school board meeting on Oct. 21.

Ayden Reed

October 22, 2019

The Indian Prairie school board approved new college-and-career-ready courses, discussed increasing numbers of students taking AP tests, and heard concerns about teachers carrying firearms at the school board meeting Monday evening. Throughout the night, there were friendly conversations, support...

Author Fest 2019: a turning point of the reclusive concentration

Authors Kit Frick, Amber Smith, and Kayla Ancrum try to solve the next puzzle with the help of teen readers.

Leland Pan and Claire Baffes

October 21, 2019

  Metea took on a fandom frenzy during the annual Author Fest last Friday and Saturday. Students were able to meet authors such as Elizabeth Eulberg, Annie Sullivan, Amber Smith, and five other authors in the auditorium. Each class period had one to two new writers to meet with the classe...

Mustang Comedy embraces the Friday night lights of the black box theater

Senior Casey Pittman dramatically poses as a computer screen during a game of Human Furniture.

Ayden Reed

October 15, 2019

The room was black, the lights were bright, and the comedians were ready. On one side stood the intimidating E-Boys, and on the other stood the team that was literally out of this world. In the middle were the incredibly talented skechers, Thing 1 and… Thing 1 part 2? It was the first show of the ...

Metea Valley celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Claudia Guadalupe Martinez reads part of her book to the students.

Jessica Velazquez

October 11, 2019

Metea Valley hosted its annual Hispanic Heritage Month presentations in the library yesterday. This past week, students walking into or through the library were able to see descriptions of famous Latinos since their pictures were placed on the side of the library. They also got to see the words “so...

Elevate creates a program to empower young women

Elevate creates a program to empower young women

Brittany Evans

October 7, 2019

Female students had the chance to attend the first Elevate meeting at Metea last Friday. Teachers nominated a  students to join the Elevate event on Tuesday, and this year they are able to participate. The program, created by language arts teacher Ann Cluxton, empowers and motivates young women to impr...

Marching Mustangs and music department do not compete against other schools

Marching Mustangs and music department do not compete against other schools

Ayden Reed

October 4, 2019

Metea competes in various areas, which include anything from sports conference to dance to speech, there are many activities that students partake in that result in those desired shiny medals or large trophies. An exception to this is the marching band.  Other schools in the area, such as Waubonsie...

MV Student Voice Committee hosts discussions on improving Metea

MV Student Voice Committee hosts discussions on improving Metea

Marco Rivero

October 4, 2019

The MV Student Voice Committee, a subgroup of the Democracy School Initiative, held an open forum with students and teachers on Thursday focusing on the goods and bads of Metea. Seniors Aarthi Krishnakumar, Vinayak Manepalli, and Avyay Surampalli, all led the forum which topics ranged from vaping in th...

Representative Lauren Underwood discusses the vaping epidemic in the community

Representative Underwood, along with a panel of experts, answers a student's question about Tobacco 21, and how that will change our community.

Alexandra Guckel

October 2, 2019

Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), along with an insightful panel, hosted a community listening session about vaping and the problems with it on Oct. 1. As vaping has become widespread and very common in our community, it causes harm to many people. It has sent countless numbers of people to ...

Early voting registration opens for the 2020 elections

Early voting registration opens for the 2020 elections

Jessica Velazquez

October 1, 2019

With the 2020 election around the corner, U.S citizens are looking for the right candidate to vote for. Recently, a new generation of voters have begun to register to vote. This new generation of voters will help structure the future of the nation, which ends up depending on who is leading in office and...

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News Department

September 30, 2019

Japan Trip (Alexandra Guckel):  In the summer of 2020, Metea L.I.F.E. will be hosting a trip for students to experience Japan. This trip would be a way for students to learn about the culture and history of Japan, while also building relationships with other Metea students. Traveling helps studen...

The Guide Right program benefits Metea students

The Guide Right program benefits Metea students

Jada Jones

September 27, 2019

A program that students know as guide right is a mentoring program that started at Metea four years ago. Guide right is for all students, and it helps pull them in the right direction of their education and behavior. This program gives students the opportunity for improvement behavior-wise and education-wis...

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