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The Global Climate Strike brings locals to protest against climate change in Naperville

The Global Climate Strike brings locals to protest against climate change in Naperville

Jessica Velazquez

September 23, 2019

Along with millions of other cities around the world, the city of Naperville held its very own climate strike in downtown Naperville this past Friday afternoon. This gathering was held to support the Global Climate Strike the purpose of this protest was to raise awareness for the climate crisis and brin...

Naperville’s People Tree builds a community through storytelling

Sheila Adamo reflecting and sharing her high school reunion where she reencountered her former bully.

Isabella Villalobos, News Reporter

September 23, 2019

People tree is a community storytelling event originated by producer and director Rachna Prasad, producer and director Claire Dee, and creative director Kat Gilbert. The three female founders have continued to work to build this community of live storytelling for three years now, having two seasons e...

Muslim Student Association locates new club sponsor

Muslim Student Association locates new club sponsor

Paige Friedlander

September 20, 2019

The Muslim Student Association, MSA, allows for students with a universal religion to unify. MSA’s sponsor, Aurelie Dubois-Williams, left Metea to work at Hill Middle School last year. As a result, they were unable to join in club events at the school, such as the activity fair. Members of MSA searched...

What to anticipate as homecoming week draws closer

What to anticipate as homecoming week draws closer

Ayden Reed

September 19, 2019

Homecoming week is coming fast, and depending on the student’s perspective, this is either very exciting or very nerve-wracking. But as the special day approaches, MV Student Government is making strides to turn up the school spirit and make this the homecoming one to remember.  The Tango for th...

Widespread teen hospitalization and deaths reveal the gruesome effects of vaping

Widespread teen hospitalization and deaths reveal the gruesome effects of vaping

Noelle Smagala, Website and Social Media Editor

September 16, 2019

Vaping: years before the popularization of JUUL at the hands of adolescents, it was assumed to be a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. The majority of consumers considered that inhaling nicotine through water vapor rather than tobacco smoke, which had been known to include many harmful toxins,...

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September 16, 2019

Homecoming Week [Alexandra Guckel] This year’s homecoming theme is ‘Tango with the Turtles,’ and students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of spirit activities throughout the week. There will be activities during lunch and after school, which will create an opportunity for s...

Poetry Club starts a new year with high goals

Poetry Club starts a new year with high goals

Bella Myers

September 12, 2019

Mara Porada decided to create Poetry Club in March last year after volunteering and judging at Louder Than A Bomb, the largest poetry festival in the world.  There, she saw representation from local schools such as Neuqua and Mooseheart. This year, a couple of students teamed up with Porada to take o...

The Activity Fair showcases many of Metea’s clubs

The Activity Fair showcases many of Metea’s clubs

Claire Baffes

September 11, 2019

Many of Metea’s clubs came out in force to the activity fair yesterday, hoping to spark interest in the upperclassmen and incoming freshmen. With clubs varying from Metea’s theatre department to a few new clubs, the annual club showcase brings attention to some of Metea’s extracurriculars.  ...

Hair covering policy viewed as culturally insensitive

Hair covering policy viewed as culturally insensitive

Jada Jones

September 10, 2019

Deans and administrators are reminding students that hats, hoods, and head coverings are not allowed to be worn in school.  The District 204 handbook states that head coverings are not allowed to be worn inside the building unless it is for a religious reason.  Over the years, durags, wave caps, scarves, ...

#WeAre204 booklist shines a light on stories that reflect the student body.

#WeAre204 booklist shines a light on stories that reflect the student body.

Claire Baffes

September 6, 2019

Every person has a story to tell. With the rise in movements calling for diversity in Young Adult literature like “We Need Diverse Books”, and with the diversity of authors writing for Young Adult audiences, it’s getting easier for teens to see themselves in something they may pick up off of the LMC...

Metea becomes a National Unified Champion School

Metea becomes a National Unified Champion School

Ayden Reed

September 5, 2019

This is a familiar scene, five athletes stand at the starting line. The pressure is rising, the anticipation that often accompanies a competition begins to escalate. Any spectator could feel the nerves as it spreads like electricity in the air. Finally, the person at the front of the race exclaimes “...

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September 4, 2019

School Board [Alexandra Guckel]:  The District 204 School Board held two meetings to discuss e-learning and the new school superintendent on Aug. 29. Regarding e-learning, the school board has decided to not add additional days to the school calendar for school cancellations such as snow days or col...

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