Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.


The graduating seniors on the newspaper journalism staff have made it their mission to tell the stories that walk Metea Valleys hallways.

Class of ’24 newspaper staff refuses to stand still

Adam Page, Adviser
May 21, 2024

On the first day of school, our newspaper staff created their purpose statement for the year: “As the newspaper journalism staff at Metea Valley High School, we communicate the truth to the Metea Valley...

A retrospective on The Perks of Being a Wallflower as a graduating senior

A retrospective on ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ as a graduating senior

Ell Macias, Photo Editor
May 16, 2024

As someone who's about to graduate and be done with high school, recently coming across The Perks of Being a Wallflower as a part of my film class brought me back to such a distinct era of the Internet....

Cell Phones can have both negative and positive affects in school.

Phones should be allowed at school to an extent

Rayma Miller, Perspectives Reporter
May 6, 2024

Head down, fingers tapping on a screen, and oblivious to what is going on around them is what I commonly see during class. Whether it is while the teacher is talking or even during a test, so many students...

Depression: it is not just your battle, it is our battle

Depression: it is not just your battle, it is our battle

Emily Peña, Perspectives Reporter
May 3, 2024
(This story is written in English as well as Spanish.) Growing up as a sister to both an older and younger brother, I have had the opportunity to experience the various stages of their lives...
Nex Benedict

The silent struggles of transgender students

Ollie Shuminas, Print Editor-In-Chief
May 2, 2024
Sixteen-year-old Nex Benedict was a transgender student at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. They used masculine (he/him) and gender-neutral...
Even though the MLB does not tolerate unprofessional behavior, Metea athletes face it everyday.

Metea Valley baseball players face unhealthy competition on the field

Alanna Bucher, Perspectives Reporter
April 18, 2024

The Metea Valley baseball team is having a difficult baseball season so far, not for their record but for the way opposing teams break them down. During the games, it is clear how unsportsmanlike the opposing...

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies participate in Day of (No) Silence at Metea.

Editorial: Make some noise to help LGBTQ+ students be heard

For the past 18 years, LGBTQ+ students have marked the second Friday in April as a day of silence to bring attention to all of the harassment LGBTQ+ students face. Starting in 1996, two college...

Even though Barbie dolls are considered a child’s toy, the Barbie movie shows that they are for all ages and meant to be admired and played with.

The ‘Barbie’ Movie has left a positive imprint on the world

Isa Peters, Perspectives Reporter
April 7, 2024

This July will mark one full year since Barbie was released, causing chaos, happiness, and unwanted discourse. Barbie has left a mark on the world and everyone is thrilled to see what Greta Gerwig does...

Opill being approved for over-the-counter purchase marks a milestone in reproductive help and the accessibility of related medication

Over-the-counter birth control pills are a huge win for reproductive health rights

Lindsey Hall, Spotlight Editor
March 12, 2024

The FDA approved Opill, an oral birth control pill, to be sold over the counter this past July. In the upcoming weeks, Opill will be available for consumer purchase, which will greatly increase access...

Putting on your seat belt takes only a few seconds, and is a lifesaving habit that should become part of your routine

Buckling up will save your life

Rayma Miller, Perspectives Reporter
March 8, 2024

After seeing a car crash happen right in front of me, I immediately adjusted my seatbelt. I had just seen a red car fly by on the highway and run into the concrete wall on the side. The driver ended up...

No matter the year, students in high school feel consistent feelings of stress and tiredness due to their workload and responsibilities.

Yearly Nicknames: The Emotions We Go Through In High School

Ritika Khurana, Social Media Editor
February 26, 2024

From being excited one year, lazy the next, overwhelmed the third, and nostalgic the last, students go through a large range of emotions during their high school careers. While not all of us experience...

Teen girls have found themselves in the more obscure pieces of media and films like Pearl or Girl Interrupted compared to media made for them

Inside the complex mind of the teenage girl

Isa Peters, Perspectives Reporter
February 22, 2024

Cassie’s infamous line from "Euphoria" — “You can all judge me if you want, but I do not care. I have never, ever, been happier” — has cemented itself in female rage edits made by average 16-year-olds....

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