As October approaches, a way to get into the spirit early is by watching the slasher trilogy, Fear Street.

The film, ‘Fear Street Part One: 1994,’ is the attention grabbing installment of the trilogy

Bela Sanchez, Perspectives Editor September 10, 2021

It is September which means one more month until October. To get into the Halloween spirit early, one can watch the slasher trilogy, “Fear Street." All three films take place right after the other, so...

Spencer elden, featured on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover, now claims the cover was child sexual exploitation.

The ‘Nirvana Baby,’ Spencer Elden, demands $450,000 from Nirvana claiming that ‘Nevermind’ ruined his life

Bela Sanchez and John Wafula Ojwang September 9, 2021

With over 30 million copies sold and containing Nirvana’s biggest hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Nevermind” is Nirvana’s most successful album. However, this album might be the reason why...

Lorde released her album Solar Power on Aug. 20, 2021 covering various topics like fears and the environment

Lord’s experimental album, ‘Solar Power’

Bela Sanchez August 25, 2021

After a four year hiatus, Lorde released her album “Solar Power” on Aug. 20, 2021. Lorde did some experimenting with her sound, by making the first released song “Solar Power,” which has a more...

The sequel to Mean Girls, Mean Girls 2, is not as good and the previous movie.

‘Mean Girls 2’ fails to live up to expectations of the first film

Bela Sanchez June 2, 2021

I have developed a new fascination with unnecessary sequels. There is just something so interesting about being so desperate for a quick cash grab that people are willing to disrespect the name of a beloved...

Opera is making a comeback after the pandemic. The Lyric Opera of Chicago has just announced their newest season coming late 2021 and early 2022.

In a post-COVID era, opera needs to continue the creativity it has cultivated

Ursula Sturgeon May 26, 2021

In the past year, I have talked about many of my interests here on Metea Media. The autism rights movement, politics, current events, Mold-A-Rama machines. I thought it would be a perfect way to end the...

There can be extreme effects on LGBTQIA+ youth from family rejection such as homelessness, overdrinking, and self-harm

GUEST WRITER: How to prevent homelessness in the LGBTQIA+ community

Ollie Shuminas, Guest Writer May 17, 2021

Family rejection based on sexual orientation or gender identity can have extreme effects on LGBTQIA+ youth. Although it can be hard for all kids to be kicked out of their homes, it can be much harder for...

The Will County Mass Vaccination Center, held in an old Toys R Us building.

My COVID Vaccine experience

Emily Veenstra April 27, 2021

It was April 17 at 3:43 p.m. when I arrived at the facility that had once been a Toys R Us. It was warm out, which is strange for April in Joliet The sun was hot as it beat down into the car. I patiently...

Women are raised to live up to unrealistic beauty standards put upon them and this can have very negative effects on them.

The beauty standards placed on women are unrealistically unachievable

Jada Jones, Diversity Editor April 9, 2021

From a very young age, women are raised to live up to unrealistic beauty standards put upon them by society. They are expected to be hairless all over their body, have to be slim with no tummy but big...

Every disabled person, as human beings, deserve respect, we need to learn to respect autistic people regardless of how useful and convenient they are to us personally.

The conversation around autism needs to focus on acceptance, not compensation

Ursula Sturgeon, Perspectives Reporter April 8, 2021

There is this common idea that “disability” is a dirty word. I remember many episodes in middle school, particularly where counselors would take me into their quaint, stale offices and ask me about...

The Outcasts a teen comedy that fails to be memorable due to its stereotypical plotline.

Weekly Movie Review: “The Outcasts” fails to make a lasting impression on the audience

Pravalika Balajivaishnavi and Bela Sanchez April 7, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead. From a revenge scheme to forgiveness, “The Outcasts” is a movie that covers the stereotypical life of high schoolers. Stereotypical plot lines generally allow the writers...

Women of color need to be represented during womens history month.

Queer women of color need more representation during Women’s History Month

Jada Jones March 22, 2021

As the blueprint to a lot of trends and multiple movements, being a black queer woman during Woman’s History Month feels like doing a lot of work but only getting a quarter of recognition. We tend to...

Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co work together on the Covid vaccine.

Biden Administration’s decision to use Defence Production Act would be more effective if used early on

Pravalika Balajivaishnavi, Perspectives Reporter March 11, 2021

The Biden administration announced that two major American pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson and Merck, will collaborate from March 2 to expand the production of the COVID-19 vaccine. After...

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