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Adapted art classes would provide creative outlet for students with disabilities

Adapted art classes would provide creative outlet for students with disabilities

Jordan Dullnigg

May 24, 2019

My twin sister, Kirsten, is not able to take an art class: She looks different, talks a little slower, but this doesn’t mean she should be treated differently. Nevertheless, Kirsten and many others are discriminated against on a daily basis. Kirsten has Cerebral Palsy which causes her to be pa...

Metea Editorial Podcast

Metea Editorial Podcast

Bella Myers

May 22, 2019

Credits to: Bella Myers, Alexandra Guckel, Leland Pan, Brandt Ward, and Marco Rivero for preparing Metea's first editorial podcast.  These future editors reflect on the most popular/ controversial articles of this school year, and discuss how these topics impacted the culture at Metea Valley.

The need for drug decriminalization in our country

The need for drug decriminalization in our country

Nate Burleyson

May 22, 2019

America has had a rich history of drug use on mainstream and hidden market level. And for a long time, there wasn’t a lot of regulation on drug use. There is a Sears catalog from the 1890s that sold a syringe and a little bit of cocaine for a $1.50! States began to pass their own laws to prohibit...

Leaving room in your schedule for creativity produces surprising benefits

Leaving room in your schedule for creativity produces surprising benefits

Claudia Grzyb, Spotlight Editor

May 16, 2019

ith AP testing in its final stretch and finals just around the corner, it is easy to focus your energy and reflect on the traditional academic classes that you have taken this year. But with our annual Fine Arts Fair coming up this Saturday, May 18, Metea’s art students take this time to reflect on...

Letter to the Editor: Mental Health Week is helpful, but not enough

Letter to the Editor: Mental Health Week is helpful, but not enough

Abbey Borden, Guest Writer

May 9, 2019

I am someone who has struggled with mental illness. I am someone who has lost a family member to mental illness. Mental Health Awareness is extremely important to me. So seeing Metea Valley students and staff step up and put together a Mental Health week really made me proud. It’s great to educate ...

The death penalty is an outdated punishment that should be abolished

The death penalty is an outdated punishment that should be abolished

Ben Weiss

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia has recently executed 37 citizens convicted of terrorism on April 23, 2019. Although the people convicted have not been proven to be terrorists, this has brought the total amount of executions in Saudi Arabia this year to 105. It is also the largest number of executions in one day that t...

Editorial: Teachers and school staff should not be armed

Editorial: Teachers and school staff should not be armed

Stampede Editorial Board

May 1, 2019

The Florida Senate passed a bill that would allow administrators, teachers, and support staff to carry guns on school grounds with approval from their local school boards. Staff would be required to undertake a psychological test and a minimum of 144 hours of training, but the bill has bitterly split...

Black-owned cosmetic companies moving into the mainstream

Black-owned cosmetic companies moving into the mainstream

Noelle Pryor and Brittany Evans

March 12, 2019

With Black History month ending, we wanted to make a list of black brands that you should buy from to celebrate! With that being said, you shouldn’t wait until next February to support these brands, but you can support them all year. It’s important to buy things for us made by us. This list won’...

A closer look at the top contenders of the 2020 Democratic Primary

A closer look at the top contenders of the 2020 Democratic Primary

Marco Rivero, Spotlight Reporter

March 12, 2019

From Harris to Warren, from Biden to Bernie, the democratic primaries are fully underway. With potentially 20 candidates hoping to challenge the incumbent president Donald Trump, the democratic primaries are looking to be some of the most crowded primaries in decades. The sheer size and variety of t...

Our environment makes us more polarized

Our environment makes us more polarized

Ben Weiss, Perspectives Editor

March 4, 2019

The human mind. One of the most complex neurological mechanisms in existence. It is responsible for our thought and reason and can shape the way we view the world. However, it can be warped and shaped into something new. The environment we live in can cause us to view the world very differently. This...

Mustang 30: Our Take

Mustang 30: Our Take

Brandt Ward and Madison McCalley

February 26, 2019

Metea Valley started its pilot of Mustang 30 on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The change in the school schedule provides 30 minutes each Wednesday in which all teachers are available to assist students with test retakes, to help students, or help students make up missing work. After the first two weeks, it's clear...

Makeup brands need to step it up for POC

Makeup brands need to step it up for POC

Noelle Pryor, Photographer

February 15, 2019

If your skin tone is anything deeper than medium-dark, it’s a fact that you have a harder time finding foundation or concealer shades. As we’ve seen in the past, brands like Tarte, Morphe, and BeautyBlender have been dragged to the gods due to their disappointing shade ranges. Even when brands do...

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