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Students line up to take photos with each other infront of the backdrop.

Theater students celebrate with an end of the year red carpet themed banquet

Christina Guckel, Spotlight Editor
May 18, 2022

The end of the year is almost here, and students are wrapping up their in-school activities. Following the well-performed shows of “CLUE: on stage,” Winter Scenes, and “A Chorus Line,” theater...

A table full of members of Best Buddies has fun making crafts in the library during a meeting.

Best Buddies creates a fun and friendly environment for all members

Christina Guckel, Spotlight Editor
May 10, 2022

Best Buddies is a nationwide organization built upon friendship. Metea’s Best Buddies pairs a student with an intellectual or developmental disability with another Metea student. Before COVID-19,...

At Metea, 63% of students in the class of 2021 went to a four-year institution and 36% went to a two-year or technical school. However, that does not mean that success can not be achieved on other pathways.

College Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Katrina Viloria, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 9, 2022

In a few weeks, over 700 seniors are graduating in Metea’s class of 2022. Some may enlist in the military. But most students will attend a four-year university, and many of them will take on thousands...

Metea Micd members take a group picture after a long day participating in a poetry event.

Metea Mic’d fosters growth and competition for poets

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Reporter
May 2, 2022

Metea Mic’d is a poetry club that participates in slam poetry competitions, coaches each other’s poetry, and interacts with creative writers from all different corners of Metea Valley. The club only...

Andrew Toniolo is the co-director of The Chorus Line, a Metea production.

Humans of Metea: Andrew Toniolo

Sofia Jubraj, Diversity Editor
April 22, 2022

Andrew Toniolo is the new choir teacher this year. He teaches Music Production, Bass Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, and also serves as a director for Metea’s a cappella ensembles Apollo and Muses,...

Citizens of Metea is a political and civic club that encourages students to do acts of service and get involved with their community.

Citizens of Metea: Student voices project on important topics

Christina Guckel and Tanay Pant
April 21, 2022

Citizens of Metea is a club that allows students to get involved in their community. It is an outlet to voice opinions from each member. Specifically, this club encourages speaking about current events...

Sleep deprivation in teenagers causes them to lose energy and motivation.

School versus sleep: Which is more important?

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
April 18, 2022

As the bell rings to begin first period at 7:25, bleary-eyed teenagers stumble over their feet into the classrooms. Many of them then lay their heads down and close their eyes due to the lack of sleep...

ASL student Autumn Zayas signs “Deaf History Month” to celebrate the closing of 2022 Deaf History Month

Deaf history is American history

Ollie Shuminas, Spotlight Reporter
April 14, 2022

“Deaf History Month to me recognizes all of the accomplishments of deaf individuals throughout history and It helps current deaf individuals, especially deaf students, recognize that the deaf can do...

Students are hard at work performing and reciting lines for the musical coming up next week.

Performers in ‘A Chorus Line’ gear up for upcoming performances

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Reporter
April 12, 2022

Metea Valley will be hosting its first live spring musical from April 21 to April 23 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The musical will be ‘A Chorus Line,’ and over 80 actors, tech crew, and musician students...

Junior Madelyne Lowe hikes through Grand Canyon National Park.

Mustangs share their spring break adventures

Christina Guckel and Sofia Jubraj
April 6, 2022

Walking to class on the first day back from spring break, students shared what they did with their week off. Whether it was a much-needed vacation or simply spending time with friends and family, almost...

People wave the Ukrainian flag during a protest in Chicago.

Month of war takes its toll

Christina Guckel and Sofia Jubraj
March 26, 2022
“When I first saw that Russia was declaring war on Ukraine, it did not hit me right away,” Lisle High School junior Nick Yasinski said. “It is just a really atrocious thing that is happening right now. It is a lot to deal with.”
Members of the Speech team raise a glass to an amazing season.

An end of the season celebration: Speech team celebrates their accomplishments

Last night, the Speech Team celebrated their 2021-2022 season together at the Stonebridge Country Club. During the ceremony, members received awards, took photos, and socialized with one another over...

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