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Senior burnout negatively impacts productivity and attendance

Senior burnout negatively impacts productivity and attendance

Lindsey Hall, Spotlight Editor
February 23, 2024

Seniors experience a lack of motivation as they start committing to their post-secondary plans. Senior burnout, also known as “senioritis”, refers to a decline in both academics and attendance. “My...

New Psychology Club unites student interests

New Psychology Club unites student interests

Four Metea students started a Psychology Club which meets every other Thursday in the large forum room. The newly established Psychology Club had their first meeting on Feb. 8. The founders worked...

Throughout Metea Valley, Valentines Day celebrates love, both romantic and platonic.

Students across Metea get into the Valentine’s Day spirit

Mansi Payal Narayanan, Copy Editor
February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day — a day of love, friendship, and admiration ー is widely celebrated throughout the world and is now being recognized within the school. Metea Valley students make an effort to showcase...

The NEHS book drive offers an opportunity for students to donate any unused books, giving them a new home.

National English Honor Society begins its book drive

Isabelle Leofanti and Bella Sieben
February 7, 2024

Metea Valley’s National English Honor Society kicks off its book drive today, February 7, through the 16. Throughout the Book Drive, students will have the opportunity to drop off new or gently used...

Student directors assemble in Winter Scenes

Student directors assemble in Winter Scenes

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S. and Ava Stone
February 2, 2024

  Metea Valley’s Theatre Department provides leadership opportunities to students through the Winter Scenes program. Winter Scenes is a student-directed play showcased on Feb. 8-10 at...

Due to the cold weather in the area intensifying, students are beginning to show concerns about the temperature in the building.

Faculty navigate building complications during extreme weather

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
January 22, 2024

Due to the current weather conditions in Aurora, the staff of Metea Valley have to work diligently in order to maintain the temperature and carbon monoxide levels inside the school building.  Despite...

Now that second semester has begun, students are able to begin choosing their courses as well as begin to sort through counselor recommendations.

Honors placement now based on test scores

Mansi Payal Narayanan, Spotlight Reporter
January 19, 2024

District 204 has changed the course recommendation policy to look at test grades when deciding what classes to assign students for the coming year. Rather than a specific teacher recommendation, your classes...

When those in need use the services that Project Hope delivers, they are showered with unconditional love and support by a supportive community.

Project Hope offers support for grieving students

Jake Sonetz, Sports Editor
January 8, 2024

As the holiday season approaches, many households are filled with cheer, joy, and family love. However, some homes endure feelings of sadness and anguish due to the loss of loved ones. Holidays can be...

The energy of a Madrigals performance, featuring this years dance revolution on top of the usual drama, is consistently one of the most appealing traits of the show.

Madrigals finish off their winter concerts for 13th annual performance

Ell Macias
December 19, 2023

Metea Valley’s renaissance-inspired and Christmas choir group, Madrigals, performed their first live shows beginning Dec. 14, spanning into the weekend. The audition-based group is famous for its...

2023 had twice as many bus accidents compared to 2022.

Bus student safety at Metea Valley

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
December 14, 2023

Metea Valley High School and First Student work collaboratively to ensure that students who take buses to and from school are safe. Throughout the school year, there have been seven reported bus accidents,...

“UrbanUplift Productions Co-founders! From left to right: Madison, Yusra, Veda, Zoe.”

UrbanUplift: uplifting local businesses

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
December 12, 2023

UrbanUplift is a local non-profit that aims to uplift businesses around Aurora and Naperville. Four Metea Valley students – Yusra Mulla, Zoe Rountree, Madison Monroe, and Veda Kodithala – took the...

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