METEA MEDIA

Possible new law threatens to release captive Orcas in California

Possible new law threatens to release captive Orcas in California

MeteaMed

October 21, 2015

[quote]By Kiera Donovan Online Writer Photo by Gordon2448 (Wikipedia Contributor)[/quote] Possible new law threatens to release captive Orcas in California. In March 2014, California state legislator Richard Bloom proposed a ban of orca whale captivity and breeding. The law would force Seawor...

Technology in classroom proves mixed reviews from students

Technology in classroom proves mixed reviews from students

MeteaMed

October 20, 2015

[quote]By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Photo by Drew Danko[/quote] The sound of pencil sharpeners, rigorous erasing, and  frantic writing are all being replaced by soft electronic clicks from a keyboard in classrooms throughout Metea Valley. It’s been official, but this school year, it’s mo...

The Adderall Diaries: Focusing on dangers of ADHD medication abuse in teens

The Adderall Diaries: Focusing on dangers of ADHD medication abuse in teens

Brianna Powell

October 8, 2015

For the protection of the students interviewed below, their names have been changed to ensure their anonymity. The Allure of the Orange Bottle She clutched that translucent orange bottle in the palm of her hand. It rattled with those tiny little pills, jumbling with every shake and jolt. She ope...

3-D printing paving students’ next step in technology

3-D printing paving students’ next step in technology

MeteaMed

September 22, 2015

[quote]By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] The world is always looking forward to the invention of hoverboards, holograms, and virtual reality, but there’s a new technology that’s silently changing the world: 3-D printing. 3-D printing was an idea that was finally pr...

What day is homecoming?

What day is homecoming?

MeteaMed

September 9, 2015

[quote]By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor Photo courtesy of Google[/quote] Despite Oct. 3 being named "National Mean Girl's Day", for all three District 204 schools, this year marks a second national holiday...the first triple homecoming. Not only do we share the name “Valley”, we also share ...

Web Edits: Operation Snowball

Web Edits: Operation Snowball

The Mane

September 2, 2015

Metea lands spot in top 500 schools nationwide

Metea lands spot in top 500 schools nationwide

MeteaMed

August 22, 2015

Earlier this week, Newsweek ranked Metea Valley as No. 497 on its annual list of America’s top 500 high schools. After not being named to the list in 2014, the Metea community is proud to be recognized once again for their academic achievements, commitments to education, and, of course, living the Mete...

How to survive senioritis

How to survive senioritis

meteamed

May 28, 2015

As the last few weeks of school for seniors come to an end, students may feel a lack of motivation, “done with school”, restless in class, irritable, and just not interested in being in school. Some students even have running countdowns to the last day of school on their phones. This is considered...

Balancing well-rounded with the real world

Balancing well-rounded with the real world

meteamed

March 24, 2015

I think it’s time that some of you notice the prefix “extra” in the word “extracurricular.” I also think that, by looking at your baggy eyes and unwashed hair, and your tweets about your above average yet “not good enough” GPA, you are suffering from a disease called “well-rounded.” Believe...

Mustangs remember Roerig’s kind heart

Mustangs remember Roerig’s kind heart

meteamed

March 11, 2015

The Metea Valley community is remembering social studies teacher Debra Roerig, who lost her battle with a prolonged illness on Feb. 23.  Roerig is remembered as a kind, dedicated teacher committed to engaging students in civics. Roerig began her 14-year career in Indian Prairie at Waubonsie Valley i...

5 ways to get a good nights sleep

5 ways to get a good nights sleep

meteamed

March 10, 2015

With issues such as insomnia and the stress of school work, it has become extremely hard for high school students to get a good nights sleep. Though, there are many remedies to help get a solid eight hours rest. Green Tea Green Tea is known for its amazing benefits. Drinking this tea, made from t...

Chapel Hill murders spark controversial religious discrimination

Chapel Hill murders spark controversial religious discrimination

meteamed

February 19, 2015

Tragedy struck the University of North Carolina, Feb. 10, when three young students, all of the Muslim faith, were brutally murdered at the hand of their neighbor, a Caucasian atheist. Investigation is still undergoing, though, it was originally thought that the incident began from a dispute over...

Your World. Your Stories. Every Day.
Spotlight