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Unvaccinated students wearing their masks and practicing social distancing in indoor settings.

Metea students state their opinions on the new Mask mandates

Christina Guckel May 18, 2021

Wearing masks may statistically reduce the risk of getting others infected with viruses such as COVID-19, but recently, debates have spread around the United States about whether masks should still be...

The Metea Micd team completes their first ever slam poetry competiton.

Metea Mic’d is successful in Metea’s first-ever slam competition

Cache Merriweather May 13, 2021

The Metea Mic’d team poets, Michelle Azie, Jo Jadhav, Ria Palo, and Sanjana Sivakumar, competed in their first, as well as Metea Valley’s first-ever, slam competition on May 1. With the initial Louder...

Frida Guerra is a senior who plans to attend the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Farewell Friday: Frida Guerra

Emily Veenstra May 7, 2021

What are your plans after high school? I will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. There, I will be studying Lyric Theater.   What are you looking forward to the most...

Addison Gamster is a senior who plans to attend the University of Arizona.

Farewell Friday: Addison Gamster

Michelle Serna April 30, 2021

What are your plans for after high school?  After high school, I am planning on attending the University of Arizona to pursue an education in psychiatric nursing.    What are you looking...

According to the National Association for Media Literacy Education, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.

Navigating the media terrain in the 21st century

Leland Pan, Online Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2021

Jan. 6, Washington D.C., the sight of the U.S. Capitol Insurrection. While the rioters who stormed the building that day were out trying to stop Congress from ratifying the 2020 presidential election,...

Jakob Zeitner is a senior who will be attending Arizona State University.

Farewell Friday: Jakob Zeitner

Emily Veenstra April 23, 2021

What are your plans after high school? After I graduate, I will be attending Arizona State University. I will be majoring in communications.   What are you looking forward to in college? I...

Me to We is a global service branch in student government. Isabelle Afshari is the current chair for the committee.

GUEST WRITER: Me to We spotlight finalists on Women’s History Month bracket

Isabelle Afshari, Guest Writer April 23, 2021

Throughout this past March, our school celebrated Women’s History Month. Many clubs, such as Me to We, took the initiative to empower the women around our school and educate members of our school about...

Government teacher Micheal ONeill believes it is important for students to develop their own political beliefs.

Teachers opening the floor for political opinions in classrooms continues to be a complicated topic of discussion

Cache Merriweather and Emily Veenstra April 15, 2021

  Last August, a teacher in Texas was put on leave after putting up an LGBTQ+ and BLM flag in her virtual classroom. Although she was reinstated a few days later, the situation raised questions...

Michelle Kazior is a senior who plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

Farewell Friday: Michelle Kazior

Michelle Serna April 9, 2021

What are your plans for after high school?  After high school, I am planning on attending the University of Wisconsin Madison to major in pre- pharmacy.    What are you looking forward...

On April 12th, hybrid student will return to school on Mondays.

District 204 implements a new schedule change for hybrid learning

Iman Hamid and Cache Merriweather March 26, 2021

Following spring break, 204 is implementing another return-to-learning plan: A full five day week starting April 12. All hybrid students will be returning for the full five days. Additionally, Mondays...

Players use the d20 dice the most often. It determines attack rolls, skill checks, and saving throws.

Power of the nerd: Dungeons & Dragons

Gray Corkey, Longform Editor March 26, 2021

The rogue creeps around the corner, keeping an eye out for traps. The ranger has an arrow notched. The wizard is ready with a Fireball. The cleric is prepared for a Healing Word if anything goes wrong....

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