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Climate change is defined as long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns by the United Nations. Due to human activities and behaviors, such as burning fossil fuels, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased to the point where natural processes cannot fight them off.
A rundown on one of the Earth’s most fixable problems: climate change
Sarah Holzman, Headlines reporter • May 19, 2022

Scientist Rebellion leaks IPCC Report to “show that scientists are willing to disobey and take personal risk to inform the public.” “There’s no time to wait around,...

School administrators re-enforce school rules
School administrators re-enforce school rules
Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines reporter • May 18, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, announcements are made about staying focused and finishing the year strong. The focus has been on keeping students' phones in their bags,...

Elon Musk is set to own social media app Twitter after offering $44 billion.
Why the world's richest man purchased Twitter
Sydney Burleyson, Headlines editor • April 28, 2022

The Creator of Tesla and the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, with a net worth of $273 billion proposed a deal with Twitter. He is giving Twitter $44 billion to own the...

Participant from different schools gather to take part in the Youth and Government State Assembly.
Youth and Government has record-breaking weekend at the State Assembly
April 26, 2022

Members of Youth and Government spent a weekend in Springfield for the State Assembly, where all six legislative groups were successful in passing...

Flannery Crump, teen services librarian, represents Aurora Public library in their program to offer students library cards.
Aurora Public Library offers students an opportunity to sign up for library cards
April 12, 2022

Representatives from the Aurora Public Library came to Metea Valley to give students an opportunity to sign up for library cards on Friday, April...

A school bathroom fight resulted in injuries to the victim.
Former choir director charged with criminal sexual abuse of a former student
April 11, 2022

Former Metea Valley choir director Nathan Bramstedt was taken into custody on Friday by the Aurora Police Department (APD) under multiple felony...

Popular artists like Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, and Machine Gun Kelly will be headlining this years Lollapalooza music festival.
Lollapalooza lineup leaves fans with mixed feelings
April 7, 2022

Doja Cat and Machine Gun Kelly are two of the headliners performing at Chicago's Lollapalooza this year. The summer music festival is a four-day...

Metea L.I.F.E. Abroad presents students with an opportunity to travel to Europe.
Metea L.I.F.E. Abroad announces eight-day trip to Europe
March 24, 2022

Metea Live with integrity, Inspire passion for learning, Foster positive relationships and Expect equity and excellence for all (or L.I.F.E.)...

The annual March Madness tournament is a great time for High school students to research colleges.
March Madness provides a stepping ground into the college search
March 23, 2022

The annual March Madness NCAA tournament started March 13. March Madness is an annual three week college basketball tournament. 68 Division 1...

Aurora fire department shows up after the fire alarm goes off during third period.
A smoking toaster set off fire alarm during third period
March 22, 2022

A smoking toaster in the Merit House set off the fire alarm today at 9:20, prompting students and staff to evacuate the building for approximately...

Gas prices per gallon rise as a result of the recent sanctions against Russia to limit the import of oil to the U.S.
United States gas prices reach highest rate in 14 years
March 21, 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine has put a hike in United States gas prices leaving people paying up to $4.26 per gallon at the pump. Although...

OLAS club is selling tickets for their cultural experience dance happening on March 18th.
OLAS organizes a Latino dance in hope of sharing their culture
March 16, 2022

The Organization of Latin America Students (or OLAS) is hosting a Latino dance program on March 18. This is a program to display the diverse...

English teacher Ann Cluxton set up prom dresses in a variety of sizes at Graham Elementary School for high school students to choose from.
The Valley Runway gives District 204 high school students an opportunity to find the right prom dress for them
March 8, 2022

Every school year, the teacher and the sponsor for the women’s empowerment club, Elevate, Ann Cluxton holds an annual prom dress drive called...

Students are seen walking to class during passing period just days after Illinois mask guidelines became optional.
CDC announces new updates for COVID-19 mitigations strategies in Illinois
March 7, 2022

With masks optional now, the policy affects businesses, schools, and other indoor areas. This leaves managers, superintendents, and other authorities...

The new mask update will allow students to decide if they want to wear mask or not
Students and staff navigate new choices with the mask mandate
March 2, 2022

Masks have gone from required to recommended for District 204 staff and students as of Feb, 22. There has been a lot of debate on the necessity...

Starting February 22nd masks will become optional for staff and students.
Mask recommendation strategy makes masks optional
February 17, 2022

District 204 Superintendent Adrian Talley sent out a  message to the community about the new mask mitigation updates, this past Sunday. The...

A student is seen throwing away their mask as mandates are lifted throughout the district.
Students protest school mask mandate
February 16, 2022

District 204 will transition from mask required to mask recommended starting Tuesday, Feb. 22. This follows the ruling by Sangamon County judge...

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