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Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.

METEA MEDIA

Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.

METEA MEDIA

Aidan Renteria

Aidan Renteria

Aidan is a Senior and is a first year for the stampede. He is a photographer, but he also really enjoys writing whether it be for the stampede or just creative writing. Aside from doing schoolwork, he enjoys watching movies, reading comic books, and hanging out with friends. Some films that Aidan likes watching are Blade Runner, Clockwork Orange, and Star Wars.

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Journalists from The Stampede, The Central Times, The Echo, and The North Star provide their input on the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

A comparative, spoiler-free review of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

May 17, 2022

To honor the concept of a multiverse, seven writers from four different schools decided to collaborate on this review. You can read from the Echo, the North Star, and the Central Times. Marvel’s newest...

Metea Valley’s softball team plays vigorously against Neuqua in a hard fought game.

[Photo] Girls’ softball falls to Neuqua for the third time

May 13, 2022

Metea Valley’s softball team plays vigorously against Neuqua in a hard fought game.

Moon Knight was first introduced into the Marvel Universe back in 1975 by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin, with his first appearance in Werewolf by Night #32. Since then Marc Spector has been taking the night enforcing vengeance on those evil as Khonsus avatar.

‘Moon Knight’ properly spotlights a superhero dealing with mental illness

May 6, 2022

Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” brings a different kind of superhero that Marvel has never done before. Moon Knight is not the perfect superhero, making him so compelling. His imperfections make Moon...

Telling a story is one of the most powerful means that someone has to influence, teach, and inspire. When a story catches our attention and engages us, we are more likely to absorb the message and meaning within it, thus making that journey resonate with the reader, which makes many classic books still relevant to this day.

[Photo] Are classic novels still relevant?

April 28, 2022

Telling a story is one of the most powerful means that someone has to influence, teach, and inspire. When a story catches our attention and engages us, we are more likely to absorb the message and meaning...

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

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

April 12, 2022

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

Metea Valleys badminton team faced off Wheaton Warrenville South and Wheaton North in the auxiliary gym playing a set of doubles.

[Photo] Girls’ badminton holds first tournament of the season

March 24, 2022

Metea Valley's badminton team faced off Wheaton Warrenville South and Wheaton North in the auxiliary gym playing a set of doubles.

DC comicss Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger back in 1939. First introduced in Detective Comics #27, Batman was first a detective over the hero that we know today, which is something the new film highlights.

‘The Batman’ brings a new young Bruce Wayne that focuses on his detective side to save Gotham

March 18, 2022

“The Batman” by director Matt Reeves is DC Comics best film in the last decade. Ever since “The Batman” trailer dropped back in 2020 I have been looking forward to seeing DC’s new adaptation...

Masks have been a highly controversial topic since the first mask mandate due to the coronavirus. Some students feel that masks hold big importance in keeping us safe, while others feel that they hold little importance.

Podcast: Should masks be optional?

March 2, 2022

District 204's mask optional policy went into effect on Feb. 22. This allowed students and staff to choose whether or not they wear a mask in the school building. Recently, the state of Illinois ended...

Peacemaker is a fun comedy series that highlights a more unknown character in the DC universe

‘Peacemaker’ is a fun comedy series that highlights a more unknown character in the DC universe

February 25, 2022

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has been rough since it began in 2013 with the introduction of the “Man of Steel'' by Zack Snyder. After the success of the Marvel films, DC Comics tried to follow...

State competitors Saish Pothina and Lauren Verthein perform their HDA piece in a pep assembly days before the tournament.

[Photo] Metea Valley Speech team breaks yet another record at the state competition

February 23, 2022

State competitors Saish Pothina and Lauren Verthein perform their HDA piece in a pep assembly days before the tournament.

Metea Valley winter pep rally set spirits high during chilly times

Metea Valley winter pep rally set spirits high during chilly times

February 11, 2022

Metea Valley hosted the winter pep assembly on Feb. 11. The pep assembly was divided into two: underclassmen and upperclassmen. The underclassmen attended first and hosted blind musical chairs. The upperclassmen...

Metea Valley’s cheer team practice elegantly hard to be there best for state.

[Photo] Cheer places 15 at IHSA state competition

February 9, 2022

Metea Valley’s cheer team practice elegantly hard to be there best for state.

Meteas bowling team performs with great teamwork at the Fox Bowl. They built on each other with school chants and congratulating their success.

[Photo] Girls’ bowling honor five seniors in the last conference match of the season

January 21, 2022

Metea's bowling team performs with great teamwork at the Fox Bowl. They built on each other with school chants and congratulating their success.

Spider-Man: No Way Home brings the multiverse to the big screen, which the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to build on for years to come.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ multiversal journey is nostalgic and brings an exciting future to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

January 13, 2022

From all the movies that came out in 2021, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” directed by Jon Watts, was the film I was looking forward to the most. I have not been pleased with the recent movies, “Homecoming”...

‘Eternals’ brought a new group to the Marvel Universe that felt empty and basic

December 10, 2021

Going into “Eternals” I did not know much about them as individuals and their purpose in the Marvel Universe. The Eternals storyline, created by Jack Kirby, follows a group of individuals gifted with...

Eternals, the newest Marvel movie, has gotten many mixed reviews in the media. The film is very different from the traditional Marvel action movie, but is still worth seeing.

‘Eternals’ is a comic book film that brings a different aspect to the Marvel Universe

December 10, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has made a comeback with the release of a new comic adapted movie named “Eternals.” This new movie is a fresh look for Marvel because of its diverse and well known...

The girls volleyball stand in unison in front of their school crowd after winning state finals. The Mustangs clinched the first state title for any sport in Metea Valley history, beating Mother McAuley two sets to one.

[Photo] History breaking: Girls’ volleyball earn the first ever team state title for Metea Valley

November 18, 2021

The girls' volleyball stand in unison in front of their school crowd after winning state finals. The Mustangs clinched the first state title for any sport in Metea Valley history, beating Mother McAuley...

Mustang Wild staff collaborating and discussing what should be included in the next magazine.

[Photo] ‘Mustang Wild’ literary magazine persists despite obstacles

November 17, 2021

Mustang Wild staff collaborating and discussing what should be included in the next magazine.

Chess team member, Matthew Bennet has a friendly game with a peer. The Mustangs refine their skills in the LMC, practicing for upcoming competitions and tournaments.

[Photo] Checkmate: Chess team corners first two opponents of the season

November 12, 2021

Chess team member, Matthew Bennet has a friendly game with a peer. The Mustangs refine their skills in the LMC, practicing for upcoming competitions and tournaments.

The film adaption of Dune left a positive impact. The storyline was unique and immersed the audience into a science fiction world.

Science-fiction film, ‘Dune,’ is an intriguing start to the franchise

November 8, 2021

Up to the release of “Dune,” I was not familiar with what this film would be about. I never read the original book by Frank Herbert, so I was going in blind, with no idea what world I was going to...

The Stampede staff members share their favorite movie picks for the Halloween season.

Stampede Halloween Movie Picks

November 1, 2021

Aidan’s selection  ‘Get Out’ (R) This debut film by Jordan Peele is a great choice if you are looking for something terrifying that tackles the idea of racism. The story follows the main...

Dark Red by Steve Lacy

Dark Red by Steve Lacy

October 4, 2021

Steve Lacy, once a guitarist for the band The Internet, is a great upcoming artist known for his unique alternative r&b style. Dark Red is a fun song with a feeling of curiosity of something bad, yet...

Another One by Mac Demarco

Another One by Mac Demarco

October 4, 2021

Another One by Mac Demarco is a song that has recently been growing on me. With indie inspired elements in its sound and production it sounds psychedelic and dream-like, with themes of confusions and astray....

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a new powerful film that brings Asian representation and builds on the foundation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ spotlights a needed representation of the Asian community to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

September 24, 2021

With movie theaters beginning to reopen and more films being released, I was looking forward to returning for the first time in over a year and a half. The movie that brought me back was Marvel Studios'...

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