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METEA MEDIA

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel is a senior and is the Print Editor- in-Chief of the Stampede for her third year on staff. If she is not doing schoolwork, you can usually find her dancing, hanging out with her friends, or getting coffee. Aside from everything else, Alexandra also loves watching her favorite TV shows: “The Office” and “Friends”.  

 

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Why joining Newspaper has changed my life

January 6, 2021

As I walked into the gym for P.E. class, my freshman self was preparing for a day full of volleyball games. My friends and I were waiting to listen to the day’s instructions, and we started talking to...

Students pickup bags of their goods from their lockers.

[Photo] Metea hosts pickup for students’ locker supplies

May 24, 2020

Students pickup bags of their goods from their lockers.

Apollo members perform Keep Your Head Up virtually.

[Photo] Apollo performs ‘Keep Your Head Up’ virtually to spread positivity

May 23, 2020

Apollo members perform Keep Your Head Up virtually.

Small businesses in downtown Naperville have a hard time keeping business.

[Photo] Small businesses face hardships due to coronavirus

May 11, 2020

Small businesses in downtown Naperville have a hard time keeping business.

Students access the warm line form in order to seek help and advice.

Metea’s warm line offers support to those who need it

May 8, 2020

Metea created a warm line to offer emotional support, recovery education, and self-advocacy support to anyone. The warmline is a form that students can complete if they are not ready to seek out someone...

Students continue to prepare for future testing, regardless of cancellations.

Standardized test cancellations create changes for students

April 23, 2020

The Collegeboard has recently announced that the SAT and SAT subject tests up through June have been cancelled. The ACT has cancelled their tests through June as well. Public health officials have made...

Due to COVID-19, the environment is healing and there is less pollution in the atmosphere.

[Photo] COVID-19 creates a positive environmental impact

April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the environment is healing and there is less pollution in the atmosphere.

Governor Pritzker extends stay at home order until April 30

Governor Pritzker extends stay at home order until April 30

March 28, 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Pritzker announched that the stay at home order for Illinois residents will remain in place until April 30, keeping schools closed until then. The Illinois...

Teachers prepare lessons for their students, while they are at home.

[Photo] Teachers use technology to adapt to e-learning

March 25, 2020

Teachers prepare lessons for their students, while they are at home.

Student sets fire to mens restroom

Student sets fire to mens’ restroom

March 15, 2020

A student set off a smoke bomb in the boy’s bathroom located in the Spirit House during the school day on March 10. Students and staff discovered the smoke bomb and followed safety precautions that would...

Dr.Karen Sullivan decided that all schools in IPSD 204 would move to online learning.

Online learning to start March 18

March 13, 2020
Superintendent Karen Sullivan announced that District 204 is closing all schools and implementing online learning starting March 18.  While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the district, Sullivan said she was acting “out of an abundance of caution.”
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) discusses pending legislation about maternal healthcare for Black women.

Aurora community members discuss racial bias and discrimination in their city

March 2, 2020

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) hosted a panel discussion on racial bias and discrimination in the community on Feb. 29. Foster and Underwood organized the discussion...

Dr. Adrian Talley meets with district families to discuss new plans on Jan. 15, 2020.

New superintendent Adrian Talley creates a promising future for District 204

January 15, 2020

Indian Prairie School District 204 hired the new district superintendent, Adrian Talley, after the retirement of current district superintendent Karen Sullivan. Talley has been an educator for over thirty...

As 2019 comes to a close, many events reflect the past decade.

[Photo] News of the decade

December 16, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, many events reflect the past decade.

Two students arrested following bathroom stall threats

Two students arrested following bathroom stall threats

December 13, 2019

The Aurora Police Department arrested two Metea Valley students after they wrote shooting threats on bathroom walls. The students' names are not being released because they are juveniles.  Three threats...

Dr.Karen Sullivan decided that all schools in IPSD 204 would move to online learning.

Breaking News: Students and teachers shocked following a racist incident during the Democratic debate watch party

November 22, 2019

Government students gathered in the Large Forum Room to watch the Democratic debate on Wednesday, when a racial slur, written backward, appeared on a Kahoot screen in front of the approximately 140 students....

Truman Mitchell and Jake Zeitner think about what Rick, their character, should do.

‘Figments’ comically captivates Metea’s invested audience

November 8, 2019

As the lights dimmed in the auditorium and the stage lit up, Metea actors filled the theater with humor and passion as they expressed themselves through their roles and characters.  Through Metea's...

Representative Underwood, along with a panel of experts, answers a students question about Tobacco 21, and how that will change our community.

Representative Lauren Underwood discusses the vaping epidemic in the community

October 2, 2019

Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), along with an insightful panel, hosted a community listening session about vaping and the problems with it on Oct. 1. As vaping has become widespread and very...

Jordan Dullnigg is Nationally Recognized for her Special Involvement

Jordan Dullnigg is Nationally Recognized for her Special Involvement

September 20, 2019

Jordan Dullnigg is a senior at Metea Valley and is very involved in programs such as Special Olympics at Metea. She is on the board for the Special Olympics activation committee this year, which is part...

Metea’s Superfan App Motivates Students to Accompany Sporting Events

Metea’s Superfan App Motivates Students to Accompany Sporting Events

August 28, 2019

As the school year kicks off and the sports season starts up, students can support their classmates and also play an active role by going to events and checking in with the Superfan App. By checking into...

Metea takes a step forward in the recycling program

Metea takes a step forward in the recycling program

August 2, 2019

Saving the turtles is not only about recycling plastic straws. At Metea Valley, students and faculty throw away much more than just straws. The recycling bin is commonly used as another trash bin, which...

Metea Valley Yearbook honors Meteas 10 years of being open.

Yearbook staff wrapping up loose ends in senior supplement

May 29, 2019

Students have been busy signing each other's yearbooks since they came on out May 14, but the Metea Valley yearbook staff is still working hard on the senior supplement, which will be mailed to seniors...

Metea Valley administrators restrict use of gender neutral bathrooms

Metea Valley administrators restrict use of gender neutral bathrooms

May 16, 2019

Metea Valley administrators restricted the use of gender neutral bathrooms that are attached to each of the class houses as of Monday, May 6. These bathrooms were previously open to any student, but were...

Students file into the gym within the first minutes of school for PE classes.

District 204 opposes newly proposed physical education bill

April 18, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Senate have created the SCH-CD Physical Education Bill HB-2234 that has been proposed to all school districts across the state, as of April 12, 2019. This bill...

World Language Week presents captivating cultural performance

World Language Week presents captivating cultural performance

March 22, 2019

s a part of World Language Week, Metea students put together a set of cultural performances to celebrate the beauties of cultures around the world. The Love Without Borders performance took place during...

Metea Valley, along with the other District 204 high schools, are now providing feminine hygiene products free of charge in girls bathrooms.

Metea provides free tampons in girls bathrooms in compliance with state law

February 27, 2019

District administrators put feminine hygiene products into girls bathrooms across all District 204 high schools as of last Tuesday, Feb 19. These products give girls the opportunity to have access to these...

Profile: Sara Jordan

Profile: Sara Jordan

February 26, 2019

After many victorious competitions, Sara Jordan is the first sophomore at Metea Valley to make it to the state competition for speech. Jordan became a member of the speech team last year when she was...

Mustang 30 offers choice opportunities for students

Mustang 30 offers choice opportunities for students

January 15, 2019

dministrators have decided to create a break in student’s schedules every Wednesday that is devoted to whatever resources they need. This time during the day is called Mustang 30 and will take place...

Senior Abbey Malbon shared a few excerpts from the law to school board members on Monday, Nov. 12.

Students speak to D204 school board on lack of compliance with state law

November 14, 2018

Students spoke out at the District 204 school board meeting on Monday about the availability of feminine hygiene products in school bathrooms. In front of administration and other board members, the students...

Abbey Malbon selected as a Pacemaker Finalist

Abbey Malbon selected as a Pacemaker Finalist

October 11, 2018

bbey Malbon, Spotlight Editor for The Stampede, was selected as a finalist for the Individual Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association. The Individual Award is given to students...

Meteas mock election gives students a fun way to be involved

Metea’s mock election gives students a fun way to be involved

September 25, 2018

On Thursday, Sept. 20, Metea Valley High School students had the opportunity to experience what it was like to vote. The teachers of the American Government classes put together a mock election due to...

New Powderpuff rules include underclassmen

New Powderpuff rules include underclassmen

September 24, 2018

his year the Powderpuff intramural is starting off its season with a new rule: freshman and sophomores are allowed to play. Powderpuff is an annual activity for girls where they play flag football...

Meet the newest additions to the teaching staff

Meet the newest additions to the teaching staff

August 21, 2018

Amy Klimkowski How long have you been teaching? This will be my ninth year teaching. I worked at Eisenhower Cooperative before that in Eisenhower Illinois. What classes are you teaching? I...

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