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Allison Davids

Allison Davids

Allison is a senior and she is the copy editor for her second year on staff. Her outfits are definitely ones you have seen in the hallway before. Her hobbies are bowling, thrifting and reselling clothes on Depop. Besides those, you will probably see her setting reminders on her phone or scrolling through Tik Tok.

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Seniors are not ready for college

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
April 24, 2023

Students are constantly told that college is way different than high school. Examples such as professors not giving out extensions and exams requiring you to study sound annoying, however, these statements...

As graduation approaches the corner, seniors are choosing what path their future holds for them.

The class of 2023 is split between being ready and not ready for college

Allison Davids and Sydney Burleyson
April 24, 2023

As seniors are about to graduate, some of them are heading to college where the atmosphere is much different than what they are used to. The overwhelming rush of independence that students feel at college...

Rescue by Lauren Daigle

‘Rescue’ by Lauren Daigle

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
April 19, 2023

Mental health is an important issue in our society today. This song is a reminder that you are not alone and there is someone out there fighting for you. The hardships of life can overtake our lives...

This is How You Fall in Love by Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker

‘This is How You Fall in Love’ by Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
April 19, 2023

Chelsea’s and Jeremy’s collaborations are some of the best songs by both artists because their voices flow so well together. This gentle song in particular describes what it is like to be in love,...

Nonsense by Sabrina Carpenter

‘Nonsense’ by Sabrina Carpenter

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
February 7, 2023

Everything about this song explains how teenage girls think when they are infatuated with someone. Unlike boys, girls are more in tune with their emotions and feelings. The chorus of this song says “Lookin'...

Someone To You by BANNERS

‘Someone To You’ by BANNERS

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
February 7, 2023

While this song has catchy lyrics that make people want to dance, the meaning behind the song is that humans want to be wanted by someone. The first verse starts with the lyrics “I just wanna be someone....

Netflix Originals has  great shows to binge-watch.

Netflix Originals offer a wide range of television series that are all worth binge watching

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
January 13, 2023

After a long day, the decision of what to watch may be a stressor for some people. The endless minutes spent scrolling looking for something to watch can be painful. However, Netflix has recently released...

Tom Daugherty is a guidance counselors that has resources available that can help make the college process easier for students.

Metea offers opportunities for students to learn more about furthering their education

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
December 14, 2022

Students got the opportunity to learn more about college and what their future might hold on Dec. 7. Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, Kaci Abolt and Coordinator of Undergraduate...

Items made by fast fashion brands usually end up donated in thrift stores.

Fast fashion, exclusivity and social media are issues that create a toxic environment in the fashion industry

Allison Davids, Copy Editor
December 12, 2022

Walking inside a retail store at the mall and looking at the jean section can be overwhelming. In the fitting room, one will try on different sizes and styles, yet a size eight fits too loose, and a size...

Although the VMAs are primarily for recognizing musical talent, fashion is always a stand-out factor of the entire show.

Top artists receive awards at this year’s VMAs

Allison Davids and Sarah Holzman
September 8, 2022

From amazing performances to awards, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) did not disappoint this year. Popular artists from all genres of music came together to award one another for the talent they have...

The sophomore volleyball team huddle up for a team discussion after their last match at the Batavia Quad Tournament last week.

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Sports Department
August 31, 2022

The sophomore volleyball team huddle up for a team discussion after their last match at the Batavia Quad Tournament last week.

The expectations for students this upcoming school year

The expectations for students this upcoming school year

Walking inside the local Target to find a section of school supplies can only mean one thing. School is approaching sooner than expected. For some students, it can be difficult to change their mindset...

The crowd goes to the stage and cheer for the winners of the lip sync battle, The Black Aces.

The Mane awards $500 to The Black Aces for winning the lip sync battle

Allison Davids, Headlines reporter
May 19, 2022

Metea’s media and production class, the Mane, hosted their first lip sync battle last night. With $500 on the line, 10 acts went against each other. Each act was required to lip sync, dance, and dress...

Dunkin has been using creative advertising strategies to promote their brand.

Dunkin’s recent advertising strategies are effective but questionable

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
May 5, 2022

Coffee and donuts are not all Dunkin have to their name. Earlier this year, Dunkin released a small makeup collection with e.l.f cosmetics, and last week another collection with the clothing brand, Carter....

Sleep deprivation in teenagers causes them to lose energy and motivation.

School versus sleep: Which is more important?

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
April 18, 2022

As the bell rings to begin first period at 7:25, bleary-eyed teenagers stumble over their feet into the classrooms. Many of them then lay their heads down and close their eyes due to the lack of sleep...

For years, Ariana Grande has been influential in pop culture for her music.

10 underrated Ariana Grande songs

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
April 6, 2022

Ariana Grande has been a pop icon for years. Her career jump-started with her role as Cat Valentine on “Victorious.” The Nickelodeon show was about teens attending a performing arts school where her...

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

Sarah Holzman and Allison Davids
March 7, 2022

With masks optional now, the policy affects businesses, schools, and other indoor areas. This leaves managers, superintendents, and other authorities to decide if they want to have their staff and customers...

The popular daily word game Wordle has people obsessed with figuring out the correct answer.

Wordle sparks a new obsession in all generations

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
March 2, 2022

Millions of players hop onto their web browser to play the viral word game Wordle every day. The game is free to access within a web browser where players attempt to guess the daily five-letter word. The...

Starting February 22nd masks will become optional for staff and students.

Mask recommendation strategy makes masks optional

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
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 district has looked over the data and will start using the mask...

Valentines Day is a holiday made for celebrating love with a significant other despite all the single people out in the world.

The reality of what happens on Valentine’s Day

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
February 14, 2022

Once January ends, dread starts to fill the air. This dread is due to the approach of Valentine's Day. The holiday has a great message of love, but the holiday is also a reminder that people are still...

Local shooting causes families in the nearby area to shelter in place.

Students unable to return home following Friday’s local shooting

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
February 10, 2022

Approximately 30 Metea Valley students were unable to return home after school this past Friday. Naperville Police officers responded to the fatal shooting of a man at 8:30 a.m in an apartment located...

The upcoming themes for spirit week.

Upcoming spirit week themes

Allison Davids, Headlines reporter
February 7, 2022

Spirit week is back again but with new themes like Country vs Country Club, and Groutfit! The student government and emcees are who come up with the theme ideas for each day during their meetings. Spirit...

Junior Melissa Kim is about to perform the hex bar deadlift during MPT class to find her training max.

MPT classes drop Train Heroic

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
February 3, 2022

With the new semester rolling in, Metea performance training (MPT) classes are changing. Last semester, MPT classes used Train Heroic, an app for students to perform a certain workout. The app has been...

Students are worried about if school will remain in-person or return back to remote learning.

District 204 pursues in-person learning despite rising cases in COVID-19

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
January 24, 2022

The country has seen a massive spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. Before District 204 students returned from winter break, District Superintendent Adrian Talley sent out an e-newsletter...

Brandy Melville’s clothes are marketed as  one size fits all despite people being all different shapes and sizes.

Brandy Melville’s one size fits all standard is outdated

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
December 16, 2021

Fashion is a big part of how people express themselves. A popular clothing brand that students wear is Brandy Melville. The company is an international Italian clothing company directed to teen girls for...

A spirit week has been held this week to celebrate the holiday season. But some argue spirit weeks should include broader themes.

Spirit week themes are starting to become repetitive

Allison Davids, Headlines reporter
December 15, 2021

This week the school is hosting spirit week before the approach of finals. The Metea Valley student government organizes and plans activities for the school. One of those activities is planning the theme...

Student Voice Committee hosts open discussions for students to talk about concerns at Metea Valley.

Student Voice Committee promotes student advocacy about concerns at school

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
November 9, 2021

The Student Voice Committee is a team of students who want to promote student advocacy. The committee hosted an open discussion in the LMC collaboration room during all lunch periods on Oct. 20. The open...

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

Stampede Halloween Movie Picks

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...

Metea Valley administration takes precautions to prevent fighting and violence in school.

Administrators concerned over increase in fights

Allison Davids and Tanmayi Sharat
October 26, 2021

Metea Valley administrators have seen a rise in verbal altercations and physical altercations this school year with 28 fights happening so far this year. Two years ago, there were only six fights reported...

Miss Jordan instructing her students during PE class.

Meredith Jordan named the 2021 Northeastern District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Allison Davids, Headlines reporter
October 13, 2021

Meredith Jordan is a health and physical education teacher here at Metea Valley. She has been teaching for over 17 years, and teaches the peer partners program. This past month she was named the 2021 Northeastern...

Students of Metea discover resources available to them about mental health.

Metea addresses the positive, and negative aspects of Mental Health

Allison Davids
September 21, 2021

This article mentions suicide and mental illness.   This year students noticed a big change with their IDs. Displayed on the back of all Metea ID cards is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,...

Seniors enjoy Starbucks together during their lunch break.

Seniors take advantage of off-campus lunch

Sydney Burleyson and Allison Davids
August 26, 2021

To reduce overcrowding in the commons, the District 204 school board is temporarily allowing seniors to go off-campus during their lunch period. This year students can grab lunch or stop at home anytime...

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