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Ava Stone

Ava Stone

Ava Stone is a senior on the graphics team, and this is her second year as a member of the Stampede and she hopes to expand her roles into photography and writing as well as graphics. Some of her hobbies include graphic design, photography, reading, writing, and hanging out with friends. She also enjoys making money at her two jobs: Jojo's Shake Bar and Naperville Yard. After she graduates she hopes to go to college to study psychology. 

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Winter Scenes kicked off with a riveting performance

Winter scenes delivers stellar performance

Ava Stone, Graphics Editor
February 12, 2024

BoJack Horseman, since the show’s beginning, has led fans into many arguments over his morality and what it means for our real Hollywood stars.

Bojack Horseman: Humanity’s biggest moral mystery

On paper, The story of a drunk anthropomorphic horse dealing with life’s traumas in a corny sitcom shouldn’t work. Yet, Bojack is a better reflection of intrusive thoughts, identity crises, and mental...

Student directors assemble in Winter Scenes

Student directors assemble in Winter Scenes

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S. and Ava Stone
February 2, 2024

  Metea Valley’s Theatre Department provides leadership opportunities to students through the Winter Scenes program. Winter Scenes is a student-directed play showcased on Feb. 8-10 at...

While injuries can interfere with an athletes season, there can be some silver linings in recovering from the event.

[Photo] Coming back from a sports injury is stressful but can have positive effects too

December 14, 2023

While injuries can interfere with an athlete's season, there can be some silver linings in recovering from the event.

In the world of competitive football (American soccer), Lionel Messi still reigns as one of the best players.

[Photo] Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d’Or, beating the new generation of soccer players

Carlos Sanchez, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2023

In the world of competitive football (American soccer), Lionel Messi still reigns as one of the best players.

The addition of Snapchat AI  to Snapchat raises questions about the safety and security of its users.

[Photo] Snapchat users express concern over the app’s AI feature

Lindsey Hall, Spotlight Editor
October 27, 2023

The addition of Snapchat AI to Snapchat raises questions about the safety and security of its users.

Wrestling, despite being physically taxing and mentally arduous, has numerous benefits for those that participate in it.

[Photo] Wrestlers balance the pros and cons of their sport

Xavier Delgado and Alanna Bucher
September 22, 2023

Wrestling, despite being physically taxing and mentally arduous, has numerous benefits for those that participate in it.

Beginning in 2024, the SAT will be a wholly digital assessment.

[Photo] The SAT turns fully digital as College Board removes the written test option

Ritika Khurana, Spotlight Reporter
September 21, 2023

Beginning in 2024, the SAT will be a wholly digital assessment.

Due to the sheer number of students attempting to leave the parking lot, rash decisions and misjudgments can cause accidents

The parking lot is not safe for students

Ava Stone
September 21, 2023

Getting hit by a car is never a pleasant occurrence, and definitely not on the first day of school in the parking lot, but unfortunately, I got that experience firsthand. Walking back to my car after...

Metea Valley has placed 25th for best high schools in Illinois according to US News & World.

[Photo] US News & World reports Metea Valley’s ranking compared to other high schools in Illinois

Isabelle Leofanti, News Editor
September 17, 2023

Metea Valley has placed 25th for best high schools in Illinois according to US News & World.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with the mission of connecting people through culture.

[Photo] Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the importance of owning one’s culture

Emily Peña, News Reporter
September 15, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with the mission of connecting people through culture.

Voter turnout has been decreasing in recent years, most notably in local and state elections.

[Photo] Democracy’s missing piece: Local and state elections suffer from voter apathy

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
May 30, 2023

Voter turnout has been decreasing in recent years, most notably in local and state elections.

Gun violence in American schools has been increasing in recent years, spurring anxiety among students and parents alike.

[Photo] More than twenty years after the Columbine Massacre: Gun Violence is the biggest issue facing American schools

Chloe Stables, Spotlight Reporter
May 27, 2023

Gun violence in American schools has been increasing in recent years, spurring anxiety among students and parents alike.

Many students have not found the ISA to be a useful or necessary assessment.

[Photo] Students feel apathetic to the recent Illinois Science Assessment

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
March 9, 2023

Many students have not found the ISA to be a useful or necessary assessment.

The SAT is a crucial part of the college admissions process, but some students believe that it has run its course as a factor in applications.

[Photo] Students debate the effectiveness of the SAT

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
February 27, 2023

The SAT is a crucial part of the college admissions process, but some students believe that it has run its course as a factor in applications.

The Turkey-Syria earthquake has left thousands dead and begun a new humanitarian crisis.

[Photo] Turkey and Syria earthquake: 36,000 casualties leave students in fear for loved ones

Chloe Stables
February 21, 2023

The Turkey-Syria earthquake has left thousands dead and begun a new humanitarian crisis.

M&Ms are small chocolates covered in a sugar coated shell, which prevents them from melting in warmer temperatures.

[Photo] M&Ms go ‘woke’

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
February 6, 2023

M&Ms are small chocolates covered in a sugar coated shell, which prevents them from melting in warmer temperatures.

 Leadership positions presented cause competition between males and females

[Photo] Society needs to consider demanding women leaders

Isabelle Leofanti
January 26, 2023

Leadership positions presented cause competition between males and females

Kaleidoscope offers a new non-linear method of watching its show

[Photo] ‘Kaleidoscope’: A brilliantly bland heist story

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
January 18, 2023

Kaleidoscope offers a new non-linear method of watching its show

Mustang 30 offers students the opportunity to converse with teachers or take a study hall break

[Photo] The return of Mustang 30 will be beneficial for students

Chloe Stables, Spotlight Reporter
January 18, 2023

Mustang 30 offers students the opportunity to converse with teachers or take a study hall break

 Overwhelming conditions can lead to increased stress among students.

[Photo] Mental health days help students focus on their emotional wellness

Lindsey Hall and Madison Moon
December 16, 2022

Overwhelming conditions can lead to increased stress among students.

USA heads home after one win, two ties, and one loss.

[Photo] USA performs surprisingly well at World Cup

USA heads home after one win, two ties, and one loss.

Nothing’s current products do not live up to the company’s promise of revolutionary innovation.

[Photo] Nothing built a lot of hype for nothing

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
November 11, 2022

Nothing’s current products do not live up to the company’s promise of revolutionary innovation.

Top five movies to watching during Halloween.

[Photo] Top Five Halloween Movies: Episode Five

Ollie Shuminas and Sarah Holzman
October 31, 2022

Top five movies to watching during Halloween.

The rise in concussions during football has had a giant impact on professional football players.

[Photo] NFL continues to struggle with on-field concussions

Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz
October 20, 2022

The rise in concussions during football has had a giant impact on professional football players.

The Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards in Japan this past weekend.

[Photo] Warriors vs. Wizards in Japan

Isaac Ruiz, Sports reporter
October 5, 2022

The Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards in Japan this past weekend.

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