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Avani Shah

Avani Shah, Headlines Editor

Avani Shah is a senior and Headlines Editor for Metea Media. This is her second year on staff. Avani is a black belt in Tang Soo Do. She can often be found reading, tweeting, or binge watching Jeopardy! Find her on Twitter @avaniishah or Instagram @avaniishah

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Students must plan around school in their preparations for Prom

Prom attendance policy allows students to leave early

April 12, 2019

eans clarified the attendance policy that applies to students attending Prom. The policy posted on the Metea webpage states that students must attend four academic classes before they can leave school. “Every...

Boys’ bathrooms closed to curb misuse

Boys’ bathrooms closed to curb misuse

March 13, 2019

Boys’ bathrooms across the school have been alternatingly closed over the past few weeks in response to various issues and altercations. “We’ve had an increase in some vandalism, physical aggression...

Neuqua Valley choir performs for guest conductor.

Organizational festival engages musicians across the district

February 20, 2019

Band, choir, and orchestra students from across the district attended the annual Organizational festival at Neuqua Valley High School on Monday. Students performed pieces and were able to work on their...

Remind to halt text messaging service to Verizon users

Remind to halt text messaging service to Verizon users

January 16, 2019

emind issued a release stating they would no longer offer text messaging services for devices using Verizon Wireless. Remind is a popular notification service which allows teachers to send texts to their...

Orchestra faces the boy scouts as they bring in the flags.

Veterans Day Assembly honors veterans and future service members

November 14, 2018

Metea Valley hosted its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Friday. The assembly was attended by the entire student body and staff. Key events were musical performances by Chamber Strings, Wind Ensemble, and...

UPDATE: Neuqua searched, found safe by police following bomb threat

UPDATE: Neuqua searched, found safe by police following bomb threat

October 30, 2018

he Naperville Police Department did not find any threat at Neuqua Valley High School following a bomb threat this afternoon. Police found no evidence of dangerous or explosive materials. “Naperville...

Administrators censored last weeks episode of The Mane over images of alcohol in a review of local restaurant.

Administrators censor episode of The Mane in violation of state law

October 5, 2018

he episode of The Mane that aired yesterday was one story shorter than planned. The Metea Valley administrative team censored a segment about a local family restaurant over concerns about footage containing...

Students register to vote on National Voter Registration Day

Students register to vote on National Voter Registration Day

September 26, 2018

he League of Women Voters of Naperville is Metea today to register students as voters before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Today is National Voter Registration Day. Students who are turning 18 before Nov....

Twitter, do your thing

“Twitter, do your thing”

September 14, 2018

A screenshot from a Naperville Central High School student’s private Instagram story went viral on social media on Tuesday. The screenshot contained xenophobic and Islamophobic statements and focused...

Yes, you CAN pet them: Metea canine program to increase safety

Yes, you CAN pet them: Metea canine program to increase safety

September 13, 2018

Principal Dr. Darrell Echols sent an email out to Metea families about the implementation of a canine search program on Monday. The program is in partnership with the company Interquest Detection Canines...

No, you can’t pet them: Metea introduces canine search program

No, you can’t pet them: Metea introduces canine search program

September 11, 2018

Principal Dr. Darrell Echols sent out an email to Metea families on Monday regarding implementation of a search program of campus and parking lots by trained dogs. The program is in partnership with Interquest...

Teachers participate in active shooter training

Teachers participate in active shooter training

September 7, 2018

District 204 teachers took part in an active shooter training session at Neuqua Valley High School last Friday. Nationwide concern about school safety has increased over the past few years, culminating...

Marching Mustangs perform Disney tribute show

Marching Mustangs perform Disney tribute show

August 24, 2018

The marching band is beginning its tenth season with a Disney themed program and two new Drum Majors. Marching Mustangs director Glen Schneider is in charge of choosing the topic. “Every year I ask...

John Mulaney kids gorgeously in ‘Kid Gorgeous’

John Mulaney kids gorgeously in ‘Kid Gorgeous’

May 10, 2018

t’s been a rough few years for comedy. As general audiences begin to move away from easy jokes, comics have claimed that it’s hard to be funny in such a sensitive time. The rebuttal lies in the stand-up...

Our Town introduces new take on theater

[Video] ‘Our Town’ introduces new take on theater

May 4, 2018

The Metea Theater program opened its spring show 'Our Town' last night to a sold out audience. 'Our Town', a Pulitzer prize winning drama considered to be a classic, follows the stories of the fictional...

Senior checkout in LMC to return Chromebooks

Senior checkout in LMC to return Chromebooks

April 23, 2018

eniors must return Chromebooks and textbooks before the end of the year in order to graduate. Senior checkout days are in the LMC on May 21 and 22, during senior finals. Seniors will need to turn in...

Student found with starter pistol and knives in car

Student found with starter pistol and knives in car

April 13, 2018

Principal Dr. Darrell Echols sent a message to parents and students to alert them of an incident that occurred earlier in the day last Friday, April 6. A student was investigated after it was brought to...

Metea students participate in a national student walkout

Metea students participate in a national student walkout

March 16, 2018

Students across the nation raised their voices in national student-led walkouts on Wed. March 14 as a sign of support for the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Teachers directed not to participate in student walkout

Teachers directed not to participate in student walkout

March 13, 2018

Teachers received directions from administration last Thursday not to purchase T-shirts for the student walkout or to endorse the activity.   Students are selling T-shirts during lunch periods in the...

Student walkout activities engage community

Student walkout activities engage community

March 13, 2018

A variety of activities will take place in the Commons for students to participate in to accompany the student walkout occurring on Wed, March. 14.  The student walkout is a student-led demonstration...

Engage204 connects parents with district decisions

Engage204 connects parents with district decisions

January 31, 2018

Parents and teachers from across the district attended the monthly Engage204 session at Still Middle School on Monday night. This month, participants discussed #FutureReady204 and what that means for schools...

National Art Honors Society creates mural for Loaves and Fishes

National Art Honors Society creates mural for Loaves and Fishes

January 30, 2018

The National Art Honors Society is painting a mural for local community service organization Loaves and Fishes. “One of our members volunteers at Loaves and Fishes, and in working there she was approached...

New courses available for 2018-19 school year

New courses available for 2018-19 school year

January 23, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year is right around the corner, and with a new school year comes course selection. A variety of new courses are being introduced this year. Among these changes are more blended...

Students engage with community in MLK Day of Service

Students engage with community in MLK Day of Service

January 18, 2018

On Monday, January 15, over 200 students from a variety of clubs and sports gathered to spend their morning off serving the community. The annual Martin Luther King Day of Service kicked off with breakfast...

MV BPA attends Fall Leadership Conference

MV BPA attends Fall Leadership Conference

November 21, 2017

On Friday, Metea Business Professionals of America went to Oakbrook for the Fall Leadership Conference. There, schools sent in their top two candidates for election for a position on the state board. Members...

Veterans deserve more than just thanks

Veterans deserve more than just thanks

November 15, 2017

n Veterans Day, we honor the sacrifices of thousands of Americans. We thank them for their bravery and honor, and pay our respects to the fallen. We hold large assemblies to appreciate them, but we don’t...

National English Honors Society election results

National English Honors Society election results

November 14, 2017

n Friday morning, Epsilon Lambda Alpha, Metea’s chapter of the National English Honors Society held elections for its executive board. Students ran for the role of president, vice president, historian,...

Columbus Day: time for change

Columbus Day: time for change

October 6, 2017

Graphic by: Kennedy Homan This year marks the 525th anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering (read: commandeering) the New World. Historically, Columbus has been celebrated as a pioneer and a...

MVHS takes on National English Honors Society

MVHS takes on National English Honors Society

September 13, 2017

Photo by: Aimee Leal With a new school year comes the flurry of fliers and posters for all sorts of clubs and activities. This year, something new is popping up on the walls. The 2017-2018 school year...

New lunch policies introduced to improve the commons

New lunch policies introduced to improve the commons

September 12, 2017

Photo by Maddie Crabtree On the first day of school during every lunch period, staff announced new lunch period expectations. These included remaining seated throughout the period, not leaving the lunchroom...

Readiness Days jump start the new year

August 24, 2017

Dr. Echols provided an enthusiastic welcome to a new school year during Metea Valley’s inaugural readiness days last week to prepare the entire student body for the 2017-18 school year. The days included...

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