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Ayaana Pradhan

Ayaana Pradhan

Ayaana Pradhan is a junior and this is her 2nd year on the Stampede. Now the graphics magazine editor, she loves drawing and anything that involves graphics and painting. She spends most of her time rewatching and rereading her favorite books and movies. If you can’t find her, she’ll probably be in the back of the library listening to music. Just like some of her other friends, she may seem antisocial at first, but she loves talking to and meeting new people.

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The names of the victims from the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas are listed illustrating the number of lives lost in a singular school shooting.

[Photo] Editorial: We need to end Gun Violence in schools

May 26, 2022

The names of the victims from the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas are listed illustrating the number of lives lost in a singular school shooting.

Survivors of assault face much more than the event itself.

[Photo] Surviving Assault: The obstacles to coming forward about sexual abuse

May 26, 2022

Survivors of assault face much more than the event itself.

The News team takes time to reflect on some of the biggest moments in school News from the 2021-2022 school year.

[Photo] 2021-2022 school year news in review

May 24, 2022

The News team takes time to reflect on some of the biggest moments in school News from the 2021-2022 school year.

Climate change is defined as long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns by the United Nations. Due to human activities and behaviors, such as burning fossil fuels, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased to the point where natural processes cannot fight them off.

[Photo] A rundown on one of the Earth’s most fixable problems: climate change

May 19, 2022

Climate change is defined as "long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns" by the United Nations. Due to human activities and behaviors, such as burning fossil fuels, the amount of greenhouse...

Gas prices should not be very high because fuel poverty increases.

[Photo] Rising gas prices are completely insane

April 19, 2022

Gas prices should not be very high because fuel poverty increases.

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

[Photo] 10 underrated Ariana Grande songs

April 6, 2022

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

Even though adults are meant to be mature sometimes they act like kids.

[Photo] Adults’ actions have an influence on children

March 9, 2022

Even though adults are meant to be mature sometimes they act like kids.

Alexander Twilight was a huge advocate for African Americans receiving education in the 1800s.

[Photo] Alexander Twilight: The education advocate

March 2, 2022

Alexander Twilight was a huge advocate for African Americans receiving education in the 1800s.

Peacemaker first appeared in Fightin 5 #40 by writer Joe Gill and artist Pat Boyette. He was organically owned by Charlton Comics, but DC Comics later purchased him in the mid 80s with many other characters.

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

February 25, 2022

Peacemaker first appeared in Fightin' 5 #40 by writer Joe Gill and artist Pat Boyette. He was organically owned by Charlton Comics, but DC Comics later purchased him in the mid 80's with many other characters....

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

[Photo] Mask recommendation strategy makes masks optional

February 17, 2022

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

The number of COVID-19 cases has increased, but the overall average positivity rate and new cases per one hundred thousand people has decreased.

[Photo] COVID-19 cases falling as district changes mitigation strategies

February 14, 2022

The number of COVID-19 cases has increased, but the overall average positivity rate and new cases per one hundred thousand people has decreased.

Kobe Bryant had a legendary career not only as a basketball player that included five championships, but as a director for his short film, Dear Basketball

[Photo] Kobe Bryant’s two-year death anniversary brings back nostalgic memories

February 2, 2022

Kobe Bryant had a legendary career not only as a basketball player that included five championships, but as a director for his short film, "Dear Basketball"

The Weeknds influence on music has been tremendous, and his new album Dawn FM continues that trend.

[Photo] The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ is impressive but not extraordinary

January 21, 2022

The Weeknd's influence on music has been tremendous, and his new album Dawn FM continues that trend.

Bryce Young, Dick Butkus, Aidan Hutchinson, and Ahmad Gardner made themselves known by everyone on their path to the College Football Playoff.

[Photo] No words can describe as Georgia wins first NCAA championship in 42 years

January 14, 2022

Bryce Young, Dick Butkus, Aidan Hutchinson, and Ahmad Gardner made themselves known by everyone on their path to the College Football Playoff.

The threat assessment team was created to assess and treat threats made against individual schools, students, and staff.

[Photo] Threat assessment team is created to protect staff and students

November 16, 2021

The threat assessment team was created to assess and treat threats made against individual schools, students, and staff.

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

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

November 8, 2021

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

Students practice their speeches during club meetings.

[Photo] Speech Team positions are filled, and students are ready to start the new season

November 5, 2021

Students practice their speeches during club meetings.

For the first time, Indian Prarie School District changed Columbus Day to Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. This change is not only limited to us but across the United States in which we question if we should celebrate Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day.

[Photo] The Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day debate perpetuates discussion just like its history

October 11, 2021

For the first time, Indian Prarie School District changed "Columbus Day" to "Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day." This change is not only limited to us but across the United States in which we question...

Lorde released her album Solar Power on Aug. 20, 2021 covering various topics like fears and the environment

[Photo] Lord’s experimental album, ‘Solar Power’

August 25, 2021

Lorde released her album "Solar Power" on Aug. 20, 2021 covering various topics like fears and the environment

Dodies debut album features of her singles from the past few years.

[Photo] Dodie’s “Build a Problem” narrates the emotional journey of drama and relationships

May 20, 2021

Dodie's debut album features of her singles from the past few years.

NASAs Voyager mission is acknowledged as one of humankind’s greatest achievements.

[Photo] The Voyager’s achievements rocket beyond the stars to spark interest in aerospace

May 7, 2021

NASA's Voyager mission is acknowledged as one of humankind’s greatest achievements.

The new wave of players will change the future of the NFL.

[Photo] 2021 NFL draft predictions: Talent showcased is best in a decade

April 27, 2021

The new wave of players will change the future of the NFL.

Every disabled person, as human beings, deserve respect, we need to learn to respect autistic people regardless of how useful and convenient they are to us personally.

[Photo] The conversation around autism needs to focus on acceptance, not compensation

April 8, 2021

Every disabled person, as human beings, deserve respect, we need to learn to respect autistic people regardless of how useful and convenient they are to us personally.

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ poses an accurate representation of its historical background.

[Photo] Weekly Movie Review: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ poses an accurate representation of its historical background

March 19, 2021

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ poses an accurate representation of its historical background.

The district will hold the school board election on April 6. Despite there being 11 candidates, there are only four seats open on the school board. Meet the candidates below.

[Photo] Meet the school board candidates running for office

March 17, 2021

The district will hold the school board election on April 6. Despite there being 11 candidates, there are only four seats open on the school board. Meet the candidates below.

Judas and the Black Messiah portrays a great historic drama about the 1968 Illinois Black Panther Party starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.

[Photo] Weekly Movie Review: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ shows complexity of a ‘just’ society but gives justice to the 1968 event

March 5, 2021

"Judas and the Black Messiah" portrays a great historic drama about the 1968 Illinois Black Panther Party starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.

Former president Donald Trumps second impeachment trial starts today, and the House of Representatives has a strong case against him.

[Photo] Opinion: Trump’s impeachment trial begins today and the House of Representatives’ argument is strong

February 9, 2021

Former president Donald Trump's second impeachment trial starts today, and the House of Representatives has a strong case against him.

The 2021 College Football National Championship brought along a lot of highlights and crazy plays.

[Photo] Analysis: Alabama vs Ohio State

January 20, 2021

The 2021 College Football National Championship brought along a lot of highlights and crazy plays.

Gender stereotypes have existed for a long time, and gender stereotypes must be broken for society as a whole to move forward. Shes the Man makes a good effort in presenting a film about breaking gender stereotypes through a teenage romantic comedy sports film.

[Photo] Weekly Movie Review: ‘She’s the Man’ makes a good effort in discussing a societal idea about breaking gender stereotypes

December 4, 2020

Gender stereotypes have existed for a long time, and gender stereotypes must be broken for society as a whole to move forward. "She's the Man" makes a good effort in presenting a film about breaking gender...

Metea Valley received the School of Distinction Award from The Illinois Art Education Association.

[Photo] The art and music department recognized by the Illinois Art Education Association  

November 20, 2020

Metea Valley received the School of Distinction Award from The Illinois Art Education Association.

Learning about mental health is necessary for students of all ages.

[Photo] The Stampede teaser: The PE department implements new mental health lessons for online learning

November 12, 2020

Learning about mental health is necessary for students of all ages.

District 204 implements a new Monday schedule to take in place of the old one created on Oct. 26.

[Photo] District 204 high schools creates a new Monday schedule for remote and in person learning

November 6, 2020

District 204 implements a new Monday schedule to take in place of the old one created on Oct. 26.

Feminists vouch for social equality in both genders, but specifically females due to their prolonged oppression including underrepresentation in the media.

[Photo] Women continue to tackle the oppression in media

October 23, 2020

Feminists vouch for social equality in both genders, but specifically females due to their prolonged oppression including underrepresentation in the media.

‘Warrior Cats’, a 2003 book series, is often seen as cringy due to its young target audience, but in reality it has fans of all ages.

[Photo] On fictional fighting felines, and the flaws of cringe culture

October 1, 2020

‘Warrior Cats’, a 2003 book series, is often seen as "cringy" due to its young target audience, but in reality it has fans of all ages.

Students and staff remain cautious when leaving and entering the building.

[Photo] Metea Valley proceeds to take safety precautions for students and staff in the building

September 18, 2020

Students and staff remain cautious when leaving and entering the building.

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