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Ayden Reed

Ayden Reed, Headlines Reporter

Ayden is not very excited to be a senior, but she is extremely excited to be a part of journalism. Despite embarking on her newfound passion for writing, she also partakes in speaking, whether that be on the speech team or in the theater department. Her friends might argue, extracurriculars are not the only place you can find her speaking. She is looking forward to her first year on staff!

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Apollo members perform Keep Your Head Up virtually.

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

May 23, 2020

As COVID-19 reigns and students continue to search for some sense of normalcy, many clubs and organizations have been hard at work to ensure at least a few aspects of typical high school life are maintained....

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

Small businesses face hardships due to coronavirus

May 11, 2020

Whether it be the president of the United States or the neighbors dog, everyone is currently being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as a mere virus, comparable to the common cold, has turned...

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

COVID-19 creates a positive environmental impact

April 15, 2020

With the recent nationwide closures, most people are understandably looking for some good news. The country seems to be standing on edge, hugging the media and waiting for any sort of information that...

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...

Members of Me to We discuss their Watts of Love campaign.

Me to We shines the light on impoverished villages with their Watts of Love initiative

March 11, 2020

Me to We created the Watts of Love campaign to turn off the lights and give someone in a less developed country access to renewable energy. Watts of Love is an organization that raises money to give solar...

Winter Scenes actors perform for classes in the black box during the school day

Metea theater department puts on several student directed Winter Scenes

February 13, 2020

As the winter season is coming to an end, the theater department is just beginning to showcase what they have been working on the past few months. Winter scenes is a collection of four student directed...

Senior Thalia Bowen works on the tape mural dedicated to the Austrailia fires.

Art students construct tape murals to brighten up the hallways

January 30, 2020

People often say art is the window to the soul, but in the case of the Metea hallways, art is the window to possible course options. Beginning in January, the National Honors Art Society and AP Art students...

Speech members checking their results after their performances.

[Photo] Metea Valley speech continues to perform strongly through the seasons

December 16, 2019

Speech members checking their results after their performances.

Madrigals performers during one of their scenes.

Audience members are transported back in time for the annual Madrigals feast

December 16, 2019

The lights dim as a full stage of viewers are taken back in time to a place where people cry over boars, jesters fight over who is the best, and figgy pudding is an actually popular dessert item. This...

Rumors about threats against the school spread on social media quickly last week. Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, people should check the accuracy of what they are sharing.

Students should be cautious before jumping on the latest bandwagon trend

December 11, 2019

Rumor has it that Marty the Mustang thinks yellow is by far the best color out there. Honestly, it is not quite sure if that is true, but it is very possible. And it can be assumed that not a lot of people...

Parent and student volunteers sell tickets for the play “Figments”

Respect in the lunch room becomes a concern as students harass unsuspecting peers

November 12, 2019

Metea is school with something happening nearly every week, whether that be a sports event, guest speaker, or even a music or theater event. One of the ways to get the word out about new events is through...

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Lewis Lee speaks about AP testing in District 204 at the school board meeting on Oct. 21.

IPSD board discusses AP testing, new courses; hears concerns about arming teachers

October 22, 2019

The Indian Prairie school board approved new college-and-career-ready courses, discussed increasing numbers of students taking AP tests, and heard concerns about teachers carrying firearms at the school...

Senior Casey Pittman dramatically poses as a computer screen during a game of Human Furniture.

Mustang Comedy embraces the Friday night lights of the black box theater

October 15, 2019

The room was black, the lights were bright, and the comedians were ready. On one side stood the intimidating E-Boys, and on the other stood the team that was literally out of this world. In the middle...

Marching Mustangs and music department do not compete against other schools

Marching Mustangs and music department do not compete against other schools

October 4, 2019

Metea competes in various areas, which include anything from sports conference to dance to speech, there are many activities that students partake in that result in those desired shiny medals or large...

What to anticipate as homecoming week draws closer

What to anticipate as homecoming week draws closer

September 19, 2019

Homecoming week is coming fast, and depending on the student’s perspective, this is either very exciting or very nerve-wracking. But as the special day approaches, MV Student Government is making strides...

Metea becomes a National Unified Champion School

Metea becomes a National Unified Champion School

September 5, 2019

This is a familiar scene, five athletes stand at the starting line. The pressure is rising, the anticipation that often accompanies a competition begins to escalate. Any spectator could feel the nerves...

Solar Panels at Metea are Shining a Light on the Necessity for Cleaner Energy

Solar Panels at Metea are Shining a Light on the Necessity for Cleaner Energy

August 28, 2019

With growing concerns regarding global warming, the Earth is not the only thing heating up. The conversation about renewable energy has, for lack of a better word, caught wind over the past century. Engineers...

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