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METEA MEDIA

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METEA MEDIA

Christina Guckel

Christina Guckel

Christina Guckel is a junior and currently the Spotlight Editor for the Stampede. If she is not at school, she will usually be traveling or hanging out with her friends. Additionally, she loves the show “Friends” and iced coffee.

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A school bathroom fight resulted in injuries to the victim.

BREAKING NEWS: Student injured in school bathroom fight

May 26, 2022

A sophomore was injured in a fight in the boys bathroom in the commons during fifth period yesterday. Nobody was seriously injured in the incident, and the victim was able to return home, according to...

Students line up to take photos with each other infront of the backdrop.

Theater students celebrate with an end of the year red carpet themed banquet

May 18, 2022

The end of the year is almost here, and students are wrapping up their in-school activities. Following the well-performed shows of “CLUE: on stage,” Winter Scenes, and “A Chorus Line,” theater...

Senior Saish Pothina is involved in many activities, but one thing that he is most proud of is placing fourth in state for his humorous duet speech with his partner Lauren Verthein.

[Photo] Humans Of Metea: Saish Pothina

May 11, 2022

Senior Saish Pothina is involved in many activities, but one thing that he is most proud of is placing fourth in state for his humorous duet speech with his partner Lauren Verthein.

A table full of members of Best Buddies has fun making crafts in the library during a meeting.

Best Buddies creates a fun and friendly environment for all members

May 10, 2022

Best Buddies is a nationwide organization built upon friendship. Metea’s Best Buddies pairs a student with an intellectual or developmental disability with another Metea student. Before COVID-19,...

Metea theater students practice for A Chorus Line.

‘A Chorus Line’ got the role from its amazing performance

April 25, 2022

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Beautiful dancing, choreography, lights, and live music fill up the auditorium. Following Metea Theater’s production of “CLUE: On Stage,” “A Chorus Line” took place in Metea’s...

Citizens of Metea is a political and civic club that encourages students to do acts of service and get involved with their community.

Citizens of Metea: Student voices project on important topics

April 21, 2022

Citizens of Metea is a club that allows students to get involved in their community. It is an outlet to voice opinions from each member. Specifically, this club encourages speaking about current events...

Junior Madelyne Lowe hikes through Grand Canyon National Park.

Mustangs share their spring break adventures

April 6, 2022

Walking to class on the first day back from spring break, students shared what they did with their week off. Whether it was a much-needed vacation or simply spending time with friends and family, almost...

People wave the Ukrainian flag during a protest in Chicago.

Month of war takes its toll

March 26, 2022
“When I first saw that Russia was declaring war on Ukraine, it did not hit me right away,” Lisle High School junior Nick Yasinski said. “It is just a really atrocious thing that is happening right now. It is a lot to deal with.”
Members of the Speech team raise a glass to an amazing season.

An end of the season celebration: Speech team celebrates their accomplishments

March 25, 2022

Last night, the Speech Team celebrated their 2021-2022 season together at the Stonebridge Country Club. During the ceremony, members received awards, took photos, and socialized with one another over...

Every day students enter their school in hopes of getting an education, but some students suffer from drug abuse and have lost interest in their studies. Using drugs can impact the way people act and perform during their high school years. Even though buying and selling drugs on school grounds is uncommon, some students still commonly vape in school bathrooms according to health teacher Lauren Reineking.

Hooked to the high: Over half of teens have used illegal substances

February 23, 2022

Some students’ names have been changed for this article, since they are candidly discussing drug use. “My first time using drugs was weed,” John, a junior who has his own experience on drug use...

Nikhil Venkat shares his experiences from Youth and Government.

[Photo] Humans of Metea: Nikhil Venkat

February 16, 2022

Nikhil Venkat shares his experiences from Youth and Government.

Junior Sydney Philo shares her passion with music and theatre.

Humans Of Metea: Sydney Philo

February 10, 2022

Sydney Philo is a junior here at Metea. She is involved in many activities, including theater and music. She is a part of the clubs: Off The Record, Chamber Choir, and the Mental Health Matters Club. She...

One activity Peyton Owen is involved in is the Speech team. In particular, he is one of the four captains.

[Photo] Humans of Metea: Peyton Owen

February 2, 2022

One activity Peyton Owen is involved in is the Speech team. In particular, he is one of the four captains.

Teachers learn about how to help students who struggle with their mental health in a classroom settings.

[Photo] First Aid, but not for the bruises you can see

January 28, 2022

Teachers learn about how to help students who struggle with their mental health in a classroom settings.

Paige Foxhall and the varsity team recieve the first place award in conference.

Varsity cheer team captain Paige Foxhall motivates her team for sectionals

January 26, 2022

Last week, the varsity cheer team placed first in conference. With teamwork and dedication, the team also hopes to win sectionals. Varsity cheer captain Paige Foxhall describes the team's daily practices...

Tiya Kumar shows interest in different languages around the world.

Humans Of Metea: Tiya Kumar

January 19, 2022

Tiya Kumar is a senior here at Metea. She studied abroad in South Korea and is currently involved in the Chinese Honor Society, Madrigals, Muses, and UVE. To learn more about her, keep reading! Can...

2021 had many events that impacted some of our student body.

The impact of 2021’s politics, music, and COVID-19 waves on students and teachers

January 13, 2022

Betty White's death along with a new COVID-19 variant has been some of the many events throughout this past year. Students and teachers are impacted tremendously by this year and what it has brought us....

Anabel Orchard is a cheerleader and is involved in many other clubs here at Metea.

Humans Of Metea: Anabel Orchard

December 21, 2021

Anabel Orchard is a junior here at Metea Valley. She is involved in cheerleading during the fall season, but when she is not at cheer, she contributes to clubs such as Student Government, Special Olympics,...

Students study diligently in class in preparation for finals week.

Teachers and students offer insight over upcoming finals week

December 14, 2021

Finals are coming up in less than a week, and teachers and students alike are preparing intensely for the following week. Finals can carry a great deal of stress on students, as they often make up a major...

Zainab Shaikh is involved in Theatre and recently performed in the play CLUE.

[Photo] Humans Of Metea: Zainab Shaikh

December 9, 2021

Zainab Shaikh is involved in Theatre and recently performed in the play CLUE.

Anonymous account users continue to stay active and hidden behind the screen.

Administrators concerned about Metea Confessions accounts

November 30, 2021

There have been many accounts utilizing Metea Valley’s name and logo that are active daily on Instagram. These accounts post a combination of anonymous messages from Metea students and other neighboring...

Shreya Balaji is an intern at ESPN for basketball.

Humans Of Metea: Shreya Balaji

November 30, 2021

This week's Human Of Metea is Shreya Balaji. Balaji is a part of Metea Valley's school spirit by participating in school events as an emcee. She also spends time being an intern at ESPN. Keep reading to...

Senior Amara Saleem is involved in over five clubs here at Metea.

[Photo] Humans of Metea: Amara Saleem

November 12, 2021

Senior Amara Saleem is involved in over five clubs here at Metea.

Students and parents have been required to perform a self-certification at the beginning of each month before going to school. Self-certification checkups take place in StudentVUE and ParentVUE.

[Photo] Self-certification measures attract debate about its effectiveness

November 10, 2021

Students and parents have been required to perform a self-certification at the beginning of each month before going to school. Self-certification checkups take place in StudentVUE and ParentVUE.

New activities and seasonal sweets are available for the fall season

New activities and seasonal sweets are available for the fall season

October 27, 2021

The fall season has rolled in, and the students of Metea Valley are starting to see the leaves fall and change to different colors. Some students are most excited to sip on their first pumpkin spice...

Bowling Team finishes creating their bowling pin for their square at chalk the walk.

Let’s get creative while chalking the walk

September 29, 2021

Chalk the Walk is a grand yearly event where students from Metea Valley gather with their club outside Metea’s athletic entrance and create a colorful drawing representing their group and what they...

As college and the future loom around the corner for seniors, stress and anxiety have become a wide spread problem.

The pandemic’s affect on students’ college admissions and future

September 3, 2021

While the presence of COVID-19 finally begins to fade away from our daily lives, the impact of academic isolation and lost opportunity lives on. With college admissions approaching and months of unproductivity...

Students cheering for our varsity football players.

Metea families gather together to celebrate this year’s fall football season

August 31, 2021

Since District 204 announced the return of football season, students have felt that it is a great start to a normal school year. Gladly, all Metea families are allowed and encouraged to attend this year’s...

Students of Metea returning to a normal school year.

Incoming freshman and sophomores enter Metea for their first in-person school year

August 27, 2021

Many students did not return to the building for in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This makes it the first year of in-person classes at Metea for sophomores and freshmen. This can be scary...

Music lovers adjust to COVID-19 guidelines at summer festivals

June 4, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations are distributed, tests are more accessible, and cases are decreased, places in the United States are now able to host summer festivities. Lollapalooza and Summer Smash are two...

Teachers take a moment to glance at the senior class and celebrate their accomplishments.

Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021

June 1, 2021

Here is the link to the photos that were taken at graduation! https://photos.app.goo.gl/y6o1qjoYbY5H8Ama8

Unvaccinated students wearing their masks and practicing social distancing in indoor settings.

Metea students state their opinions on the new Mask mandates

May 18, 2021

Wearing masks may statistically reduce the risk of getting others infected with viruses such as COVID-19, but recently, debates have spread around the United States about whether masks should still be...

Students are adjusting to in-person learning as we near the end of the school year.

[Photo] 204’s plan for full in-person learning brings optimism among students and teachers

May 12, 2021

Students are adjusting to in-person learning as we near the end of the school year.

Seniors last Thursday getting ready for their graduation.

[Photo] PTSA hosts new end of year Senior Celebration

April 19, 2021

Seniors last Thursday getting ready for their graduation.

Discussing Women’s experience in a High School setting

March 26, 2021

Autumn 0:00 Hi my name is Autumn and I'm here with Christina 0:03 Christina. Autumn 0:04 And we're gonna be talking about the woman experience in a high school setting. Christina 0:12 So the first...

The Mustang boys basketball team played against Waubonsie on Saturday and lost 64-43.

[Photo] Despite strong finish, Boys’ Basketball falls to Waubonsie

March 9, 2021

The Mustang boys' basketball team played against Waubonsie on Saturday and lost 64-43.

Staff welcomes back students at the main entrance and helps guide new students in the right direction.

In-person students share initial thoughts on hybrid learning

January 27, 2021

As students return to the building this week, 204 set rules in place to ensure safety for those who will be attending school in person. For those attending school, there is a self-certification form in...

Students begin finals as they finish their first remote learning semester.

[Photo] Students scale down stress as teachers administer new adjustments to final exams

January 20, 2021

Students begin finals as they finish their first remote learning semester.

Photography and media team visits winter lights around town

Photography and media team visits winter lights around town

December 18, 2020

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