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Dhiya Ashlyn D.S.

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S.

Dhiya is a sophomore and a reporter for The Stampede. She enjoys creative writing, music, art, and spending time with friends. She is also a classical dancer and spends an unnecessary amount of time daydreaming about and watching Tamil cinema.

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Seniors enjoy their last school day and leave with a bang

Seniors enjoy their last school day and leave with a bang

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
May 22, 2024

Senior class of 2024 pulled a prank on May 21, their final day at school. Seniors TP-ed the courtyard and were responsible for cleanup at the end of the day.

Lets Chat Episode 9

Let’s Chat Episode 9

In this episode, Dhiya, Mansi B., and Ritika host a farewell party for Mansi N., which includes sweets, a game, and some (fake) tears. GOODBYE MANSI N. WE LOVE YOU!!

Vijay hacks down goons in an effort to find the culprit of his fathers attempted murder.

‘Animal’ works in parts, falls as a whole

A majestic-haired machine of masculinity hacking down dozens of masked goons while his supporting cohorts, instead of aiding him in his slaughter, stand back to sing an anthem of savagery… is not something...

Literary Magazine organizes on-demand poetry

Literary Magazine organizes on-demand poetry

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
May 1, 2024

The Literary Magazine put together a poetry stand on Monday, and students received personalized poetry based on prompts that they came up with.

Lets Chat Episode 8

Let’s Chat Episode 8

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansi’s, and Ritika talk about both reachable and unattainable goals as well as what people should always keep in mind when making and achieving their goals.

Alex Vierling and Cael Morrow, who understudy Shrek and  Fiona, escape the princess tower.

Theater students prepare for the upcoming Shrek musical

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
April 25, 2024

The cast of Shrek prepares for their upcoming shows with dedication. Shrek is a story revolving around being true to oneself and accepting others as they are. Students at Metea will be performing Shrek...

The rise in suspicious activity during what is meant to be a fun summer tradition has caused schools to warn participants and families to be careful.

Student-run game of senior assassins raises concerns from parents

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
April 22, 2024

Student participation in senior assassination led to Principal Daniel DeBruycker sending correspondence home to parents. Students may consider implementing additional regulations to make the game safer.  As...

Taylor Swifts long awaited album features heartbreaking yet beautifully written songs as she dissects her past hardships.

In defense of ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Taylor Swift released “The Tortured Poets Department: An Anthology” last Friday, a collection of 31 intimate songs that cemented Swift’s spot as a...
Student-athletes compete swimming, trying their best to have their best times.

Special Olympics swim meet fosters competition and camaraderie

    Metea Valley hosted the annual Special Olympics regional swimming competition on March 21. Special Olympics Illinois collaborated with District 204 to host the Region C regional...

JN.1, the now-dominant variant that accounts for nearly 86% of all circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains.

Student safety measures against JN.1

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
March 21, 2024

The COVID variant JN.1 is a dominant strain. However, the strain’s symptoms are easily detectable and treatments are straightforward.  Viruses are infectious microscopic organisms that invade and...

Betaal recites the tale of VikramVedha to Vikramaditya

The cult classic ‘Vikram Vedha’ challenges conventional morality with striking shades of gray

Moral ambiguity is too often thrown around as a way to easily introduce nuance to any character. It may increase audience engagement if they are kept unaware of who is “good” and who is “evil,”...

A badminton player holds the birdie as she prepares to serve.

Metea Valley hosts badminton tryouts

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Social Media Editor
February 28, 2024

Metea Valley’s badminton program seeks to form bonds between players and reach great heights.  Metea Valley’s badminton program has evolved immensely since its founding. School counselor and...

New Psychology Club unites student interests

New Psychology Club unites student interests

Four Metea students started a Psychology Club which meets every other Thursday in the large forum room. The newly established Psychology Club had their first meeting on Feb. 8. The founders worked...

Lets Chat Episode 7

Let’s Chat Episode 7

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansi’s, and Ritika talk about some of the sweetest things in life…love and chocolate. Happy Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day from us all!!

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...

Lets Chat Episode 6

Let’s Chat Episode 6

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansi’s, and Ritika talk about life, movies, TV shows, and more in what’s basically just them normally talking in an unplanned episode.

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Metea Valley’s Winter Pep Assembly brings students together

Metea Valley’s Winter Pep Assembly, taken place on January 19th, effectively reveals the true spirit behind both students and teachers as they all cheer and shout in excitement. Additionally, teachers...

Due to the cold weather in the area intensifying, students are beginning to show concerns about the temperature in the building.

Faculty navigate building complications during extreme weather

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
January 22, 2024

Due to the current weather conditions in Aurora, the staff of Metea Valley have to work diligently in order to maintain the temperature and carbon monoxide levels inside the school building.  Despite...

Lets Chat Episode 5

Let’s Chat Episode 5

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansi’s, and Ritika talk about breaks from school, enjoying the holidays, and changes between childhood and being a teen. Enjoy our last episode before winter break and happy...

2023 had twice as many bus accidents compared to 2022.

Bus student safety at Metea Valley

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
December 14, 2023

Metea Valley High School and First Student work collaboratively to ensure that students who take buses to and from school are safe. Throughout the school year, there have been seven reported bus accidents,...

“UrbanUplift Productions Co-founders! From left to right: Madison, Yusra, Veda, Zoe.”

UrbanUplift: uplifting local businesses

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
December 12, 2023

UrbanUplift is a local non-profit that aims to uplift businesses around Aurora and Naperville. Four Metea Valley students – Yusra Mulla, Zoe Rountree, Madison Monroe, and Veda Kodithala – took the...

Lets Chat Episode 4

Let’s Chat Episode 4

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansis, and Ritika try to talk about their favorite Bollywood movies and songs…before getting sidetracked and chatting about Spotify Wrapped, streaming platforms, and music...

Music students perform Tamil song in Collage

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
December 6, 2023

Metea Valley’s music students performed the Tamil song ‘Balleilakka’ on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 during the Collage concert. A Tamil, a Southern Indian language, the song was performed in Collage. The...

The One Utensil policy has been met with resistance by students, but staff feel that the reasons for its implementation are clear.

Students react negatively to cafeteria’s new utensil policy

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
November 28, 2023

The new cafeteria policy on providing utensils to students has met negative reception. Reportedly, many students who brought lunch from home and requested utensils at school have been turned down and were...

Lets Chat Episode 3

Let’s Chat Episode 3

In this episode, Dhiya, the Mansis, and Ritika discuss seasonal depression, their favorite seasons, and what they like about each season.

Lets Chat Episode 2

Let’s Chat Episode 2

In this episode, Dhiya, Mansi B., Mansi N., and Ritika discuss Indian holidays, their favorite sweets, and their favorite kids’ TV shows. WARNING: They all get a little too excited at some point.

Career panels offers all students the ability to expand their view on future career opportunities.

Medical Field Career Panel brings attention to important work in the community

Bella Sieben, Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., and Lily Senese
November 7, 2023

The Metea Valley Mustang Career Partnership Program is ecstatic to host their latest event, the Medical Field Career Panel. The program provides these different job opportunities to give the students a...

Teachers expected to lock students out of classrooms after 7:25 starting Monday

Teachers expected to lock students out of classrooms after 7:25 starting Monday

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S. and Lily Senese
November 3, 2023

Principal Dan DeBruycker directed teachers to close and lock classroom doors at 7:25 starting Monday. Students will go to their class house to get a tardy pass if they arrive to their first period class...

Vijay’s acting and portrayal of Parthiban/Leo kept viewers at the edge of their seats.

‘Leo’ was an AMAZING movie, anyone who disagrees can argue with a wall

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
October 24, 2023

*MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD*   The recently released Tamil film "Leo" was the revitalization of the Tamil actor Vijay ‘Thalapathy’ Chandrasekhar’s film career, and a trendsetter movie that will...

Each transfer student at Metea has a unique experience in their transfer procedure

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
October 17, 2023

  Transfer students in Metea Valley undergo various unique procedures in order to get acclimated to the school atmosphere. Along with selecting classes, transfer students may be required to...

To gather information for his upcoming State Department delegation trip to India, Ian Holzhauer stopped by an ISA meeting for context.

Naperville city councilman Ian Holzhauer visits the Indian Student Alliance at Metea

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S., Spotlight Reporter
October 11, 2023

Metea Valley’s Indian Student Association (ISA) hosted Naperville city councilman Ian Holzhauer on Oct. 10, in order for the congressman to gather information for his State Department - sponsored trip...

Between 7th and 8th period, a National Alert Test will activate on every phone in the country.

[Photo] National Test Alert to take place after 7th period

The Stampede
October 4, 2023

Between 7th and 8th period, a National Alert Test will activate on every phone in the country.

New and old members of NEHS play Jeopardy during their first meeting in the forum room.

National English Honors Society launches an exciting kickoff event

The National English Honors Society hosted a kickoff meeting on Sep. 19, which brought in a larger turnout than in previous years. The group’s leaders chose the theme of Percy Jackson for the first meeting,...

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