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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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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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