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Elena Buscher

Elena Buscher, Sports Reporter

Elena Buscher is a senior and sports reporter. When she’s not catching the play-by-play for the Metea Valley sports teams, you can find her performing in theater productions or competing on the speech team. If you can’t get enough of her reports on The Stampede, you can catch her on The Mane. Outside of school, you’ll find her hanging out with her pet dog, Bentley.

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The girls water polo team graduates 11 seniors this year.

Senior spotlight: girls’ water polo

Elena Buscher, Sports Reporter
May 8, 2020

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the IHSA has canceled all spring sports for the 2019-2020 school, which includes girls’ water polo. This is an upsetting drawback for the entire team, being...

Illinois schools to suspend in-person instruction for the 2019-2020 school year

Illinois schools to suspend in-person instruction for the 2019-2020 school year

Myra Bajwa and Elena Buscher
April 17, 2020

Governor Pritzker announced on Friday that all Illinois schools would suspend in-person learning for the remainder for the 2019-2020 school year. Remote learning will be in place for IPSD students until...

Dr.Karen Sullivan decided that all schools in IPSD 204 would move to online learning.

Breaking News: School evacuated following fire in Spirit House restroom

Myra Bajwa and Elena Buscher
March 10, 2020

Metea Valley students and staff went into a hold-in-place at 9:46 a.m., while juniors completed the ISBE Illinois Science Assessment in the gymnasium. The boys’ bathroom in the Spirit House contained...

Sophomore Ben Borden Swims the 100m freestyle.

Metea hosts the Special Olympics Swim Meet for the fourth year

Elena Buscher, Sports Reporter
March 6, 2020

The Mustangs hosted the fourth annual Special Olympics Swim Meet yesterday. At the meet, 89 races took place in the events of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, walking, floating, and assisted races....

Senior Sean Burke going for the win against Naperville Central.

Humans of Metea: Sean Burke

Elena Buscher
February 21, 2020

Senior Sean Burke has wrestled at Metea Valley for the past four years. This year, Sean proved that he has developed into a strong and skilled wrestler by placing first overall at the IHSA regionals meet....

The Mustangs continue to practice for their post-season. IHSA Sectionals will be Feb. 22

Boys’ swim and dive leaves a splash in the midst of their season

Elena Buscher
January 23, 2020

The whistle blows as the swimmers step up to dive in. They grip the edge of the block and stand completely still waiting for their cue. Finally, a loud buzzer blares alerting eight boys to enter the pool...

Lunch periods were noticeably thinner on Thursday. Approximately 2,000 students did not attend school, following threats against the school earlier in the week.

Students absent after threats made against Metea

Myra Bajwa, Marco Rivero, and Elena Buscher
December 6, 2019

Approximately 2,000 students were absent by midday Thursday due to two threats against the school, according to Principal Dr. Darrell Echols. The original shooting threat was written in school bathroom...

Frozen 2 captivates an older audience with an intense storyline

‘Frozen 2’ captivates an older audience with an intense storyline

Elena Buscher
December 4, 2019

After the animated movie, ‘Frozen’, reached record-breaking success for the Walt Disney franchise, hopes were high for the release of ‘Frozen 2’. Following the first movie of the series, people...

Taylor Goldman, Isabella Palm, and Meera Baid all made it to state this past weekend.

Girls’ tennis state qualifiers finish their season with a bang

Elena Buscher, Sports Reporter
October 30, 2019

The girls’ tennis team finished strong this year, taking three girls to the IHSA State competition. Seniors Isabella Palm and Taylor Goldman qualified for doubles, while junior Meera Baid qualified for...

Sophomore, Thanhvy Tran performs a dive.

Girls’ diving team proves to be a force to be reckoned with

Elena Buscher
October 17, 2019

The success of the Metea Valley girls’ swim and dive team is well known among the students and staff and even the community. However, the focus mainly stands among the swimmers, leaving the divers to...

Girls tennis takes on their opponents on the tennis courts.

Girls’ tennis finds success thanks to hard work and a strong bond

Elena Buscher
September 18, 2019

The Metea Valley varsity girls’ tennis team took on DeKalb High School yesterday afternoon. The Mustangs took the win, going 7-0 for the day. Seniors Taylor Goldman and Isabella Palm, and junior Emma...

Hollywood’s Bleeding shows a new side of Post Malone that’s entertaining for all

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ shows a new side of Post Malone that’s entertaining for all

Elena Buscher
September 10, 2019

After four Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one MTV Video Music Award, you could say singer and songwriter Post Malone has made quite a name for himself. His...

The Mustangs line up for the  nation anthem.

Girls’ volleyball finishes first game of the season with a victory

Elena Buscher
August 28, 2019

The girls’ varsity volleyball team played the Oswego East Wolves last night for their first game of the season. The first set started with a lead from the Wolves, however, the Mustangs pulled through...

New additions on Water Street in downtown Naperville gain traction

For many long-time residents of Naperville, the "other side" of the river has been relatively unexplored territory. The development of the Water Street area started when Hotel Indigo opened in Nov. 2016....

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