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Iman Hamid

Iman Hamid

Iman is a Senior and this is her first year on staff. She is a headlines reporter for The Stampede. She loves watching TV, hanging out with her friends and family, and writing. 


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Final exams are set to be taken in the first week of June. This is the first semester since the fall semester of 2019 that finals can negatively impact students grades.

Final exams mark the end of a hectic year of hybrid learning

Iman Hamid
May 25, 2021

Finals season is back. Both remote learners and in-person students are getting ready to take their last exams of the semester- and, by extension, the year. For seniors, however, final exams come a week...

Despite the final outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial many still do not see this as fair justice.

Following the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial, many still see flaws in our justice system.

Iman Hamid and Sydney Burleyson
May 19, 2021

Derek Chauvin, a former cop for the Minneapolis Police Department, arrested George Floyd after a convenience store clerk accused Floyd of paying with a counterfeit $20 bill on May 25, 2020. Police bodycam...

Ramadan which is an Islamic month of fasting and prayer began this week.

Muslim students welcome holy month of Ramadan

Iman Hamid
April 14, 2021

Beginning this past Monday, Muslims across the globe observed the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking anything, even...

Senior Sebastián Segarra proposes change within the school board.

Senior activist drafts a proposal for student representation in district office

Iman Hamid
April 9, 2021

Petitions demanding later start times, rallies in the district office parking lot. This year magnified the rifts between the student body and the school board. As senior and voting rights advocate Sebastián...

On April 12th, hybrid student will return to school on Mondays.

District 204 implements a new schedule change for hybrid learning

Iman Hamid and Cache Merriweather
March 26, 2021

Following spring break, 204 is implementing another return-to-learning plan: A full five day week starting April 12. All hybrid students will be returning for the full five days. Additionally, Mondays...

With the mayor election coming up on April 6, Metea, Waubonsie, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum with the three candidates. Students were able to voice their opinions on issues concerning the city of Aurora.

Mayoral forum gives students a platform to voice their concerns for Aurora

Iman Hamid
March 17, 2021

Students from Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley, East Aurora, and West Aurora high schools led a mayoral forum on Zoom on March 15. There are three running candidates for the position of mayor: Richard Irvin,...

 An eating disorder is a psychological illness that involves irregular eating patterns. The National Eating Disorder Awareness Week helps raise conversations about eating disorders to reduce the stigma.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week sparks conversations about dieting, health, and self-love

Iman Hamid
March 10, 2021

One of the interviewees in the article chose to remain anonymous. She will be referred to as Samantha. “I was never formally diagnosed with a specific disorder,” senior Samantha said. “But I began...

Metea finished distributing screening test kits last week. This screening will help identify individuals who carry a high viral load.

COVID-19 screening testing rolls out in Mustang community to reduce positive cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their K-12 operational strategy for reopening schools on Feb. 26. The CDC mentioned screen testing as a guideline. With this, 204 partnered with SafeGuard...

Don’t Take The Money by bleachers

Don’t Take The Money by bleachers

Iman Hamid, Headlines Reporter
February 23, 2021

This song is one of my favorites of all time because of its nostalgic vibes. I discovered it when I was in eighth grade moving to Illinois. It perfectly captured all of my emotions. My nervousness to meet...

Ungodly Hour by Chloe and Halle

Ungodly Hour by Chloe and Halle

Iman Hamid, Headlines Reporter
February 23, 2021

This song is the title track for Chloe and Halle’s latest album, Ungodly Hour. I remember listening to this song when quarantine first started and my never-ending boredom was just kicking in. I thought...

The Louvre by Lorde

The Louvre by Lorde

Iman Hamid, Headlines Reporter
February 23, 2021

This song is part of Lorde’s album, Melodrama, which came out about two years ago. I remember listening to this album for the first time when I was on a vacation in San Francisco. Listening to her music...

Speech team invites all to attend the 2021 State Showcase via Zoom on Thursday at 2:30 p.m where the Mustangs will perform before heading off to the state tournament.

Mustang Speech Team takes regional victories over online competitions

Iman Hamid
February 16, 2021

While this year’s speech regionals may have been free of microphone malfunctions and live audiences, the competitions still challenged the Mustangs to create compelling works that could stand against...

As the American people and the Biden administration opens a new chapter, the call for unity and progress continues.

From insurrection to inauguration, Mustangs share thoughts on state of democracy 

Iman Hamid, News Reporter
January 22, 2021

The Confederate flag waving through the Senate chambers. An officer crushed between a door frame and rioters. A fist was thrown in the air. These were all pictures publicized by the press during the insurrection...

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

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

Iman Hamid
January 20, 2021

The semester is coming to an end, and finals are resuming, but this year, they are all online. As students adjust to this new format, they all ask a similar question to Metea teachers: What will finals...

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna developed the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 20. The vaccine distribution has created discussion questioning the safety of the vaccine. Every day more healthcare workers are receiving the newly developed vaccine.

A healthcare worker’s perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine

Iman Hamid, Headlines reporter
January 11, 2021

Since March 13, America has been battling the coronavirus. Since then, Americans have been seeking a solution. However, now that the FDA approved two vaccines for public distribution, Americans are getting...

Illinois citizens deposit mail in ballots to vote for the 2020 presidential election.

The Stampede teaser: Students get involved in the election and use their voice to share their opinions

Iman Hamid
December 9, 2020

Teens see it all the time. Charts of COVID-19 rates bombarding their timeline, raw footage of protestors marching through streets, and candidates demeaning each other on Twitter. Social media is a constant...

Students sign a petition against the new schedule to potentially create change within the district

Students sign a petition against the new schedule to potentially create change within the district

Megan Drake and Iman Hamid
December 3, 2020

District 204 began a new remote learning schedule that will allow for an easier transition between remote learning and in-person learning last Monday. The new schedule starts at 7:25 a.m. and eliminates...

Donate to the virtual food drive hosted by the Principal Advisory Board.

Metea Month of Giving brings students together to participate in a virtual food drive

Iman Hamid
November 11, 2020

The Metea Month of Giving, a virtual food drive event hosted by the Principal Advisory Board (PAB), is underway. Students can visit the Loaves and Fishes website to donate perishable food items to families...

District 204 implements a new Monday schedule to take in place of the old one created on Oct. 26.

District 204 high schools creates a new Monday schedule for remote and in person learning

Madison Moon and Iman Hamid
November 6, 2020

A new Monday schedule was implemented by District 204 officials and high school principals. This new schedule was announced after the school board meeting that took place last Monday. It will replace the...

Early voting began on Oct. 19 and will end in Nov.2. Registered voters can go to early voting locations such as Fox Valley Mall or Naperville City Hall to cast their ballot.

How to cast your ballot: A government teacher’s encouraging advice to new voters

Iman Hamid
October 28, 2020

2020 has been a chaotic year for politics. Due to social media, more teenagers are forming their opinions on the two presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump. This year, there has been a surge...

FAFSA application has been open for two weeks. Seniors are encouraged to fill out the form as soon as possible.

Counselors’ advice on filling out the FAFSA

Iman Hamid
October 14, 2020

As of 2020, Forbes claims that student loan debt is at a record high at about $1.56 trillion. With the cost of college on the rise, students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student...

District board members discus what going back to school during the presents of Covid-19 would look, an issue that they have been working on since early August.

204 Schools initiate hybrid instruction plan for students

Iman Hamid
October 8, 2020

IPSD Board members discussed their plan on Monday to get high school students back into the building by Nov. 2. Illinois is currently in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and at the selective in-person...

Executive Director of Student Equity Jennifer Rowe starts new Equity Action Committee for students in District 204.

Student Equity Action Committee plans to tackle gaps in student’s education

Iman Hamid
October 1, 2020

The pandemic has revealed gaps in our education system. From students with limited access to Wi-Fi to students juggling family responsibilities and online school, e-learning has shown that equity in education...

The National Merit Corporation announced many high school students from District 204 as semifinalists to their National Merit Scholarship program.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist share their opinions on standardized testing

Iman Hamid
September 29, 2020

The National Merit Corporation announced 46 high school students from District 204 as semifinalists to their Scholarship program on Sept. 10. This program recognizes students with PSAT scores above 221....

COVID-19 continues to interfere with learning patterns as students return to the new school year.

[Video] Inconsistencies with education continues in a global pandemic

Since March, the Mustangs have been taking on more responsibilities at home. They have been occupied with watching their siblings, cooking for their families, and keeping up with online courses. With school...

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