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Jada Jones

Jada Jones

Jada Jones is a senior and this is her second year joining The Stampede. She is the team's Diversity Editor. She enjoys reading and writing poetry. Her favorite poet is Maya Angelou because she is such an inspiration. Jada, also, happens to enjoy watching anime, and doing hair and makeup. She loves to keep herself busy.


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Fine China by Chris Brown

Fine China by Chris Brown

April 26, 2021

This song was made back in 2018. When I listen to it I feel confident and like I am very cute. It is a song you have got to listen to to get a confidence booster, or when you are walking down the halls...

Circles by Brent Faiyaz

Circles by Brent Faiyaz

April 26, 2021

This song will make you feel like you are on a purple cloud full of sparkles. This man's voice is so heavenly that no matter what he sings, it sounds amazing. I’ve fallen in love with him every time...

Paper Soldier by Brent Faiyaz

Paper Soldier by Brent Faiyaz

April 26, 2021

The love I have for Brent Faiyaz goes deeper than you would think. His voice is so amazing. I will forever recommend this man’s songs solely because I am in love with him.  This song is literally talking...

Women are raised to live up to unrealistic beauty standards put upon them and this can have very negative effects on them.

The beauty standards placed on women are unrealistically unachievable

April 9, 2021

From a very young age, women are raised to live up to unrealistic beauty standards put upon them by society. They are expected to be hairless all over their body, have to be slim with no tummy but big...

Women of color need to be represented during womens history month.

Queer women of color need more representation during Women’s History Month

March 22, 2021

As the blueprint to a lot of trends and multiple movements, being a black queer woman during Woman’s History Month feels like doing a lot of work but only getting a quarter of recognition. We tend to...

Students should be able to enjoy their high-school experience in school

October 12, 2020

As a senior, my experience as a high schooler is ruined because of COVID-19. A time most of us have been thinking about since freshman year has to start with us in the house, behind a screen. We are incapable...

Breonna Taylor was one of many victims from police brutality.

People are mad about Breonna Taylor not getting the justice she deserved

September 30, 2020

As a Black woman, I am furious about the decision made about Breonna Taylor’s death. The name Breonna Taylor has been said more than a million times, yet she still does not have the justice she deserves....

Students pickup bags of their goods from their lockers.

Metea hosts pickup for students’ locker supplies

May 24, 2020

The Mustangs Filled their locker banks with excitement when getting rid of the supplies in their lockers. However,  the annual locker cleanouts are a little different this year, considering the inconvenience...

Dr. Kendi spoke to 204 students about his new book with Jason Reynolds.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi challenges the ideas of racism and encourages people to become anti-racist.

March 13, 2020

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds collaborated on a book titled “Stamped,” which helps teenagers grasp the concept of racism. It was inspiration from Dr. Kendi’s original book, How to be an “Antiracist.”...

The United States House of Representatives voted to make lynching a federal hate crime.

The recognition of lynching as a federal hate crime is long overdue

March 12, 2020

James Byrd, Yusef Hawkins, James Chaney, Frank Morris, Emmett Till, Michael Griffith. These are all black males who have died in the last 40 years due to lynching. They died because they were either whistling...

Posters advertising the job fair hope to attract interested students.

Metea to host job fair for students with STEM interests

March 6, 2020

Metea students will be given the opportunity to find jobs during school. The first job fair will occur during lunch periods on March 12th will have multiple employers at Metea recruiting students as their...

Performers showcase their skills with the powerful drums.

The annual African American History Month show captivates students

February 24, 2020

The annual African American history program this year was filled with colorful and vibrant performances by an African dance troupe from Chicago. The performances included an abundance of knowledge,...

Students and staff admire artwork displayed outside the auditorium.

The Dark Horse Art Gallery gives credit to aspiring artists

February 18, 2020

An exquisite gallery featuring Metea students’ unique artistic ability is put on every year to showcase all of the students’ creativity. Metea’s imaginative students showcase their art throughout...

Students and staff discuss the hardships of living as a person of color.

Students discuss being a minority through These Walls These Suburbs

February 6, 2020

Metea held a discussion on Tuesday to allow student’s voices to be heard, taking into consideration the recent events that happened in the suburbs of Aurora and Naperville just in the past few months....

Jacqueline Woodson smiles with excited readers after her inspirational discussion.

Jacqueline Woodson inspires aspiring authors

January 22, 2020

Jacqueline Woodson, the bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, made a guest appearance at Aurora University to talk about being an aspiring author. She talked about her poetic memoir at the beginning...

Guest speaker Kristen Breese speaks to parents about helping their teens fight anxiety

Kids Matter screens ‘Angst’ for parents and teachers

January 14, 2020

Metea Valley presents its very own showing of “Angst,” a documentary made by students about what it is like being an anxious adolescent. At the event organized by Kids Matter, the movie gives parents,...

Chess  team members practice matches to prepare for their meets.

Chess team pawn off their plans for the season

November 22, 2019

Metea has numerous clubs, teams, and activities. One of the less popular but great strategic teams Metea has is the chess team. Metea’s own chess team competes in state competitions and has done great...

A wonderful winter dance is coming to Metea

A wonderful winter dance is coming to Metea

November 7, 2019

This year Metea Valley is putting on a winter dance for its students. Following several requests, the faculty and student government members created a way for the dance to become a reality. “Some...

Maggie Brown singing while students in the audience clap along.

Maggie Brown inspires students and spreads a legacy

October 25, 2019

Daughter of legendary lyricist and performer Oscar Brown Jr., Maggie Brown refuses to let her father’s legacy die. The vocalist, singer, songwriter, music producer, and storyteller spread his legacy...

The Guide Right program benefits Metea students

The Guide Right program benefits Metea students

September 27, 2019

A program that students know as guide right is a mentoring program that started at Metea four years ago. Guide right is for all students, and it helps pull them in the right direction of their education...

Hair covering policy viewed as culturally insensitive

Hair covering policy viewed as culturally insensitive

September 10, 2019

Deans and administrators are reminding students that hats, hoods, and head coverings are not allowed to be worn in school.  The District 204 handbook states that head coverings are not allowed to be worn...

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