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Katrina Viloria

Katrina Viloria

Katrina is a senior and the Online Editor-in-Chief for the Stampede. In addition, this is her third and final year on the staff *sad face*. You can find her reading some type of classic novel, hanging out with friends, or really just working. A lot. Excluding her introvert yet also extravert personality, she enjoys cosmetology, fashion, art, and music!

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My body, my choice is a slogan used for fighting for abortion rights. We can not fully decide on whether or not abortion should be legal but, we can decide the accessibility to abortion.

Opinion: Women should have access to safe abortions

May 25, 2022

One in four pregnant women chooses to end their pregnancy in abortion worldwide. It is a hard decision, but she has to make that choice. However, would it be as hard if women had as many resources as possible?  “Abortions...

At Metea, 63% of students in the class of 2021 went to a four-year institution and 36% went to a two-year or technical school. However, that does not mean that success can not be achieved on other pathways.

College Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 9, 2022

In a few weeks, over 700 seniors are graduating in Metea’s class of 2022. Some may enlist in the military. But most students will attend a four-year university, and many of them will take on thousands...

We value and stand with those who support LGBTQ+ day of silence.

[Photo] Editorial: Silence your voice to help others be heard

April 22, 2022

We value and stand with those who support LGBTQ+ day of silence.

ASL student Autumn Zayas signs “Deaf History Month” to celebrate the closing of 2022 Deaf History Month

[Photo] Deaf history is American history

April 14, 2022

ASL student Autumn Zayas signs “Deaf History Month” to celebrate the closing of 2022 Deaf History Month

A student is seen throwing away their mask as mandates are lifted throughout the district.

Students protest school mask mandate

February 16, 2022

District 204 will transition from mask required to mask recommended starting Tuesday, Feb. 22. This follows the ruling by Sangamon County judge Raylene Grichow granting a temporary restraining order (or...

Chess team members play a speed round to practice for their upcoming tournament.

Chess team advances to state with their goals in check

February 4, 2022

Metea Valley’s chess team has earned a high seat on their way to state. The Mustangs competed in past few tournaments in which they lost to Neuqua but bounced back by beating Naperville Central twice...

The change in District 204’s calendar progresses towards recognizing diversity

October 11, 2021

Just this year, District 204 enacted a change in their district calendar in which they listed no school on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11. Conversations about the topic of whether or...

Indigenous Peoples’ deserve recognition for their part in history

October 11, 2021

Indigenous Peoples' Day arose as an alternative to Columbus Day, in which Native Americans protested for honoring a man who had enabled their colonization and forced assimilation. Essentially, the Indigenous...

For the first time, Indian Prarie School District changed Columbus Day to Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. This change is not only limited to us but across the United States in which we question if we should celebrate Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day.

The Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day debate perpetuates discussion just like its history

October 11, 2021
There is more and more debate on the Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day debate. We explore the history and different perspectives to this prolonged discussion.
Quarantine has made coping with mental health issues more difficult.

Mental health concerns increase due to quarantine

March 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has unprecedentedly altered our way of life from healthcare to the education system. Healthcare has been the most heavily impacted by the pandemic. Following healthcare, mental health...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ poses an accurate representation of its historical background.

Weekly Movie Review: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ poses an accurate representation of its historical background

March 19, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead. The “Trial of the Chicago 7” was a huge turning point in history because it dealt with racism and police brutality, much like the events in today’s society. The movie...

Judas and the Black Messiah portrays a great historic drama about the 1968 Illinois Black Panther Party starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.

Weekly Movie Review: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ shows complexity of a ‘just’ society but gives justice to the 1968 event

March 5, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead. The Illinois Black Panther Party emerged on the city's West Side towards the end of 1968. As one of 45 Black Panther chapters around the country, the Illinois Chapter gained...

Only a Matter of Time by Joshua Bassett

Only a Matter of Time by Joshua Bassett

February 23, 2021

The first word I said the first time I heard this: wow. Joshua Bassett really did it again and I am here for it. Lyrically and musically, “Only a Matter of Time” is superior because of the amazing...

Beginning Middle End by Leah Nobel

Beginning Middle End by Leah Nobel

February 23, 2021

This song appeared on the “To All the Boys 3: Always and Forever” soundtrack and I have been listening to this song a couple of times. It is one of those songs to me that I will not consider my favorite...

Skin by Sabrina Carpenter

Skin by Sabrina Carpenter

February 23, 2021

I love Sabrina Carpenter since her acting days on “Girl Meets World” so her music career is no question to me. I love it all. Since the pandemic, it seemed to me that Carpenter had taken a break and...

TATBILB 3 was a great ending to the franchise and satisfied the love story of Lara Jean and Peter

February 19, 2021

I would not consider myself a fan of the romantic genre, that is until I found the love story entitled “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Also, I am a huge fan of book to movie adaptations if they...

The third and final movie, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, released on Feb. 12 which stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in a teenage romance movie.

Weekly Movie Review: ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ has many pros and cons as the final movie of a romance franchise

February 19, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Netflix introduced the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” movie franchise two years ago. First started as a novel series were written by Jenny Han, gained more popularity...

The Naperville Park District Board calls Governor J.B. Pritzker to veto the new Criminal Justice Bill that reforms cash bail, the prison system, and the police force.

The Naperville Park District Board finds issues with the new Illinois criminal justice bill and urges a veto

February 4, 2021

The Naperville Park District Board called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to veto statewide criminal justice reforms last Thursday. Illinois lawmakers passed the criminal justice bill to reshape the criminal justice...

Mulan is Disneys new live-action remake that does not hold true to the original story tale.

Weekly Movie Review: ‘Mulan’ is a Disney remake that lacks excitement and plot stability

January 22, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead.   We have all heard of the story, “Mulan.” The fearless young woman fought in the Imperial Army to protect her father. Throughout time, this story has been retold...

At My Worst by Pink Sweat$

At My Worst by Pink Sweat$

January 13, 2021

A very important person in my life got me obsessed with this song. Not only is it his favorite song, but it really depicts his importance to me. The song, “At My Worst,” is about love. Specifically,...

Treat People With Kindness by Harry Styles

Treat People With Kindness by Harry Styles

January 13, 2021

“Treat People With Kindness” is such a bold statement that Harry Styles has advertised since 2017. The song, however, came out in 2019 and the music video in 2021. “Treat People With Kindness”...

Slow Down by Why Dont We

Slow Down by Why Don’t We

January 13, 2021

The release of this song caught the whole fandom by surprise as well as the music video. This is their third single from their upcoming album, “The Good Times and The Bad Ones” which pretty much sums...

Disneys new animated movie Soul is a heart warming story about life.

Weekly Movie Review: ‘Soul’ presents a great message that compels the audience to find their spark

January 8, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Finding your “true self” is a really important aspect but is genuinely overlooked in life. As teenagers, we strive to achieve our life goals like building a family, traveling,...

Metea students become stressed as the school year progresses.

The Stampede teaser: Metea’s mental health programs achieve awareness but fall short in certain aspects

December 10, 2020

Now settling in at our third month of remote learning, we have all most likely gone through at least one SEL lesson. SEL stands for social-emotional learning which brings awareness and teaches students...

Anyone Else by Joshua Bassett

Anyone Else by Joshua Bassett

November 30, 2020

Steering away from all the Christmas spirit, “Anyone Else” by Joshua Bassett came out on July 16, and to this day, I love it. The acoustic guitar feels mixed with a good beat in the background just...

Last Christmas by Wham!

Last Christmas by Wham!

November 30, 2020

A Christmas classic! My parents are very into “old” songs, so I guess that I particularly like it too. Throughout my entire life, this was one of the memorable songs from my childhood. Also, this song...

Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

November 30, 2020

Christmas is my favorite season and holiday over anything else. Like “Last Christmas,” this song resonates with my childhood. The “Under the Mistletoe” album came out in 2011, and it was and still...

Kamala Harris makes history as the first female and women of color as Vice President.

Kamala Harris leading our country gives me hope as she paves the way for an equal future

November 12, 2020

Joe Biden was elected to be the 46th president of the United States on Nov. 7. When the news that he had been projected to win the election arrived, crowds of people filled their streets and cities with...

Pretty Girl by Clairo

Pretty Girl by Clairo

November 4, 2020

This song is so important to me because it talks about the idea that everyone, not just girls, have gone through: feeling the need to dress and act a certain way for a lover, like a “pretty girl.”...

Killing Me Softly With His Song by Fugees

Killing Me Softly With His Song by Fugees

November 4, 2020

Two words to describe this song. Amazing vocals. All three members Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras bring their own style to the song and like I said, amazing vocals. This sweet 1996 oldie brings both...

Roi by Videoclub

Roi by Videoclub

November 4, 2020

This song is all sung in French and in translation, the term “Roi” means king. In the context of the song, I interpret it as having deep love and admiration for someone that you treat like royalty....

Feminists vouch for social equality in both genders, but specifically females due to their prolonged oppression including underrepresentation in the media.

Women continue to tackle the oppression in media

October 23, 2020

Think about the last time you watched a movie with a female lead, heard a female CEO of a huge company, or even a woman running for president. It is pretty rare and comes up once in a while, which...

Students are now going back to school in remote learning at home.

The idea of going back to school has both its highs, lows, and optimism

September 21, 2020

Nothing makes August more interesting than seeing Walmart or Target putting up ‘back to school’ supplies for sale. However, this year’s situation is shooting way past normality in both a positive...

The world is turning to music amidst its declining statistics

The world is turning to music amidst its declining statistics

May 6, 2020

Music is something that cannot be fully defined. It is a term with versatility based on people’s experiences and differences. As the official definition states, music is a vocal or instrumental sound...

Weekly Movie Recommendation: ‘All the Bright Places’

Weekly Movie Recommendation: ‘All the Bright Places’

March 24, 2020

The new system of e-learning may be a little overwhelming. I am sure we are all snuggling in the comforts of our home and potentially procrastinating our classwork, but that does not mean we do not have...

Students of color come together for a group photo.

Metea showcases powerful performances by students through ‘My Identity, My Experience’

February 12, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, Metea held a performance to commemorate students of color on Tuesday. The main issue that was being discussed is race. Students with poems, songs, art, and even their stories...

‘Little Women’ Review: A literary classic with a modern world touch

‘Little Women’ Review: A literary classic with a modern world touch

January 7, 2020

Warning: Spoilers ahead.   Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” has been revamped for many years since its book release. From long ago as silent films in 1917 to the recent remake of 2019,...

The Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street is one out of 20 franchises in the Chicago-land area

Police report sheds new light on Buffalo Wild Wings incident

November 16, 2019

A Naperville Police investigation reveals a more complicated picture of what happened inside the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street on Oct. 26. The Stampede obtained a copy of the police report created...

SCAN MV discuss the many possibilities for the future

SCAN MV discuss the many possibilities for the future

November 7, 2019

The Metea Valley ‘Save the Children Action Network’, also known as SCAN MV, held a meeting with special guest Bill Foster to discuss early childhood education on Wednesday. In hopes of improving the...

Banning drive-thrus to fight societal problems is irrational

Banning drive-thrus to fight societal problems is irrational

October 31, 2019

Society has many problems, including climate change. Consistently, people have been trying to prevent further problems, but how do various cities think they can help? By banning the world’s drive-thrus. Many...

Niyah Robinson, Sophomore

Niyah Robinson, Sophomore

October 18, 2019

Would you rather stay in school until late May or early June? "Late May. I definitely wouldn't want to put more days than we have to on the calendar, especially since people value their summer vacation....

Emily Huang, Senior

Emily Huang, Senior

October 18, 2019

What is your personal opinion on e-learning? "Yeah, I've taken online health classes, and I've taken online summer classes, and I think that they're a good resource for students, but I think that they...

Paul Holba, Technology and Engineering Teacher

Paul Holba, Technology and Engineering Teacher

October 18, 2019

How have you seen technology evolved at Metea, especially with this e-learning program? "Back in the day they had this was called a flipped classroom where you would watch out of school, and then you...

Nicole Liska, Spirit House Counselor

Nicole Liska, Spirit House Counselor

October 18, 2019

In your own opinion, do you think ELO would be beneficial to Metea? "This is a completely personal opinion. I do have a family member that works in a district that has e-learning days already. They...

Dr Darrell Echols, Principal

Dr Darrell Echols, Principal

October 18, 2019

Can you explain what e-learning is? "When we typically have a snow day, we don't have school on that day, and then we add that day to the end of the calendar. So part of the issue is parents make travel...

‘Tall Girl’ review: A disappointing Netflix Original

‘Tall Girl’ review: A disappointing Netflix Original

October 3, 2019

When the Netflix Original “Tall Girl” was first announced, I was excited and skeptical. First, I was excited to see actors such as Sabrina Carpenter, Griffin Gluck, and many more. But I was skeptical...

The Ongoing Outbreak of Vaping

The Ongoing Outbreak of Vaping

September 18, 2019

If it was not already obvious, e-cigarettes have been everywhere. Schools, gas stations, stores, and basically anywhere filled with people. Although for the state of Michigan, flavored e-cigarettes are...

‘Jawline’: The Human Behind the Media

‘Jawline’: The Human Behind the Media

August 30, 2019

As teenagers, we use Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube and many more to communicate and share our lives. In this generation, having the job of a social media influencer is a very loose term causing...

Volunteers working together to weed around a bush

Volunteers beautify downtown Naperville

August 1, 2019

It’s a bright early summer day in downtown Naperville. Walking across the winding trails of the parks in relative silence makes the park seem completely isolated from the busy commotion of the downtown...

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