Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.

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Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.

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Your World. Your Stories. Everyday.

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Killian Johnson

Killian Johnson

Killian Johnson is a senior and the editor for The Stampede’s graphics team. This is his second year on staff. When not creating graphics or drawing, he is playing bass and guitar, hanging out with friends, or very reluctantly doing his homework.

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The Stampede Staff recommends their favorite songs for spring.

[Photo] Stampede Staff Playlist: April Edition

Sarah Holzman and Sydney Burleyson
April 19, 2023

The Stampede Staff recommends their favorite songs for spring.

From Starlord’s mask to Yondu’s arrow, the world design of “Guardians of the Galaxy” is scrappy and inventive.

[Photo] ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ delivers humor with a purpose

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
April 10, 2023

From Starlord’s mask to Yondu’s arrow, the world design of “Guardians of the Galaxy” is scrappy and inventive.

The Olympics new eSports division has opened up opportunities to everyone to be featured in the Games.

[Photo] The Olympic Games Esports division receives poor reception from students

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
March 22, 2023

The Olympics new eSports division has opened up opportunities to everyone to be featured in the Games.

Granger students talk about how they felt during the lock down after witnessing the intruder.

[Photo] Students experience fear and confusion during Granger lock down

Isabelle Leofanti and Madison Moon
March 13, 2023

Granger students talk about how they felt during the lock down after witnessing the intruder.

Everyones voice can make a difference in a community by displaying different perspectives.

[Photo] Editorial: Student Journalists ‘Lead’ the week emphasizing the importance of Scholastic Journalism Week

The Stampede Editorial Team
February 24, 2023

Everyone's voice can make a difference in a community by displaying different perspectives.

AP African American studies in a new course by the College Board.

[Photo] College Board offers AP African American studies course

Madison Moon, Lindsey Hall, and Isabelle Leofanti
February 17, 2023

AP African American studies in a new course by the College Board.

The Stampede Staff recommends their favorite love songs.

[Photo] Stampede Staff Playlist: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 7, 2023

The Stampede Staff recommends their favorite love songs.

ChatGPT offers a wide array of different features, some of which can be used by students to cheat on homework and exams.

[Photo] ChatGPT’s release sparks concern over academic dishonesty

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
January 25, 2023

ChatGPT offers a wide array of different features, some of which can be used by students to cheat on homework and exams.

Glass Onion was a song by The Beatles that mocked people who read into song lyrics too much. Since, it has become a metaphor for something that is both layered and transparent.

[Photo] ‘Glass Onion’ is playfully smart

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
January 20, 2023

'Glass Onion' was a song by The Beatles that mocked people who read into song lyrics too much. Since, it has become a metaphor for something that is both layered and transparent.

There is a possibility of new social studies courses for the 2024-25 school year

[Photo] Social studies department proposes a variety of potential new classes

Lindsey Hall
January 20, 2023

There is a possibility of new social studies courses for the 2024-25 school year

Avatar is visually stunning, if not structurally simple.

[Photo] ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ looks great bro

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
January 13, 2023

Avatar is visually stunning, if not structurally simple.

Students must study long hours for their finals, which can lead to stress and burnout over time

[Photo] Finals week prompts discussion on how to prepare and the necessity of finals as a whole

Tanay Pant, Spotlight Editor
December 16, 2022

Students must study long hours for their finals, which can lead to stress and burnout over time

 Cassian Andor is a less fortunate protagonist that introduces moral ambiguity to the Star Wars universe.

[Photo] Andor proves that Star Wars is more than just the Skywalker Saga

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
December 9, 2022

Cassian Andor is a less fortunate protagonist that introduces moral ambiguity to the Star Wars universe.

Ads are the go-to support for modern streaming services.

[Photo] Netflix launches a cheaper tier with ads

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina, Perspectives Reporter
November 3, 2022

Ads are the go-to support for modern streaming services.

Taylor Swift’s newest pop album Midnights shows her growth as an artist.

[Photo] Taylor Swift’s new album, ‘Midnights’, is her best album yet

Sarah Holzman, Perspectives Editor
October 26, 2022

Taylor Swift’s newest pop album 'Midnights' shows her growth as an artist.

To celebrate Taylor Swifts upcoming album, Midnights, the staff names their favorite albums.

[Photo] The Stampede’s top five Taylor Swift albums

To celebrate Taylor Swift's upcoming album, Midnights, the staff names their favorite albums.

On each anniversary New York City displays two beaming lights representing the twin towers to pay respect to those who lost their lives and celebrate the spirit of NYC

[Photo] A day to remember: 9/11

Sydney Burleyson and Sarah Holzman
September 12, 2022

On each anniversary New York City displays two beaming lights representing the twin towers to pay respect to those who lost their lives and celebrate the spirit of NYC

Although the VMAs are primarily for recognizing musical talent, fashion is always a stand-out factor of the entire show.

[Photo] Top artists receive awards at this year’s VMAs

Allison Davids and Sarah Holzman
September 8, 2022

Although the VMAs are primarily for recognizing musical talent, fashion is always a stand-out factor of the entire show.

The Highland Park community remembers the victims from July 4 through a memorial service.

[Photo] Opinions: Gun control laws in the United States have to change

Ollie Shuminas, Diversity Editor
August 30, 2022

The Highland Park community remembers the victims from July 4 through a memorial service.

Some honorable mentions in the Met Gala include celebrities like Blake Lively and Lizzo who either stuck with the theme or put their own spin on the theme.

[Photo] The 2022 Met Gala: How to not follow a dress code

Isabela Sanchez, Perspectives Editor
May 9, 2022

Some honorable mentions in the Met Gala include celebrities like Blake Lively and Lizzo who either stuck with the theme or put their own spin on the theme.

Dunkin has been using creative advertising strategies to promote their brand.

[Photo] Dunkin’s recent advertising strategies are effective but questionable

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
May 5, 2022

Dunkin has been using creative advertising strategies to promote their brand.

American Sign Language is one of many forms of communication people who are deaf or hard of hearing use to communicate

[Photo] Deaf history is American history

Ollie Shuminas, Spotlight Reporter
April 14, 2022

American Sign Language is one of many forms of communication people who are deaf or hard of hearing use to communicate

The annual March Madness tournament is a great time for High school students to research colleges.

[Photo] March Madness provides a stepping ground into the college search

Sydney Burleyson, Headlines Editor
March 23, 2022

The annual March Madness tournament is a great time for High school students to research colleges.

The popular daily word game Wordle has people obsessed with figuring out the correct answer.

[Photo] Wordle sparks a new obsession in all generations

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
March 2, 2022

The popular daily word game Wordle has people obsessed with figuring out the correct answer.

Vinnette Justine Carroll directed her first play in 1972, titled Dont Bother Me, I Cant Cope. This pathed the way for Black people to be a part of the Broadway community.

[Photo] Vinnette Justine Carroll: The director

Brennan Lockwood, Spotlight Reporter
March 2, 2022

Vinnette Justine Carroll directed her first play in 1972, titled "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope." This pathed the way for Black people to be a part of the Broadway community.

The Board meeting was supposed to be a discussion about improving the district, however some parents decided to not wear their masks leaving the board members to adjourn the meeting.

[Photo] Parents unwilling to wear masks force board meeting to adjourn

Tanmayi Sharat, Headlines Reporter
February 11, 2022

The Board meeting was supposed to be a discussion about improving the district, however some parents decided to not wear their masks leaving the board members to adjourn the meeting.

Students are worried about if school will remain in-person or return back to remote learning.

[Photo] District 204 pursues in-person learning despite rising cases in COVID-19

Allison Davids, Headlines Reporter
January 24, 2022

Students are worried about if school will remain in-person or return back to remote learning.

New mental health resources are put into place for students to utilize.

[Photo] District launches new mental health website

Sydney Burleyson, Headlines Editor
December 14, 2021

New mental health resources are put into place for students to utilize.

Taylor Swift released her ninth studio album Red (Taylors Version). The album reaches the most-streamed album in a day from a female artist.

[Photo] Taylor Swift releases ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ and revitalizes an entire album

Sarah Holzman and Sydney Burleyson
December 1, 2021

Taylor Swift released her ninth studio album Red (Taylors Version). The album reaches the most-streamed album in a day from a female artist.

Frances Haugen, ex-product manager of Facebook, comes forward to the public with the infamous Facebook Papers. The social media giant became the spotlight of national news stations for months, as the papers revealed information concerning the privacy of Facebook users.

[Photo] Whistleblower reveals the ‘Facebook Papers’ to protect America’s youth

Sanjana Kakanur, Copy Editor
November 12, 2021

Frances Haugen, ex-product manager of Facebook, comes forward to the public with the infamous 'Facebook Papers.' The social media giant became the spotlight of national news stations for months, as the...

Metea Valley administration takes precautions to prevent fighting and violence in school.

[Photo] Administrators concerned over increase in fights

Allison Davids and Tanmayi Sharat
October 26, 2021

Metea Valley administration takes precautions to prevent fighting and violence in school.

Social media affects young people in their day to day life and can lead to questionable actions such as destroying school property and harassment

[Photo] Social media can have a strong grasp on people’s decisions

Sarah Holzman and Isabela Sanchez
October 12, 2021

Social media affects young people in their day to day life and can lead to questionable actions such as destroying school property and harassment

Students of Metea discover resources available to them about mental health.

[Photo] Metea addresses the positive, and negative aspects of Mental Health

Allison Davids
September 21, 2021

Students of Metea discover resources available to them about mental health.

Spencer elden, featured on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover, now claims the cover was child sexual exploitation.

[Photo] The ‘Nirvana Baby,’ Spencer Elden, demands $450,000 from Nirvana claiming that ‘Nevermind’ ruined his life

Bela Sanchez and John Wafula Ojwang
September 9, 2021

Spencer elden, featured on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover, now claims the cover was child sexual exploitation.

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