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Laurel Westphal

Laurel Westphal, Headlines Reporter

Laurel Westphal is a junior at Metea and a headlines writer for the newspaper staff. She is a member of the speech team, but spends most of her time listening to music or going down rabbit holes on Youtube. This is her first year on staff.
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New Artist Profile: Family Reunion

New Artist Profile: Family Reunion

November 29, 2018

There’s a new wave of indie music on the rise, consisting of people whose sounds are reminiscent of artists like Tyler, The Creator, and notable emerging artists like Rex Orange County, Clairo, and Billie...

Halloween is a flawed but enjoyable return to the legacy of Michael Myers

‘Halloween’ is a flawed but enjoyable return to the legacy of Michael Myers

October 30, 2018

On October 18, the new installment of the “Halloween” series was released under the same title as the original. The film received good reviews, scoring a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. The plot begins...

Hot Takes: The Use of E-Cigarettes in Schools

Hot Takes: The Use of E-Cigarettes in Schools

September 20, 2018

The use of E-Cigarettes, especially for young teens, has been a highly debated topic in schools and our country. Both parties have attempted to find solutions to how to handle the issue, and whether its...

Heartland Blood Center hosts drive for Metea students

Heartland Blood Center hosts drive for Metea students

April 18, 2018

Heartland Blood Center set up shop in the auxiliary gym so Metea students could donate blood earlier this week. The process begins with a booklet potential blood donors should read before donating...

Spirit week pep assembly canceled

Spirit week pep assembly canceled

April 13, 2018

Building administrators decided last week that the pep assembly scheduled for today had been canceled, despite spirit week still continuing on. Many students were confused because they didn’t know why...

Activism in Hollywood has become lazy

Activism in Hollywood has become lazy

January 18, 2018

January 7, 2018 marked the 73 annual Golden Globes ceremony. The hot topic in relation to the Golden Globes this year was the Time’s Up movement. For those of you who don’t know, the Time’s Up...

A Kiss Under the Mistletoe with Andrew Rodriguez

December 8, 2017

Proudly produced in the classes, Broadcast Journalism and Media Communications. IPSD Course Codes, TEE2007 and TEE1014

The AP mindset: Why do we really take these classes?

The AP mindset: Why do we really take these classes?

December 1, 2017

Earlier in the year, we were asked to complete a survey regarding our feelings towards AP courses, student work ethic, and the staff during our PE classes. As I clicked away at random answers, one...

High School: The most okay four years of your life

High School: The most ‘okay’ four years of your life

November 29, 2017

One thing I vividly remember about growing up is my dad telling me that his high school days were some of the best four years of his life. He qualified this by recounting funny memories, cool things he...

Aurora and Naperville Mayors inspire interest in local government

Aurora and Naperville Mayors inspire interest in local government

October 10, 2017

Photos by: Delaney Reed On Thursday Oct. 5, the mayors for both Aurora and Naperville visited in a forum to discuss local government. Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, and Mayor of Naperville, Steve Chirico,...

Improv team prepares for auditions on Friday

Improv team prepares for auditions on Friday

September 12, 2017

Graphic by: Zainie Qureshi Calling all who love comedy and improvised talent: improv club will soon be in full swing once again, with auditions set this Friday, September 15th, from 2:45 to 5 after...

New lunch policies introduced to improve the commons

New lunch policies introduced to improve the commons

September 12, 2017

Photo by Maddie Crabtree On the first day of school during every lunch period, staff announced new lunch period expectations. These included remaining seated throughout the period, not leaving the lunchroom...

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