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Megan Drake

Megan Drake

Megan is a senior and this is her first year on the Stampede. Music is a huge part of her life, as she is involved in Tri-M, MVSO, pep band, and pit orchestra. Besides music, Megan is also involved in Best Buddies and Special Olympics. She loves teaching her dog new tricks, traveling, and listening to Harry Styles and Powfu.

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Students begin to prepare for their upcoming AP exams in June.

Students prepare for AP Exams throughout the final weeks of the school year

Megan Drake
May 21, 2021

With the school year coming to an end, Advanced Placement (AP) exams are right around the corner. Students are preparing for their exams that take place over the next few weeks through reviewing past material,...

This years prom will look different than any other year due to COVID-19 guidelines. Students share their different plans for senior prom.

Senior prom takes place differently due to COVID-19

Megan Drake
April 9, 2021

Metea’s student government has worked to provide seniors with a prom experience for the past few weeks. Seniors will have the option to attend senior prom on April 30. This year’s senior gala is being...

Arjun Nair, a 2015 Metea graduate, runs for Aurora Alderman and encourages students to get involved in politics.

Mustang graduate Arjun Nair runs for Aurora Alderman 

Megan Drake
March 26, 2021

2015 Metea graduate Arjun Nair is running for Aurora Alderman. Students who are registered to vote in Aurora and agree with his policies can look to vote for him on April 6.  The role of Alderman is...

Teachers adapt to teaching during COVID-19

Megan Drake
March 23, 2021

In one short year, teachers have had to adapt and rearrange everything to provide education and support for their students. Staff started working from home, moving their classwork and materials online,...

Seniors are working to find the best way of communication to plan out events like prom, senior road trip, etc. It has been a challenge to communicate about these events than in any other past years.

Seniors struggle to find a mode of communication for planning future events

Megan Drake
February 24, 2021

As students step into their fourth year of high school, the excitement of senior year begins. Traditional senior events like senior road trips, prom, and graduation begin to be on the radar for seniors...

Junior Sean Hickey works on his Eagle Scout Project at Gigis Playhouse.

Junior Sean Hickey funds Eagle Scout project through fundraising at Chipotle

Megan Drake
February 2, 2021

One of the final steps for an Eagle Scout is to demonstrate their leadership skills through a project that benefits the community. Sean Hickey, an Eagle Scout, is creating, funding, and building a merchandising...

Students discuss returning to school

Olivia Gaziano 0:00 It was just announced that we are for sure heading back to school. On January, 26, but students have the options to either go to the hybrid option or also stay remote. We are here...

Ashley Hallissey and her mother, Pamela Hallissey at Illinois State University.

Hallissey family creates a Go-Fund-Me to purchase wigs for cancer patients 

Megan Drake
December 18, 2020

After a long fight with breast cancer, Pamela Hallissey, Ashley Hallissey’s mother, passed away on Nov. 29. After her mother’s passing, Ashley and her family started a memorial fund through Go-Fund-Me...

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...

A big challenge of remote learning is that many students are uncomfortable with turning on their zoom cameras for their classes.

Students are encouraged by staff to keep their cameras on during zoom meetings

Megan Drake, Headlines reporter
November 20, 2020

One of the main challenges about remote learning is some students do not feel comfortable with having their Zoom camera on. During classes, students are not required to turn on their cameras, yet teachers...

Taking the time to reflect on what to be grateful for

Olivia Gaziano :  As we all know, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Now it may look different for us this year, but we just wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we're thankful for and how we...

A student stays safe during the global pandemic.

The Stampede teaser: COVID-19 stretches through the community and greatly affects students

Megan Drake, News Reporter
November 10, 2020

There is no doubt that the school looks a little different this year. Students are starting to become more familiar with e-learning, as COVID-19 has been around for quite some time now. As Metea is approaching...

As the polling places began to close, each election judge had a responsibility in order to keep the process running efficiently.

Student election judges participate in the 2020 presidential election

Megan Drake, Headlines reporter
November 6, 2020

 Seniors were able to register to be an election judge in DuPage County for the 2020 presidential election. Election judges have many important roles, such as overseeing the voting process and assisting...

Although the music department is not able to make music in person together, they find new ways to create an ensemble.

The music department continues to create music through remote learning

Megan Drake
October 21, 2020

There is no doubt that school is looking a little different this year, but some classes are looking a little more different than others. Without the ability to create an ensemble sound, make music, and...

Senior Elizabeth Huang prepares for her return to school.

[Photo] Safety measures expected to be taken for school’s new hybrid plan

Emily Veenstra
October 15, 2020

Senior Elizabeth Huang prepares for her return to school.

Seniors showing their support with Metea Booster towels

Class of 2021 has a senior parade to kick off their senior year

Megan Drake
October 2, 2020

Rain or shine, the staff does not let COVID-19 stop the class of 2021’s senior year. Seniors were able to drive through the parking lot to celebrate their senior year last night. Even with the pouring...

LMC director Amy Madzinski gives students the opportunity to check out library books during remote learning.

The LMC gives students the ability to check out books through curbside pickup

Megan Drake
September 15, 2020

The library reopened for curbside pickup with books last Tuesday. This brings a new opportunity for readers to utilize Metea’s library during e-learning. They will have the opportunity to put books on...

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