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Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 4/24 – 4/28

Metea Media
May 1, 2017

Boys' Track By Connor Smith This past Saturday, both the varsity and junior varsity teams participated in the annual “Red Ribbon Invite” at Waubonsie Valley High School. This week, both teams will...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 4/17 – 4/21

Metea Media
April 24, 2017

Boys' Track By Connor Smith Both varsity and junior varsity hosted a meet this past Tuesday against Glenbard North at Mustang Stadium. On Friday, the varsity team traveled to Wheaton-Warrenville South...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 4/10 – 4/13

Metea Media
April 18, 2017

Boys' Track and Field By Connor Smith Both the varsity and junior varsity boys’ track and field teams participated in two meets. This past Tuesday, the teams traveled to Naperville North in a meet with...

Street musicians bring diversity and style to the streets of Seattle

Street musicians bring diversity and style to the streets of Seattle

Metea Media
April 18, 2017

Staffers from News and Yearbook Journalism attended the National High School Journalism Convention, held in Seattle, Washington from April 6-9. This is one of three stories in a series called "Sights and...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 4/3 – 4/7

Metea Media
April 10, 2017

Baseball By Sameen Ali Last Tuesday, the varsity and sophomore teams lost their games, and all of the freshman games were cancelled. Wednesday and Thursday’s games were cancelled for all levels as well,...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: Spring Break

Metea Media
April 3, 2017

Boys' Track and Field By Connor Smith Over Spring Break, the varsity boys’ track and field team participated in the Illinois Top Times indoor meet at Illinois Wesleyan University. One highlight was...

Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language

Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language

Metea Media
March 20, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsYhr_LiKU0

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 3/13 – 3/17

Metea Media
March 20, 2017

Boys' Track and Field By Connor Smith This past Friday, both the varsity and junior varsity boys’ track and field teams traveled to North Central College in Naperville for the DuPage Valley Conference...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 3/6 – 3/10

Metea Media
March 13, 2017

Boys' Track By Connor Smith This past Friday, both the junior varsity and varsity teams participated in a meet at Wheaton North. Both teams will look to strive for success this upcoming Friday, as they...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 2/27 – 3/3

Metea Media
March 6, 2017

Girls' Track By Connor Smith This past Saturday, both the varsity and junior varsity girls participated in the Pete Heimsath invitational at Batavia High School, along with seven other schools in...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 2/6 – 2/10

Metea Media
February 13, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past Tuesday, the varsity boys clinched a thrilling 75-68 overtime win over Waubonsie in the main gym. However, the team fell short with a hard-fought 55-63 loss...

Schools should recognize non-Christian religious holidays

Schools should recognize non-Christian religious holidays

Metea Media
February 6, 2017

Co-written by Sameen Ali and Zyma Lakhani. Around the U.S., Christian holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Good Friday are days that are allowed off from school so that families can celebrate. In a...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 1/30 – 2/3

Metea Media
February 6, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past week, the varsity boys took two tough losses, losing 55-66 at Naperville Central on Tuesday and 47-65 at Wheaton North on Friday. The team will look to gain...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 1/23 – 1/27

Metea Media
January 30, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past Tuesday, the varsity boys squeaked out a close win over Neuqua at home, winning 63-61. However, the team took a 43-64 loss to Naperville North on Friday, also...

Congratulations to the 2017 Turnabout Contest winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 Turnabout Contest winners!

Metea Media
January 27, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Turnabout Contest this year! This year's winners were Sammy Frakes and Martell Ruiz for their candy-themed proposal! They will be presented with 2 free...

Win free Turnabout tickets! *CLOSED*

Win free Turnabout tickets! *CLOSED*

Metea Media
January 23, 2017

With Turnabout just around the corner, you have the opportunity to win two free Turnabout tickets for the upcoming dance on Jan. 28! All you have to do is submit a picture of your candy-themed proposal,...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 1/16 – 1/20

Metea Media
January 23, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past Friday, the varsity boys had a major victory, defeating Glenbard North 66-47 at home. Leading the way was senior Jeremy Hunter, who had a personal-best 33 points...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 1/9 – 1/13

Metea Media
January 17, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past weekend, the varsity boys participated in the annual M.L.K. tournament at Wheaton-Warrenville South. Despite a 48-73 loss to Oak Park River Forest on Saturday,...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: Winter Break

Metea Media
January 10, 2017

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past Friday, the varsity boys fell 54-55 in a nail-biter to Waubonsie at the Warrior gym. They also took a tough 37-48 loss at Lake Park on Saturday. Despite back-to-back...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 12/12 – 12/16

Metea Media
December 19, 2016

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past Friday, the varsity boys took a tough 62-79 loss to Wheaton North at home. Despite the loss, the team remains competitive and has shown great chemistry so far...

Two perspectives on J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only”

Two perspectives on J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only”

Metea Media
December 13, 2016

Co-Written by Abir Khan and Sameen Ali. J Cole recently dropped one of the most highly anticipated rap albums of the fourth quarter of the year. There was talk of an album drop sometime during 2016,...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 12/5 – 12/9

Metea Media
December 12, 2016

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith Although the varsity boys took a 61-79 loss at Naperville North on Wednesday, they stormed back on Friday to earn a 67-57 win in their home opener against Naperville Central....

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 11/28 – 12/2

Metea Media
December 5, 2016

Girls' Basketball By Kellie Foy This past week, the sophomore girls basketball team fell short 26-32 against Naperville North High School. The varsity team fought hard and lost 56-63 against...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 11/21 – 11/25

Metea Media
November 28, 2016

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith This past week, the varsity boys started their season by playing at St. Charles East in its annual Thanksgiving tournament. Despite losses to Downers Grove South...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 11/7-11/11

Metea Media
November 14, 2016

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith With tryouts being held last Monday, all teams now have their rosters finalized. Practices begin this week, with games beginning next week. Boys' Hockey By Maddie Crabtree JV...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 10/31 – 11/4

Metea Media
November 9, 2016

Boys' Basketball By Connor Smith Boys’ basketball held its tryouts this past Monday for all levels, in hopes of assembling another competitive group of teams. “We always look for [committed]...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 10/24 – 10/28

Metea Media
October 31, 2016

Girls' Cross Country By Brianna Powell The girls’ cross country team has qualified for the IHSA State Final. After a sectional meet at the Stuart Sport Complex in Montgomery, the girls landed a 4th...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 10/17 – 10/21

Metea Media
October 24, 2016

Boys' Football By Kellie Foy For their last game of the season, the varsity team won its game against Lincoln-Way Central, winning 42-21. They finish the season with a 3-6 record. The Freshman B team...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 10/10 – 10/14

Metea Media
October 17, 2016

Boys' Football By Kellie Foy This past week, the varsity team took a tough loss against the Glenbard North Panthers, losing 15-29. However, the sophomore team beat the Panthers 31-0. This upcoming week,...

Graphic by Abir Khan.

Aleppo: a humanitarian crisis

Metea Media
October 12, 2016

What do you know about Aleppo? That it’s Syria’s most populated city? Perhaps that it has been the subject of ongoing attacks and battles? Or maybe you know about that video showing a four year old...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 10/3 – 10/7

Metea Media
October 11, 2016

Girls' Volleyball By Sameen Ali This week, Girls' volleyball started off with a home game against Wheaton North. Varsity played tough, but lost 16-25 and 17-25 to their opponent. The sophomore girls won...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 9/26 – 9/30

Metea Media
October 3, 2016

Boys' Football By Kellie Foy The sophomore team won its first game of the season against Lake Park this past week. The Varsity team also won against the Lake Park Lancers, 27-19, bringing its record...

Metea Galleries: Eola Bowl

Metea Galleries: Eola Bowl

Metea Media
September 29, 2016

Photos by Brittany Coates. A look back at the Mustangs' hard-fought 21-24 loss against Waubonsie Valley.  

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 9/19 – 9/23

Metea Media
September 26, 2016

Boys' Football By Kellie Foy This week, the varsity football unit took a loss against DVC rival Waubonsie Valley, losing 21-24. However, the sophomore team delivered great defense against the Waubonsie...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 9/12 – 9/16

Metea Media
September 19, 2016

Girls' Tennis By Trinity Powell This past week, the girls' tennis team took two losses, which were a 2-5 loss at Wheaton North on Sept. 13 and one at Waubonsie Valley on Sept. 15, where they lost 3-4....

BG Stampede Spirit Video

BG Stampede Spirit Video

Metea Media
September 16, 2016

BG Stampede gives a run-through of all the Mustang cheers at their football games.

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 9/5 – 9/9

Metea Media
September 12, 2016

Boys' Football By Kellie Foy This week, all three teams took a loss against Naperville Central at home. Varsity took another narrow loss while putting in endless effort in a 25-28 nailbiter. All three teams...

Graphic by Kainin Blissett.

Weekly Sports Update: 8/29 – 9/2

Metea Media
September 6, 2016

Football By Kellie Foy All three football teams lost their away game to Naperville North. Most notable was Varsity's overtime thriller, where the team fought hard but narrowly lost 40-41. The football...

The bond of the flag: A look at the Mustang Color Guard

The bond of the flag: A look at the Mustang Color Guard

Metea Media
September 1, 2016

By Brianna Powell and Kellie Foy Editor-in-Chief and Sports Writer Photos by Megan Matty When attending a home football game this fall, you're bound to see those colored flags fly in the air to the...

Metea named fourth in county after just its eighth year

Metea named fourth in county after just its eighth year

Metea Media
August 30, 2016

By Maddie Crabtree News Writer Graphic by Kainin Blisset Entering just its eighth year, Metea was ranked fourth in Chicago Magazine for DuPage County’s top high schools. This puts Metea above both...

Suicide Squad provides interesting twists that occasionally fall short

Suicide Squad provides interesting twists that occasionally fall short

Metea Media
August 26, 2016

By Abir Khan and Ana Bicolli Graphic Designer and Creative Editor Graphic by Trinity Powell Suicide Squad. The movie DC fans and moviegoers alike had been waiting for forever since the initial trailer...

Curry inspires, motivates, and shows determination

Curry inspires, motivates, and shows determination

Metea Media
August 25, 2016

By Connor Smith Sports Editor Photo by Lily Gutierrez Although this past Wednesday was only the second day of many this school year, it was certainly a special one for many members of the Mustang...

Counselors struggle to grant schedule change requests

Counselors struggle to grant schedule change requests

Metea Media
August 24, 2016

By Lanie Lobdell Spotlight Editor Photo by Lanie Lobdell With summer at a close and students referring to their schedules as they go about their day, the pressure is on for the school’s guidance...

Mustang Mania funds to provide upgrades to the Metea community

Mustang Mania funds to provide upgrades to the Metea community

Metea Media
August 23, 2016

By Kellie Foy Sports Writer Photos by Jacob Guerrieri and Leana Goldman As the school year comes to a start, the Booster Club held its annual Mustang Mania this past Friday night. Parents, students,...

Former Bulls player and spouse to come to Metea as motivational speakers

Former Bulls player and spouse to come to Metea as motivational speakers

Metea Media
August 22, 2016

By Liam Sweeney News Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli Metea Valley is kicking off the year by getting a pair of motivational speakers to speak for students. Former NBA star Eddy Curry and his spouse,...

Senior year and the beginning of saying goodbye

Senior year and the beginning of saying goodbye

Metea Media
August 22, 2016

By Brianna Powell Editor-in-Chief Photo by Meghan King I remember when the first day of school would be an excessive production. My mother would pack my lunch box, enclosed with a note that would...

Class of 2020 welcomed into the Mustang community during Freshman Orientation

Class of 2020 welcomed into the Mustang community during Freshman Orientation

Metea Media
August 12, 2016

By Hailey Hagemaster News Editor Photos by Ethan Meyers Freshman Orientation, held this past Wednesday, excited freshmen for their first year of high school. The Fresh Connect groups were an opportunity...

The Dead Poet Society is a must see for this generation

The Dead Poet Society is a must see for this generation

Metea Media
May 20, 2016

By Ryan Goluch Guest Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli Have you ever seen a movie that completely shifted your outlook on how you live your life?   After watching The Dead Poet Society, I felt as though...

Farewell Friday: The Stampedes seniors

Farewell Friday: The Stampede’s seniors

Metea Media
May 20, 2016

[quote]By Zainie Qureshi Managing Editor Graphic by Zainie Qureshi[/quote] How do you think newspaper has helped prepare you for life beyond high school? Stephanie Sorich: It teaches you to work...

Stay calm and get your study on

Stay calm and get your study on

Metea Media
May 19, 2016

[quote]By Zainie Qureshi Managing Editor Graphic by Trinity Powell[/quote] It’s finals season here at Metea Valley, and that means it’s time to get out the flashcards, the highlighters, and the...

Body positivity isnt just for females

Body positivity isn’t just for females

Metea Media
May 18, 2016

[quote]By Alexis Rizzi Photographer Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] While we all know there are many double standards against women, there’s also a double standard directed towards males that no...

Mustang of the Week: Rohin Bhasin

Mustang of the Week: Rohin Bhasin

Metea Media
May 15, 2016

[quote]By Prashant Shankar Graphic by Zainie Qureshi[/quote] Congratulations for being recognized in the National Chemistry Science Olympiad! How did you get into the competition? In January this...

Farewell Friday: Michael Brancato, University of Missouri-Kansas School of Medicine

Farewell Friday: Michael Brancato, University of Missouri-Kansas School of Medicine

Metea Media
May 13, 2016

[quote]By Zainie Qureshi Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] Why did you decide to go to University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine? I chose to go to go there based on how it’s a six year...

Recording Academy president presents Grammy at Metea music awards

Recording Academy president presents Grammy at Metea music awards

Metea Media
May 13, 2016

[quote]By Hailey Hagemaster News Editor Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] Metea’s music department was excited to receive their well deserved Grammy at the music awards presented by Justin Roberts,...

Letter to the editor: Victim blaming continues to be a problem in America

Letter to the editor: Victim blaming continues to be a problem in America

Metea Media
May 12, 2016

[quote]By Amy Ahern Guest Writer Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] Statistically, a rape crime only makes up 7.2 percent of reported violent crimes every year. One in three women and one in four men...

Seniors prepare for college life and adult responsibilities

Seniors prepare for college life and adult responsibilities

Metea Media
May 12, 2016

[quote]By Zainie Qureshi Managing Editor Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] A big portion of seniors are preparing to transition into college within the next couple of months. Most of us have been fantasizing...

Media education class wins first place in MMEAs music video category

Media education class wins first place in MMEA’s music video category

Metea Media
May 10, 2016

By Zainie Qureshi Managing Editor On the 29th of April, Metea Valley’s media education class placed first in the Music Video category of the MMEA awards held at Neuqua Valley. The music video category...

Talented performances, dark irony drive Addams Family

Talented performances, dark irony drive ‘Addams Family’

Metea Media
May 9, 2016

By Rahul Tamta Perspectives Editor Photo by Sandhya Sivakumar May 5-7 saw the Metea Valley theatre program put on its production of “The Addams Family.” A staple of American pop culture for decades,...

Mustang of the week: Rich Lazatin

Mustang of the week: Rich Lazatin

Metea Media
May 7, 2016

By Zainie Qureshi Picture by Metea Valley Music You’re a Freshman and have already been one of the leads in two of the school plays. Did you expect that type of success coming into Metea? No, not...

Why Asian Kids Cant Tell Their Parents About Their Social Lives

Why Asian kids can’t tell their parents about their social lives

Metea Media
May 6, 2016

By Sushi Suresh For every Asian kid, there are the age-old  questions we’ve all heard. Some of my favorites include: “Aren’t you just naturally smart?”, or “Why can’t you hang out?”, or...

Met Gala

Alex recaps the best dressed at the Met Gala

Metea Media
May 5, 2016

[quote]By Alex Bosworth Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair[/quote] The Met Gala is one of the crowning events in the fashion world, prompting A-List stars to don designer gowns and tuxedos to walk the red...

Peer partners take a dive with DiveHeart

Peer partners take a dive with DiveHeart

Metea Media
May 4, 2016

By Zainie Qureshi Managing Editor Photo by Alexis Rizzi Best buddies. Special Olympics. Peer Partners. Now, we have another opportunity to add to the list, DiveHeart. Metea Valley’s continuous...

Metea at Neuqua Knockout 2016

Ultimate Frisbee Continues to Pull in Success This Season

Metea Media
May 4, 2016

[quote]By Prashant Shankar Online Editor Photo courtesy of Kimberly Maloney[/quote] The Metea Valley Ultimate Frisbee Team has had a successful season so far, and even brought home its first trophy...

Metea nets high rankings from Washington Post

Metea nets high rankings from Washington Post

Metea Media
May 3, 2016

By Hailey Hagemaster News Editor Graphic by Ana Biccoli Metea takes the top of the Valley by beating out Neuqua and Waubonsie Valley for The Washington Post's “America’s Most Challenging High...

disney

Disney recreates childhood magic With ‘The Jungle Book’

Metea Media
May 3, 2016

[quote]By Stephanie Sorich Graphic by Ana Bicolli[/quote] I will be the first to admit that I’ll still pick a Disney film on Netflix over anything else they have to offer. Award-winning documentary?...

Prom King and Queen

Mustang of the Week: Arjun Kumar & Pravi Bhagavatula

Metea Media
May 3, 2016

What was the first thought that came to your mind when you found out you were Prom Queen/King? Pravi: I felt surprised and happy. Arjun: I don’t know, cause Pravi got named first, because they...

We Day

WE Day Celebration Highlights Teens’ Community Service Efforts

Metea Media
May 2, 2016

By Brianna Powell Editor-in-Chief Photos courtesy of We Day “We are powerful! We are determined! We are a movement!“ Students from across the state cheered during the WE Day Illinois celebration....

AP Courses Fail to Adequately Prepare Students

Despite dropping AP scores, College Board rakes in the profits

Metea Media
April 29, 2016

[quote]By Rahul Tamta Perspectives Editor Graphics by Ana Bicolli[/quote] Only a few days from now, one of the most feared phenomena amongst high schoolers nationwide will commence--AP testing. Each...

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