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Are you being savage or sickening?

Are you being savage or sickening?

May 17, 2016

[quote]By Serena Bernal Features Writer Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou[/quote] The trend of the term “savage” has become quite relevant within pop culture and the social media recently. The movement has...

Technology transforms teen relationships

Technology transforms teen relationships

May 16, 2016

[quote]By Lanie Lobdell Features Editor Graphic by Ana Bicolli[/quote] Technology has made its way into every little detail of our lives. It has overtaken communication with others, it has made it...

Farewell Friday: Deepa Shankar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Farewell Friday: Deepa Shankar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 6, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Illinois? I really wanted a big school with a lively, but academic atmosphere that was also relatively cheap. U of...

Farewell Friday: Angela Gao, Boston College

Farewell Friday: Angela Gao, Boston College

April 29, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Boston College? I've always wanted to go to school in Boston or New York, and Boston is a really good...

Students asked to leave Prom shirts at home

Students asked to leave Prom shirts at home

April 28, 2016

By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Drew Danko Numerous students were asked to put their shirts inside out, or find something to cover up their shirts Thursday morning due to sayings and designs...

Class of 2016 bonds at Senior Road Trip

Class of 2016 bonds at Senior Road Trip

April 27, 2016

By Zainie Qureshi Opinions Writer Photo by Drew Danko The Senior Road Trip took off this past Saturday, students got a taste of places all over the country from Miami to Yellowstone Park. The Class...

Debating the need for tan skin at Prom

Debating the need for tan skin at Prom

April 26, 2016

[quote]By Kiera Donovan Online Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] The sun kissed skin has been a desired look for decades. From tanning beds to DIY lotions, the obsession to have glowing skin has...

Weekly Sports Update: 4/18 - 4/23

Weekly Sports Update: 4/18 – 4/23

April 25, 2016

Boys' Track & Field The boys’ track and field team found great success at the Wheaton Warrenville South Red Grange Invite this past friday. Amiri Finner took first overall in the long jump. Alonzo...

Mustang of the week: Megan Archey

Mustang of the week: Megan Archey

April 25, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo courtesy of Megan Archey[/quote] How did you decide you wanted to become a senior pep MC for next year? I really enjoy being a part of BG Stampede and Pep...

Journalism programs recognized for excellence at NISPA

Journalism programs recognized for excellence at NISPA

April 25, 2016

By Brianna Powell Editorial Editor Photo courtesy of Kristen DiGiorgio The Metea Valley newspaper and yearbook staffs walked away from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference...

Farewell Friday: Shivansh Padhy, New York University

Farewell Friday: Shivansh Padhy, New York University

April 22, 2016

[quote]By Stephanie Sorich Profiles Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to NYU? Well, for starters, everyone walks faster there. They have tons of global opportunities,...

Strike Out Cancer Game proves sports are more than just a game

Strike Out Cancer Game proves sports are more than just a game

April 22, 2016

[quote]By Nirmal Mulaikal Sports Editor Photos by Brittany Coates[/quote] While sports generally promote competition and provide entertainment for fans, the girls varsity softball team’s annual...

VEI students take on trade show in New York City

VEI students take on trade show in New York City

April 21, 2016

By Sushmitha Suresh Online Writer Photos courtesy of Twitter The three VEI firms, Apollo, MetaNova, and Never Ending, were given the opportunity this past weekend to go work in a trade show in the...

Day of silence builds awareness for LGBTQ community

Day of silence builds awareness for LGBTQ community

April 19, 2016

[quote]By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Photo by Alexis Rizzi[/quote] For the past two years, I have participated in the Day of Silence, a national student led movement that raises awareness about the...

Congratulations to Maci Cotler & John Lynch and Isabel Loman & Raimon Roglans

Congratulations to Maci Cotler & John Lynch and Isabel Loman & Raimon Roglans

April 18, 2016

Thanks to MV StuGo, The Stampede was able to award two couples with free tickets to prom for giving back to the community!  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Pay Prom Forward Contest....

Mustang of the Week: JoshTMagic (Joshua Talbot-Bowe)

Mustang of the Week: JoshTMagic (Joshua Talbot-Bowe)

April 18, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Brittany Coates[/quote] When did you start doing magic? I started doing magic four or five years ago, I've always liked it. I've liked being able to...

Students aid world hunger through Food Fight

Students aid world hunger through Food Fight

April 18, 2016

By Lanie Lobdell Features Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold Last Friday, the school came together to pack boxes with the group Food Fight. This group of students, lead by sibling duo JT and Celeste Ives,...

Farewell Friday: Alec McKinney, Dominican University

Farewell Friday: Alec McKinney, Dominican University

April 15, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Dominican? Dominican has one of the best business programs in the country and I am able to further my...

Why Hillary Isn’t Entitled to my Vote: My Growing Frustrations With the Democratic Party

Why Hillary Isn’t Entitled to my Vote: My Growing Frustrations With the ‘Democratic’ Party

April 15, 2016

[quote]By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli[/quote] Barring a few Sanders upsets in states like New York and Pennsylvania, Clinton is poised to win the Democratic nomination....

Marketing classes grill off in Tom & Eddies Burger Challenge

Marketing classes grill off in Tom & Eddie’s Burger Challenge

April 14, 2016

By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou After weeks of preparation, the marketing classes reached out to school to vote on their favorite  burger for their annual Tom & Eddie's...

Seniors commit to furthering athletic careers on National Signing Day

Seniors commit to furthering athletic careers on National Signing Day

April 13, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos by Drew Danko[/quote] 20 senior athletes representing 11 different varsity sports signed their national letters of intent in the library on Wednesday morning's...

Basement of the Dead escape room offers a fun, fast paced challenge

Basement of the Dead escape room offers a fun, fast paced challenge

April 12, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo courtesy of Basement of the Dead[/quote] Tick-tock, tick-tock. Sunday, a group of my friends and I raced against the clock to use clues and get out of the...

Weekly Sports Update: 4/4-4/9

Weekly Sports Update: 4/4-4/9

April 12, 2016

Boys’ Water Polo The Boys’ Water Polo team had a successful week. On Wednesday, the team defeated Saint Charles North 8-7 in an intense match. Senior Keegan Reilly scored the game-winning goal...

Getting to college isnt impossible despite dwindling acceptance rates

Getting to college isn’t impossible despite dwindling acceptance rates

April 11, 2016

[quote]By Brianna Powell Editorial Editor Graphic by Brianna Powell[/quote] When I was freshman, the top three universities that I wanted to get into were Harvard, Princeton and Yale as a safety school,...

Mustang of the Week: Courtney Morgan

Mustang of the Week: Courtney Morgan

April 11, 2016

[quote]By Megan Arnold Features Editor Photos courtesy of Courtney Morgan[/quote] How long have you been apart of Track & Field? I've been throwing since I was six years old so that would...

Pay Forward Prom Win FREE Prom Tickets *CLOSED*

“Pay Forward Prom” Win FREE Prom Tickets *CLOSED*

April 8, 2016

[quote]Graphic by Anastasia Bicolli[/quote] Interested in winning free prom tickets? The Stampede and StuGo have created the contest “Pay Prom Forward” to award our students for giving back to our...

Farewell Friday: Esteban Castillo, Miami University

Farewell Friday: Esteban Castillo, Miami University

April 8, 2016

[quote]By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou[/quote] Why did you decide to attend Miami University? I knew from the first breathtaking steps on campus that Miami was the perfect...

Author Jesse Andrews talks about new novel

Author Jesse Andrews talks about new novel

April 8, 2016

By Sushmitha Suresh Online Writer Photo by Sushmitha Suresh Author and screenplay writer of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” Jesse Andrews recently came to Metea Valley to debut his new book,...

Group Interpretations 2016 performance of Shes the Man

Group Interpretation brings production of “She’s the Man” to state competition

April 7, 2016

[quote]By Alex Bosworth News Writer Photo courtesy of Laura Moran[/quote] Metea’s Group Interpretation production of “She’s the Man” traveled to Springfield to compete in the State competition...

Metea Has Heart T-Shirt sales this week

April 7, 2016

Purchase a Metea Has Heart T-shirt for $10 during your lunch periods to support Mr. Solgos's and Ms. Mayerik's children. Due to certain sizes selling out fast, a new order has been placed and shirts...

2016 Election proves to be disappointing

2016 Election proves to be disappointing

April 6, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou[/quote] For my entire life, I have looked forward to 2016. It's the year I turn 18, the year I will graduate high school and begin the next...

Mustangs lack respect for club sports

Mustangs lack respect for club sports

April 5, 2016

[quote]By Kiera Donovan Online Writer Photo by Drew Danko[/quote] Every high school prides itself off of its athletic teams. Mustangs can’t get enough of their sports. BG Stampede shows this pride...

Weekly Sports Update: 3/29 - 4/02

Weekly Sports Update: 3/29 – 4/02

April 4, 2016

Boys’ Water Polo Boys Water Polo: The boys water polo will continue where they left off before Spring Break, facing St. Charles North on Wednesday and travelling to the Niles Varsity Tournament this...

Raising awareness: Metea has Heart fundraiser

Raising awareness: Metea has Heart fundraiser

April 4, 2016

[quote]By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor Graphic courtesy of Metea has Heart[/quote] After hearing the stories of English teacher Casey Solgo’s son, Carter Solgos, and math teacher Jennifer Mayerik’s...

Mustang of the Week: Anthony Greco

Mustang of the Week: Anthony Greco

April 3, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo courtesy of Jerry Daliege [/quote] When and why did you start playing baseball? I started playing when I was five, and I played because I didn't like soccer...

Zainies Spanish travel diaries: Beating through Barcelona

Zainie’s Spanish travel diaries: Beating through Barcelona

March 31, 2016

[quote]By Zainie Qureshi Opinions Writer Graphic by Drew Danko, Photos by Zainie Qureshi[/quote] Nine hour flight, five hour layover, five hour flight, 30 minute cab ride, and finally I arrived to...

P.E. leaders build relationships with students

P.E. leaders build relationships with students

March 24, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Madie Sandberg (MV Yearbook)[/quote] As a freshman, I remember being terrified of the older juniors and seniors. Trying to differentiate the H’s from...

Letter to the editor: Debunking the myth of gender pay gap

Letter to the editor: Debunking the myth of gender pay gap

March 23, 2016

[quote]By Mark Prakash Guest Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli[/quote] This letter to the editor is in response to "Letter to the editor: Gender inequality still present in the workforce" The gender...

Letter to the editor: Gender inequality still present in the workforce

Letter to the editor: Gender inequality still present in the workforce

March 22, 2016

[quote]By Eliana Greenberg Guest Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli [/quote] Since World War II, women have been a part of the workforce. If it weren’t for the women who worked when their husbands were...

Questioning the fun of four days of Lolla

Questioning the fun of four days of Lolla

March 22, 2016

[quote]By Nurah Lambert Entertainment Editor Photo by Nurah Lambert[/quote] Have the nearest computer ready to refresh the page, because today is the day. Lollapalooza 2016 four-day passes go on sale...

StuGo senior class photo will take place Thursday

StuGo senior class photo will take place Thursday

March 22, 2016

By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Graphic by Ana Bicolli This Thursday, a new senior tradition will be launched. A panoramic photo of the Class of 2016 will be taken during third period in the main gym...

Photo filters take narcissism to a new extreme

Photo filters take narcissism to a new extreme

March 21, 2016

[quote]By Sushmitha Suresh Online Writer Graphic by Sushmitha Suresh[/quote] With around 100 million users, Snapchat has taken social media communication to a new level. Instead of texting, people...

Weekly Sports Update: 3/14 - 3/19

Weekly Sports Update: 3/14 – 3/19

March 21, 2016

Boys' Water Polo This week, Varsity Boys’ Water Polo had a four game tournament, where they played Bradley, Deerfield, Von Steuben, and Buffalo Grove. The Mustangs won 9-3 against Bradley, won 12-9...

Mustang of the Week: Ryan Adams

Mustang of the Week: Ryan Adams

March 21, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor[/quote] What groups are you involved with throughout the music department? During the fall and winter I was in the Madrigal singers, which is a Renaissance group....

Music department wins Grammy award

Music department wins Grammy award

March 19, 2016

By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos by The Stampede The music department sent out an e-mail to its students Thursday night, asking them to report to the auditorium for a special surprise Friday morning....

A beginners guide to understanding March Madness 2016

A beginner’s guide to understanding March Madness 2016

March 18, 2016

[quote]By Nirmal Mulaikal Sports Editor Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] Brackets have been made, bets have been placed, and the wait is finally over: March Madness 2016 is upon us.  For the casual...

Farewell Friday: Madie Sandberg, Texas Christian University

Farewell Friday: Madie Sandberg, Texas Christian University

March 18, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to TCU? When I went on campus visits this was my first recruiting trip I went on, and as soon as I stepped...

Teachers collaborate and learn at Edcamp

Teachers collaborate and learn at Edcamp

March 16, 2016

By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Photos by Prashant Shankar Teachers gathered on Tuesday to collaborate and share teaching skills and experiences with each other in an “un-conference” called Edcamp....

Weekly Sports Update: 3/7-3/12

Weekly Sports Update: 3/7-3/12

March 16, 2016

Girls' Track & Field This week, the Mustangs competed against Oswego, Wheaton, and Waubonsie. The team placed second in the meet. Highlights include Leana Goldman’s victory in the two mile, Nicki...

Dark Horse Gallery showcases student artists

Dark Horse Gallery showcases student artists

March 15, 2016

By Alex Bosworth News Writer Photos by Brittany Coates The Dark Horse Art Gallery celebrated its grand opening last Friday and offers art students the unique opportunity to have their work showcased...

Letter to the Editor: Black history month fails to meet expectations

Letter to the Editor: Black history month fails to meet expectations

March 14, 2016

[quote]By Okeoghene Metitiri Guest Writer Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] Dear Editor, I'm writing this on the last day of Black History Month as I reflect on how I remembered the achievements and...

Editorial: The Stampede endorses John Kasich and Bernie Sanders for Illinois primary election

Editorial: The Stampede endorses John Kasich and Bernie Sanders for Illinois primary election

March 14, 2016

By The Stampede Editorial Board Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENT The whirlwind that is the 2016 election will roll into the state of Illinois on this upcoming “Mega Tuesday”...

Mustang of the Week: Angie Lee

Mustang of the Week: Angie Lee

March 14, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] What did you win an award for? It's the Prudential spirit of community award, sponsored by Prudential, and it recognizes top youth...

Farewell Friday: Jordan Hawk, Augustana College

Farewell Friday: Jordan Hawk, Augustana College

March 11, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Augustana? I really like their pre-veterinary program and it was the one my boss referred me to, because...

Metea Media named Pacemaker finalist

Metea Media named Pacemaker finalist

March 11, 2016

By Turner Smith Editor-in-Chief Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou Metea Media, the student-run online news source for Metea Valley High School, was named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award last Wednesday.  Pacemaker...

Battle of the Banks initiates school cleanup

Battle of the Banks initiates school cleanup

March 11, 2016

By Stephanie Sorich Profile Editor Graphic by Ana Biccoli Within the next few weeks, students might begin to start seeing a little less trash and a lot more locker banks. The Principal Advisory Board...

Letter to the Editor: Bernies the worst presidential candidate of 2016

Letter to the Editor: Bernie’s the worst presidential candidate of 2016

March 10, 2016

[quote]By Conner Lovely Guest Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] I admire Bernie Sanders’ authenticity. He sticks true to his beliefs; He has not been bought out by some huge political donor...

Voting is not only a right for young voters, its a must

Voting is not only a right for young voters, it’s a must

March 9, 2016

[quote]By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Graphic by Ana Biccoli[/quote] One month ago, I conducted a poll for Metea’s choice for favorite presidential candidate. Despite getting 258 responses, I...

Counting down the top eight Lollapalooza lineup needs

Counting down the top eight Lollapalooza lineup needs

March 8, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo courtesy of - EMR - (Flickr)[/quote] This summer, Lollapalooza is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special gift to its fans: adding a fourth day to...

Warriors and Tomahawks team up for an exciting night of hockey

Warriors and Tomahawks team up for an exciting night of hockey

March 7, 2016

[quote]By Lanie Lobdell Features Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] The Warriors hockey team played the Chicago Blackhawks special hockey team, the Tomahawks, Sunday night at a packed All Seasons...

Weekly Sports Update: 2/29-3/5

Weekly Sports Update: 2/29-3/5

March 7, 2016

Boys' Basketball The boys’ basketball team finished their season this past week. In their regional opener, the team defeated Glenbard North 75-69 in a tight contest. Sophomore Malik Hall led the way,...

Mustang of the Week: Brenna Schaefers

Mustang of the Week: Brenna Schaefers

March 7, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Brenna Shaefers[/quote] How did you get started with ballet? I got started with ballet when my mom enrolled me in a class when I was super...

Sony needs to face the music: Kesha is unable to leave her contract with an abusive producer

Sony needs to face the music: Kesha is unable to leave her contract with an abusive producer

March 3, 2016

[quote]By Ashvini Kartik-Narayan Features Writer Photo courtesy of the Mirror[/quote] Back in March of 2015, Directioners everywhere mourned the departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction. Hearts...

Panel discussion emphasizes equal opportunity for all races

Panel discussion emphasizes equal opportunity for all races

March 2, 2016

By Alicia Diaz News Editor Photos by Brittany Coates The I AM initiative finished off its series of month long events with a panel discussion in the large forum room during lunch periods on Monday....

Boys basketball captures opening 4A regional win

Boys’ basketball captures opening 4A regional win

March 1, 2016

[quote]By Nirmal Mulaikal Sports Editor Photo by Nirmal Mulaikal[/quote] In the Class 4A Glenbard East Regional opener, boys’ basketball took home the victory 75-69  in their opening playoff game...

Apple vs. FBI court case implications far from clear-cut

Apple vs. FBI court case implications far from clear-cut

March 1, 2016

[quote]By Rahul Tamta Entertainment Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] Massive amounts of attention have been given to the ongoing case between Apple and the FBI in recent weeks, as the government...

Leap Day marks a rare, special day in history and in the lives of many

Leap Day marks a rare, special day in history and in the lives of many

February 29, 2016

[quote]By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Graphic by Qiyuan Zhou[/quote] I woke up this morning to a peculiar site: a birthday card, displaying a glittering red number four on my kitchen table. Considering...

Mustang of the Week: Alex Dillmann

Mustang of the Week: Alex Dillmann

February 29, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Alex Dillmann[/quote] How did it feel finishing third in state in the butterfly? Ultimately I was trying to improve upon my time from last...

Sushi predicts 2016 Oscar winners

Sushi predicts 2016 Oscar winners

February 26, 2016

[quote]By Sushmitha Suresh Online Writer Photo courtesy of Screenrant[/quote] Movie junkies all around wait for the big event every year. The Oscars are coming back on Sunday, and the nominees are...

Farewell Friday: Danny Fox, University of Iowa

Farewell Friday: Danny Fox, University of Iowa

February 26, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Iowa? It's an academically solid school, and it was important to me to be decently close to home. I wanted...

World language fair showcases benefits of learning a new language

World language fair showcases benefits of learning a new language

February 26, 2016

By Kiera Donovan Online Writer Photos by Brittany Coates Students learned about and celebrated different cultures and languages at the world language fair, held in the library on Thursday during lunch...

Seniors recognized for academic achievement at Indian Prairie Scholars

Seniors recognized for academic achievement at Indian Prairie Scholars

February 25, 2016

By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Photos by Jack Heerhold Seniors gathered in the auditorium on Tuesday evening to be recognized for their academic achievement over the past four years at Indian Prairie...

Students discuss the use of the N word

Students discuss the use of the ‘N’ word

February 23, 2016

By Turner Smith Editor-in-Chief Photo courtesy of Jennifer Rowe Students gathered in the College and Career Center during all four lunch periods last Friday to discuss a topic at the center of popular...

Ervin etches place in wrestling history book with second place state finish

Ervin etches place in wrestling history book with second place state finish

February 22, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Amy Toepfer[/quote] Senior Dylan Ervin wrote his way into the wrestling program’s history books by becoming the first wrestler to ever make...

Weekly Sports Update: 2/15-2/20

Weekly Sports Update: 2/15-2/20

February 22, 2016

Boys’ Basketball The boys’ basketball finished their season this past week. On Tuesday, the Mustangs lost 54-68 to Wheaton Warrenville South. Junior Jeremy Hunter finished the game with a team high...

Mustang of the week: Matthew Moy

Mustang of the week: Matthew Moy

February 22, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Matthew Moy[/quote] How long have you been playing chess? I have been playing since I was nine off and on, but I have been playing seriously...

Casual Racism: bringing awareness to a modern dilemma

Casual Racism: bringing awareness to a modern dilemma

February 19, 2016

[quote]By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] A woman isn’t beautiful “for an Asian girl”; a man isn’t intelligent “for a black guy”; a woman isn’t cool...

Farewell Friday: Kayla Cruz, Grand Valley State University

Farewell Friday: Kayla Cruz, Grand Valley State University

February 19, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Grand Valley? When I visited I really liked the campus, I kind of fell in love with it. I like the atmosphere...

Wisconsin-Madisons First Wave spreads message about student identity

Wisconsin-Madison’s First Wave spreads message about student identity

February 18, 2016

By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Photo by Nikki Roberts As part of February’s I AM initiative, performance group First Wave from the University of Wisconsin at Madison hit the stage last Friday to...

Staff and students celebrate hallowed grounds with Black History Month Assembly

Staff and students celebrate ‘hallowed grounds’ with Black History Month Assembly

February 17, 2016

By Ashvini Kartik-Narayan Features Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold Students, staff, and special guests gathered to celebrate the “hallowed grounds” of African American history with the Black History...

Mustang of the week: Aaron Houston

Mustang of the week: Aaron Houston

February 16, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Aaron Houston[/quote] How did you get involved with Hip Hop Movement? I was originally one of the first students to get the club started with...

Sushi deliberates the validity of teenage love

Sushi deliberates the validity of teenage love

February 12, 2016

[quote]By Sushmitha Suresh Online Writer Graphic by Sushmitha Suresh[/quote] When I entered Metea Valley one Monday morning my freshman year, I was disgusted by the sight of a couple blocking my locker...

Farewell Friday: Megan Weist, University of Kansas

Farewell Friday: Megan Weist, University of Kansas

February 12, 2016

[quote]By Nurah Lambert Entertainment Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Kansas? I really liked the programs they have, and it is a fun school. I'm going into addiction psychology...

The results are in: MV student presidential primary poll

The results are in: MV student presidential primary poll

February 11, 2016

By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Featured image by Qiyuan Zhou The U.S. Presidential primaries and caucuses have kicked off in Iowa and New Hampshire, with diverse results that could change the course...

Submit an article for a chance to win a gift card

Submit an article for a chance to win a gift card

February 10, 2016

Want a chance to win a free Starbucks gift card? All you have to do it write a 250+ word article to be featured on the editorial page for the February issue of The Stampede. Your article can be about any...

Featuring Ashleys top five funniest Super Bowl commercials

Featuring Ashley’s top five funniest Super Bowl commercials

February 10, 2016

[quote]By Ashley Walker Social Media Editor[/quote] Super Bowl 50 was full of special themes, hidden messages through halftime performances, and hard-hitting commercials. But, Super Bowl 50 also had...

Stephanie sees power of democracy at Iowa caucus

Stephanie sees power of democracy at Iowa caucus

February 9, 2016

[quote]By Stephanie Sorich Profiles Editor [/quote] While everyone else was dreaming of their warm and sunny winter break vacations, I had one thing on my mind: Iowa. Right before winter break,...

Weekly Sports Update: 2/1-2/6

Weekly Sports Update: 2/1-2/6

February 8, 2016

Boys’ Basketball The Mustangs continued conference play this week, first against Naperville Central. Led by Malik Hall's 23 points, the Mustangs took the victory 75-60. Later in the week, the Mustangs...

Mustang of the Week: Renee Eason

Mustang of the Week: Renee Eason

February 8, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo courtesy of Renee Eason[/quote] How long have you been dancing? I took ballet when I was around four, and then I stuck with it. I have been dancing competitively...

Girls basketball seniors honored on team filled with underclassmen

Girls’ basketball seniors honored on team filled with underclassmen

February 8, 2016

[quote]By Lucas Rhamy Sports Writer Photo by Madie Sandberg (MV Yearbook)[/quote] No matter what, varsity seniors’ ability to supply leadership, experience, and overall maturity are a vital part...

Farewell Friday: Caroline Martin, University of Missouri

Farewell Friday: Caroline Martin, University of Missouri

February 5, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor[/quote] Why did you decide to go to Mizzou? When I was deciding which school I wanted to go to, I wanted to go to a school I felt comfortable in and that felt...

Super Bowl 50 could be most historic yet

Super Bowl 50 could be most historic yet

February 5, 2016

[quote]By Alex Garcia Opinions Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] This game took 50 years in the making, 50 long years of memorable moments. From Bart Star being MVP in the Packers hard fought win...

Special education teacher Michael Ackerman wins District 204 A+ Award

Special education teacher Michael Ackerman wins District 204 A+ Award

February 4, 2016

By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos by Drew Danko Junior Lucas Guerrero celebrated by jumping up to take a selfie with his teacher, Michael Ackerman. More than a hundred friends, family, coworkers,...

Self Label Day marks beginning of February I AM initiative

Self Label Day marks beginning of February “I AM” initiative

February 3, 2016

[quote]By Nikki Roberts Online Writer Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] February is the I AM initiative month, for which a multitude of clubs and organizations have activities, workshops, and other events...

Social media posts create misconception about fist fighting

Social media posts create misconception about fist fighting

February 2, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photo by Jack Heerhold[/quote] Just in the last week, four fights broke out among students in our school. Yes, we walk around school or go to class and hear that...

Mustang of the week: Pallavi Parida

Mustang of the week: Pallavi Parida

February 1, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Photos courtesy of Pallavi Parida[/quote] What exactly are you selling these shirts for? The shirts are for a village in India that my family opened up and all...

Weekly Sports Update: 1/25-1/30

Weekly Sports Update: 1/25-1/30

January 31, 2016

Boys’ Basketball The Mustangs finished the week 1-1, pushing their overall record to 9-13. On Tuesday, the team earned a well-fought victory in a rivalry game against Neuqua Valley 74-69. The game...

Farewell Friday: Nick Baker and Danielle Schmitt, University of Alabama

Farewell Friday: Nick Baker and Danielle Schmitt, University of Alabama

January 29, 2016

[quote]By Drew Danko Online Editor Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote] Why do you want to go to Alabama? Danielle: I want to go to Alabama because of the tradition there, how many great things I've...

Administrators believe PARCC is not a significant indication of achievement gap

Administrators believe PARCC is not a significant indication of achievement gap

January 29, 2016

By Prashant Shankar Online Writer Photo by Alexis Rizzi Since District 204’s school board meeting Jan. 11, the PARCC test scores have been met with controversy due to an achievement gap between...

Music students perform at the selective ILMEA conference

Music students perform at the selective ILMEA conference

January 28, 2016

By Hailey Hagemaster News Writer Photo by Hailey Hagemaster For the first time, the music department’s Chamber Choir, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble are all performing at the ILMEA All-State performance....

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