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Noelle Pryor

Noelle Pryor, Photography Editor

Noelle is a senior and this is her second year on staff. This year, she is the photography Editor. She is a very stressed person, so you may see her eating or drawing to solve this. She still enjoys every type of media, whether it’s music, books, or movies. Feel free to give her suggestions if you have any, but due to her walnut-sized attention span, it may take her a while to get to it. She’s in multiple clubs including BSA and Book Club. When 2020 hits, she will refer to people as, “Old Sport.” Believe in the green light.

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Students access the warm line form in order to seek help and advice.

[Photo] Metea’s warm line offers support to those who need it

Alexandra Guckel
May 8, 2020

Students access the warm line form in order to seek help and advice.

Signs have been put up around the school to prevent the spread of sickness.

[Photo] District 204 administrators begin precautions as COVID-19 becomes a pandemic

Jessica Velazquez
March 12, 2020

Signs have been put up around the school to prevent the spread of sickness.

Audience members chat during intermission

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Audience members chat during intermission

Dominic Gonzalez fulfills his duties as one of MCs of the night

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Dominic Gonzalez fulfills his duties as one of MCs of the night

Drew Chandler holds a sign between sketches.

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Drew Chandler holds a sign between sketches.

Sophomore Matthew Puffer laughs during Directors Cut.

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Sophomore Matthew Puffer laughs during "Director's Cut."

Posters advertising the job fair hope to attract interested students.

[Photo] Metea to host job fair for students with STEM interests

March 6, 2020

Posters advertising the job fair hope to attract interested students.

Performers dance to the Djemebe  drums with joy.

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Performers dance to the Djemebe drums with joy.

One of the performers opened up with an enriching dance giving a taste of what is going to be shown during the show. The audience was in awe and quickly began to cheer and shout with excitement.  I like how they opened up with the proverbs and then she showed us a common dance in west Africa. I got really excited a senior Sydnee Graves said.

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One of the performers opened up with an enriching dance giving a taste of what is going to be shown during the show. The audience was in awe and quickly began to cheer and shout with excitement. " I like...

Performers watch with joy as the women dance.

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Performers watch with joy as the women dance.

The lesson on the drums was very informative and inspirational. These drums come as a family. The father is called the Dunun and it is the largest drum with the most sound. Then there is the mother drum called the samba and she is the melody of the rhythm. Lastly, there is the child that adds a little flavor to the music or to the life of the household. I feel like the performance the descriptions, and the stories really encompass the true culture of African American history, a junior Brianna Allen said.

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The lesson on the drums was very informative and inspirational. These drums come as a family. The father is called the Dunun and it is the largest drum with the most sound. Then there is the mother drum...

Orchesis joins hands as they perform for the audience.

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Orchesis joins hands as they perform for the audience.

Students and staff admire artwork displayed outside the auditorium.

[Photo] The Dark Horse Art Gallery gives credit to aspiring artists

Jada Jones
February 18, 2020

Students and staff admire artwork displayed outside the auditorium.

Girls basketball honored their seniors at last nights game.

[Photo] Girls’ basketball’s senior night game grapples to find momentum

Alex Bedore, Sports Reporter
February 7, 2020

Girls' basketball honored their seniors at last night's game.

Students and staff discuss the hardships of living as a person of color.

[Photo] Students discuss being a minority through These Walls These Suburbs

Jada Jones
February 6, 2020

Students and staff discuss the hardships of living as a person of color.

Orchesis rehearses for their upcoming show.

[Photo] Orchesis finishes preparation for their upcoming show

Jessica Velazquez
February 5, 2020

Orchesis rehearses for their upcoming show.

The Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act could determine whether or not literary texts with explicit mention are available in libraries.

[Photo] Missouri House Bill resurfaces ideas about literary censorship

Claire Baffes, Spotlight Reporter
January 29, 2020

The Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act could determine whether or not literary texts with explicit mention are available in libraries.

Jacqueline Woodson smiles with excited readers after her inspirational discussion.

[Photo] Jacqueline Woodson inspires aspiring authors

Jada Jones
January 22, 2020

Jacqueline Woodson smiles with excited readers after her inspirational discussion.

Men are 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide than women, and white males commit 70% of all suicides in the United States.

[Photo] The male mental health crisis requires attention and a complex solution

Marco Rivero, Spotlight Editor
January 16, 2020

Men are 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide than women, and white males commit 70% of all suicides in the United States.

OrganicLife staff prepares breakfast before school.

[Photo] Humans of Metea: OrganicLife Cafeteria Staff

Marco Rivero
January 14, 2020

OrganicLife staff prepares breakfast before school.

Guest speaker Kristen Breese speaks to parents about helping their teens fight anxiety

[Photo] Kids Matter screens ‘Angst’ for parents and teachers

Jada Jones
January 14, 2020

Guest speaker Kristen Breese speaks to parents about helping their teens fight anxiety

Drinking water is a necessity to live, and drinking extra cant hurt.

[Photo] Dropping unhealthy habits in the new decade

Brandt Ward
December 17, 2019

Drinking water is a necessity to live, and drinking extra can't hurt.

Mental Health Matter meets and discusses the best ways to help students

[Photo] Mental Health Matters highlights the importance of mental health

Paige Friedlander
December 11, 2019

Mental Health Matter meets and discusses the best ways to help students

Crystals are often used with spiritual healing.

[Photo] ‘10% Happier’ provides powerful advice in a self-reflective story.

Amber Corkey
December 4, 2019

Crystals are often used with spiritual healing.

Claire sports her fandom spirit with buttons and trinkets adorning her backpack.

[Photo] Fandoms represent a new 21st century culture

Claire Baffes
December 4, 2019

Claire sports her fandom spirit with buttons and trinkets adorning her backpack.

Students watch the Veterans Day assembly

[Photo] Gallery: Veterans Day assembly

November 12, 2019

Students watch the Veteran's Day assembly

Swim members converse with their coach

[Photo] Humans of Metea: Girls’ Swim

Paige Friedlander
October 25, 2019

Swim members converse with their coach

Teachers look over ways to help students

[Photo] ‘Lunch and Learn’ educates faculty on student mental health

Myra Bajwa
October 23, 2019

Teachers look over ways to help students

Euphorias soundtrack makes you feel something

Euphoria’s soundtrack makes you ‘feel something’

Noelle Pryor
October 8, 2019

From characters, writing, and portrayal, HBO’s Euphoria excels in a lot of ways, the soundtrack being one of those things. This album has been highly requested ever since the show’s release in June....

Euphorias soundtrack makes you feel something

Euphoria’s soundtrack makes you ‘feel something’

Noelle Pryor
October 8, 2019

From characters, writing, and portrayal, HBO’s Euphoria excels in a lot of ways, the soundtrack being one of those things. This album has been highly requested ever since the show’s release in June....

Ameer Vanns EMMANUEL is a mixed album with a mixed reception

Ameer Vann’s EMMANUEL is a mixed album with a mixed reception

Harrison Linden and Noelle Pryor
October 2, 2019

Ameer Vann has returned to the media after a 2-year hiatus from the online world. His revival started with an online post, where he stands below an advertisement for a solo album called “EMMANUEL”....

Rí rehearses how to get off the field after running through the bands pre-game routine

[Photo] Humans of Metea: Rí Pritchard

Amber Corkey
August 29, 2019

Rí rehearses how to get off the field after running through the band's pre-game routine

Seniors Sharmaine Baker, Angelica Draughon, ENyjah Taylor, and Brian Griffin pose for the camera.

[Photo] Senior Sunrise Introduces Seniors to What Lies Ahead

Isabella Villalobos
August 26, 2019

Seniors Sharmaine Baker, Angelica Draughon, E'Nyjah Taylor, and Brian Griffin pose for the camera.

Black-owned cosmetic companies moving into the mainstream

Black-owned cosmetic companies moving into the mainstream

Noelle Pryor and Brittany Evans
March 12, 2019

With Black History month ending, we wanted to make a list of black brands that you should buy from to celebrate! With that being said, you shouldn’t wait until next February to support these brands,...

Noelle’s List

Noelle Pryor, Photographer
March 12, 2019

Beauty Bakerie: This brand was started by single mom and survivor of breast cancer, Cashmere Nicole. All of her items are bakery themed, with things like flour powder, lip whips, and cake mix foundation....

Makeup brands need to step it up for POC

Makeup brands need to step it up for POC

Noelle Pryor, Photographer
February 15, 2019

If your skin tone is anything deeper than medium-dark, it’s a fact that you have a harder time finding foundation or concealer shades. As we’ve seen in the past, brands like Tarte, Morphe, and BeautyBlender...

The death of Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob, devastates our generation.

The death of Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob, devastates our generation.

Noelle Pryor, Photographer
December 4, 2018

On November 26th, 2018, Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob Squarepants, passed away. Many people, including myself, grew up watching Spongebob. Spongebob has made a huge impact, with movies,...

Orchestra faces the boy scouts as they bring in the flags.

[Photo] Veterans Day Assembly honors veterans and future service members

Avani Shah, Headlines Editor
November 14, 2018

Orchestra faces the boy scouts as they bring in the flags.

The Hate U Give opens eyes to POC struggles and leaves a meaningful impact

‘The Hate U Give’ opens eyes to POC struggles and leaves a meaningful impact

Noelle Pryor, Photographer
October 24, 2018

"The Hate U Give" follows Starr, a 16-year-old girl who witnesses her friend, Khalil, get unjustly shot by police. We see her struggle with a range of things like PTSD and having to switch between two...

Meet the newest additions to the teaching staff

Meet the newest additions to the teaching staff

Amy Klimkowski How long have you been teaching? This will be my ninth year teaching. I worked at Eisenhower Cooperative before that in Eisenhower Illinois. What classes are you teaching? I...

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