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Sanjana Kakanur

Sanjana Kakanur

Sanjana is a senior and is very excited for her first year on the Stampede as a Copy Editor and Spotlight Reporter. At school, you’ll find her involved in as many volunteering clubs as she could join! When she manages to have free time, she enjoys playing the piano, doing ballet, and hanging out with friends. She also works at American Eagle and Noodles & Company if you ever want to visit!

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Teachers learn about how to help students who struggle with their mental health in a classroom settings.

First Aid, but not for the bruises you can see

Sanjana Kakanur, Copy Editor
January 28, 2022

The first day of in-person training for Youth Mental Health First Aid classes began on Jan. 18, School Improvement Day. Introduced in 2017, this course has been brought back by District 204 after a year...

Frances Haugen, ex-product manager of Facebook, comes forward to the public with the infamous Facebook Papers. The social media giant became the spotlight of national news stations for months, as the papers revealed information concerning the privacy of Facebook users.

Whistleblower reveals the ‘Facebook Papers’ to protect America’s youth

Sanjana Kakanur, Copy Editor
November 12, 2021

Ex-Facebook product manager Frances Haugen came forward with the “Facebook Papers,” a series of internal Facebook documents and research, in May 2020. As the product manager of the company, Haugen...

Dunkin’ vs. Starbucks fall face off

Olivia Gaziano and Sanjana Kakanur
October 22, 2021

As the leaves turn colors and the weather starts to become chilly, people turn to their favorite fall-flavored drinks during the autumn season. Your fellow newspaper staff turned to long-time rivals Starbucks...

As students and teachers were welcomed back for the in-person 2021-22 school year, District 204 created a website that publically displays the number of positive COVID-19 cases across all the Districts schools. This allows students, as well as their parents, to remain up to date on the most recent number of cases.

Of all the District 204 high schools, Metea Valley reports the smallest amount of positive COVID-19 cases

Sanjana Kakanur, Copy Editor
October 19, 2021

A month into the reintroduced in-person learning school year, positive COVID-19 case numbers have begun to level off in recent weeks, after increasing weekly for the first month of school. In comparison...

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