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2023-2024 Staff

Azaa Battsogt

Azaa Battsogt

Azaa is in her second year of high school but her first being on staff. Azaa is a bubbly, talkative student who loves her friends more than she loves dressing up. She is part of the In and Out of Our Walls podcast and loves cre...

Isa Peters

Isa Peters

Isa is a sophomore, a Perspectives reporter, and on the Black and Gold podcast. She is excited for her first year on the Journalism team! When she’s in the podcast room you can see all the ideas flowing out of her head and sim...

Zainab Alkhateeb

Zainab Alkhateeb

Zainab Alkhateeb is a sophomore and 15 years old. It is her first year on staff as a news reporter and she loves it. She loves writing and reading all kinds of books. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her family. Sh...

Bella Sieben

Bella Sieben

Bella Sieben is a junior and this is her first year writing for The Stampede as a headlines reporter. She is in both varsity track and field and on the cross-country team at Metea Valley. In her free time, she enjoys spending ...

Lily Senese

Lily Senese

Lily Senese is a junior and this is her first year on staff. She is on the Metea Valley varsity soccer team. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family. She also enjoys playing soccer and bonding with her tea...

Emily Peña

Emily Peña

Emily Pena is a junior and this is her first year writing for The Stampede as a headlines reporter. She loves to paint, draw, and watch true crime documentaries. When in the comfort of her own home, she likes connecting her music ...

Rayma Miller

Rayma Miller

Rayma Miller is a sophomore at Metea Valley and this is her first year on staff. She is 15 years old and also a new student at Metea; Rayma just moved here from Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding her bike, shopp...

Ryder Preston Brown

Ryder Preston Brown

Ryder is a sophomore and this is his first year on staff as a perspectives writer, photographer, and podcaster. He enjoys reading, journaling, and listening to music. He also enjoys running like a maniac from time to time. If ...

Mansi Bajaj

Mansi Bajaj

Mansi Bajaj is a sophomore, and this is her first year as a Copy Editor on staff. She loves writing, reading, and (her favorite activity) sleeping. You can find her in the library hunched over her Chromebook as she tries to fini...

Luisa Bernardino

Luisa Bernardino

Luisa is a sophomore and it is her first year on staff as the Diversity Editor and a graphic designer. She loves to read, draw, sketch, and listen to music. Whenever she isn’t feeling avidly burnt out due to studying or listenin...

Ritika Khurana

Ritika Khurana

Ritika Khurana is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. She loves talking about her dogs and burying her nose into a book. When she’s not reading, you can find her listening to music while making a snack or simply ...

Alanna Bucher

Alanna Bucher

This is Alanna’s first year on staff and her first year writing. She is 15 and a sophomore. She has been on the Metea Valley Varsity Coed Cheerleading team for two years. In her free time, she likes to read, hang out with fr...

Sam Patil

Sam Patil

Sam is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff as Perspectives Editor. She likes to listen to true crime podcasts, cook, violently organize, then reorganize. Some more practical hobbies include web design, graphic des...

Xavier Delgado

Xavier Delgado

Xavier Delgado is in his only year on staff and his final year at Metea Valley. He spends his time producing and listening to music while paying attention to football. He also enjoys family time.

Ell Macias

Ell Macias

This is Ell’s first year of being a part of the Visuals team on the Newspaper staff. They have a passion for capturing candid moments in photography, which is what motivated them to work in their section. Typically, they are pa...

Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez

Carlos is a junior at Metea and this is his first year on staff as a sports reporter. He enjoys playing soccer and listening to music, specifically jazz or R&B songs. He is also pretty good at thrifting....

Charlie Davidson

Charlie Davidson

Charlie is on staff for the first time as a sports writer and he is a senior at Metea Valley. He loves following Chicago sports and spending time with family. When not cram studying or writing his next story, he is probably off ...

Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones is a junior at Metea Valley and is equally as importantly one of the six astonishing MCs this school year. Jordan is heavily influenced by the art of music, with it being his main source of inspiration for many writing...

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S.

Dhiya Ashlyn D.S.

Dhiya is a sophomore and a reporter for The Stampede. She enjoys creative writing, music, art, and spending time with friends. She is also a classical dancer and spends an unnecessary amount of time daydreaming about and watc...

William Donofrio

William Donofrio

Will is new to journalism and is looking forward to writing a variety of different stories. He is a junior, plays soccer, and runs track. He also has many other interests including meteorology, urban planning, and reading fan...

Mansi Payal Narayanan

Mansi Payal Narayanan

Mansi is a senior at Metea Valley and it is her first year on staff as a Copy Editor. She enjoys reading and playing piano. In her free time, you can find her writing up a story in any comfortable space....

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina

Venkata Sri Saiveer Chelliboyina

Ven is the Multimedia editor, and this is his senior year at Metea. He loves movies, music, and anything that tells a great story. In his natural habitat, he can be found intently homeworking, randomly ranting, spending time with fri...

Lindsey Hall

Lindsey Hall

Lindsey is the Spotlight Editor of the Stampede, and this is her second year on Staff. She is involved in Best Buddies, Book Club, and the National English Honors Society here at Metea. When Lindsey is not writing, she can be foun...

Kayla Clark

Kayla Clark

Kayla Clark is a Senior and the editor for the photography team for the stampede. Outside of school they love being outside with nature, hanging out with friends and family and consistently listening to music....

Jake Sonetz

Jake Sonetz

Jake Sonetz is returning for his second year in journalism and is a senior. He spends his time hanging out with family, watching football, playing cards, and working out. Jake is also graduating early this year to pursue his c...

Isabelle Leofanti

Isabelle Leofanti

Isabelle Leofanti is a junior and is in her second year on The Stampede as the headlines editor. She is on both the varsity soccer team and varsity swim team here at Metea Valley. In her limited free time, she enjoys hanging o...

Ava Stone

Ava Stone

Ava Stone is a senior on the graphics team, and this is her second year as a member of the Stampede and she hopes to expand her roles into photography and writing as well as graphics. Some of her hobbies include graphic design,...

Ollie Shuminas

Ollie Shuminas

Ollie Shuminas is a Senior who has been on staff for three years. He is currently the Editor-in-chief of the Stampede. Outside of journalism, you may find him a part of Metea’s many theatrical activities, the speech team, or...

Tanay Pant

Tanay Pant

Tanay is the online Editor-In-Chief, and this is his third year on the News Journalism team. He loves writing, speaking, and creating new things in general. When he’s not telling stories or furiously doing his homework, you’ll fi...

Sarah Holzman

Sarah Holzman

Sarah is a senior and this is her third — and unfortunately last — year on staff. Some of her hobbies and interests include listening to the same five songs on repeat, being nervous over everything, and going to Starbucks. She is ...

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