METEA MEDIA

2019-2020 Staff

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel is a senior and is the Print Editor- in-Chief of the Stampede for her third year on staff. If she is not doing schoolwork, you can usually find her dancing, hanging out with her friends, or getting coffee. Asi...

Leland Pan

Leland Pan

Leland is the Editor-in-Chief of Metea Media. She was a sports Reporter her sophomore year and the sports Editor in her junior year. After spending two years on staff, Leland understands the power of storytelling and looks to he...

Bella Myers

Bella Myers

Bella is a senior and social media editor-in-chief. Aside from the TikTok obsession, you can catch her filming in public for Metea's YouTube channel, "The Stampede." Something she likes to do after school is lacrosse and hanging ...

Paige Friedlander

Paige Friedlander

Paige Friedlander is a senior, and this is her second year on staff. This is her first year as managing Editor. She is part of the cross country and track team. Along with running, she is involved with several other extracurricu...

Jada Jones

Jada Jones

Jada Jones is a senior and this is her second year joining The Stampede. She is the team's Diversity Editor. She enjoys reading and writing poetry. Her favorite poet is Maya Angelou because she is such an inspiration. Jada, a...

Ursula Sturgeon

Ursula Sturgeon

Ursula is the copy Editor and perspectives reporter for the Stampede, although previously they were known for regularly providing commentary on the site under the alias Darkstripe. Ursula enjoys opera, writing, cats, and a ver...

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica is a senior and this is her second year on staff. She is the news editor this year. When she is not in the newsroom, she is either hanging out with her friends or in lacrosse practice. Her favorite season is fall because...

Gray Corkey

Gray Corkey

Gray is the longform Editor and a copy Editor enjoying their second year on staff. They are an enthusiastic writer who will always sneak Oxford commas into your writing and fix your punctuation. They are part of the LGBTQ+ com...

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia is a senior and the social media editor-in-chief for her third and final year on staff. You can find her working, paddle boarding, bike riding,running, swimming, and enjoying time with her best friends. Olivia is also in...

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler is the Copy Editor for Metea Media. This is his third year with the Stampede and was previously a Reporter and Editor for the sports section. When Tyler is alone he prefers to listen to music or take part in a game of baske...

Katrina Viloria

Katrina Viloria

Katrina is a senior and the Online Editor-in-Chief for the Stampede. In addition, this is her third and final year on the staff *sad face*. You can find her reading some type of classic novel, hanging out with friends, or really jus...

Cache Merriweather

Cache Merriweather

Cache is a senior and this is her second year on the Stampede. When she is not procrastinating, you can find her binge watching anime or playing hours upon hours of Animal Crossing. She loves to learn new things and enjoys hav...

Mishal Nizar

Mishal Nizar

Mishal Nizar is a senior and is the Print Editor-in-Chief of the Stampede for her third year on staff. She was graphics editor for both her sophomore and junior year. When she is not in the newsroom, you can either find her hanging...

Cache Merriweather

Cache Merriweather

Cache Merriweather is a junior, and in her first year of being on the journalism staff. When she’s not procrastinating, she’s usually reading, learning to video edit or playing the sims. Though she’s more on the introverted...

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler is a sophomore, embarking on his first year with Metea Media. He is a reporter in the sports section, bringing his high enthusiasm for all things sports. Tyler enjoys following his favorite basketball and football teams. ...

Sharika Majeti

Sharika Majeti

Sharika Ashreya is a senior perspectives writer. They are a lover of philosophy, LGBTQ+ romance novels, ASMR, traveling, dancing, fantasizing, fashion, licking people, spirituality, the silent presence of fellow humans, hugs, lonelin...

Paige Friedlander

Paige Friedlander

Paige Friedlander is a junior, and this is her first year on the journalism staff. She is part of the cross country and track team. When she is not running, she is in Poetry Club and leading as a Fresh Connect mentor. Paige e...

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia Gaziano is a sophomore, and this is her first year on the news journalism staff as a photographer. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends, play with her dog, and go swimming. She works at Ultimate Ninjas in...

Noelle Smagala

Noelle Smagala

Noelle Smagala is a senior, and this is her second year on staff now as social media Editor and website manager of Metea Media. Though she has loved writing all her life, other passions of hers include taking selfies with her...

Noelle Pryor

Noelle Pryor

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...

Myra Bajwa

Myra Bajwa

Myra Bajwa is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of Metea Media. This is her third year on staff, and she is incredibly excited to lead the journalism team. Myra is also the Executive Communication Director of Student Government ...

Mishal Nizar

Mishal Nizar

This is Mishal Nizar, she is a sophomore and is graphics Editor for the Stampede. She is in a decent amount of extracurriculars including tennis, art club, and more. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to music, drawing, an...

Marco Rivero

Marco Rivero

Marco Rivero is a senior at Metea Valley and is spotlight Editor for the Stampede. When he's not listening to music, Marco enjoys keeping up with politics and continuing his journey into becoming more and more pretentious.  ...

Madison McCalley

Madison McCalley

Madison is a senior, and this is her second year on staff as a photographer and reporter. She is also a part of Korean Club and is manager of Korean Club’s dance team. She is a lover of animals, good music, corny jokes, and Co...

Madi Lumsden

Madi Lumsden

Madi Lumsden is a very outgoing person. She is often seen around the art hall playing her ukulele, carrying her pet mantis, Pepperoni, or ranting about her hatred for pelicans. Her work can be found on her business cards which mys...

Leland Pan

Leland Pan

Leland Pan is the sports Editor for Metea Media. She loves to share the powerful stories that the Metea community has. Aside from writing, she loves to read and take an occasional nap. You can find her at the golf course or hangi...

Katrina Viloria

Katrina Viloria

Katrina is a sophomore, and this is her first year on the news journalism staff. She is a perspectives writer and enjoys reading classic novels. Her interests include cosmetology, fashion, art, and music! Excluding her signif...

Jose Collado

Jose Collado

Jose is a senior and a first-year sports reporter for Metea Media. He enjoys everything sports and music and looks to bring passionate and detailed sports reporting to the table. His favorite sports are soccer and baseball. ...

Jordan Dullnigg

Jordan Dullnigg

Jordan is a senior this year and this is her first year on staff as a photographer. If she isn’t hanging out with her twin sister or taking photos, she’s most likely helping with Special Olympics. She hopes to attend Western Car...

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica Velazquez is a junior, and this is her first year as a news reporter and photographer. She enjoys playing lacrosse and being a part of the lacrosse team during the spring. When she's not busy writing her next story, sh...

Jada Jones

Jada Jones

Jada Jones is a junior, and this is her first year joining the newspaper journalism staff. She enjoys reading and writing poetry. Her favorite poet is Maya Angelou because she is such an inspiration. 

Isabella Villalobos

Isabella Villalobos

Isabella Villalobos is a senior, and this is her first year as a headlines writer for newspaper. She is a member of the DECA business club, OLAS Hispanic club, and Eco-Club at the school. When she’s not participating in school act...

Harrison Linden

Harrison Linden

Harrison Linden is a senior in his first year of journalism as a graphics designer. He spends way too much time on activities like drawing, painting, photography, filming, watching movies from the 70s and walking around. He ador...

Elena Buscher

Elena Buscher

Elena Buscher is a senior and sports reporter. When she’s not catching the play-by-play for the Metea Valley sports teams, you can find her performing in theater productions or competing on the speech team. If you can’t get...

Claire Baffes

Claire Baffes

Claire Baffes is a senior, this is her first year on staff, and she’s very excited to be here. She’s an avid member of Book Club, English Honors Society, Tech Crew, Mustang Comedy, the Marching Mustangs, Pep Band, Chamber Orc...

Brittany Evans

Brittany Evans

Brittany is the magazine Editor-in-chief, and this is her second year on staff. You will most likely find her in the library writing, or in the senior lounge stressing out about homework. When she’s not thinking about journalism a...

Brandt Ward

Brandt Ward

Brandt is a guy of many hobbies. He plays competitive card games, enjoys a multitude of video games, creating any sort of plot-based creative work, and many more. He works mostly in Opinions writing, which he also happens to be Edi...

Ayden Reed

Ayden Reed

Ayden is not very excited to be a senior, but she is extremely excited to be a part of journalism. Despite embarking on her newfound passion for writing, she also partakes in speaking, whether that be on the speech team or in the...

Gray Corkey

Gray Corkey

Gray Corkey is a junior enjoying her first year on journalism staff. A self-proclaimed walking oxymoron, she loves marching band and being generally clumsy. She’s also involved in pep band, jazz, Varsity Singers, Wind Ensemble,...

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel is a junior and is headlines Editor for her second year on staff. If she isn’t at school, you can usually find her dancing, hanging out with her friends, or doing homework for all of her classes. Aside from ...

Alex Bedore

Alex Bedore

Alex Bedore is a senior and sports writer for the journalism staff. This is his first year on staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, listening and creating music, and hanging out with his friends. He hopes to offer ...

Bella Myers

Bella Myers

Bella Myers is a Senior and the Social Media Editor In Chief.   Aside from the TikTok obsession, you can catch her filming in public for Metea's YouTube channel, "The Stampede." Something she likes to do after school is lacrosse...

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