METEA MEDIA

2020-2021 Staff

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 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 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 and ha...

Paige Friedlander

Paige 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 extracurriculars, such as...

Gray Corkey

Gray is the long-form 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...

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...

Jada Jones

Jada 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, also, hap...

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica is a senior this year. This is her second year doing newspaper, and 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 i...

Tyler Perry

Tyler is a junior and the sports Editor in his second year with the Stampede. He is typically staying up late watching live sporting events and reruns. If he is not watching games, then you find him hanging out with friends or...

Cache Merriweather

Cache Merriweather 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 a...

Katrina Viloria

Katrina is a junior and the perspectives Editor for the Stampede. In addition, this is her second year on the staff. You can find her reading some type of classic novel or hanging out with friends. Excluding her introvert yet als...

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia is a junior and this is her second year on the Stampede as the photography and media Editor. Olivia is super excited about this year on staff. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends, bike riding, paddle bo...

Mishal Nizar

Mishal Nizar is a junior and the graphics Editor for the Stampede. This is her second year on the staff. She enjoys fashion, music, art, books, and films. You can probably find her in a corner being a little antisocial nugget watc...

Bela Sanchez

Bela is a junior and this is her first year on the Stampede. When she is not stressing out over schoolwork or at dance practice, she can be spotted at a random thrift store or record shop. She also likes pretending that gluing ch...

Sydney Burleyson

Sydney is a sophomore and in her first year of being on the Stampede. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and driving her Jeep around. Sydney has a strong passion for current issues such as women's rights, global ...

Max Berglind

Max is a junior and this is his first year on staff. He is a sports Reporter and loves watching football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. When he is not writing for the Stampede, he is playing baseball for his travel team, r...

Megan Drake

Megan is a senior and this is her first year on the Stampede. Music is a huge part of her life, as she is involved in Tri-M, MVSO, pep band, and pit orchestra. Besides music, Megan is also involved in Best Buddies and Special Oly...

Emily Veenstra

Emily Veenstra is a senior and this is her first year on the Stampede. She enjoys learning American Sign Language, trying new foods, and traveling. When she is not at school, you can find her either in her car listening to music o...

Pravalika Balajivaishnavi

Pravalika is a junior and this is her first year on the Stampede. She really enjoys listening to music to the point where she cannot leave the house without a pair of headphones. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the...

Madison Moon

Madison is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Stampede. She is part of the badminton team and other extracurricular activities. When she is not at school you can find her practicing her cello or simply scrolling throu...

Sofia Jubraj

Sofia is a Junior and this is her first year on the Stampede as a spotlight writer. She is a member of the Metea Valley Varsity Dance Team and an honors student in the Music Department. Sofia is extremely passionate about poli...

Grace Davidson

Grace is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Stampede. She is a sports reporter, embracing her passion for basketball, soccer, and all team sports. Grace also enjoys following the Chicago Red Stars and attending Bulls g...

Christina Guckle

Christina is a sophomore and a spotlight reporter for her first year. She enjoys playing volleyball, piano, and traveling to different countries. In her spare time, Christina binge watches her favorite tv shows, including “Friends...

Ayaana Pradhan

Ayaana is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Stampede. She loves drawing and anything that involves graphics and painting, which also happens to be the part she plays on staff. She spends most of her time rewatching and...

Ashley Xie

It is Ashley’s first year on the Stampede and unfortunately would be the last, being a senior. She will be joining the graphics team to design cover art for articles that you see here on Metea Media! Ashley takes joy in draw...

Aiden Spenner

Aiden is a junior and the photographer for the Stampede. This is his first year on staff. If you don’t find him trying to farm dubs or chilling with friends, which is a majority of the time, you will usually see him doing scho...

Autumn Zayas

Autumn is a junior and this is her first year shooting photos for the Stampede. You can always find her with her camera capturing candid moments. After school, she is a part of Theater Tech and MV Poets. In her free time, she...

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