METEA MEDIA

2019-2020 Staff

Myra Bajwa

Metea Media Editor-In-Chief

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 ...

Brittany Evans

Magazine Editor-In-Chief

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...

Noelle Smagala

Website and Social Media Editor

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 drinking Baja blasts, d...

Bella Myers

Multimedia Editor

Bella Myers is a junior and multimedia Editor.  You can find her making sandwiches at Jimmy Johns every Sunday.  You can also catch her filming in public for her personal YouTube channel or Metea's channel, "The Stampede." Something...

Leland Pan

Sports Editor

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...

Marco Rivero

Spotlight Editor

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.  ...

Brandt Ward

Perspectives Editor

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...

Alexandra Guckel

Headlines Editor

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 ...

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...

Mishal Nizar

Graphics Editor

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...

Jada Jones

Headlines Reporter

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

Headlines Reporter

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...

Claire Baffes

Headlines Reporter

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...

Ayden Reed

Headlines Reporter

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...

Tyler Perry

Sports Reporter

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. ...

Jose Collado

Sports Reporter

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. ...

Elena Buscher

Sports Reporter

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...

Alex Bedore

Sports Reporter

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 ...

Cache Merriweather

Perspectives Reporter

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...

Sharika Majeti

Perspectives Reporter

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...

Olivia Gaziano

Photographer

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...

Madison McCalley

Photographer

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...

Jordan Dullnigg

Photographer

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...

Paige Friedlander

Spotlight Reporter

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...

Katrina Viloria

Spotlight Reporter

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...

Amber Corkey

Spotlight Reporter

Amber 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,...

Madi Lumsden

Graphics Designer

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...

Harrison Linden

Graphics Designer

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...

Jessica Velazquez

Headlines Reporter and Photographer

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...

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