Oprah’s Amazing Speech Reply

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Avalyn Walton

The Golden Globes have passed, and there has been a surprising amount of buzz around Oprah’s speech, as you may expect since Oprah is the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award in the history of the Golden Globes. Men and women of all colors were moved by what she said during her acceptance speech, and some have surprisingly gone far enough to say she should run for president.

It is only natural to be curious what exactly she said that got her this much attention. To see for yourself, you can watch it in its entirety here; Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech.

Oprah used her speech as an opportunity to speak out about the rights of women, and about how the sexual abuse and harassment not only in Hollywood but in the world, is beyond toxic. She obviously believes that the harassment and assault discussed lately is disgusting, and a lot of people are happy to hear someone finally talking about it. More…

Trump Tower Catches Fire! Emergency! Reply

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Kevin Luu

The sight of smoke on the rooftop of a building and citizens of New York distraught brought back traumatic memories on January 8th. It was the Trump Tower in New York on fire. The fire was caused because of an electrical issue.

Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and one of President Trump’s sons, tweeted that the fire was caused by an electrical issue. “There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower.”

The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job,” he tweeted. “The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise!” More…

Recap of 2017 Reply

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Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent

2017 was a great year with tons to look back someday in the future. Here are some of the most memorable events, posts, and other moments of 2017.


Music of 2017 was pretty great. Just wait 50 years from now, people born in this generation will be telling their grandchildren “Back in my day we all listened to Ed Sheeran songs and Despacito.” Speaking of Ed Sheeran and Despacito, Ed Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” was the most streamed song of 2017 with Despacito as a close second.

Social Media and YouTube

Social Media and YouTube had some ups and downs in 2017, here are some of the most liked and disliked posts on these platforms in 2017. More…

Builders Club Meets STACKED! 1

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Gavin Mercado

Do you like burgers? Do you like chicken nuggets? Actually, that kind of sounds good right now. Anyways, it’s all at STACKED!

On January 23rd, Builders Club is hosting a fundraiser for STACKED, and 20% of your total bill will go to Stacey Builders Club! At the very end of May, all Builders Club funds will be transferred to “Make-A-Wish.”

You may be wondering, “What is STACKED?” STACKED is a “burger joint” right across from the well known Bella Terra. Don’t worry if you do not like burgers. They also have salads, chicken, steak, tacos, fish, etc. There are so many options to choose from. More…

Guaca-What? 5

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Gavin Mercado

It seems like we’re moving on from the memes and internet trends of 2017 and moving on to new ones. It’s kind of sad to get rid of some of the greatest ones. Internet memes have taken a huge rise in the past few years, as well as fidget spinners, slime, and so many more trendy teen toys.

One of these huge internet memes of 2017 was a vine. Yes, we all know that Vine died a long time ago. However, one of these vines, “Guacamole” seems to be carrying on in its popularity and becoming more and more popular by the weeks.

What is it? Well, it is kinda strange. All it is is an old woman singing a song about guacamole. Obviously, Vines are short so it’s only about five seconds long. If you want to watch it, here you go..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNsKvZo6MDs  More…

What’s the problem with Net Neutrality? 1

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Katie Mills

When anyone goes online, they have certain expectations: to be connected to whatever website they want, that cable or phone companies aren’t messing with the data and are connecting to all websites, applications, and content chosen, as well as to be in control of their internet experience. So when they are using the internet, they are expecting something called Net Neutrality.

So What Is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that internet service providers (ISPs) should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Many liken it to the common expectation that your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call or what you say on that call. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Jan. 8th – Jan. 12th) 2

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, my pretties!

Did you all enjoy Winter Break? I hope so. Go ahead and tell me your favorite part in the comments!

Anyways, we’re back now and, as such, we’ve got a lot on our plate this week.

Builder’s Club meets Tuesday. Gavin Mercado, the treasurer of the club, says they have some great games planned, so be sure to swing by.

Cougars for Christ will be meeting this Friday, as will Anime Club.

Okay, now here’s what I’m really excited to tell you… We have a new club here at Stacey, started by ME. It’s called the Gay-Straight Alliance and, though it’s common in high schools, most middle schools lack it. Now, it’s coming to Stacey. Our first meeting will be this Wednesday. Something special awaits those who come.

Well, that’s all for now, Cougars! May 2018 bring you magnificent things!

P.S. It’s Universal Letter Writing Week. It may seem a bit archaic, but it’s also a great way to reflect. Just give it a try. I’ll see you all next week!

Hey, Ortega Kids This One for You! (Poll) 5

Mariah Escatel

Every month students in Mrs. Ortega’s eighth-grade honors language arts class are required to read a specific genre and take an AR test on that book by the end of each month.

“It can be a chore, especially when it’s a really boring boo, but reading genres that I don’t normally read like, classical books, kind of opened my eyes to see that it doesn’t have to be a YA book to be interesting,” said Kylie Brennan, an 8th graders in Mrs. Ortegas eighth period honors class.

Students, however, are still allowed and encouraged to read a book of their own as well. But the big question is. . . More…

Winter Break 2017-2018 2


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Gwyndalynn Kent

Winter break is almost here. Starting on December 22nd, winter break will officially start. That’s only three days before Christmas. We will return on January 8th.

Winter break isn’t just exciting because students don’t have school. It’s mainly exciting because everyone gets to spend time with their families during such a happy and joyful day, Christmas or any other holiday for that matter.

Hopefully, everyone has a great winter break creating lifelong memories with family and friends.



Winter Holidays Celebrated Worldwide Reply

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Mia Grasse

There are so many holidays celebrated in winter. When most of us think of winter break, we think of Christmas, but for a lot of other people, there are Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Santa Lucia Day, Three King’s Day, Winter Solstice, and New Years.


Diwali is a five day, Hindus Holiday that ¨celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,¨ says the BBC. The people who celebrate Diwali love to clean their homes and open up their windows so the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, can come in. Some of the Activities people do during Diwali are making paper chain links and paper flower garlands, create chalk designs on their doorstep, mold clay, play Indian music, and make sweet treats. Diwali is the most important holiday celebrated in India. More…