Creative Writing Contest 2019 30

Are you creative? Do you like to write? Submit a creative writing piece, and if you win you will get a prize. There will only be one winner. Your piece can be a poem, a short story or a part of a short story if it is too long. (Please note that we will use a plagiarism checker!)

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 250 Words
  • Maximum of  5 pages
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12
  • Double Spaced
  • Prompt: ANYTHING! Use Your Imagination To The Fullest!

The Submission Is Due February 13th.

Ready To Begin? Fill Out The Form Here!:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT8DjObYuG2o9ve3PLKQWoDsTEg-qj3aTNo5F6vHUV8H-bJg/viewform

Black Panther and the Oscar Reply

Jolie Phan

Black Panther won an Oscar. Many celebrated the win, but of course, there was controversy.

If you did not see Black Panther, the plot begins after T’Challa’s father passes away and he returns home in the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as a king and as Black Panther gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. The risk is full of treachery and danger. He must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

The director of Black Panther is Ryan Coogler. He released Black Panther on February 16, 2018. His creation has earned  a  worldwide gross of $1.23 billion! Black Panther received fourteen awards, including an Oscar for the best pictures. It’s the fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic history. So far, it has beaten Wrinkle in Time, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Tomb Raider, and Red Sparrow. It’s presently competing against Titanic,  The Sixth Sense and The Martian or Captain America: Civil War. More…

Stacey’s First Ever Home Volleyball Game 1

Kirra Kirby and Isabella Gonzalez

At the home of the Stacey Cougars, Johnson and Warner each came to fight against our Stacey Volleyball team for the pride of winning the second volleyball game of the season. 

Our Stacey boys and girls volleyball team practiced on Thursday 1/24 and again on Tuesday 1/29 to prepare for the upcoming games. They worked on setting, bumping, and spiking the ball, as well as hitting it off of the net. Then, soon enough, it was game day. They warmed up and got into position, ready to defeat Warner and Johnson Middle Schools!

On Wednesday, Stacey was ready to play their first ever sporting event in the new gym! The room was so lively and everyone was excited to see who would win. More…

What is this World Record Egg? 1

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Madison Evans

On January 4th, 2019, an unknown Instagram user decided to post a picture of a brown egg. Everyone was talking about it, wondering why someone would do this in the first place. But when they read the caption, all was explained. Of course, eggs are just an everyday breakfast food- but breakfast had nothing to do with this.

It all started when Kylie Jenner posted a picture of her five-day-old baby, Stormi Webster, on February 6th, 2018. The post was created to announce the baby’s name to her 123 million followers and fans. With everyone adoring the picture of the baby holding her mother’s thumb while asleep, it had the most likes on Instagram- over 18 million.

Almost a year later, the unknown Instagram user posted the picture of the egg; and all to prove a point. The caption read, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.” More…

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers Reply

Ashley Wolf

Valentine’s day is a day of love. . . And chocolate. Everyone knows about Valentine’s day but what are the numbers behind it?

  • 62% of adults say they celebrate the holiday.
  • 448 million dollars are spent on candy the week before February 14th
  • 58 million pounds of chocolate candy bought during, the week of Valentine’s day
  • 36 million heart-shaped boxes sold for the holiday
  • 23% of adults say they purchase flowers or plants on Valentine’s Day, 39% who buy the flowers are women, and the remaining 61% are men
  • Americans spend around 8.6 million dollars on sparkling wine for a holiday making it the bubbliest occasion after New Year’s, Christmas, and Thanksgiving
  • 174,000 gallons of sparkling wine sold throughout the week of Valentine’s Day
  • 8 billion sweet tarts are made annually, that is enough to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona and back again 20 times
  • 15% of Americans who say they are buying gift cards to give as gifts

Some of these facts may be a surprise to you. Now that you know more about the holiday, hopefully, you can enjoy it even more.

Ms. Walters Conspiracy Theories 15

Now, Ms. Walters is a favorite among the many Language Arts teachers here, as well as Journalism. However, there is something very peculiar about her that she isn’t quite telling us. The Journalism Investigative Team have come back again and found so many strange things that not even the world could explain. Now sit back, relax and eat a snack (that is healthy).

Is Ms. Walters Secretly a Horse?

Ms. Walters, if you are reading this, we don’t mean this in a mean way. Ms. Walters once mentioned that she was a veterinarian nurse before becoming a teacher. She also has several horse pictures inside her classroom. Everyone who has heard her read The Outsiders knows that she has a nice accent. We asked and she has clarified that she has a horse. While that may explain where that horsey smell comes, has anyone considered that she might actually BE a horse herself?

Now, this may sound strange, but Ms. Walters could very well be a centaur which is half horse half human. However, instead of being half and half, she might be able to control it so that she could shapeshift back and forth from a horse and a human. It all makes sense now, doesn´t it? More…

The Preparation of the Glowintine Dance 1

Jolie Phan

Valentine’s Day, a day where people share their affection with others. A day where people exchange candies with their friends and classmates. A day where you get filthy rich with chocolates and love letters (well, in your dreams). A day where the Glowintine Dance breaks in.

The dance was originally scheduled for February 13, but due to the Marina High School Informational Night that was on the same day, it was rescheduled for Wed. February 6. The Glowintine Dance is being held inside the multi-purpose room in the old location. The dance starts at 5:00 and ends at 7:00 PM.

There will be food, snacks, and drinks held outside of the multipurpose room provided by Leadership. While inside the multi-purpose room, there will be a DJ blasting some music and lights. There won’t be any contests like the Ugly Sweater contest from the Winter Dance. Bring some extra money because you will need to buy food.

So, come stop by at Stacey Middle School for the fun, lively dance. The dance is opening for all grade levels. It’s just $4 with ASB and $5 without ASB. Tickets are on sale during lunch. There will be another dance coming up too. The Spring Dance. Hope to see you there!

Take A Flight With Peter Pan 4

Avalyn Walton

Let’s venture to the second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning! This week, come immerse yourself into the world of lost boys, pirates, fairies, the Darling family, and Peter Pan.

The story of Peter Pan is that of a boy who flies into the Darling nursery one night and takes the children far away to Neverland on the adventure of a lifetime. West Arts Productions is on a mission to make this story come to life.

The shows will be this Thursday, January 31st, Friday, February 1st, Thursday, February 7th, and Friday, February 8th. All shows will begin at 7 pm, with a quick West Arts Performance Ensemble performance before the show.

Admission will be $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Seating is assigned so you may want to get their early, or order your ticket online. To do this, or just to find more information, visit Westartsproductions.com.

The show will be located here, at Stacey Middle School. To see the show, go to the Multi-Purpose Room and receive your ticket in the foyer.

Overall, this show is not one you’ll want to miss. For a fun adventure into Neverland, see Peter Pan Jr.

January National Days 2019 Reply

screenshot-docs.google.com-2019.01.30-13-08-27Kirra Kirby

2019, a fresh new year for people to start all over again with new hopes and dreams. The national days of our year giving us fun reminders about the things we love like ice cream, dogs, and Tasmanian devils. Since there are more than 60 national days in January the rest will be listed below starting from this Saturday, January 11th, 2018.

First up on January 11th is National Arkansas Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Milk Day, and National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. Next on January 12th- Kiss a Ginger Day, National Curried Chicken Day, National Marzipan Day, National Pharmacist Day, and National Vision Board Day. On Sunday, January 13th- Korean American Day, National Cocktail Week, National Peach Melba day, and National Rubber Ducky Day. Then on January 14th-National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Dress up Your Pet Day, National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, and Ratification Day January 15th is National Hat Day, and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Even though everyone should be thrilled for strawberry ice cream, a recent study in 2017 found that America’s favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. More…

Is ¨Dragon’s Breath¨ Really Safe to Consume? 11

Gavin Mercado

Recently, another food trend has surfaced and people – kids, teens, and even adults have been raving all about it. The popular food item titled, ¨Dragon’s Breath¨ or in some places ¨Snowballs¨ has been causing people to search all over to try the delicious treat.

Now, what is this trendy treat? Dragon´s Breath is rice cereal balls dipped into liquid nitrogen, which is indeed the coldest substance on earth. The liquid nitrogen causes the cereal balls to instantly freeze and this makes a cold ¨smoke,¨ if you will, arise from the cereal puffs.

When hearing about this trend, I knew I had to try it. On Sunday, I decided to visit ¨I Am¨ (#NotSponsored) in the Anaheim Packing District. This little snack place has very trendy desserts that everyone would enjoy like Korean shaved ice, smoothies, and of course, Dragon´s Breath. More…

Mr. Woodruff Conspiracy Theories 25

Now, we all know Mr. Woodruff as a fun, enthusiastic band teacher who plays music for the sake of music. However, is there more to him than being just a simple band teacher? What the Journalism Investigative Team has uncovered is simply shocking.

Does Mr. Woodruff Control Gravity?:

Mr. Woodruff has made plenty of jokes in the past about nothing other than gravity. Whenever he drops something or something falls, he always tends to blame gravity. However, is this more than just some frivolous joke?

When in Mr. Woodruff´s band classes, many students noticed than random items just randomly fall, even when they are perfectly balanced on top of a table. Mr. Woodruff may be controlling gravity to specifically make these jokes. Is it all coming together now? We thought so. More…