One Snowy Carnival? Reply

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Gavin Mercado

Did you go to the One Snowy Night dance? If you did, you may have seen some carnival games set up at the dance. These games were provided by Stacey’s Builders Club. There were two games available for you to play.

One of the games was called “Three Snowy-Hoops”, in which players had three wreaths. The Builders Club members and board members instructed the players to throw the wreaths like frisbees. There were cones as well, and every time a wreath was rung around a cone, the player earned one raffle ticket. They also won a pencil and eraser.

The second game was called “Icicle Toss”. This was a tossing game (as the title implies). Players had three hula hoops. If they made one or less around the “icicle” they would get nothing. If they made two, they would get an eraser. Last, if they made all three, players would have gotten a pencil and maybe an eraser as long as the club wasn’t running out. They would have also gotten a raffle ticket, so long as they landed at least one hula hoop. More…

Free Starbucks Gift Card? Reply

Alyssa Manson

Hello Staconians! How awesome would it be to win Starbucks gift cards, Chipotle gift cards, toys, movie tickets, and other collectibles by just doing good in school?

That’s right! When teachers recognize you demonstrating scholarly behavior, you earn an orange or gold slip of paper called cougar cash. Cougar cash is used to buy things from your teachers such as pencils, trips to the bathroom, time to charge your chromebook, and, well, sometimes pizza.

Not only can you purchase those items with your cougar cash, but now you have several opportunities to win gift cards from places you love and toys to entertain you! So here’s how the cougar cash raffle works. More…

Stacey Middle School was on The News! 1

IMG_1717.JPGMariah Escatel

Stacey Middle School offers many unique electives such as leadership, robotics, videography, and broadcast journalism. This year, the journalism students were thrilled to hear that they would be visiting Fox 11 News.

The idea of a field trip was initiated by eighth-grade journalism student, Madelyn Fracassa. Carol Fracassa, Madelyn’s aunt, is the one to thank. She helped arrange the tour since she produces the morning news at Fox 11 in Los Angeles.

Students arrived at Fox 11 News early Thursday, Nov. 30 around 9 am. They were first led to see the writer’s area, where most of the writing and editing are done. Soumada, a meteorologist welcomed the future journalist and encouraged the future journalists to study hard and never give up. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Dec. 11 – Dec. 15) 2

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, hello, hello! How are you all today? Good? That’s great!

Report cards are being sent home this Monday, so . . . Good luck?

On a happier note, it’s finally here! The One Snowy Dance is upon us! Come to the Stacey MPR on Wednesday from 5-7 to jive on! Tickets will be sold all week leading up to the dance for five dollars with ASB and six dollars without. Be there or be square!

Anime Club meets this Friday, so get ready to talk about whatever it is you talk about in there.

🇺🇸 Hate Has No Home Here 🇺🇸 5

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Gavin Mercado

Equality: It’s the foundation of America and arguably the most important virtue in the world. Whether it is gay rights, religious freedom, race, or even polygamy, we’ll fight for it with everything in us. Lately, there’s been an uproar from the general public concerning the treatment and senseless killing of Muslims, LGBT people, and people of color.

Some teachers, such as Ms. Walters and Mrs. Redmond, are showing their American pride by taping Hate Has No Home Here posters on their walls.  Poster or no, all of Stacey’s teachers want their students to feel safe in their classrooms.

Ms. Walters says, “No one should ever feel that being different makes them less than anyone else. We are all different in so many ways. Those who think it is ok to target a student for abuse due to any aspect of who they are, are just wrong.” More…

Are Video Games Beneficial? 1

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Kevin Luu

More than 1.2 billion people play video games every day. Most people and parents assume that this is the cause of many mental and physical problems. However, some say that when problems arise, it is in our human nature to blame something or someone else, and video games have always been an easy target. Of course, there is no benefit to playing ten hours of video games a day. But do video games really affect our education, make us more violent, or affect our health?

Research actually shows video games are beneficial. For one thing, they can slow down aging. Males, females, young adults, and adults all have one thing in common; they all age. While getting older has its perks, there are also some natural problems that come as well. There’s a reason why you see senior citizens driving at 25 miles per hour even though the speed limit is 45.   More…

Boy Scouts are Allowing Girls to Join, and Many are Against (Poll) 14

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Avalyn Walton

Over the years, Boy Scouts has been a place where little boys get introduced to nature and how to survive in it. It gives rowdy young boys a place to test their courage and strength. However more recently, girls have wanted the opportunity to join too. And believe it or not, everyone is not completely open to allowing girls to join.

Most people are aware that typically, boys join Boy Scouts and girls join Girl Scouts. The boys and girls are separated and stay separate. To some, it might not even make sense as to why a girl would want to be a Boy Scout when Girl Scouts are already available.

But Girls Scouts is completely different from Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts focuses more on crafts and being a good citizen. They do typically girly things, and though many girls find that appealing, some do not.  Whereas Boy Scouts are all about being outdoors and in nature while getting dirty and having rough and tumble fun. Some girls simply think they would prefer the Boy Scout experience. More…

Seal Beach Parade Reply

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Kevin Luu

The Seal Beach Parade took place at the Seal Beach pier at December 1st. The parking lot was loaded with cars, so parking was hard to find. In the parade, there were up to one hundred and six lineups waiting to march including Cub Scouts, bands, and Santa Claus! The parade’s theme was “The Magic of Christmas.”

The parade was produced by the Seal Beach Lions Foundation with support from the City of Seal Beach. More than three thousand, five hundred people in one hundred six entries entertained approximately fifteen thousand people throughout the three block route from the pier to the Pacific Coast Highway.

The parade was in “continuous motion,” so the entries could not slow down or stop at any point during the parade. The parade started at 7 pm, and it ended at 8:30 pm. Chairs were set up for people to watch the parade.  More…

Ask Sam: Four for you Glen Coco! You go Glen Coco! 2

Dear Sam,

I feel like everyone hates me for no apparent reason. I try my best at being friendly and happy towards everyone, but I never get anything in return. For example, I always send grams to my friends, whether it is Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine’s Day, and I never get ANYTHING in return. It’s so depressing! Like, the teachers will be handing them out and the people at my table will have gotten two or three while I get none. I feel like my friends don’t appreciate me enough and I always end up getting walked all over. Also, whenever a friend asks me for money or a favor, I always say yes. I just don’t know how to say no, and I never get paid back for it or get a favor in return. Please help me, Sam!

From,

The Doormat

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Diabetes Reply

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Kevin Luu

Diabetes, a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, has been a source of irritation and anxiety to people that have it. Over 29.1 million people suffer from this condition, but 8.1 million of people may be unaware that they have it.

About 1.4 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Most cases don’t have any symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst or urination, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision.

The United Nations health agency estimates that 3.4 million people die of diabetes every year, and almost 80 percent of the deaths occur in developing countries. More…