Stacey’s GSA, or gay-straight alliance, an after-school club, recently introduced it’s participants to a guest speaker from the LGBT Center OC.
The speaker, Stephanie, mentioned that the Center hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year. In fact, on July 14, they’ll be hosting their annual Queer Prom. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, et cetera, feel free to stop by to enjoy some dancing and make some memories.
They also host an “Inbetweeners” soiree on the first Friday of event night for LGBT youth, ages 10-13. As for you eighth graders, the Center will be hosting a Lavender Graduation for the graduating class of 2018 on June 9th, complete with catering, dancing, and anything else you’d expect from a typical teenage dance. We hope to see you there!
Their Rainbow Group is open to anybody and everybody between the ages of 13 and 18. Here, you can play video games, watch movies, listen to music, and meet new people. Similarly, they have a Trans*Fusion group for genderqueer teens to discuss their gender identities and issues surrounding them. More…
Hello Stacey Cougars! This year is almost up. We are about halfway towards the third trimester here at Stacey. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s almost summer so I won’t try as hard.”
Well, you want your grades to improve, not go down, right? I mean, you want to get your grades to the highest so that you don’t feel bad about it over the summer. Think about it. Would you want your parents to freak out over your grades or to be chill during the summer?
How about state testing? Yep, we are in the middle of that right now. Don’t give up on those. More…
Shawn Mendes is a well known nineteen-year-old singer who has gained a large amount of popularity from Vine (RIP VINE). Following his popularity on Vine came his two albums and sold out tours. Well anyone who is a part of the Mendes Army (ME) would know about the constant commotion on when his third album, SM3, would be coming out. Well, you can get your hopes up even more after reading this article about how he has gotten the track list out, as well as the official release date and the pre-order form.
That’s right, SM3 is out on May 25th, with songs featuring Julia Michaels and Khalid. The album’s title is. . . (Drum roll please). . .Shawn Mendes the album! Isn’t that just so original? The tracklist obviously includes “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” but it also incorporates unreleased songs titled:
It has come to students’ attention that the Spring Fling was canceled due to low ticket sales. Instead, the leadership team has created a Spring Dance. The Spring Dance will be on May 9th from 1:45 to 3:15. But the real question is what do you think about it?
Cinco De Mayo is a holiday celebrated on the fifth of May across the US and some parts of Mexico. But many students, even of a Latino or Hispanic lineage, don’t really understand the holiday.
What does it celebrate?
Not to be confused with Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, The holiday celebrates failed French invasion after a fledgling Mexican state fell behind on debt payments to European governments. The battle represented more of a symbolic victory for Mexican forces.
Why is it celebrated in the US?
It is widely a US celebration of Mexican cultural heritage for America’s Hispanic population. Latino and Hispanic activists raise awareness for the holiday. It is also recognized as the day we defended our freedom from France. More…
Last week on April 27th, during Friday’s adjusted schedule, Dr. Victor DeNoble came and talked to grades six through eight about the dangers of smoking and vaping. He helped us realize how these addictions affect our bodies and what can happen if we keep up the behavior.
Sure, we’ve all been warned about smoking and vaping. Our parents and teachers all tell us not to do it, but up until now, we didn’t know why. DeNoble was able to explain what happens to the body when the brain gets addicted to a certain substance like nicotine. Now, if given the opportunity, we will know what will happen. More…
Stacey’s very own Lauren Duong took home the title of Stacey’s AVID standout. Lauren, an eighth-grade student at Stacey Middle School, was chosen out of all of the AVID students to represent Stacey for the AVID Angel scholarship.
The AVID Angel scholarship is a college scholarship awarded to a deserving AVID contestant. Each contestant must submit an essay as to why he or she should receive the award. If the essay is chosen in the second round, they become a runner-up for the big prize that will be awarded during a ceremony at Angel’s Stadium on May 7th. Lauren’s essay was chosen to make her a runner-up for the big award.
Each middle school with an AVID program picks one student to represent their school. The candidate is entered into a competition between numerous other students in hopes of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship awards range from five thousand to eight thousand dollars. More…