Indonesia is Quaking Reply

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Kirra Kirby and Ashley Wolf

Less than two months after a deadly earthquake struck Lombok island in Indonesia, another one hit the island nation’s Central Sulawesi, killing over 2,000 people and causing others to go missing.

There were so many lives lost in this event that cemeteries ran out of space, and mass graves had to be dug. One survivor said, “ I was hugging my wife when the wave came, I immediately lost her.”

On Friday, September 21, at 5:02 am, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit. Over 600 people were hospitalized and 48,000 displaced, and as rescue crews are searching for survivors, the numbers continue to rise daily. More…

Come and See the Huntington Beach Airshow Reply

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Here it comes again, Cougars! That’s right the Huntington Beach Airshow is back.

This year the airshow will take place on October 19-21st. The time frame of the actual show is 11:30-4:00. At the latest, it will start at around 12, but be sure to get their early for the best seats in the house.

If staying at the beach for such a long time period isn’t your thing, you could always pay the extra for a special rooftop viewing at the hotel across the street or the reserved seating that’s known to be the best. More…

GSA Is Back! 5

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Gavin Mercado and Grace Baer

Have you heard of GSA?  Well, it may be the perfect club for you!

The first meeting will be October 24th. GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), is a club for gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, gender non-binary, confused, etc.  students to talk about LGBT related problems. Members don’t have to be in the LGBT community to join.

This year, the club will be hosting a board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Spirit Officer. To apply, just come to the first Gay-Straight Alliance meeting.

Mrs. Gates, the club’s advisor,  says she’s, ¨very excited about the meeting,¨ and also to advise GSA this year. Mrs. Gates is straight herself, however in the informational meeting she discussed, ¨my sister is married to a woman, and I am 100% supportive of it.¨ More…

Come Join ASL Club Reply

Isabelle Gonzalez
Calling all students that are interested in learning a new language! ASL Club may just be the perfect club for you. If you decide to join, you get to have fun with friends and learn a new language.

ASL Club (American Sign Language) will meet every Thursday, right after school until 3:30 p.m. On the first week of the month, we meet on Tuesdays, not Thursdays.

Open to everyone; beginners, fluent signers, or even students who don´t know sign language at all, this club may enhance student’s lives later in life when they apply for a job. Not only will this club be fun and a chance to socialize, but also it can improve the student’s future.

Isabella Gonzalez started this club and the teacher supervisor is Mrs. Watson in room C2. The first club meeting is on Thursday, October 11th. It will be an introduction to the activities we will be doing. More…

ASB Elections from a Student’s View 2

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Madison Evans and Jolie Phan

This year, many candidates ran for the ASB office this year. Give it up for our new President, Leanne Le, and our Vice President, Kayleen Tran, and our treasurer and secretary, Jasmyn Schubert, and Ethan Tran. There is no doubt that this will be another great year at Staconia!

The journalism team interviewed many students. Some voted for Allison Davis, who did not win. One student said she was, ¨a trustworthy and kind student who would get things done if she won for president.¨

For vice president, Summer Boren and Alyson Boren said that they voted for Avery Taumoefolau because ¨she is a very enthusiastic and energetic person and she´s also a good friend to both of us.¨ Lastly, coming from Ms. Walters, Ethan Tran was the best candidate running for a secretary because ¨he is very respectful and helpful.¨ More…

Whaaat’s Up with Kirk?? 1

Savannah McVey and Dylan Webber

Mrs. Kirk, the current assistant principal at Stacey Middle School, has already had a very successful career.

She attended Florida A&M University majoring in mathematics and mechanical engineering. Mrs. Kirk attended Florida A&M due to the long-lived tradition in her family for all women to attend and graduate from A&M. She always had a love for engineering without even knowing it.

Eager to fix everything broken in the house and having a love for taking things apart, it was always a part of her. Kirk explained that it was a very tough major, requiring hard work and dedication, but it was worth every second. The classes were very fun because she always had a love for hands-on activities.

After graduating college she went on to design cars and blueprints at general motors. This was great because Mrs. Kirk absolutely loves cars, more specifically German engineering. Ferrari and Lamborghini, are two of her favorites. More…

Club Rush and BBQ 2

Gwyndalynn Kent, Ashley Wolf, and Kirra Kirby

Every school has their own collection of fun and cool clubs to join. So, to showcase all of the clubs, Stacey held a ¨Club Rush and Barbeque.  “There were stations handing out flyers for each club. Students could also find hot dogs, ping pong, foosball, and dip and dots! Just in case you missed it, here is a list of all the incredible clubs that kids can join:

Anime Club

Book Club

Builders Club

Cooking Club

Animation Club

Cougars for Christ

Rubix Cube Club

Dance Club More…

NJHS Reply

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Adrian Nguyen Dinh

NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) meeting on September 18th was very successful. There were many students that attended the meeting. This year the advisors are Mrs. Phan and Mrs. Kleen.                                                                         

The invited students, who were mostly 7th and 8th graders, had to have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA.  New 6th and 7th graders who’d like to join have to wait for the 2nd trimester so they can attend an NJHS meeting.

Mrs. Phan states, “I am really excited to guide students as they find their hidden leadership potential! We are also excited to do amazing service projects this year with a great group of students!” More…

What Is AVID? Reply

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Annabelle Lona

AVID is an elective class that helps students prepare for college, and meet the early requirements for a 4-year university. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a “self-sufficient” program that requires students that strive to get good grades, have excellent citizenship, etc. It is an elective that helps “B” and “C” students to reach their true potential with additional support.

Completing the requirements results in about a 75% higher advantage than the overall student population in getting into college. Students have to be willing to do two hours or more homework a night, commit to doing service hours and/or leadership before and after school and need to be willing to raise funds for field trips as well. More…