Mr. Ginex Orinion and Coding Club Reply

Screenshot 2018-11-08 at 10.02.27 AM Savannah McVey and Dylan Weber

Mr. Ginex Orinion, otherwise known as Mr. Go, the new eighth-grade science teacher at Stacey middle school, is already improving our school. What path did he walk that resulted in him teaching here? Interestingly,  Mr. Go has never had an official classroom before making his way to SMS. He has been a digital learning coach, meaning he studied and learned about the technology teachers use for students. He then taught the teachers about the technology, like Chromebooks! He then moved onto teaching here as a science teacher, instructing chemistry and physical science to his pupils. Being at Stacey for only about two months, he already loves it.

Mr. Ginex Orinion, otherwise known as Mr. Go, the new eighth-grade science teacher at Stacey middle school, is already improving our school. What path did he walk that resulted in him teaching here? Interestingly,  Mr. Go has never had an official classroom before making his way to SMS. He has been a digital learning coach, meaning he studied and learned about the technology teachers will use for students. He then taught the teachers about the technology, like Chromebooks! He then moved onto teaching as a science teacher, instructing chemistry and physical science to his pupils. Being at Stacey for only about two months, he already loves it.

“The students and fellow teachers are all amazing, I truly love teaching here. Everyone is engaged and ready to learn.” Mr. Go finds that SMS scholars are increasingly more interested in learning, and they have drive and dedication in them. He loves teaching, molding the next generation, and educating them to be the best student they could be. More…

A Candy’s Shelf Life Reply

Kirra Kirby

A candy’s shelf life is directly influenced by its ingredients. “For most sugar-based confections, losing moisture or drying out is the main reason,” says Richard W. Hartel, a professor of food engineering. “Find an old box of Peeps or Dots or jelly beans, and you’ll quickly see what that means,” he also says.

Jelly Belly, the major producer of jelly beans with two factories in the U.S., cautions against eating dried-out candies. “If it’s hard to bite down on your beans, you most likely have old jelly beans in your hand,” its website reads. Similar candies with chewy, sugary centers, like gumdrops, also dry out over time, becoming brittle and glassy.

Packaging can help sugar-based candies retain their shelf life. Such candies are often wrapped in plastic to prevent moisture loss, but once you open the package and expose the candies to air, they can dry out within days or weeks. More…

The Eliminate Project through UNICEF – Builders Club Reply

Annabelle Lona

Builders Club members raised money to support The Eliminate Project through UNICEF collecting donations from houses whilst trick-or-treating. Each member was given a box to keep the change they collected. The club’s goal was to raise at least $75.

The Eliminate Project aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world. The donations will provide a series of vaccine doses to protect pregnant women and newborns from this devastating disease.

Every 15 minutes, a newborn baby dies from tetanus. Their short life is marked by pain, extreme sensitivity to light, sound or contact that prevents even a mother’s touch. More…

Live Music and Child Waiters; Cabaret Night Reply

Avalyn Walton

When Perry Como sang, “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” he was certainly not alone in his opinion. Being home and with your loved ones is the perfect way to celebrate, and so it’s only fitting that this year West Arts “Cabaret Night” follows that theme. “I’ll be Home for the Holidays” will be a Cabaret Night to remember.

The majority of students at Stacey have probably never been to one of West Art’s Cabaret Nights, but the breakdown is simple. Guests at Cabaret Night will find that Stacey Middle School multi-purpose room has been transformed into a winter wonderland, with tables and waiters everywhere, waiting for a chance to serve. A number of singers perform, most of which are West Art’s students, accompanied by a live band. An MC introduces all the acts and keeps the audience entertained, while desserts and drinks are brought to everyone’s table. Booths for popcorn, nachos, and raffle baskets are in the back of the room, out of the way of the main tables. For only ten dollars, it’s one amazing steal of a night.

As previously mentioned, there are tons of waiters and waitresses, anxiously awaiting a request from the diners. These waiters though, are none other than the West Arts kids themselves. All of them are 5th grade and up. Imagine coming to see a friend perform, only to have them be your server for the night. The hilarious and adorable twist is a fun one for friends and family.

Cabaret Night though is obviously not just about dining, it’s about watching a live performance. These performers, though they are mostly West Arts kids and staff, can be anyone. Anyone at all is allowed to come in an audition on November thirteenth. Whoever makes the cut will need to attend two more rehearsals before performing, but for the most part, it’s a very simple task. West Arts Productions is always hoping for some new and friendly faces at their auditions, so there is no need to be shy. More…

National Love Your Red Hair Day Reply

Ashley Wolf

Gingers, Strawberry Blondes, Redheads of all kinds, I hope you celebrate and appreciate your red hair. Even if you are not a redhead, National Love Your Red Hair Day was a day to celebrate. November 5th was National Love Your Red Hair Day. Here are some facts and reasons to love red hair.

  • Redheads feel pain differently, they feel stinging pain less than anyone else
  • The ancient Greeks believed that redheads turned into vampires after they die
  • Red hair never turns gray, it only turns to a shade of blonde
  • Only 2% of the world’s population are natural redheads
  • Redheads are harder to sedate than other people and require up to 20% more anesthetic
  • In ancient Rome, redhead slaves were typically more expensive than others
  • The redheaded stepchild joke still annoys us even though we have heard it literally 1000 times
  • A mutation called MCR 1 gene causes red hair
  • Redheads generate their own vitamin D
  • People with Red Hair and Blue eyes only take up 1% of the Earth
  • Red Heads feel toothaches more than anyone else so they have a valid reason to hate the dentist
  • Redheads soak up more sun because they usually have less melanin producing capacity in their skin and thus are more sensitive to the sun
  • They have more pain tolerance
  • Are less tolerant of the heat and the cold
  • Redheads bruise easier
  • Contrary to popular belief, Redheads do have souls
  • Climate change is threatening the MCR 1 gene, even so, redheads won’t be going extinct any time soon

Redheads, these are some reasons to love and appreciate your beautiful, unique hair. Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day.

Escape the Night S3 Overview Reply

Gavin Mercado

Escape the Night season three was quite crazy if you ask many viewers. It was nominated for four streamys and won one of them, best costume design. Many are already hoping for a season four announcement.

For right now, let’s go back in time and look at everything that happened in Escape the Night season 3.

The Guests:

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Everything YOU need to know about Prop 6 Reply

Dylan Weber

The first thing you may be wondering is what is Prop 6, as in what is a proposition. Well, a proposition is an idea proposed by the government to create/repeal/ban/alter/abolish a certain law, tax etc; But prop 6 specifically presents the idea of repealing the taxation on gas. What will this do? What are the effects? Does it benefit me? All these questions will be answered in this article.

Some may want to vote, but may not have enough details on the matter to make a firm decision! Fortunately, this is the right place. Prop 6 isn’t simply going to make gas cheaper, there are some other things that go alongside it. But what caused the dreaded gas tax in the first place? More…