Five Reasons Why Going To Star Wars: Galaxy´s Edge Is Going To Be A Nightmare And A Half 5

Gavin Mercado

A few years ago, Disneyland announced something fascinating for their park. A Star Wars themed land. It wasn´t announced until recently, however, that the official name for this land is going to be Star Wars: Galaxy´s Edge, and it will open in June.

Now, this article isn’t telling you that you shouldn’t visit Disneyland when it opens, but I am saying it will for sure be a nightmare. Now, here are five reasons why:

  1. The Wait Times:

If you´ve even touched Disney property before, you very well know that Disneyland isn´t one of your usual theme parks where you can basically ride any ride you want. There are lines. These lines, well, they get long.

Active Disney goers know that whenever Disney opens up a new attraction or land, the wait times will skyrocket up. It was reported that when radiator springs racers opened up in Disney’s California Adventure, the wait time hiked up to eight hours long. Media is expecting rides at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to pass that outstanding record. More…

Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns 6

Madison Evans magical movie, Mary Poppins, came out on August 27, 1964, dazzling those who seek an adventurous yet charming movie. When Jane and Micheal, the children of the wealthy Banks family, sought attention and care of a nanny, they were to face Mary Poppins, a cheerful nanny who liked to keep things in order. When Mary Poppins and the Bank’s children go around to explore, they come across Bert, Mary’s cheerful chimney sweeper friend. They go on adventures inside of chalk drawings, met friendly animals, and sing iconic and wonderful songs that bring a smile to everyone’s face. More…

Why Girl Scout Leaders Are Absolutely Ignorant 22

Gavin Mercado 

This editorial reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily the opinion of The Cougar Chronicle or its staff.

¨Would you like to buy a box of cookies?¨ asks millions of American Girl Scouts every day during cookie season. However, although seemingly innocent, Girl Scouts seem to have a hypocritical side.

Don´t get me wrong, I´m not saying that Girl Scouts are negative or anything. However, there are a few very exclusive things about Girl Scouts that makes it hard to wrap my head around.

That’s right. I´m talking about gender; the word that has quite possibly cut America in half. Girl Scouts, as said in the name, is a program for girls in which they participate in activities like camping, fundraising, and of course, cookie selling. More…

West Arts Presents: Seussical the Musical 1

Gwyndalynn Kent

West Arts Productions is known for putting on the most incredible and fun Musicals there are, such as there previous one Peter Pan Jr. as well as Grease. Rehearsals for there next show, Seussical the Musical start on February 26th and are every Tuesday and Thursday.

Seussical has plenty of well-known characters just like the Famous Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss is an incredible author that everyone knows of and it’s no surprise that one of his writings has become a musical.

Details on Seussical include:

  • It was written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephan Flaherty
  • Its main storyline is from Horton Hears a Who but it has other works by Dr. Seuss incorporated into it.
  • Seussical made its Broadway debut in 2000
  • It has been nominated for many awards but never really won

The lead roles are:

  • Cat in the Hat: He is a very joyful and fun character who kind of tells the story
  • Horton: A believing elephant who just wants to have people believe in him
  • Gertrude Mcfuzz: A shy bird who finds her way into Horton’s life and wants to stay there
  • Jojo: A curious little boy who befriends an incredible cat
  • Mayzie: a sassy little bird who decides to get herself an egg and doesn’t want to keep it
  • Sour Kangaroo: A kangaroo who has got sass for days and makes fun of Horton


Why ‘C’ Students can be More Successful Than ‘A’ Students 18

Annabelle Lona

Let’s talk about ‘C’ students. They aren’t totally sold on the academic system. They don’t worship it, but they see a great deal of good that can come from it. They know that learning occurs in different ways than the system presents.

Our world has dramatically changed since the late 1800s. During that time, schools were designed to teach obedience. According to, it states that by 2020, more than one billion people will be working from their homes.

This works for ‘C’ students. ‘C’ students usually think for themselves and make up their own agenda without having someone else tell them how to live their lives. ‘C’ students don’t spend enormous amounts of energy trying to impress their superiors. Instead, they are more strategic about how they spend their time. More…

Mr. Mitchell Conspiracy Theories 15

Mr. Mitchell is a very popular Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies teacher. However, he isn’t all that innocent. Mr. Mitchell may be hiding things that we´ve never seen before. Let’s get into this.

Is Mr. Mitchell A Basketball?:

Everyone who is in  Mr. Mitchell’s class knows that Mr. Mitchell likes to keep his iconic buzz-cut short. But has anyone thought that this might be mandatory? Besides, if a basketball had hair, no one would play with it. Mr. Mitchell is also a coach, according to our resources.

Did Mr. Mitchell Star In Hit or Miss?:

Some students in Mr. Mitchell´s class seem to notice that he always puts his chin on his hand. This may seem normal, but what we have found is very, very unusual. More…

Black Panther and the Oscar 2

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 3

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? 2

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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.