Knott’s Field Trip Guide; Making Sure That You Don’t Wait In Lines 6

Gavin Mercado



Knott’s History

Part 1: Getting There

Part 2: Being Prepared for Knott’s

Part 3: Dining At Knott’s

Part 4: Attractions and Beating the Lines

Part 5: Final Thoughts



Hello students, are you in eighth grade this year? If so, buckle uptight because you’re about to take on one of the best field trips you will ever experience.

Remember, to go on this field trip you must be in eighth grade, you must have finished all three of your service hours, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and you have to turn in a TBD amount of money to Mr. Yohn. More…

2019 Billboard Music Awards: Who Won and Who Didn’t 2

Ashley Wolf and Gwyn Kent

For the second year in a row, the well known Kelly Clarkson host the Billboard music awards. That’s right, on May 1 the 2019 Billboard music awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Featuring performances from artist like the Jonas Brothers, who performed two of the brother’s hits and the band’s newest song “Sucker”, Kelly Clarkson who performed a medley of 13 popular songs, Taylor Swift performing her new hit single for the first time, and so many more. This year’s awards ceremony was a blast to watch. Not only were there outstanding performances, but there were also over 50 awards given out.

Now here is a list all to do with the nominees and winners.

Nominees & Winners:

Top artist


  • Drake


  • Ariana Grande
  • Cardi B
  • Post Malone
  • Travis Scott


The End of Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism 12

Gavin Mercado

It had to happen someday. That’s right, Broadcast Journalism will have it’s very last classes and it’s very last articles this June! Many journalism students are very upset. Many of the students including Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent were left with jaws dropped when Ms. Walters broke the unfortunate news.

However, Broadcast Journalism isn’t ending just because. There is a reason for it. As many people know, Ms. Karsh is planning to retire this June. This means that somebody had to teach art. As it turned out, Ms. Walters was the best candidate for the job.

Not only is Ms. Karsh retiring, but, Ms. Walters says that she can, “Barely fill the [journalism] class each year.” Later she said, “Broadcast Journalism was almost canceled this year due to the fact that I had trouble filling the class. It takes a special interest to want to write for an elective.” Only 14 students signed up for the class. Only 11 were actually put into the class. Currently, there are still 12. One student dropped out, however, and a new student joined. More…

My Treatment of Being a Trump Supporter 65

Dylan Weber

You may have seen a boy, about 5’11, white, dirty blonde hair and blue/green eyes wearing a hat featuring the words “TRUMP” and “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Surprise, surprise, that was me.

The one thing that was a big surprise to me was the treatment I was receiving from fellow classmates.

Recently, I ran a bit of an experiment to see how students and staff would react to a pro-Trump student walking the halls. The results made me both proud and disgusted. More…

Avengers: End Game Review, Non-Spoiler Review 3

Gavin Lopez

Avengers: Endgame, is the 4th installment of the Avenger Movies and the 22nd Film in the MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe).

The film released on April 22nd, 2019 making an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its debut. It is currently the only film ever to cross the $1 billion mark for its debut. It is also the runner up of being the biggest film ever next to Avatar.

Endgame is also the longest Marvel movie ever coming in at 3 hours and 2 minutes, making it hard for many people who may need to use the restroom during the movie. ` More…

Endgame: Breaking Records Reply

Kirra Kirby

Marvel’s new movie Endgame which came out on April 22nd is now breaking worldwide records. The current top holder for the box office records is Avatar from 2009 with 2.789 billion dollars. The new movie already beat Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Marvel’s past movie Avengers: Infinity War.


Debunking Anti-Vaxxers and Rebutting Their Claims 7

Gavin Mercado and Grace Baer

Vaccinations are a heated topic that has been building fire in recent times. While many follow the guidelines doctors have recommended for years in order to reduce the spread of deadly diseases, some are skeptical or even outright confrontational regarding the science. The truth is, many of these anti-vaxxers are misinformed and are putting their beliefs before doctors and scientists who have studied diseases and successfully used vaccines for hundreds of years.

Sorry, Sharon, crystals are not going to cure your child’s measles, and no, crystals are not going to cure your child’s flu. Now let’s get to some scientific evidence.

Many anti-vaxxers claim that vaccinations are unsafe because they contain a substance called Mercury or (Hg). A vaccine used to contain 25 micrograms of mercury. This may seem like a lot, however, a normal serving of fish contains 40 micrograms. More…

There are Two Sides to Every Fire Reply

Madison Evans

Ever since the Notre Dame fire, many have shared opinions on the great donations towards repairing it. After over $1,000,000,000+ has been donated, some people have expressed thoughts about how we could’ve used this money to solve many of Earth’s other big problems. Others believe that it is all for a great cause and are grateful for the outpouring of donations.

First, thousands of people who question the new found money are angered that the $1,000,000,000 is being used to rebuild could have used to help solve many huge world problems. This includes donations that could have been made towards the Sri Lanka bombing on Easter 2019. Over two hundred people died, along with many people injured. The funds could have helped the families and victims if given to them. It could have helped hospitalize the people and give them stability while injured. More…

New Stacey Elective List 2019-2020 2

The school year is coming to an end and new changes are being made. There will be new electives added to make next year just as great as this one.

6th Graders will be able to choose from:

The Wheel (Intro to AVID, Beginning Art, Beginning Wood)



Theater Arts/Choir

Lifeskills (Cooking, Nutrition)



7th Graders will be able to choose from:

The Wheel (STEM, Beginning Art, Beginning Wood)



Advanced Art (Must have completed Beginning Art)

Advanced Wood (Must have completed Beginning Wood)

Theater Arts/Choir More…

Is The Mile Necessary? 11

Grace Baer

For many Stacey students, the mile is a burden. Running on the uneven field while panting, out of breath is not usually somebody’s favorite thing to do. We ask ourselves is the mile necessary or how will this help me get a job in the future? These are all questions generations of students have pondered.

Many students also disagree on timing the mile. Student Marian Montez says, “They shouldn’t base a grade on something as simple as exercise. While some kids have higher stamina, others may not.”

Mr. Thorsen, one of Stacey’s three PE teachers responds to comments like this with, “We just want you to try your best.” But students are still failing to see the reasoning behind the mile. More…