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

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The Preparation of the Glowintine Dance 1

Jolie Phan

Valentine’s Day, a day where people share their affection with others. A day where people exchange candies with their friends and classmates. A day where you get filthy rich with chocolates and love letters (well, in your dreams). A day where the Glowintine Dance breaks in.

The dance was originally scheduled for February 13, but due to the Marina High School Informational Night that was on the same day, it was rescheduled for Wed. February 6. The Glowintine Dance is being held inside the multi-purpose room in the old location. The dance starts at 5:00 and ends at 7:00 PM.

There will be food, snacks, and drinks held outside of the multipurpose room provided by Leadership. While inside the multi-purpose room, there will be a DJ blasting some music and lights. There won’t be any contests like the Ugly Sweater contest from the Winter Dance. Bring some extra money because you will need to buy food.

So, come stop by at Stacey Middle School for the fun, lively dance. The dance is opening for all grade levels. It’s just $4 with ASB and $5 without ASB. Tickets are on sale during lunch. There will be another dance coming up too. The Spring Dance. Hope to see you there!

Take A Flight With Peter Pan 4

Avalyn Walton

Let’s venture to the second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning! This week, come immerse yourself into the world of lost boys, pirates, fairies, the Darling family, and Peter Pan.

The story of Peter Pan is that of a boy who flies into the Darling nursery one night and takes the children far away to Neverland on the adventure of a lifetime. West Arts Productions is on a mission to make this story come to life.

The shows will be this Thursday, January 31st, Friday, February 1st, Thursday, February 7th, and Friday, February 8th. All shows will begin at 7 pm, with a quick West Arts Performance Ensemble performance before the show.

Admission will be $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Seating is assigned so you may want to get their early, or order your ticket online. To do this, or just to find more information, visit Westartsproductions.com.

The show will be located here, at Stacey Middle School. To see the show, go to the Multi-Purpose Room and receive your ticket in the foyer.

Overall, this show is not one you’ll want to miss. For a fun adventure into Neverland, see Peter Pan Jr.

All The Upcoming Field Trips That You Should Be Excited For! 3

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Gavin Mercado

Who loves field trips? Everyone loves field trips! Although field trips may be for an educational purpose, most would agree that they are much more fun than class. This year there is a ton of upcoming field trips for some of the electives and other classes. This is a list of all of them.

8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm Trip: This trip will take eighth graders ONLY to Knott’s Berry Farm to have a great time! There, they can ride roller coasters, watch shows, and eat some delicious food. All eighth graders have a possibility of going.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in eighth grade, must have all 3 service hours completed, must bring an amount of money (not announced yet) to Mr. Yohn a few weeks before the field trip starts, must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

DATE: Sometime in May/June.

“Honors” Band Festival Trips: This trip will take “Honors” Band kids to two iconic festivals. During period 5 Mr. Woodruff stated, “I expect nothing less than a unanimous superior rating.” Which is the highest rating you can receive at the festival?

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in Period 5 or 0 Period band.

DATE: Sometime in Spring. More…

Red Ribbon Week 1

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Grace Baer

Red ribbon week is this week, everyone! The theme is: Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug-Free ™.

To spread awareness, this week Stacey is going to have a different theme for every day to show Drug Awareness. On Monday wear 70’s, on Tuesday, wear red, on Wednesday wear neon, on Thursday wear a sports jersey, and on Friday wear something Hawaiian.

Red ribbon week started in 1985 and has been going since. The purpose is to spread awareness about drug and substance abuse.

By participating, everyone is paving a better future for themselves. Homeroom classes also receive a red ribbon bracelet that will earn a free slushie at a participating 7Eleven©️.

Girl Power Reply

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This year, Girl Power takes place during lunch, on Wednesdays, where girls from all grades can come to eat lunch and explore the life of girls today. They meet at G2A with friends while they discuss what is going on in their lives.

Girl Power stands for goals, individuality, respect, loyalty, potential, optimism, will,  empathy, and responsibility. In Girl Power, they watch videos on bullying, beauty standards, and the reality of a girl.

The participants also do art projects, give each other compliments, and keep everything positive. Members stay honest with everyone and talk about what is yet to come in the future. More…

Come and See the Huntington Beach Airshow 1

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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! 7

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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 1

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…