March Madness with Cougars for Christ Reply

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Mia Grasse

The month of March is very exciting for Cougars for Christ. There will be a meeting after school in G2B on March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30.

On March 9th the snack will be Cup o’ Noodles, March 16th will be pizza, March 23rd will be hot dogs, and March 30th will be donuts and milk.

However, there won’t just be food at the Cougars for Christ. There will be lots of people and special guests. The best part is, you don’t have to be religious to come.

Cougars for Christ just wants to show the school what this club is about. So come check it out!

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Mar. 5th – Mar. 9th) 1

Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, my delicious little muffin children! How are you on this fine morning? I hope you all had a lovely time at Multicultural Night!

Anime Club is meeting this Friday. Have fun doing whatever it is you do there.

Cougars for Christ is also meeting this Friday. I’m not entirely sure what goes on in there either, but have a fabulous time!

This is the last week of the trimester, so get those grades up while you can.

Good luck, Cougars!

P.S. Sunday, March 4th was the start of “No More Week.” Stand with us to fight against domestic violence and sexual abuse. Change is possible. We can say “No more.”

Come Join Youth Volleyball! Reply

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Katie Mills

USYVL presents Youth Volleyball at Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach! Come and have fun outside and play volleyball with your friends, and even make new friends.

Fountain Valley Sports Park

Starts Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM and

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Huntington Central Sports Complex

Starts Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM and

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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is Shaking its Way Back into the Menu! 1

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Caitlyn Timmons

Just as Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte signals the beginning of fall, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake gives us the certainty that spring is on its way!

What is a Shamrock Shake, you may ask? The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green-dyed mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at McDonald’s during March to celebrate the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

“It tasted minty but less like a candy type of mint and more like straight mint-leaf. It was really thick and that was probably my favorite part. The consistency was just thick enough to make my taste buds happy,”  says Avalyn Walton, a seventh grader, after trying her first shake. More…

Smile! 48

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Mariah Escatel

Meet Zoe king. She claims to have never taken a perfect photo, although her friends disagree. She dreads the semiannual picture days.

“”I always look bad,” says Zoe King.

Though, she’s not the only one. Many of the Stacey Middle School students believe that their picture always seems to come out awkward.

Speaking of pictures, Spring picture day is here. Tuesday, Feb. 27th.

This year students are in for quite the treat. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Feb. 26 – Mar. 2) 2

Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, my lovely little cubs! How are you on this fine morning?

This week is fairly relaxed, but there’s something very exciting on Wednesday: Our second ever GSA meeting! I’m so excited to finally meet all our members. Whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, asexual, transgender, or genderqueer, we’d love for you to come enjoy some lovely snacks and conversation.

Builders Club meets Tuesday at 2:45 in B3.

Gaming Club is meeting this Wednesday, too. Have fun slaying dragons (or whatever it is you do there)!

Thursday is the first day to apply for the Girls Only Math Competition at Warner Middle School. Good luck!

This Friday, Anime Club has a meeting.

Well, that’s all for now, Cougars! Have an awesome week!

P.S. This Wednesday is also National Rare Disease Awareness Day, so keep an eye out for a touching article on one of our own: The lovely Juneau Resnick.

Mrs. Valverde, Multicultural Night and its New Features Reply

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Juneau Resnick and Alyssa Manson

Multicultural Night is on the horizon. It will be on Friday, March 2nd. As usual, Mrs. Valverde is working tirelessly to make this an event where everyone can be themselves and feel at home. We sat down with Mrs. Valverde to ask about how much this school event has evolved and changed over the years. 

Before we get into the interview, though, we want to give you an idea as to how much goes into an event like this. There are dozens of booths at this activity, which means a lot of research on different cultures and a lot of planning and organizing. Mrs. Valverde also has to monitor how the students are doing along the way. She has to double check everything.

Imagine being a teacher, having to plan lessons, grade all of her students’ assignments, having to manage your life, pay your own bills, and then having to plan a school event! I’m having trouble just being a teenager, let alone an adult.
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#EndItMovement Reply

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END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. Each of our amazing 16 Coalition Partners is doing work, on the ground, every day, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION.

CALL TO ACTION:

Join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY together! Draw a RED X on your hand, take a selfie and post it on social media using #enditmovement. This simple action opens the door to conversations and allows us to tell more people that slavery still exists.

KEY POINTS:

  • END IT is an awareness campaign that launched in 2013.
  • Our goal is to SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY by letting the world know that slavery still exists. With an estimated 20 – 45.8” million men, women and children trapped in various forms of slavery around the world, including the U.S. (bonded labor, forced labor, and sex trafficking), there is more slave in the world today than at any other time in history.
  • To us, awareness is doing the work, but awareness is only the beginning. Awareness must lead to ACTION. Once you’re aware, you can’t not do something.
  • We want to encourage people to get involved in this fight for freedom in whatever way they can, be it donation money changing purchasing habits, helping raise awareness, getting companies to change policies or deciding to go work in this field. We all have a voice and we all have influence, so we can a;; do something. In order to tell the world, we need everyone to tell their world.

KEY STATS:

  • There are an estimated 27 million people trapped in slavery around the world today.
  • Slavery generates an estimated $150.2 billion per year in profits. That’s more than Google + Amazon + eBay combined.
  • Slavery is illegal in every country in the world, yet still exists in 167 countries, accounting for 87% of nations across the globe.
  • The average cost of a slave today is $90. The average cost of a slave in 1850, in the American South, is equivalent to $40,000 today.
  • 55% of forced labor victims are women and girls.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 – 14 years old.
  • 29,868 human trafficking cases in the U.S. identified on the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

G to the #ENDITMOVEMENT site for more information.

Story Contest 18

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Mia Grasse

Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism team wants to see how good of a writer you are. Starting Wednesday, January 31, enter Journalism’s writing contest for a chance to get published in the Cougar Chronicle and get an award on stage at one of our Cougar Pride assemblies. Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism team will be picking a winner from each grade.

What will we be writing about?

Well, the journalism crew voted, and the genre of the stories will be action and adventure. Create your own characters, character struggles, and plots. The journalism students want to be able to read a fun and creative story made by some of the best writers at Stacey.

Here are the criteria for your story:

  • Heading must have your full name (Last, First) and grade level
  • Must be written by only one person
  • Must have a genre of action and adventure
  • Minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000 words
  • Must be turned in to B-3 by February 14th

Remember to be creative. More…

8th Grade Parent & Student Night at WHS 1

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Katie Mills

If you are going to Westminster High School this one is for you!

Please join the informational meeting regarding Westminster High School (WHS) Registration for incoming freshmen students.

This meeting will focus specifically on the high school curriculum and the registration process. There will be information about WHS’s many outstanding programs designed to help students prepare for college with be presented at this event – M.E.R.I.T.S., AVID, Health Academy, and more. More…