GSA’s Guest Speaker Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti

Stacey’s GSA, or gay-straight alliance, an after-school club, recently introduced it’s participants to a guest speaker from the LGBT Center OC.

The speaker, Stephanie, mentioned that the Center hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year. In fact, on July 14, they’ll be hosting their annual Queer Prom. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, et cetera, feel free to stop by to enjoy some dancing and make some memories.

They also host an “Inbetweeners” soiree on the first Friday of event night for LGBT youth, ages 10-13. As for you eighth graders, the Center will be hosting a Lavender Graduation for the graduating class of 2018 on June 9th, complete with catering, dancing, and anything else you’d expect from a typical teenage dance. We hope to see you there!

Their Rainbow Group is open to anybody and everybody between the ages of 13 and 18. Here, you can play video games, watch movies, listen to music, and meet new people. Similarly, they have a Trans*Fusion group for genderqueer teens to discuss their gender identities and issues surrounding them. More…

It Happened – Multicultural Night 2

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Juneau Resnick and Kelsey Bisetti

On March 2, Stacey Middle School had its annual Multicultural Night, but with a twist: Subcultures! This event was one to bring together all the different cultures to educate the community and celebrate our diversity. Some of the members of the Cougar Chronicle were there taking in all the excitement, so don’t fret if you didn’t get the chance to come, we’ll fill you in.

Once in the MPR, visitors were immediately greeted by the amount of enthusiasm coming from the atmosphere. There were decorations from nearly every culture coating the walls, and the different smells from the array of foods they had were amazing. The space was colorfully decorated with mementos from different places and lifestyles. You couldn’t help but have a smile on your face once you entered this melting pot of culture. More…

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!

Running Club 1

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Madelyn Fracassa

Jack Carson made it back to school with many not too far behind him. A group behind him running as fast as they could to complete their 3-mile run. “Good job,” Jack said out of breath and sweaty, as the rest finished up. This is a scenario that usually happens during Mr.Yohn’s running club.

Running Club consists of running from 3-5 miles throughout the school year. Girls and boys can both join Running Club as long as they don’t mind running.

To be part of Running Club you just have to ask Mr. Yohn for the waiver and join before it gets too late. Since Running Club started on the 10th, if you’re going to join do it as soon as possible. More…

Gay Straight-Alliance 5

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Gavin Mercado

A new club at Stacey is having it’s first meeting. Gay-Straight Alliance is a safe place where students can talk about sexuality, gender identity, and of course, coming out.

The meeting will be this Wednesday, January 24th in room C1. It will meet in It’s going to be a day to remember.

Everyone is accepted in GSA, whether if you´re gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, autosexual, lesbian, heteroflexible, homoflexible, agender, transgender, the list just goes on.

And a nice motive to come might be the rainbow cupcakes. Yummy! It is not only a safe space to talk, but also a place to enjoy a ton of rainbow frosting.

Many have a hard time coming out, and the club was created to help others during hard times and help them embrace their true selves.

We hope to see you there!

Until next time Stacey students, have a great day!

Builders Club Meets STACKED! 2

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Gavin Mercado

Do you like burgers? Do you like chicken nuggets? Actually, that kind of sounds good right now. Anyways, it’s all at STACKED!

On January 23rd, Builders Club is hosting a fundraiser for STACKED, and 20% of your total bill will go to Stacey Builders Club! At the very end of May, all Builders Club funds will be transferred to “Make-A-Wish.”

You may be wondering, “What is STACKED?” STACKED is a “burger joint” right across from the well known Bella Terra. Don’t worry if you do not like burgers. They also have salads, chicken, steak, tacos, fish, etc. There are so many options to choose from. More…

One Snowy Carnival? Reply

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Gavin Mercado

Did you go to the One Snowy Night dance? If you did, you may have seen some carnival games set up at the dance. These games were provided by Stacey’s Builders Club. There were two games available for you to play.

One of the games was called “Three Snowy-Hoops”, in which players had three wreaths. The Builders Club members and board members instructed the players to throw the wreaths like frisbees. There were cones as well, and every time a wreath was rung around a cone, the player earned one raffle ticket. They also won a pencil and eraser.

The second game was called “Icicle Toss”. This was a tossing game (as the title implies). Players had three hula hoops. If they made one or less around the “icicle” they would get nothing. If they made two, they would get an eraser. Last, if they made all three, players would have gotten a pencil and maybe an eraser as long as the club wasn’t running out. They would have also gotten a raffle ticket, so long as they landed at least one hula hoop. More…

Cougars for What? Cougars for Christ! 13


Mariah Escatel and Caitlyn Timmons

Throughout the years here at Stacey Middle School, there have only been clubs that are for gaming, service hours, dance, etc. But as the years go on, one particular Stacey Middle School student realized that Stacey needed Jesus. She then created a Christian club for students to gather and share their common beliefs.

What even is CFC?

CFC or Cougars for Christ is a new Christian club at Stacey Middle School.

When asked what the club is, Mia Grasse, 7th-grade founder, said, “CFC is a club where even if you’re not Christian you can just come in and, uh, figure out what we’re all about. It’s for the most part pretty religious, we talk about a lot of stories from the bible. But it’s a lot of fun.” 

During the club, they participate in many Bible trivia games and prayer. More…

What Even is Builders Club? 6

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Averi Farren

What even is Builders Club?

Builders Club is a new club here at Stacey, and it is a student-led service organization. Ms. Walters decided to advise Builders Club because it is similar to clubs you may participate in later on in High School such as Kiwins, and Key Club. These can be joined by students that attend Marina High School. If attending another high school, check the online website of that school for the clubs that they have listed and provided, depending on the high school or college you are attending. More…

What is Volleyball Club? 1


Mia Grasse

Volleyball Club started officially after school on Tuesday, Oct. 10th. Mr. Cota, the teacher who runs volleyball club, says, ¨We welcome all students who want an opportunity to just have fun, make new friends, and are interested in this sport.¨

Mr. Cota started this club last year because he saw a lot of interest from students at Stacey. Mr. Cota always welcomes new people to his club.

If you are interested, Volleyball Club meets Tuesdays and Fridays after school until 4 p.m. At Volleyball Club, Mr. Cota teaches new skills, drills, and arranges fun, non-competitive games. More…