Global Warming Is NOT A Fraud! 3

Gavin Mercado

There is something that the world has been steaming about in controversy recently. That’s right, I´m talking about global warming.

Now, President Trump has been quoted multiple times on saying ¨global warming is a fraud.¨ I would like to ask, well, how? Trump claims that scientists are lying about this to gain political interest. However, I would like to ask, how is this fake?:

This is a prime example of indirect animal cruelty. The people who have sponsored Trump’s for presidency support this. They support deaths of countless numbers of animals living at the poles.

More…

Spongebob’s All Washed Up Reply

The whimsically childish, funny, and entertaining sponge that many of us grew up with was once one of the best children’s shows on the air. It had both dumb and childish humor for young kids, more clever humor for whatever older kids were watching, and some adult type humor that goes completely over kid’s heads. It really was the perfect recipe for a wonderful, enjoyable show.

However, I can’t say the same for recent episodes. Spongebob has gone seriously downhill.

For one, all the characters have changed incredibly. It’s like the writers forgot who they are supposed to be. Squidward, for instance, is supposed to be a grump. You’re not supposed to like him at all. And he’s supposed to hate Spongebob and Patrick. But more recently, Squidward has actually been nice to them. Apparently, he even helps Patrick run a lemonade stand. What even happened there? More…

Women ARE Oppressed 23

Isabella Gonzalez

Girls Inc. is an organization that focuses on empowering women. Is it necessary? Yes. Woman around the world are discriminated against and are treated unequally. (Response to “Is it Necessary to have a club about Women Empowerment”)

In the counter-argument article, it states that Girls Inc. is a “frivolous program” and insists empowering women is unneeded. This is ridiculous. The first half of the article is about how women should suck it up because “it’s a cutthroat world.” This world already has cruel things occurring, we don’t need more. The author of the opposing article, states, “It’s a cut-throat world and the no one should ever be given special help because they feel bad.” If girls feel bad, we should not say it doesn’t matter, we should help them to make the world peaceful not cutthroat.

Does the phrase, “Focusing on the whole girl” seem ethical and unjust? No, so why was it stated that “This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.” Now, this is absurd. “Focusing on the Whole Girl” means that they want women to find who they are, their strengths, passions, and feelings. This phrase does not mean that girls are not whole in this society. More…

YouTube Rewind 2018 was Really Bad 7

Screenshot 2019-01-10 at 9.20.14 AM.png

Adrian Nguyen Dinh

It’s time to open up about this situation.  Many people hated this year’s YouTube Rewind. Those who don’t believe this then, look at how many dislikes it has, about 15 million dislikes.  That breaks the record for the most disliked video which previously was “Baby” by Justin Bieber with 9.8 million dislikes.  

To start, it’s missing all kinds of big events that happened this year.  First, why is there no PewDiePie? About everyone should know what happened to PewDiePie, his battle with T-Series is still going on and yet he isn’t in the video?  

There have been so many articles and videos that have talked about this fight between these two channels.  Many YouTubers such as Mr. Beast are trying their best to help Pewdiepie get the upper hand. One hacker has killed two birds with one stone which was helped Pewdiepie and raising awareness for printer safety.  Not putting Pewdiepie in there was a bad mistake. More…

A Fat Cup of Sugar 15

screenshot 2019-01-09 at 8.50.44 am

Dylan Weber

Ah yes, nothing like a cup of joe with unhealthy amounts of sugar, chocolate, whipped cream, and high fructose corn syrup. Women often wonder why they are fat. It may be because they have a cup of diabetes in their hand.

Now people may say “NO NO, I have tea, therefore, it’s healthy.” While people may be right, you forget that little Tombutu in Guatemala is harvesting the leaves for your Starblast tea. The main point is that it’s unhealthy and overall not worth people’s hard earned cash to buy an overrated drink.

Money, something that everyone desires. A crucial part of everyone’s life. But why spend so much of it on some cup of caffeine? That’s a good question. Also, a question that can’t often be answered. One could ask one of the average customers that participate in the act of buying the science experiment that is a Starbuck’s product. More…

STUDY SKILLS? Are You Kidding Me?!? 7

Gavin Mercado

School, school, school. We all have to endure that obstacle in life. Many students are fascinated by the topic and love their schools. However, some would consider eating a spoonful of salt rather than going to school.

Of course, school is all about language arts, math, social studies, science, and whatever other academic classes there are, there’s one more period of each student’s choice that everyone loves. That’s right, your elective!

There are so many electives at Stacey, from Broadcast Journalism to Marine Biology. However, there’s one more thing that the district throws in your face. The numbers on your report card, otherwise known as GPA. If the district doesn´t like your GPA, they get to take away a fundamental right, your chosen elective, that ever Stacey student should have.  More…

 Is it Necessary to Have a Club About Women Empowerment 64

Screenshot 2018-12-18 at 8.48.23 AM

Dylan Weber

Everyone knows about Girls Inc, the frivolous program where it’s main purpose is to empower women and ensure they have a happy and successful life. But is it necessary? No, it’s not; and here’s why.

During PE on multiple occasions, girls are invited to a meeting where women discuss matters and the oppression of women in America. This is absolutely ridiculous. The people who run the program seem to think that women in America are oppressed in some shape or form. “Focusing on the whole girl”, is a quote that comes directly from their website. This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.

Other points are made as “96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork”. Oh man, how surprising is that? That’s not a Girl’s Inc idea, that’s an all-girls’ idea. Most girls, regardless of whether they are in Girls Inc or not, are aware that teen pregnancy is horrible. Also, why is the number not 100? If you’re going to take pride in the number of girls you’ve “convinced” to stay pregnancy-free, maybe you should make sure you’ve actually done some convincing first.   More…

The Right-Wing View on Feminism 7

imageKayla Chung

Kayla is a guest writer for The Cougar Chronicle. All opinions expressed in this editorial are hers. 

Feminism is mostly known as an act to support women’s rights, but it seems like this group, made to make women feel proud and equal, has twisted into attacking all conservative men and women and anyone with opposing opinions. First wave feminism helped women gain the rights to vote. Second wave feminism helped women get the chance to get the same jobs as men. But third wave feminism? This is the very bad apple out of the bunch. They ignore the more important things, such as women rights in countries like Iraq and Syria, make false accusations, use their gender as an excuse, and are hypocrites. Anyone who stands in their way gets labeled either “sexist,” “racist,” or “fascist,” for not thinking the same way as they do. More…

Dress Code Debacle 7

Madelyn Fracassa

Are you stressed about finding outfits that follow dress code on scorching hot days or about buying a shirt that expresses yourself, but doesn’t follow the dress code? You are not alone. In fact, a girl from Opelika, Alabama was turned away from her first homecoming dance for a dress that barely hit above the knee.

The dress code was originally just to determine rank or wealth back in the eighteen-hundreds but is so much more complex now. “Strict dress codes affect 57% of public schools in America,” according to USA Today. All in all, dress codes target females, limit individuality, and create stress for people looking for “dress code appropriate” clothing,

To start off, imagine being at school with the torrid heat of the afternoon and not being able to wear a tank top or shorts because they do not follow your school’s dress code. Does that sound like a very enjoyable day to you? More…

The Un-Perfect Body 4

Screenshot 2017-12-19 at 9.01.06 AM.png

Juneau Resnick

Girls, have you ever been really insecure about your body and felt worthless? If you didn’t say yes, you’re probably lying to yourself… Not that I blame you, but every girl has been there, and some still are– especially teenagers, like myself. It’s high time we address this issue head-on. We need to feel comfortable and proud of who we are!

I know it’s hard looking at other pretty, thin, stylish girls and being envious of them. Here’s a little secret, though: She feels the same way you do.

According to mirror-mirror.org, “Over 50% of 9 and 10-year-old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet.” I’ll bet that some of those girls are starving themselves to get thinner, which is decreasing their nutrient intake. See what I’m saying, being insecure can be fatal! Even in my favorite TV show, Glee, we see a girl in glee club faint during a performance because she was starving herself. More…