Confirmed! Disney’s Pixar Pier 1

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Gavin Mercado

If you were hanging around the Disney “News Channels” on YouTube in mid-July, you would know what was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo. One of the many things announced was the long-rumored Pixar Pier.

According to Disney, the current Paradise Pier is set to close early January just as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror did last year.

Not too long ago Disney released artwork (shown above) of what Pixar Pier is going to look like. The land will be split into two parts. There will be Paradise Bay, with the following rides, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. More…

Innapropri-IT? 3

Katie Mills

Everyone knows of the phenomenon It by Stephen King. The original film was produced in 1990, but times have changed a lot since then. Special effects are more advanced, and the characters are far more complex in the remake.

Pennywise has a far more sinister edge, marked by piercing yellow eyes and contorted movements, while it made the 1990’s Pennywise look cartoonish. Bill Skarsgård who plays Pennywise, said he even frightened the kids who were cast.

In addition, it came out close to Halloween, which made it even spookier.

#OneLoveManchester 1

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Elaine Tong

Ariana Grande is known to many as a “phenomenal” singer, or as quoted from other people, as “this generation’s best”. Or, perhaps, she is just an ordinary singer with a dream to pursue. On a concert date of this singer, an incident took place on May 22 that lost mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and loved ones.

On May 22 towards the end of the show, a suicide bombing was initiated that had 119 injured 22 killed. This action happened around the exit of the arena where many people began to exit. On the night of this day, loved ones received calls, alerts, and messages of what happened. Social media platforms were covered with missing people. This day deeply stirred the hearts of many. More…

The Story Behind The Story 2

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Kelsey Bisetti

The Outsiders— It’s been deemed the first true young adult novel, it’s the first book to lead to the bestowing of a School Library Journal Author Achievement Award (My goodness, that’s a long title!), and it was actually written based on the upbringing of famed author S.E. Hinton.

Since it recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, let’s get to know a bit more about its background.

Hinton grew up in a small Oklahoman town as someone her book describes as a “greaser.” In fact, the opening scene in which she describes a young boy getting jumped and threatened by Socs was inspired by a similar event taking place at her high school. She says she still feel uncomfortable in many social situations because her hometown was so divided. More…

A Chorus Line! Reply

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Mariah Escatel

West Arts Productions main stage show, A Chorus Line, is approaching rather quickly. The musical will be May 26th, at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, May 27th at 1:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.

Many students or teachers are unaware of what “mainstage show” means. West Arts mainstage show is a musical that consists of 6th grade through college actors.

This year they are putting on A Chorus Line. Although, this adaptation is slightly modified to be more family friendly.

Ticket prices will be $10 for an adult and $8 for a student or senior. Come and see this amazing musical filled with talented actors here at Stacey Middle School!

BTS Storms the BBMAs 7

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Elaine Tong

The Billboard Music Awards is known as an event where artists are invited to receive awards for “Outstanding Chart Performance”. The Billboard, a well-known publication and music popularity chart, hosts this honor. Finalists of these awards are based on digital sales, streaming, touring, social activity, and radio broadcasts, which means fans work specifically hard for this event. This year, the BBMAS was held on May 21, at 5:00 PM PDT. However, this year there were changes that had a certain fandom determined to bring the win for their favorite group. More…

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Mikayla Mendoza

Record album covers are a grand way for a musical artist to express themselves and their art form. There are a few albums individually worth acknowledging. Most albums don’t have a deep meaning. The following albums, though, are quite spectacular and generate questions as to why the artists made the decisions they made.

At number one, we have Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” 1991. Released November 26th, this album took over a year to produce.The album expresses social issues such as poverty, racism, romance, and also self-improvement. They had planned to make a music video for the song “Dangerous, ” but that was postponed due to problems in Michael Jackson’s personal life. More…

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Elaine Tong

It is well-known that the eighth graders of Stacey will soon go on a field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm on May 24th. This event is anticipated by many students here on campus as an entertaining way to learn historical background about our country’s past.

“I feel like it’s a good opportunity to learn and also have fun,” states eighth grader Delaney Powell when asked how she felt of this opportunity of a trip.

The fees for each student planning to go is $35. It is mandatory to return this money by Wednesday, May 3. Otherwise, students will not be able to attend if they return the fees any later than the due date. More…

Musical Mondays 2

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According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in March 2017!

Tenth place: “Passionfruit” by Drake. Oh! This song was in 8th place last week, so it moving down the list.

Number nine is “Paris” by The Chainsmokers. Nice! This song was in 10th place last week, moving up. More…

Musical Monday Reply

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Justin Pham and Delaney Powell

According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in March 2017!

Tenth place: “Closer” by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey. This song has withstood many weeks on the charts. We’re all betting on when it will finally cave.

Number nine is “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. This song is new to the charts with an artist that we are all not familiar with. More…