🇺🇸 Hate Has No Home Here 🇺🇸 5

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Gavin Mercado

Equality: It’s the foundation of America and arguably the most important virtue in the world. Whether it is gay rights, religious freedom, race, or even polygamy, we’ll fight for it with everything in us. Lately, there’s been an uproar from the general public concerning the treatment and senseless killing of Muslims, LGBT people, and people of color.

Some teachers, such as Ms. Walters and Mrs. Redmond, are showing their American pride by taping Hate Has No Home Here posters on their walls.  Poster or no, all of Stacey’s teachers want their students to feel safe in their classrooms.

Ms. Walters says, “No one should ever feel that being different makes them less than anyone else. We are all different in so many ways. Those who think it is ok to target a student for abuse due to any aspect of who they are, are just wrong.” More…

Are Video Games Beneficial? 1

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Kevin Luu

More than 1.2 billion people play video games every day. Most people and parents assume that this is the cause of many mental and physical problems. However, some say that when problems arise, it is in our human nature to blame something or someone else, and video games have always been an easy target. Of course, there is no benefit to playing ten hours of video games a day. But do video games really affect our education, make us more violent, or affect our health?

Research actually shows video games are beneficial. For one thing, they can slow down aging. Males, females, young adults, and adults all have one thing in common; they all age. While getting older has its perks, there are also some natural problems that come as well. There’s a reason why you see senior citizens driving at 25 miles per hour even though the speed limit is 45.   More…

Diabetes Reply

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Kevin Luu

Diabetes, a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, has been a source of irritation and anxiety to people that have it. Over 29.1 million people suffer from this condition, but 8.1 million of people may be unaware that they have it.

About 1.4 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Most cases don’t have any symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst or urination, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision.

The United Nations health agency estimates that 3.4 million people die of diabetes every year, and almost 80 percent of the deaths occur in developing countries. More…

The “No Surgery for Smokers or the Obese” Policy 2

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Brian Lam

A controversy has stirred up in the United Kingdom (UK) about a “no surgery for smokers or the obese” policy. The clinical commissioning group (CCG) in Hertfordshire, England, and National Health Service recently made this controversial claim with the statement, “No surgery will be performed to patients who smoke or are obese until they improve their health. Exceptional clinical circumstances will be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.”

This controversy has been around since 2011, but the topic has recently been brought back up as the percentage of smokers, and the obese has drastically increased. Originally, the argumentative statement stirred up to prevent humans from purposely harming their own health, as smoking and obesity is an intentional act done by humans to damage their health, not a natural cause. In the UK, the government reported that 63% of adults in the country are overweight and 17% are smokers as of 2017. Previous records display that 27% of the United Kingdom population was obese in 2015 and 16% were smokers. More…

Does School Impact Students’ Sleeping Patterns? 8

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Brian Lam

Sleep is an important factor of students’ everyday routine. Sleep refreshes your brain and body for the next day. Adolescents at ages ranging from 10-14 need about nine to ten hours of sleep every night. However, that consistency tends to change as school approaches.

As teenagers grow, they generally start to become naturally short on sleep; as homework in school piles up, the amount of sleep students get can drastically change from the amount they should have every night.

The amount of sleep adolescents get every night ranges from seven hours to five hours. That’s a two to a five-hour difference. For adolescents at ages ten through fourteen, less than nine hours of sleep can affect their performance in school and out of school activities. More…

Be Cautious of Construction 5

 

Avalyn Walton

All of the students at Stacey Middle School have known about the construction for quite some time. However, not all of them know the hazards of construction. There are protocols that the construction workers have to follow to ensure everyone’s safety, but have the workers at Stacey been following them?

The workers at Stacey Middle School are supposed to water the dirt every day to make sure it doesn’t blow up and away. Unfortunately, they haven’t always been doing that. They’ve been forgetting to water the dirt every day. This could be a potential hazard, especially when you take into consideration how windy it’s been lately.

Some dirt can blow up and onto the Stacey Middle School campus, especially around the P.E. area. So, students of Stacey Middle School, be careful when you’re doing P.E., especially to those with asthma, try not go too heavy on the exercise. Stay safe Stacey Middle School students.

Bullying Needs To End . . . Now!! 8

 

Gavin Mercado 

I don’t know about you, but it seems there has been a lot of bullying recently. We interviewed various Stacey students and teachers to see what they think about bullying in the video above. Remember, if you are being bullied, please let Mrs. Mondt or Mrs. DeBritton know.

Stacey is a school or respect, right? Respect yourself, property, learning, and of course others! Everyone has a friend or a best friend, and we treat them with love and respect. Everyone should be treated with love and respect.

Many kids are put down by their peers because of their race, looks, voice, and even for being smart. Why can’t we just love everyone?  Many kids get called nerds or dweebs because of what they can’t do but also what they can. More…

Three Reasons Why “13 Reasons Why” is Harmful to You 9

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Mariah Escatel

Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Call 1-800-273-TALK for the national suicide prevention lifeline. If you attend Stacey Middle School, please report anyone who is at risk of suicide on the anonymous school hotline.

If you haven’t been living underneath a rock for the past month or two, you know what 13 Reasons Why is. Even if you haven’t read the book or watched the TV series, most people have heard of it.

13 Reasons Why is a book about a girl, named Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. She leaves behind a box of cassette tapes, each side of the tape being a reason why she killed herself.

It has been argued many times if the TV show is appropriate for younger teens. More…

How Else Does Air Pollution Affect Us? 3

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Elaine Tong

Air pollution affects many things in the world. It is well known that the pollution damages perfectly fine rivers, lakes, or water sources. Indirectly, it also destroys many homes for people and animals. So, the first point is that it harms Earth and the environment. But in what way does air pollution affect us, exactly?

John Hopkins University School of Medicine head and neck surgeon Murray Ramanathan and a group of scientists recorded studies with mice as substitutes for humans. According to them, the small particulates in the air contribute to the same viruses within the nose and sinus areas that give someone a runny nose. These particulates include debris, smoke, dust, and coal typically originating from factories, farms, vehicles, and more. More…

Don’t Stick It In Your Ear! 4

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Evelyn Huynh

Cotton swabs have been known as a hazardous thing to put into the ear for a long time, yet people still do it. They should not be stuck into the ear! It even has a precaution sign on the box labeled “Do not insert swab into ear canal.” Over a 21 year study, the most common diagnoses were the presence of a foreign body in the ear and eardrum perforation.

The ear canal has specialized cells that produce cerumen also known as earwax. When people feel the need to get rid of the earwax, they use a cotton swab or something small to get rid of it. Don’t! The eardrum is easily reached with a swab. Because the eardrum is so delicate, it can be easily ruptured by using even the gentlest pressure. It cuts ear canals and can even dislocate the hearing bones. Some of these things can lead to hearing loss, dizziness, ringing, or other symptoms of ear injury. The pain is severe and the ear may also leak a clear liquid. More…