What is Veteran’s Day All About? 2

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Veterans Day is approaching, and that means that we have the day off of school to celebrate and say thanks to the people who served in the United States armed forces. Veterans Day takes place on Saturday, November 11th, and because of that, most schools are closed on Friday 10th.

Veterans Day is all about thanking the people that served in the United States armed forces; so in other words, we celebrate Veterans Day to pay tribute to the people who risked and/or lost their lives to keep everyone else safe. More…

This Is Halloween! 5

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Kelsey Bisetti

Halloween; A time of jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and annoying children on sugar highs. But did you know Halloween started out as a day to talk to spirits and predict the future?

The origins of this holiday can be traced back over two thousand years. The ancient Celts celebrated Samhain the day before their New Year, which happened to be November 1st. They thought that the barrier between the spirit realm and Earth became blurred on this day, which caused fear and excitement throughout their population. More…

How Old is Too Old to Go Trick-or-treating? 1

Caitlyn Timmons

It’s that time of year again. While everyone is deciding what costume they are going to wear for Halloween, whether it is a zombie or a princess costume, there is one question that is swimming around in everybody’s head. How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

As teenagers, some people may find us too old to walk around in a costume and go candy hunting. But we just want some candy! Answer this poll to find out how everybody else feels about this situation.

Get Dressed Up Stacey 3

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Averi Farren

Halloween is creeping closer and here at Stacey we will have a Halloween dress-up day on October 31st. Come to school dressed in a costume and enter the costume contest at first and second lunch for a chance to win a prize. There will be different categories, so there will be multiple winners.

There will be a category for funny costumes. This category would be for those that enjoy laughing and being funny and want others to laugh with them, or at them. For this, options a tube of toothpaste, or some other sort of a punny costume works.

The second category will be for scary costumes. Students that like to make other people jump or scare them should enter this contest because they may win. For instance, options could be a scary mask or a black shadowy costume. However, no violence, profanity, or weapons are allowed. More…

Cinco De Mayo 2

Katelyn Hooker

Cinco De Mayo, meaning “Fifth of May,” is meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French Forces.

The history began when Mexico declared, in 1861, a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts. This resulted in the English, Spanish, and French troops decided to attack. By April 1862, the English, as well as Spain, had retreated. On May 5th, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, and about 1,000 French troops were killed.  More…

O´ Trustworthy Rooster Reply

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Katelyn Hooker

In Chinese astrology, the zodiac is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of the five elements. The five elements consist of gold (metal), wood, fire, water, and earth.

For example, this year (2017) is the year of the Fire Rooster. Some famous Fire Roosters are Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King the third, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.

Both zodiac animals and elements affect the way a person does things or the person’s personality.

The Fire Rooster is said to be trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. More…

Stacey’s Tet Festival is Coming Up Reply

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Evelyn Huynh

ATTENTION COUGARS!

Tet is coming up soon! Lunar New Year is this Saturday, January 28, 2017. It is the year of the rooster.

This Friday, January 27, 2017, Stacey will be holding a celebration! Students and staff are encouraged to come to school dressed in red or in your Chinese or Vietnamese outfit. There will be a few activities going on at both lunches from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM, as well as a dance from the Dance Club.

Raffles will be present and winners will receive red envelopes either stuffed with cougar cash or real cash.

Parents are encouraged to join as well.

Have a Happy Lunar New Year!

He Had a Dream Reply

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Denise Mena

Martin Luther King is a popular historical figure that even has his own holiday! Most people believe he made a difference in the world. Many know him a man who talked about his dreams and tried to make America great.

He was also a Baptist minister. In case you were wondering what a Baptist minister is, it’s a person who is  “a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.” More…

Thinking about Months 2

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Katelyn Hooker  

November is a time for gathering with loved ones to feast and be thankful for everything accomplished, such as New Year’s resolutions. The goddess of this month lost her precious daughter in the underworld and nearly caused starvation from the lack of crops.  

Her name is Demeter, the daughter of Rhea and Cronus and the sister of Zeus. The influence of Demeter was not limited to grain, but extended to vegetation, generally to all the fruits of the earth. More…