Stacey Shoutouts?!? 33

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Gavin Mercado

When you first step into your homeroom, you have one simple task, to listen to the announcements. As you may know, the announcements are part of a system in which Stacey students have constant updates about what is going on school-wide.

These announcements can include raffles, club meetings, event dates/cancellations, and many other random things.

Now, on select announcements days, you can even have your name broadcast to the whole school. How? Well, it may be easier than you think. More…

Did You Know?: Human Edition Reply

Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Did You Know? This week’s article is about . . . Humans!

    • The main reason for our noses is to smell things, and we can smell a lot of them. In fact, the nose can remember up to 50,000 scents.
    • The femur is as hard as concrete, sometimes harder. It takes over 4,000 newtons to break.
    • You have no sense of smell when you are truly sleeping.
    • Like fingerprints, each tongue is different. So could they track criminals down with their tongues?
    • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
    • The smallest bones in the human body are the ones in the ears. It is only about 1/26 of an inch long.
    • There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
    • It would take 8 pounds of pressure to break your jawbone. Those Jawbreakers don’t stand a chance against your jaws of steel.
    • Bananas and humans share about half of the same DNA. Wait, does that mean humans are half banana or bananas are half human?
    • The average human body contains 0.2 milligrams of gold. Wow, humans are worth a lot.
    • In order to live, you have to have blood in your body. One way we get this is through the heart. The heart pumps 2000 gallons of blood each day.
    • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. So theoretically, if we found a way to actually hook our brains up to a small machine, we could power it.

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May the Fourth be With You 3

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Mia Grasse

May 4th will be an exciting day here at Stacey Middle School. Come dressed up in your Star Wars attire. There are so many Star Wars movies, it will be hard to pick a character from just one of them.

You could dress up as:

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Yoda
  • Han Solo
  • Leia Organa
  • Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Sheev Palpatine
  • Chewbacca
  • Lando Calrissian
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2

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Memely: Dabbing 8

 

Kevin Luu

Hello, Stacey students! This is a new series called Memely or Meme of the Week. The first part of this series is dabbing. How did dabbing start? The dab has its origins in the Atlanta hip-hop scene in the 2010s, but there was initial disagreement about who originated the dance.

The dab gained popularity in American sports following an eight-second celebratory dab by Cam Newton, football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, during a game against the Tennessee Titans on November 15, 2015. Afterward, lots of people started to dab live on TV and it went viral. More…

What The Plush Is Toreba? Reply

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Gavin Mercado

They are in most to all toy stores, decadent plushies with beautiful buttons or ribbons around them. Instead of buying these plushies, many people may win these fabulous toys out of a claw machine.

What is a claw machine you may ask? Well, a claw machine is a machine with one, two, three, or even four prongs (arms) to pick up a toy or drag it.

When you think of these types of complicated games, you may think of them being in an arcade or at a supermarket like “Albertsons.” More…

Superhero Profiles Reply

Gwyndalynn Kent, Avalyn Walton, and Ashley Wolf

Superheroes have become a very large part of the media over the course of the last few decades. Whether in the form of colorful comic books, engaging Marvel and DC movies, or any other medium, superheroes have had a way of depicting powerful and interesting characters.

And the day to truly celebrate them just occurred. Saturday, April 28, is national superhero day. And to commemorate these beloved superheroes, we have compiled a list of profiles on some of the most widely known figures in the superhero sub-genre, including both DC and Marvel characters.

IRON MAN

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FROZEN, MARVEL, AND STAR WARS? New Stuff For Disneyland Paris! (Update) Reply

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Gavin Mercado and Kevin Luu

If you were intrigued by the number of new announcements about Disneyland Paris in our previous story “New Disneyland Paris Rides!,” today you are in for a real treat!

Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park will be expanded significantly. The price? Two billion euros! That’s almost 2.3 billion American dollars!

Disney CEO, Bob Iger, plans to completely reimagine the Walt Disney Studios Park with three new lands. More…

Meme Day Reply

Averi Farren

Meme day is here! Many students have been anticipating this day, March 30th, and have thought of all the memes they could use to get their costumes ready.

What is a meme many might be wondering? A meme (mēm/ noun) is an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-generic means, especially imitation. A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

Basically, a meme is a picture/video with a funny caption that you relate to, quote on the daily, or have a good laugh at it and send it to a couple friends. Many send them via Instagram, Snapchat, iMessage, Twitter, etc. More…

What in the World is a Rubik’s Cube? 1

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Kevin Luu

The Rubik’s Cube is a 3D puzzle by a Hungarian sculptor and professor Ernő Rubik. There are six colors and each side is colored by nine stickers.

For the puzzle to be solved, each side must have only one color. Although the Rubik’s Cube reached its height of mainstream popularity in the 1980s, it is still widely known and used.

Many speedcubers continue to practice it and other twisty puzzles and compete for the fastest times in various categories. Since 2003, The World Cube Association, the Rubik’s Cube’s international governing body, has organized competitions worldwide and kept the official world records. More…

25th Anniversary of ToonTown! 1

Caitlyn Timmons

You all know Disneyland, right? Well, Walt Disney’s very own Toontown has turned 25.

What is Toontown, you may ask? Toontown is a “themed land” at Disneyland here in California where visitors can meet the characters and visit their homes which are constructed in a cartoonish style. It was inspired by “Toontown” in the 1988 film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in which cartoon characters live alongside humans. More…