Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday Palooza! Reply

Gavin Mercado and Annabelle Lona

Everyone’s favorite mouse has turned 90 on Monday, November 5th. At Disneyland and other Disney parks around the world, it was quite a palooza!

At Walt Disney World, a whole new dance party was created for the mouse himself. Strolling through Main Street, a huge float soars through the streets and above guests. When the float stops, the celebration becomes less of a parade and more of an incredible dance party.

At Disneyland, wait times to meet Mickey Mouse in his house, soared up to hours. Some Disney fans celebrated at home in their living rooms with Mickey’s 90th Spectacular. ABC says this, ¨Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” a dazzling two-hour primetime event celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse, aired Sunday, November 4 8|7c on ABC. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films. Superstars from music, film, and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on Mickey’s 90th Spectacular

If viewers missed the episode, they can still watch the extreme celebration on the ABC app.

Mickey was initially created as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who was an earlier cartoon character for the Disney Studio and originally belonged to Charles Mintz. During the time Mickey was being put together, it was decided he would have 4 fingers on each hand. His ears were drawn to look circular no matter what direction he was facing.

National Love Your Red Hair Day Reply

Ashley Wolf

Gingers, Strawberry Blondes, Redheads of all kinds, I hope you celebrate and appreciate your red hair. Even if you are not a redhead, National Love Your Red Hair Day was a day to celebrate. November 5th was National Love Your Red Hair Day. Here are some facts and reasons to love red hair.

  • Redheads feel pain differently, they feel stinging pain less than anyone else
  • The ancient Greeks believed that redheads turned into vampires after they die
  • Red hair never turns gray, it only turns to a shade of blonde
  • Only 2% of the world’s population are natural redheads
  • Redheads are harder to sedate than other people and require up to 20% more anesthetic
  • In ancient Rome, redhead slaves were typically more expensive than others
  • The redheaded stepchild joke still annoys us even though we have heard it literally 1000 times
  • A mutation called MCR 1 gene causes red hair
  • Redheads generate their own vitamin D
  • People with Red Hair and Blue eyes only take up 1% of the Earth
  • Red Heads feel toothaches more than anyone else so they have a valid reason to hate the dentist
  • Redheads soak up more sun because they usually have less melanin producing capacity in their skin and thus are more sensitive to the sun
  • They have more pain tolerance
  • Are less tolerant of the heat and the cold
  • Redheads bruise easier
  • Contrary to popular belief, Redheads do have souls
  • Climate change is threatening the MCR 1 gene, even so, redheads won’t be going extinct any time soon

Redheads, these are some reasons to love and appreciate your beautiful, unique hair. Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day.

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…