January National Days 2019 Reply

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2019, a fresh new year for people to start all over again with new hopes and dreams. The national days of our year giving us fun reminders about the things we love like ice cream, dogs, and Tasmanian devils. Since there are more than 60 national days in January the rest will be listed below starting from this Saturday, January 11th, 2018.

First up on January 11th is National Arkansas Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Milk Day, and National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. Next on January 12th- Kiss a Ginger Day, National Curried Chicken Day, National Marzipan Day, National Pharmacist Day, and National Vision Board Day. On Sunday, January 13th- Korean American Day, National Cocktail Week, National Peach Melba day, and National Rubber Ducky Day. Then on January 14th-National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Dress up Your Pet Day, National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, and Ratification Day January 15th is National Hat Day, and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Even though everyone should be thrilled for strawberry ice cream, a recent study in 2017 found that America’s favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. More…

Mr. Woodruff Conspiracy Theories 26

Now, we all know Mr. Woodruff as a fun, enthusiastic band teacher who plays music for the sake of music. However, is there more to him than being just a simple band teacher? What the Journalism Investigative Team has uncovered is simply shocking.

Does Mr. Woodruff Control Gravity?:

Mr. Woodruff has made plenty of jokes in the past about nothing other than gravity. Whenever he drops something or something falls, he always tends to blame gravity. However, is this more than just some frivolous joke?

When in Mr. Woodruff´s band classes, many students noticed than random items just randomly fall, even when they are perfectly balanced on top of a table. Mr. Woodruff may be controlling gravity to specifically make these jokes. Is it all coming together now? We thought so. More…

Spongebob’s All Washed Up 1

The whimsically childish, funny, and entertaining sponge that many of us grew up with was once one of the best children’s shows on the air. It had both dumb and childish humor for young kids, more clever humor for whatever older kids were watching, and some adult type humor that goes completely over kid’s heads. It really was the perfect recipe for a wonderful, enjoyable show.

However, I can’t say the same for recent episodes. Spongebob has gone seriously downhill.

For one, all the characters have changed incredibly. It’s like the writers forgot who they are supposed to be. Squidward, for instance, is supposed to be a grump. You’re not supposed to like him at all. And he’s supposed to hate Spongebob and Patrick. But more recently, Squidward has actually been nice to them. Apparently, he even helps Patrick run a lemonade stand. What even happened there? More…

Is 16 an appropriate age to start driving? Reply

Savannah McVey

In California, 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. Is this epidemic really due to age though?

At the age of sixteen teens can receive their intermediate license, giving them some power behind the wheel. However, many argue that 16 is too young of an age to drive. On the other hand, some claim age doesn’t matter when it comes to driving, maturity does.

Arguing against driving at this age, many believe there is a major lack of experience. Some teens don’t take much time to practice before rushing into the test for a permit. They haven’t had enough time to get comfortable driving on the road. More…

Ms. Phan Conspiracy Theories 15

The Journalism Investigative Team

Does Ms. Phan Teach/Attend Hogwarts?:

Anyone who has ever been in Ms. Phan’s classroom knows that she is a full-blown Harry Potter fan. She collected all a fan could want. Papers, POPS, and even her own cat! But could she just store this all in her classroom because her house in the wizarding world is too full? Our theory is that Ms. Phan also teaches the history of magic to students while they are away from whatever school they go to. More…

Recap 2018 1

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Ashley Wolf & Gwyn Kent

2018 was a great year, nevertheless, 2019 has just begun and we should all look forward to another great year. And for the nostalgia, let’s look back on 2018.

Top Google Searches

If you ever need to look something up, you can just google it. Well in 2018 we sure did use google a lot, here are the top ten Google searches of 2018.

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mac Miller
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Anthony Bourdain
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mega Millions results
  8. Stan Lee
  9. Demi Lovato
  10. Election results

Those were just the overall top searches but for more information, let’s break it down into categories. More…

Mrs. Ortega Conspiracy Theories 3

The Journalism Investigative Team

We all know Mrs. Ortega as a friendly, yet challenging teacher who adores her students. However, is there more to her that we can uncover? Is there more to her life that she isn’t telling us? Let’s find out.

Is Mrs. Ortega Secretly A College Level Professor?

Many may know that Mrs. Ortega is one of the more challenging teachers here at Stacey and loves to push her students. But could she secretly be going to Cal. State Long Beach every weekend to teach college students? Evidence of this is that she is known to say that her work is, “preparing you for college.¨

She is even an AVID teacher, or (Advancement Via Individual Determination). If you are not aware, AVID is a class designed to help students graduate from college. She seems to know a lot about colleges. This must mean that she is secretly a college professor when nobody’s looking. More…

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…