Shawn Mendes’ New Album Reply

Gwyndalynn Kent  

Shawn Mendes is a well known nineteen-year-old singer who has gained a large amount of popularity from Vine (RIP VINE). Following his popularity on Vine came his two albums and sold out tours. Well anyone who is a part of the Mendes Army (ME) would know about the constant commotion on when his third album, SM3, would be coming out. Well, you can get your hopes up even more after reading this article about how he has gotten the track list out, as well as the official release date and the pre-order form.

That’s right, SM3 is out on May 25th, with songs featuring Julia Michaels and Khalid. The album’s title is. . . (Drum roll please). . .Shawn Mendes the album! Isn’t that just so original? The tracklist obviously includes “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” but it also incorporates unreleased songs titled:

  • “Nervous”
  • “Where Were You In The Morning?”
  • “Like To Be You” (feat. Julia Michaels)
  • “Fallin’ All In You”
  • “Particular Taste”
  • “Why”
  • “Because I Had You”
  • “Queen”
  • “Youth” (feat. Khalid)
  • “Mutual”
  • “Perfectly Wrong”
  • “When You’re Ready”

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Band: Superior? 1

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Katelyn Mills

Did you wonder where band when on March 7th?

On Wednesday the 7th, and Thursday the 8th, the band kids were on their way to Kennedy High School for a festival. Three bands were put into two bands and were judged on performance and music as well as sight reading.

The festival was run by Southern California School Band Orchestra Association. Last year, Mr. Woodruff had put the year’s awards in the office. They were the highest rank! The students were to perform at 2:30. More…

Musical Mondays Reply

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Mariah Escatel

According to the latest Billboard Top 100, these are your top ten songs for the week.

Tenth place: “Stir Fry” by Migos. We welcome this funky bop with open arms. It can be said that it is funkier and more rhythmically complex than any song Migos had previously tackled.

Ninth place: “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. Last week it was in place 31, it has certainly risen to the top. It is most recognizable from the new Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther. More…

Highlights of the Grammys 2018 Reply

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Katie Mills

Editors note: Yes, the Grammys were a long time ago. We apologize for our tardiness. Things got backed up, but this is too good to toss. 

There were some amazing performances at the 60th anniversary of the Grammys. From Cardi B’s first Grammy performance to Ben Platt’s Broadway tribute, they were all sure to leave a dent in history.

Who Performed?

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church

Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic

Childish Gambino More…

Musical Mondays 2018! 4

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Mariah Escatel

The Cougar Chronicle has many series such as, “Ask Sam,” “Would You Make That Deal,” “Publication Posse,” “What Even Is,” “I Will Never Do Better Than This- Quang Truong’s Horrific Guide to This Week’s “Useful” News,” but one of many student’s favorites was “Musical Mondays,” originally run by Tyler Serrano, now a 10th-grader at Marina High School. It was then taken up by current ninth graders Delaney Powell and Justin Pham (also at Marina), and is now being brought back to life! Here goes.

According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in February 2018.

Tenth place: “Thunder,” by Imagine Dragons. This “bopping” song was most recognized from the popular TV show, Riverdale. in the iconic Alice Cooper glow up scene. More…

Hey, It’s Mr. Woodruff! 8

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Caitlyn Timmons 

Gravity Alert! Mr. Woodruff is a well-known teacher here at Stacey Middle School. He is very devoted to teaching and spreading his love of music. This is his seventh year teaching at Stacey and is very excited for much more to come.

Mr. Woodruff first decided to be a teacher when he was in the fifth grade. “I find it fun to share what I truly love,” says Mr. Woodruff. “Enjoy what you are doing at the moment. Just let the future develop on its own.”

Playing over ten different instruments, his favorite by far is the guitar. More…

What’s Going on in Band? 3

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Have you heard loud noises coming from the band room? Well, that makes sense because this year’s band students have gotten their instruments and are ready to play. Actually, you would only be hearing the advanced band students playing right now. All the beginning band students are learning posture, classroom etiquette, and how to hold their instruments.

The reason beginning band students aren’t learning how to play their instruments yet is because as Mr. Woodruff says, “It is difficult teaching the beginning band students because they come into this classroom with no knowledge about it.” But, throughout the year the advanced band students get to go to elementary schools and perform for the students who are going to come to Stacey next year. More…

#OneLoveManchester 1

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Elaine Tong

Ariana Grande is known to many as a “phenomenal” singer, or as quoted from other people, as “this generation’s best”. Or, perhaps, she is just an ordinary singer with a dream to pursue. On a concert date of this singer, an incident took place on May 22 that lost mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and loved ones.

On May 22 towards the end of the show, a suicide bombing was initiated that had 119 injured 22 killed. This action happened around the exit of the arena where many people began to exit. On the night of this day, loved ones received calls, alerts, and messages of what happened. Social media platforms were covered with missing people. This day deeply stirred the hearts of many. More…

Are Ukuleles the Best Instrument? 2

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Katelyn Hooker

From flutes to trombones, to trumpets, Stacey has them all. But, aside from all the classical music, there is a group with an instrument that might be the best instrument for the beach. Ukulele Club!

The seven club members meet every Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm in H1 to learn and practice with their Ukuleles to sound very professional. Here’s the history behind it all:

Mr. Thorsen, the instructor of the club, said that quite a few students start out in Ukulele Club, but eventually leave. This is due to their interest in other clubs. He said the group usually starts out with around 25 to 30 students. The ones that remain truly love their instrument. More…