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…
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…
According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in May 2017!
Tenth place: “It Aint Me” by Kygo x Selena Gomez. Ok! This song was in 10th place last week as well, so it doesn’t seem like it is moving. We’ll consider this a good thing!
Number nine is “XO Tour Life” by Lil Uzi Vert. Just like “It Ain’t Me,” this song had stayed in the same position as well. Again, a good thing! More…
The Billboard Music Awards is known as an event where artists are invited to receive awards for “Outstanding Chart Performance”. The Billboard, a well-known publication and music popularity chart, hosts this honor. Finalists of these awards are based on digital sales, streaming, touring, social activity, and radio broadcasts, which means fans work specifically hard for this event. This year, the BBMAS was held on May 21, at 5:00 PM PDT. However, this year there were changes that had a certain fandom determined to bring the win for their favorite group. More…
Record album covers are a grand way for a musical artist to express themselves and their art form. There are a few albums individually worth acknowledging. Most albums don’t have a deep meaning. The following albums, though, are quite spectacular and generate questions as to why the artists made the decisions they made.
At number one, we have Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” 1991. Released November 26th, this album took over a year to produce.The album expresses social issues such as poverty, racism, romance, and also self-improvement. They had planned to make a music video for the song “Dangerous, ” but that was postponed due to problems in Michael Jackson’s personal life. More…
The students in the Stacey choir were joined from schools all over the district to sing here at Stacey on Monday, April 3rd. The performance was in the multi-purpose room at 6:00 pm. The students came from schools like Schroeder Elementary to Webber. We even had some students from schools from the outer part of the district drive for almost half an hour to get to Stacey so they could sing!
A few years ago, a teacher at Webber Elementary decided she wanted to have a choir, it started out as just a school thing, but when other teachers at other schools heard of it, they started a school choir too, after a few years of having school performances, the teachers got together and decided they would start a district choir. More…
Mariah Escatel and Averi Farren
Some may call it “Stacey Theater Club,” while others prefer “Drama Club.” But, what really is West Arts?
What even is West Arts?
West Arts is a non-profit arts program. They produce high-quality student productions. West Arts trains participants in singing, acting, and dancing, while at the same time bringing family and community together. Their goal is to “Keep the arts alive!”
West Arts runs the musicals, dramatic plays, mainstage shows, and also have a performance ensemble dance/choir group here at Stacey. Each year, they have a winter musical, a dramatic play, a spring musical, and a summer musical. In between all of those shows, West Arts produces a mainstage show allowing performance ensemble participants from sixth grade through college. More…
Oanh Tran and Evelyn Huynh
After receiving Unanimous Superior, Stacey’s Extreme Winds managed to get two more Unanimous Superior and two Excellence rankings on April 27th. As the only middle school invited, they competed against high school band players, who were also at a high level.
“When we got there we had to go to a classroom and leave our instruments there because we had to go take pictures. After, taking pictures we went to a big practice room where we get our instrument tuned up. Later, our high school guide led us to the stage where we performed. After that, we had to go to a band room similar to our’s here at Stacey except for a bit smaller for sight reading,” says 7th-grade band member Thao Le.
The Unanimous Superior ranking is the highest and the excellence is the second highest ranking. “Overall, I’m not really disappointed because we competed against high schoolers older than us and still received two superior rankings,” states Thao Le.
The group of fifty students performed in front of three judges on a balcony with several parents and other schools watching the performance.
According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in March 2017!
Tenth place: “Passionfruit” by Drake. Oh! This song was in 8th place last week, so it moving down the list.
Number nine is “Paris” by The Chainsmokers. Nice! This song was in 10th place last week, moving up. More…
Oanh Tran and Evelyn Huynh
Two groups Performance Ensemble and Extreme Winds performed at John F. Kennedy High School to play their instruments along with other schools to be ranked by judges. The groups went for two days, the 7th and 8th of March. Some students went for only one day while some went for two days, but it was dependent on the group.
Before they performed, students left their instruments in the practice room to take pictures. After, they went back to the practice room to tune their instruments. The high school guide led the band students to the stage to perform. More…