Why Girl Scout Leaders Are Absolutely Ignorant 22

Gavin Mercado 

This editorial reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily the opinion of The Cougar Chronicle or its staff.

¨Would you like to buy a box of cookies?¨ asks millions of American Girl Scouts every day during cookie season. However, although seemingly innocent, Girl Scouts seem to have a hypocritical side.

Don´t get me wrong, I´m not saying that Girl Scouts are negative or anything. However, there are a few very exclusive things about Girl Scouts that makes it hard to wrap my head around.

That’s right. I´m talking about gender; the word that has quite possibly cut America in half. Girl Scouts, as said in the name, is a program for girls in which they participate in activities like camping, fundraising, and of course, cookie selling. More…

Ms. Walters Conspiracy Theories 15

Now, Ms. Walters is a favorite among the many Language Arts teachers here, as well as Journalism. However, there is something very peculiar about her that she isn’t quite telling us. The Journalism Investigative Team have come back again and found so many strange things that not even the world could explain. Now sit back, relax and eat a snack (that is healthy).

Is Ms. Walters Secretly a Horse?

Ms. Walters, if you are reading this, we don’t mean this in a mean way. Ms. Walters once mentioned that she was a veterinarian nurse before becoming a teacher. She also has several horse pictures inside her classroom. Everyone who has heard her read The Outsiders knows that she has a nice accent. We asked and she has clarified that she has a horse. While that may explain where that horsey smell comes, has anyone considered that she might actually BE a horse herself?

Now, this may sound strange, but Ms. Walters could very well be a centaur which is half horse half human. However, instead of being half and half, she might be able to control it so that she could shapeshift back and forth from a horse and a human. It all makes sense now, doesn´t it? 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…

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…

STUDY SKILLS? Are You Kidding Me?!? 7

Gavin Mercado

School, school, school. We all have to endure that obstacle in life. Many students are fascinated by the topic and love their schools. However, some would consider eating a spoonful of salt rather than going to school.

Of course, school is all about language arts, math, social studies, science, and whatever other academic classes there are, there’s one more period of each student’s choice that everyone loves. That’s right, your elective!

There are so many electives at Stacey, from Broadcast Journalism to Marine Biology. However, there’s one more thing that the district throws in your face. The numbers on your report card, otherwise known as GPA. If the district doesn´t like your GPA, they get to take away a fundamental right, your chosen elective, that ever Stacey student should have.  More…

Should students bring blankets to school? 3

Grace Baer

Lately, a petition to bring blankets to Stacey has been going around. Already, 42 people have signed up and Heidi Alvarez turned in the petition on Friday, November 16th.

Heidi had the idea to start the petition when she noticed it was getting colder in the mornings. She then went to the office to do something about it.

Mrs. Kirk let her get as many signatures as possible to make it happen. The petition would allow students to bring blankets and pillows to school. Although this doesn’t allow kids to sleep in class, it would make learning a lot more comfortable. 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.

What are You Doing Over Summer? 6

Madelyn Fracassa

Summer is just around the corner for Stacey Middle School Students. The last day of school is on Tuesday, June 19th, which is only fourteen days away.

With the end of school nearing, a lot of Stacey students already know what they are doing. Over summer there are many things to do, whether you are going on vacation or just lounging around.

Some of the 8th graders are not having such a laid back summer, though. The English honors kids for Marina High School have to do a summer assignment.

All eighth graders that are playing sports or taking band will be attending summer camps for most of the summer. There are so many things that could be done over summer. 

Open House Poll 5

Hey, Stacey parents and students. We hope you had a fantastic Open House experience!

Many new Stacey Middle school parents probably didn’t realize that this is Stacey’s first time trying this new format for Open House. Last year, Open House was formatted just like the student’s schedules from their first period to last. This year it was scheduled by subjects. That means a teacher may have had up to seven periods in the same room at the same time. That could be interesting.

The real question is, did you like the new Open House format? Please respond to the poll and leave comments about any specific ideas you might have.