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11256What is #NeverAgain?

On March 14, students around the world held a national walkout at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim of the Parkland shooting. Those marching were advocating for stricter gun-control laws and more mental health resources for treating troubled peers.

Although students at Stacey weren’t allowed to walk-out, they still were allowed to show their respect and support towards the #NeverAgain movement.

Since the Westminster School District didn’t allow the walkout, at Stacey Middle School, leadership students came up with a better plan. More…

It Happened – Multicultural Night 2

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Juneau Resnick and Kelsey Bisetti

On March 2, Stacey Middle School had its annual Multicultural Night, but with a twist: Subcultures! This event was one to bring together all the different cultures to educate the community and celebrate our diversity. Some of the members of the Cougar Chronicle were there taking in all the excitement, so don’t fret if you didn’t get the chance to come, we’ll fill you in.

Once in the MPR, visitors were immediately greeted by the amount of enthusiasm coming from the atmosphere. There were decorations from nearly every culture coating the walls, and the different smells from the array of foods they had were amazing. The space was colorfully decorated with mementos from different places and lifestyles. You couldn’t help but have a smile on your face once you entered this melting pot of culture. More…

New Trimester, New Me! 1

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Mariah Escatel

It’s out with the old and in with the new. Goodbye clouds of grey, hello skies of blue. That’s right, the new trimester is happening! *credit to High School Musical 2*

A new trimester means a new chance to start over! Students are able to drop old attitudes and work habits and start off fresh.

A friendly reminder for seventh graders: Your grades count towards graduation, so make sure to keep that pesky GPA well above a 2.0.

A less friendly reminder for eighth graders: Your grades are extremely necessary to graduate, especially if you slacked off during 7th grade. Maintain above a 2.0 GPA at all costs. Get ready for the next few months, where you’ll be faced with a film project, the newspaper project, essays, exit interviews, portfolios, resumes, graduation– it’s all coming! This last trimester will wiz by! More…

Don’t Fret, Report Cards Aren’t Here . . . Yet 1

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Averi Farren

Report cards are quickly approaching via mail. The second trimester ended on Friday, March 9th, and the third trimester started on Monday, March 12th. That means the second trimesters report cards are going to be mailed home March 27th.

For many students, the first Trimester is the easiest and the second trimester is exceedingly rougher.

Many of you fret the day report cards get sent home. Its normal for students to be nervous when report cards arrive even if you have great grades. More…

Coins For Kindness Reply

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Mia Grasse

At lunch last week, students wrote kind notes to other students on little yellow (paper) coins. This campaign, sponsored by AVID, was another way for Stacey students to show kindness.

The coins were delivered during eighth period Friday, March 16. The best part about these small little grams is that they were free. So students could write as many as they wanted to as many people as they wanted.

Most importantly, the people who have shown the most kindness are the AVID student and teachers who put together this event. So let’s remember to thank them and show them a little kindness. More…

3rd Trimester, Already? 4

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Kevin Luu

Two trimesters have passed and the third trimester is already here. That was kind of fast, huh? The good news is, there will be a fresh start in your grades. Look forward to this trimester.

What is a trimester, I hear you asking? Well, a trimester divides the school year into three seasons: fall, winter, and spring.

According to StudyUSA.com, “In the USA, many middle schools and high schools use the trimester system while most higher education institutions use semesters.” It’s not just our school that’s using the trimester system; other schools do it as well. More…

Tech Trek 3

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Avalyn Walton

Students at Stacey Middle School value different things and excel in different things. Some students value the arts more than anything, whereas some value athleticism. However, many students have made math and science their number one priority and will take any opportunity to advance in those subjects.

Luckily for a chosen few, a science camp called Tech Trek just might give an opportunity to advance their learning. Of course, it isn’t open for all kids at Stacey Middle School. For starters, it’s only open to seventh graders. Second, it’s a girls-only camp. Whether that’s because the students will have to share dorms with one another or to aid the female empowerment movement is unknown, but one thing is for certain, there will be no boys at this camp. More…

The Future Belongs to Robots Reply

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Stacey’s robotics classes are having a lot of fun building the technology of the future. They’ve even built robotic crocodiles! Yes, that seems random, but that’s what they wanted to create. With this class being offered at Stacey, we could make robots to better the world we live in.

There was an article in the news that Raju Institute of Technology built a robot for people with arthritis and strokes. It was specifically made to help these patients read books without the struggle. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Mar. 12 – Mar. 16) Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, Stacey Cougars! How are you? Fabulous? Fabulous.

Okay, so first thing’s first. This Tuesday, Builders Club will be meeting to go over our next fundraiser.

GSA is scheduled for this Wednesday. Gay, straight, trans, ace; it doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy. We welcome everybody. You do you.

Cougars for Christ meets this Friday and with a special guest– PIZZA! That’s right, you can stuff your mouth with pizza this Friday in G2B. Sounds divine. (I’ll go home.)

March 30th is your last day to change schools. If you don’t want to go to the school you’ve been assigned to, you have to apply by then. It’s first come, first serve, so get moving! More…

Discord In Class!?! 5

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Gavin Mercado

We all love talking to our best friends, right? Now, admit it, we’ve all talked to some of our friends in class at least once when we weren’t supposed to. That is just middle school.

Now, what about with an online system called “Discord”? Discord was released March 6, 2015. It is very popular among most of our Stacey students. According to discord’s main office, “As of December 2017, there were about 87 million unique users of the software.” That is insane. More…