Censorship 2

screenshot-docs.google.com-2019.06.12-09-41-37Dylan Weber

Here’s the scoop. Lately, in the world, political parties have been shutting each other down for their own gain. Liberal students in colleges riot to stop speakers like Ben Shapiro from holding a lecture and republican youngsters shutting down other students for political beliefs. This is not new to the political world though.

In 1965 students attending a junior-high school participated in wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam war. The principal preemptively knew about the protest the students would be taking part in. She made an announcement that all students will be asked to remove the armband or students will be suspended. Children arrived at school the next day sporting the dreaded armband. As warned, the armband was removed and students were suspended. The motive for the principal to do this was that is could cause a disturbance on the school grounds. Students sued the school district, and it went to the Supreme Court who ruled 7 to 2 in favor of the students stating “Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” More…

AVID Interviews Reply

screenshot-www.tustin.k12.ca.us-2019.06.12-09-32-37Annabelle Lona

AVID Interviews took place in Room G4A on Tuesday, May 28th, to Friday, May 31st.

The AVID teachers Mrs. Ortega, Ms. Thach, and Mrs. Valverde were interviewing 6th, 7th graders, including kids from Stacey and other elementary schools.

“The questions we ask are what subjects students excel in, what their challenges are, and why they think they would be a good candidate,” says Mrs. Ortega. Like most classes, the have to commit to AVID and be willing to work hard. 

The Journalism/Yearbook/Leadership Disneyland Field Trip 8

Gavin Mercado

On May 28th, Journalism, Yearbook, and even Leadership embarked on a field trip to Disneyland together. This trip to Disneyland wasn’t any ordinary one as it also came with a tour. The Journalism/Yearbook kids took a tour on marketing while the Leadership kids did a tour on Leadership.

The Journalism/Yearbook kids did their tour first thing in the morning while the Leadership kids did theirs in the afternoon. After the tour was finished, the Leadership kids received FastPasses for Splash Mountain and the Journalism/Yearbook kids received a FastPass for Indiana Jones.

After the tour was over, everyone was free to roam the parks as long as they had a partner. More…

Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism World Records! 4

Gavin Mercado

Broadcast Journalism has had a good run, we have been posting weekly articles since 2014. Although Broadcast Journalism is going down to its last few articles. We have a few records that were broken on the Cougar Chronicle. Let’s get into this:

First Article Ever Published:

And the record goes to…

Teacher Aid or Distraction to the Action? by Kristen Fernandez, Thao Vy Phan, and Samantha Skocilic!

This article was the birth of the Cougar Chronicle and quite a historical feat for many Journalism students. Occasionally some current Journalism students will go back and read the article that created 96+ more pages of articles! Congratulations you three! More…

Stacey Promotion Dress Code 1

Gwyndalynn Kent and Ashley Wolf

Recently there was a flyer handed out to eighth-graders giving the schedule for the last couple days of school. It has information for eighth graders such as practice for promotion and exit interviews. At the bottom of the page, there is a paragraph about what students should wear to graduation. After receiving the flyers and talking to people around campus, many students disliked what it said.

Recently there has been a lot of talk about how dress codes tend to mostly target female students. Most schools had rules like “no necklines lower than an inch below the collar bone,” “ shirts must have straps being one inch thick,” and “ shorts, dresses, and skirts must reach to the fingertips.” Most girls attending schools with these rules think that these rules target the girls especially and don’t make sense in general. Most girls don’t feel comfortable wearing shorts that are super short or a shirt that is backless. When girls get dress coded, many are forced to wear their P.E. shirt or clothes given to them by the office. In fact, when a girl is walking around it her PE clothes, she definitely gets more attention than wearing a shirt with a strap thinner than one inch. More…

David Airth Legacy Awards 2

Annabelle Lona

Ahhh, awards. A symbol of a person’s accomplishments. However, at Stacey, there aren’t just Student of the Month and AR awards. We have the David Airth Legacy Awards.

Some may be wondering, “What are the Legacy awards for?” or “What is the purpose?”

First, a little bit of background knowledge. The awards were created by Mrs. Airth who explains, “They chose the name in honor of my husband who passed away 2 years ago.”

There are 3 different legacy awards: Perseverance, Art, and Community Service. Community Service and Perseverance are only for 8th graders. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders can earn the Art award. Mr. Airth’s first college degree was in art, and he was a professional photographer. The art awards honor what he valued in life.

To earn these awards, there is a selection process. For art, there are a number of art pieces chosen by teachers. Ms. Airths daughter, Evangeline, chooses the winner.

To earn the Community Service award, students need to write an essay on why he/she should earn it. One is then chosen by Mrs. Airth and one of Mr. Airth’s friends. This award was added because Mr. Airth spent most of his time doing community service.

For the perseverance award, teachers choose. The perseverance award is to show that a student was able to overcome obstacles and not give up, as Mr. Airth would want them to keep going to achieve.

“Each award comes with $100 cash because Mr. Airth was a very generous man,” she says.

The David Airth Legacy awards, what a great addition to Stacey’s list.

Knott’s Field Trip Guide; Making Sure That You Don’t Wait In Lines 6

Gavin Mercado



Knott’s History

Part 1: Getting There

Part 2: Being Prepared for Knott’s

Part 3: Dining At Knott’s

Part 4: Attractions and Beating the Lines

Part 5: Final Thoughts



Hello students, are you in eighth grade this year? If so, buckle uptight because you’re about to take on one of the best field trips you will ever experience.

Remember, to go on this field trip you must be in eighth grade, you must have finished all three of your service hours, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and you have to turn in a TBD amount of money to Mr. Yohn. More…

The End of Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism 12

Gavin Mercado

It had to happen someday. That’s right, Broadcast Journalism will have it’s very last classes and it’s very last articles this June! Many journalism students are very upset. Many of the students including Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent were left with jaws dropped when Ms. Walters broke the unfortunate news.

However, Broadcast Journalism isn’t ending just because. There is a reason for it. As many people know, Ms. Karsh is planning to retire this June. This means that somebody had to teach art. As it turned out, Ms. Walters was the best candidate for the job.

Not only is Ms. Karsh retiring, but, Ms. Walters says that she can, “Barely fill the [journalism] class each year.” Later she said, “Broadcast Journalism was almost canceled this year due to the fact that I had trouble filling the class. It takes a special interest to want to write for an elective.” Only 14 students signed up for the class. Only 11 were actually put into the class. Currently, there are still 12. One student dropped out, however, and a new student joined. More…

My Treatment of Being a Trump Supporter 65

Dylan Weber

You may have seen a boy, about 5’11, white, dirty blonde hair and blue/green eyes wearing a hat featuring the words “TRUMP” and “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Surprise, surprise, that was me.

The one thing that was a big surprise to me was the treatment I was receiving from fellow classmates.

Recently, I ran a bit of an experiment to see how students and staff would react to a pro-Trump student walking the halls. The results made me both proud and disgusted. More…

New Stacey Elective List 2019-2020 2

The school year is coming to an end and new changes are being made. There will be new electives added to make next year just as great as this one.

6th Graders will be able to choose from:

The Wheel (Intro to AVID, Beginning Art, Beginning Wood)



Theater Arts/Choir

Lifeskills (Cooking, Nutrition)



7th Graders will be able to choose from:

The Wheel (STEM, Beginning Art, Beginning Wood)



Advanced Art (Must have completed Beginning Art)

Advanced Wood (Must have completed Beginning Wood)

Theater Arts/Choir More…