A Forgotten Sport 8

Gavin Lopez

It’s common knowledge that our school offers a variety of sports at either P.E., for fun, or to even play for our school. For example, we have flag football for both P.E. as well as our school team, likewise for volleyball soccer, softball, and basketball. Badminton is a club, and the running team/track for our school works as a club too.

We also have more obscure sports that are more centered in P.E. like Olympic handball and frisbee golf. Already you can tell we have a nice selection of sports to pick from, but there’s something that caught my curiosity recently, and I wondered why it wasn’t also included.

You may or may not know about another sport called Lacrosse; it’s a sport that doesn’t get as much attention as other sports. Some of the reasons why it’s not super mainstream are because it’s referred to as a more elite sport sometimes because of how expensive all the gear can be and all the paraphernalia that comes with it. Lacrosse is usually compared to hockey and football. Hockey for how the game works and football because its somewhat of a contact sport, but there are different versions that are less rough or require minimum if no contact. More…

Why Band Students Aren’t Feeling Very “Excellent” 14

Gavin Mercado

On March 7th, a long-awaited Band field trip took advanced band students to Kennedy High School. This wasn’t just any regular field trip, it was a band festival.

To those of you who aren’t in band, a festival is a field trip in which the band students go to get “graded,” if you will, on how well they play.

The bus came and took the students during first lunch with all of them having butterflies in their stomachs.

When the band students arrived at Kennedy High School for the festival, they were sent to unpack their instruments and practice in a large waiting/practice room. The students practiced their three songs, “Bryce Canyon” “Overture,” “Gentle Winds,” and “Latin Fire.” After the practice room, they were ready to go on stage in front of the judges. More…

West Arts Presents: Seussical the Musical 1

Gwyndalynn Kent

West Arts Productions is known for putting on the most incredible and fun Musicals there are, such as there previous one Peter Pan Jr. as well as Grease. Rehearsals for there next show, Seussical the Musical start on February 26th and are every Tuesday and Thursday.

Seussical has plenty of well-known characters just like the Famous Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss is an incredible author that everyone knows of and it’s no surprise that one of his writings has become a musical.

Details on Seussical include:

  • It was written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephan Flaherty
  • Its main storyline is from Horton Hears a Who but it has other works by Dr. Seuss incorporated into it.
  • Seussical made its Broadway debut in 2000
  • It has been nominated for many awards but never really won

The lead roles are:

  • Cat in the Hat: He is a very joyful and fun character who kind of tells the story
  • Horton: A believing elephant who just wants to have people believe in him
  • Gertrude Mcfuzz: A shy bird who finds her way into Horton’s life and wants to stay there
  • Jojo: A curious little boy who befriends an incredible cat
  • Mayzie: a sassy little bird who decides to get herself an egg and doesn’t want to keep it
  • Sour Kangaroo: A kangaroo who has got sass for days and makes fun of Horton

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Stacey’s First Ever Home Volleyball Game 3

Kirra Kirby and Isabella Gonzalez

At the home of the Stacey Cougars, Johnson and Warner each came to fight against our Stacey Volleyball team for the pride of winning the second volleyball game of the season. 

Our Stacey boys and girls volleyball team practiced on Thursday 1/24 and again on Tuesday 1/29 to prepare for the upcoming games. They worked on setting, bumping, and spiking the ball, as well as hitting it off of the net. Then, soon enough, it was game day. They warmed up and got into position, ready to defeat Warner and Johnson Middle Schools!

On Wednesday, Stacey was ready to play their first ever sporting event in the new gym! The room was so lively and everyone was excited to see who would win. More…

The Preparation of the Glowintine Dance 1

Jolie Phan

Valentine’s Day, a day where people share their affection with others. A day where people exchange candies with their friends and classmates. A day where you get filthy rich with chocolates and love letters (well, in your dreams). A day where the Glowintine Dance breaks in.

The dance was originally scheduled for February 13, but due to the Marina High School Informational Night that was on the same day, it was rescheduled for Wed. February 6. The Glowintine Dance is being held inside the multi-purpose room in the old location. The dance starts at 5:00 and ends at 7:00 PM.

There will be food, snacks, and drinks held outside of the multipurpose room provided by Leadership. While inside the multi-purpose room, there will be a DJ blasting some music and lights. There won’t be any contests like the Ugly Sweater contest from the Winter Dance. Bring some extra money because you will need to buy food.

So, come stop by at Stacey Middle School for the fun, lively dance. The dance is opening for all grade levels. It’s just $4 with ASB and $5 without ASB. Tickets are on sale during lunch. There will be another dance coming up too. The Spring Dance. Hope to see you there!

Farmer’s Market Palooza Reply

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Madison Evans

On Friday, December 16th, Stacey’s Garden Club had a farmer’s market holding the key to success while trying to raise money for their new shed.

At the market, they had succulents, lettuce and kale arrangements, and lemons. There were large pots of multiple small succulents inside, each sold for $7. There were also medium and small succulents; the medium for $5 and the small for $3. All of the pots were hand painted by AVID and garden club students- decorated with Christmas colors, solid colors, and so much more. The kale sold for $3 and the lemons for $1.

Garden Club’s goal was to get enough money to buy a shed so they can store their important supplies- like shovels, rakes, etc.-  by the end of 2018, or before winter break. At this farmer’s market, they raised $170. Many people bought succulents while the garden club members advertised by chanting cheers and saying, “Come and get the perfect Christmas present for your family!” More…

The Amazing Alyson Boren 2

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Madison Evans

Alyson Boren is an amazing student who loves to play softball, rugby, go to the gym, and hang out with friends during her free time. She is the one that stays calm (most of the time, at least) during tough circumstances both at home and at school. Alyson is a funny, caring, and friendly student who everyone would want to be friends with. Now let’s take an inside look at what it’s like to be Alyson Boren.

To start off, Alyson uses sports to help herself both blow off some steam and train and work hard to get to college with a softball scholarship to UCLA- the college she’d wanted to go to since she was only four years old. While in college, Alyson will take as many college courses as it takes and train very hard to follow a path into becoming a Navy Seal.

Known as “Aly” in her softball league, one of the best players there, she has definitely become famous on the fields. She started playing travel ball in 2018, making new friends and training harder than ever. She mostly plays catcher and is an amazing batter. She would love for softball to take her to UCLA in the future. More…

Mr. Yohn Conspiracy Theories 17

Gavin Mercado, Grace Baer, and Annabelle Lona

Everybody knows Mr. Yohn as a friendly social studies teacher to eighth graders all over Stacey, but is he who we think he is? Does Mr. Yohn really have a wife, is he a part of the Illuminati, is he really able to run? Let’s find out…

Is Mr. Yohn Part of the Illuminati?:

It may seem obvious when asking if Mr. Yohn is in the Illuminati. There are many sources that the journalism investigative team consisting of Gavin Mercado, Grace Baer, and Annabelle Lona have found.

Mr. Yohn is found in multiple websites listed here:

https://www.the74million.org/article/after-janus-another-key-lawsuit-targeting-unions-how-californias-yohn-case-targets-opt-out-rules/

https://www.cir-usa.org/cases/yohn-v-california-teachers-association/

There is much more where this comes from. He is seen battling the supreme courts in Washington D.C. How could a simple middle school teacher get this far? When did he go there? More…

Behind the Scenes- One Starry Night 2

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One Starry Night, hosted by Ms. Thach, Mrs. Ortega, Mrs. Valverde, and the students from AVID is upon us. They have been preparing for the December 12th  spectacular. An inside look of the dance will definitely show everyone how much work and time has gone into it.

AVID kids have been running around and helping Ms. Thach prepare for the spectacular night and getting some last-minute things done for the dance. (Ms. Thach doesn’t like when students do things at the last minute) “AVID is always busy…go go go!” says Ms. Thach.Ms. Thach claims that the AVID kids are 100% involved in the dance and that the teachers are only there to supervise. More…

The Uplifting Ukulele Club Reply

Screenshot 2018-12-12 at 8.52.50 AM.pngMadison Evans

Ukulele Club is a club that calms your senses while playing beautiful music, taught to you by one of Stacey’s physical education teachers. Mr. Thorsen has been playing the ukulele for many years, and he has an amazing story to tell how it all started for him.

It all started with Mr. Thorsen when he was eight years old when the librarian at his school gave him a box of old and broken ukuleles that he “glued back together and started to teach others.” Mr. Thorsen then started teaching students and his own children as he got older. Mr. Thorsen still loves to play his ukuleles on his lānai, which is Hawaiian for “deck,” or “balcony,” at his house in Hawaii. He finds the ukulele a very relaxing instrument to play; especially when he’s teaching others. More…