Are Bots Destroying Journalism? 1

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Gavin Mercado

With robots stealing hundreds of thousands of jobs annually in America, some are worried that robots will eventually take the majority of jobs from Americans.

Why? Well, robots can not only think better, but they are also more trustworthy as they would not do things as steal and vandalize properties, or maybe even lie to their bosses.

One of the more advanced properties of robots would be article writing ones. According to Gijn, “Bots — applications that perform automated tasks — are becoming increasingly commonplace in newsrooms, as a growing number of publishers experiment with various services to expand their coverage, help journalists do their jobs better or improve relationships with readers. More…

Is the iPhone X Even Worth It?? Reply

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Kevin Luu

Well first, we need to understand the history of the iPhone X. The technology made in the iPhone X started back in 2012.

Rumors of the new iPhone design began when the iPhone 7’s announcement, and it escalated when a hack on the HomePod firmware suggested that Apple would release the new iPhone. That was the iPhone X.

There are two types of the phone, one with sixty-four gigabytes, and one with two hundred fifty-six gigabytes.

Let’s get into the box that comes with the phone. It comes with a  wall charger, wired EarPods, and the dongle. More…

Snapchat Update Shenanigans 2

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Caitlyn Timmons

The new Snapchat update has redefined the meaning of Snapchat. Many of Snapchat’s users are asking for an ‘un-update’ because the new update is just not cutting it.

“Ok, so the new Snapchat update is really bad. It makes me want to not watch stories and it is very confusing to navigate,” says Lisa Ponti, 8th grader.

The new snapchat update has separated the social from the media. This means that the stories from your friends appear on the left side along with your chats and the stories from publishers, creators, and the community are on the right. This has caused some confusion with what time people’s stories had been sent and if it is a private snap or their story. More…

Discord In Class!?! 6

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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…

Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch? 1

Kevin Luu

Nintendo has made two consoles of the twenty-first century that exploded the stores with people rushing in to buy them. One of the consoles is from June 2010, while the other was released in March 2017. What is it? The Nintendo 3DS and the Switch of course! Lots of people say one is better, but others disagree. So which one is better: the Switch or the 3DS?

The 3DS is smaller than the Switch. Its ability to change to the third dimension is what really makes the 3DS enjoyable for all ages.

The Nintendo 3DS was first introduced in February 2011, and it was a successor after Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. There are some accessories people can use to help visual gameplay or to have a bigger memory to store more games. More…

Are Video Games Beneficial? 2

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Kevin Luu

More than 1.2 billion people play video games every day. Most people and parents assume that this is the cause of many mental and physical problems. However, some say that when problems arise, it is in our human nature to blame something or someone else, and video games have always been an easy target. Of course, there is no benefit to playing ten hours of video games a day. But do video games really affect our education, make us more violent, or affect our health?

Research actually shows video games are beneficial. For one thing, they can slow down aging. Males, females, young adults, and adults all have one thing in common; they all age. While getting older has its perks, there are also some natural problems that come as well. There’s a reason why you see senior citizens driving at 25 miles per hour even though the speed limit is 45.   More…

What are Solar Ovens? Reply

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Mr. Dandridge, Mrs. Dandridge, and Mrs. Winemiller’s sixth-grade students will be undertaking another experiment: the solar oven experiment.

“For students who haven’t done this yet, this experiment will sure be fun. It’ll seem more like entertainment than a boring school project,” says Mr. Dandridge.

Unlike projects that provide instructions on the necessities after the objective is learned, this experiment uses the students’ already-known knowledge about the factors of heat. The students objective is to burn/melt something using a contraption made from a cardboard box, construction paper, wax paper, and tin foil made which needs to attain its source of heat from the sun. How the sixth graders will attain the heat relies on their knowledge of what they learned in previous years. More…

Helpful or Distracting? Chromebooks on Campus 7

Delaney Powell

Two years ago, the Westminster School District introduced Chromebooks to all the schools in the district. At the beginning of each school year, everyone middle school student is given one that they will use for the time they are there. But are these more of distractions than a tool?

Emmy Tran, a sixth grader here at Stacey says, “I like the Chromebooks. I don’t really think they are a distraction either because the office can monitor what sites you go on.”

However, the technology that the office and teachers had to monitor Chromebook use was not always there. More…

Tech Trek-Those Invited 1


Katelyn Hooker and Mariah Escatel

Recently, 12 Stacey Middle School girls were chosen to go to Tech Trek, a one week trip to UCI for seventh-grade girls going into the eighth grade. This trip teaches girls about STEM (science, math, engineering, and technology). The seventh-grade teachers picked one to three girls from each period that they thought were Tech Trek material, meaning that they were engaged in science lessons. On February 9th, all the selected girls met with a retired Boeing worker to talk about the program. More…

The Hydro Flask – The Story of it All Reply


Katelyn Hooker

Athletes around the world have experienced the cooling taste of whatever beverage they choose in the new Hydro Flask. Stacey students have also jumped on the bandwagon. It is common to see these around our campus.

Still, most students do not know the history behind this refreshing technology. More…