Summer, Here We Come 2

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Gwyndalynn Kent

That’s right, spring break is over and our next break isn’t until summer. There are only 40 more days of school until summer, Stacey Cougars.

For 8th graders that means they will no longer be a Stacey student and will be on their way to high school.  

Summer can be filled with plenty of activities such as going on vacation, heading to the beach, sitting on the couch watching the TV, hanging out with family members or literally anything else.

So what are you doing for the summer? Comment it below.

Who Really Is Gavin Mercado? 20

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Ashley Wolf

Gavin is the stranger behind all of the teacher conspiracy articles. You think you know him, but he is a mystery that may never be solved. Who really is Gavin Mercado? And what is he hiding?

Why Does Gavin Really Write Conspiracy Articles?

We all know Gavin is a great journalist, but all of a sudden he stopped with the Disney related articles. Do you know what replaced those articles? Weekly Conspiracy Theories about Stacey’s very own teachers. Doesn’t this seem strange to you? You probably thought nothing of it, but I’m here to tell you the truth. More…

What is this World Record Egg? 2

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Madison Evans

On January 4th, 2019, an unknown Instagram user decided to post a picture of a brown egg. Everyone was talking about it, wondering why someone would do this in the first place. But when they read the caption, all was explained. Of course, eggs are just an everyday breakfast food- but breakfast had nothing to do with this.

It all started when Kylie Jenner posted a picture of her five-day-old baby, Stormi Webster, on February 6th, 2018. The post was created to announce the baby’s name to her 123 million followers and fans. With everyone adoring the picture of the baby holding her mother’s thumb while asleep, it had the most likes on Instagram- over 18 million.

Almost a year later, the unknown Instagram user posted the picture of the egg; and all to prove a point. The caption read, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.” More…

January National Days 2019 Reply

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2019, a fresh new year for people to start all over again with new hopes and dreams. The national days of our year giving us fun reminders about the things we love like ice cream, dogs, and Tasmanian devils. Since there are more than 60 national days in January the rest will be listed below starting from this Saturday, January 11th, 2018.

First up on January 11th is National Arkansas Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Milk Day, and National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. Next on January 12th- Kiss a Ginger Day, National Curried Chicken Day, National Marzipan Day, National Pharmacist Day, and National Vision Board Day. On Sunday, January 13th- Korean American Day, National Cocktail Week, National Peach Melba day, and National Rubber Ducky Day. Then on January 14th-National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Dress up Your Pet Day, National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, and Ratification Day January 15th is National Hat Day, and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Even though everyone should be thrilled for strawberry ice cream, a recent study in 2017 found that America’s favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. More…

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…

 Is it Necessary to Have a Club About Women Empowerment 64

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Disclaimer: This is an editorial/op-ed and therefore the writer’s opinion. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Stacey Middle School, The Cougar Chronicle, or its editors.

Dylan Weber

Everyone knows about Girls Inc, the frivolous program where it’s main purpose is to empower women and ensure they have a happy and successful life. But is it necessary? No, it’s not; and here’s why.

During PE on multiple occasions, girls are invited to a meeting where women discuss matters and the oppression of women in America. This is absolutely ridiculous. The people who run the program seem to think that women in America are oppressed in some shape or form. “Focusing on the whole girl”, is a quote that comes directly from their website. This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.

Other points are made as “96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork”. Oh man, how surprising is that? That’s not a Girl’s Inc idea, that’s an all-girls’ idea. Most girls, regardless of whether they are in Girls Inc or not, are aware that teen pregnancy is horrible. Also, why is the number not 100? If you’re going to take pride in the number of girls you’ve “convinced” to stay pregnancy-free, maybe you should make sure you’ve actually done some convincing first.   More…

Welcome to SMS VFC Club 1

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Adrian Nguyen Dinh

Are you interested in learning about Vietnamese culture? Well if so, you´re in great luck! Stacey is hosting a Vietnamese Cultural Club called VFC.

VFC first met on October 5th and there was a great turn out. The club´s next meeting will be October 19, so if anyone hasn’t already joined, they need to come on by.

The club meets every other Friday in Mrs. Phan’s classroom.  This year, the club will be teaching different folk games, listening to Vietnamese music, and trying out different food.

Meeting attendee Aden Nguyen said, “The club is amazing and has a sense of Vietnamese people.  I think it will help others to learn about the Vietnamese society.” More…

The Home Stretch Reply

Juneau Resnick

We only have a few weeks before summer, which is a relief. But in the weeks prior to the end, we are racing around with our heads chopped off trying to get things done and turned in. This is the final countdown before all of the summer fun.

For instance,  the portfolio in Mrs. Ortega’s fourth and fifth-period class was due this past Friday so the class could peer edit. There is a whole lot of stuff that goes into the portfolio so they will be working hard to finish everything.

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YouTuber of the Week: Geography Now! 3

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Gavin Mercado

Welcome back to another YouTuber of the Week! This week’s YouTuber is Geography Now! requested by Andy.

Geography Now! is a YouTuber who obviously talks about geography. This channel has a male host, and in every episode, he talks about different countries.

He talks briefly about the country’s culture. Then, he goes on to show where it is located, such as the continent, where it lies in relation to the equator, and what surrounds it. More…

New Disneyland Paris Rides?? Reply

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Kevin Luu

Disneyland Paris revealed that they were going to build a new land that included the Marvel Superheroes in summer 2018. It will introduce new Marvel-themed attractions. The news came from Chairman Bob Chapek during the D23 Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Concept art of one of the new attractions is shown above.

The announcement made the more than 2000 fans the first to hear about the latest projects in development for Disney guests all over the world, including those for Disneyland Paris. The new development will be built on the resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration.

It follows the recent news that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are preparing to incorporate more popular stories and characters into Europe’s top tourist destination, giving Disneyland Paris guests even more entertainment experiences and attractions. “I’m excited for them and I wish that Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters here in California could be re-themed into that new Ant-Man ride. I am so excited. I am definitely going to go to Paris shortly after those rides open,” stated Gavin Mercado. More…