Run by Two? Reply

Katelyn Hooker and Denise Mena

The announcements run by only two students? An unlikely event, but true. Every morning, two announcers, Denise Mena and Katelyn Hooker, head up to the office to begin the morning announcements. But after every day, it gets more and more repetitive. Should only two students, (apart from Videography), be running the morning announcements? In the announcer’s eyes, of course not.

Denise Mena:

We feel as though every student in Journalism or Videography should at least try to once to do the morning announcements to at least see what’s it’s like because you never know what it’s like until you try. More…

Extra Credit Brings Down Grades? 8

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Evelyn Huynh

Students know that doing extra credit work is a great way to boost up grades, however after awhile, they start to bring down grades.

When a student does extra credit work, it puts more points into that specific category in Jupiter grades. However, once that category has over 100% and he or she does more work in that category, it starts to bring down the grades in both the category and overall grade because the average goes down. More…

Four Reasons The Border Wall Would Be Devastating To The Environment 10

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Kelsey Bisetti

Ah, yes, the infamous wall. There’s been plenty of debate over the economic effects of its construction, as well as the political impact, but one commonly overlooked disadvantage is to the land and wildlife surrounding the construction site.

1.) Carbon Emissions

Building a massive wall down a two thousand mile path would clearly require the use of a lot of heavy machinery, which, of course, releases unbelievable amounts of fossil fuels into the air. Not to mention, hundreds of new roads would be needed to transport materials and workers to the site, which would decrease the air quality of less polluted areas. But the most significant release of carbon would be from the steel needed to support the wall. Over twenty-four million tons of carbon would be released into the atmosphere via the construction for every foot the wall is thick. To put that in perspective, you would be required to drive along the U.S.-Mexico border nearly fourteen million times to reach that level of carbon emission! More…

President Donald Trump Withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord 3

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Kenny Tran

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact on December 12, 2015, in Paris to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The United States was part of the 196 nations. But on June 1, Donald Trump made a very shocking announcement.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction under terms that are fair to the United States. We’re getting out. And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine,” Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. More…

High Desert Roundup 4

 

Katelyn Hooker

With about 43 on one Jeep trail, Barstow’s High Desert Roundup was a success! The level three trail rating was Achy Breaky, a trail for lifted jeeps. “Lifted jeeps” means that the jeep is more elevated than most jeeps or off-road based cars. This elevation helps the car climb over rocks and rough terrain. Almost all 43 cars had this suspension, and the cars that didn’t has a hard time tackling Achy Breaky’s hills. The group of jeeps left during Memorial Day weekend at 8:15, and returned at about 3:00 p.m.   More…

AVID’s Trip to UCSD 1

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Oanh Tran and Evelyn Huynh

For AVID’s final field trip this third trimester, the 7th and 8th graders visited the University of San Diego. On Tuesday, May 30, AVID classes visited UCSD for a field trip.

AVID students, at 6:30 in the morning, took a two-hour bus ride to reach the campus, according to 7th grader, Maily Nguyen. From approximately 9:00 am to 10:40 am, the students had free time, having the ability to walk around and explore the school’s campus. At 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, the students received a tour around the campus. Afterward, the students were given extra time. The students stayed there for about 5 hours. More…

Poll: What Elective Did You Choose? 20

Mariah Escatel

Electives. The one class that students get to pick. Here at Stacey, we offer lots of different choices for students, some of which require an application, like Journalism or Yearbook, while others don’t, like Art or Spanish.

Volleyball Club is Back! 3

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Oanh Tran

Volleyball club has been back since May and will be going on for the rest of the school year!  For this trimester, the majority of students attending volleyball club are 7th graders.

The requirements are just to show up in a team of three or four people.  There will be mini-game tournaments, the first will be Thursday, June, 8th, and the winning teams will earn a gift card from Mr. Cota.  

The club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays and lasts one hour after school outside on the fields. Two nets or more are set up with Mr. Cota supervising all the students.  All students are allowed to join and play for fun.  

Anyone can attend and join a team during the meetings. The majority of the attending students are 7th graders.   

If not able to make it for the first tournament, more tournaments will be held over the next meetings of volleyball club.

How Else Does Air Pollution Affect Us? 3

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Elaine Tong

Air pollution affects many things in the world. It is well known that the pollution damages perfectly fine rivers, lakes, or water sources. Indirectly, it also destroys many homes for people and animals. So, the first point is that it harms Earth and the environment. But in what way does air pollution affect us, exactly?

John Hopkins University School of Medicine head and neck surgeon Murray Ramanathan and a group of scientists recorded studies with mice as substitutes for humans. According to them, the small particulates in the air contribute to the same viruses within the nose and sinus areas that give someone a runny nose. These particulates include debris, smoke, dust, and coal typically originating from factories, farms, vehicles, and more. More…

Pressured to Stop the Russian Investigation? 16

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Kenny Tran

James Comey, former FBI director, plans to testify publicly in the Senate to confirm the accusations that President Trump pressured him to end the investigation of Russia.

Details are still being worked out, but on June 8th Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller for a formal interview only after his public testimony. More…