Diabetes Reply

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Kevin Luu

Diabetes, a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, has been a source of irritation and anxiety to people that have it. Over 29.1 million people suffer from this condition, but 8.1 million of people may be unaware that they have it.

About 1.4 million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Most cases don’t have any symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst or urination, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision.

The United Nations health agency estimates that 3.4 million people die of diabetes every year, and almost 80 percent of the deaths occur in developing countries. More…

Saturday Academy on November 9th 5

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Avalyn Walton

Students these days have a hard time keeping their grades up. These problems only worsen when students miss school days and opportunities to learn. Typically, absent students have no way of making up these lost days.

However, there are ways to help students get their grades up once again. One of these ways to get help is by attending Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy is there to help students, and any struggling students should really consider attending.

Saturday Academy is also a good way for the school to recover lost funding. Missed days of school cause the school to lose revenue, so by attending, students will help the school as well as themselves.

The activities students will be involved in here include movie script analysis, science dissection with Mrs. Cleckler, gardening with Ms. Thach, music workshop with Woodruff, and study skills time.

So, on November 9, 2017, students can come to Stacey for Saturday Academy. It will last from 9 am- 12:30 pm, and there will be plenty of fun, school-related activities for students to do.


Are You Nervous For Report Cards? (Poll) 2

If you didn’t get good grades 1st trimester and your parents don’t check Jupiter Grades, you aren’t off the hook yet. Report cards are to be mailed home to your parents on December 11th.

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Dec. 4 – Dec. 8) 4

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello Staconians! How are all you lovely children on this fine day?

There isn’t too much going on this week, seeing as it’s the start of a new trimester and everyone is trying to adjust, but Stacey Middle School will be hosting Saturday Academy. If you’re interested in dissection, volleyball, or film analysis, feel free to come. And if none of those interest you, there will be a Study Skills class for students who need to work on missing, late, or upcoming assignments. You may even see a few journalism students there!

Report cards will be mailed home on the 11th, so if your parents haven’t check Jupiter Ed in a while, you might want to run.

P.S. Friday is National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day. Yeah, that’s a real thing. So here’s the question: If you could travel backward or forward in time, when would you go and why?

Wow, These Socks Really Rock! 11

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Mariah Escatel

Every student has received a flyer or at least should have received a flyer, by their homeroom teacher, discussing Stacey Middle School’s new socks for sale.

That’s right, SOCKS for sale.

Stacey Middle has sold jackets, tee shirts, you name it, but never socks. Students are certainly in for a treat.

The three colors that are being sold are black with green, white with green, and green with white.

All orders are due on Thursday, Nov. 30th, that’s this Thursday.

Hey, you’re not much of a sock person? Well, they make a great stocking stuffer or gift for your friend or maybe even family members. Everyone loves the mom with school spirit wear!

So go ahead, order a pair or two. Spread that Stacey spirit!

The Mandela Effect 6

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Ashley Wolf

The Mandela Effect is one of the many conspiracy theories of 2017. It has been around for awhile, and it has been causing people confusion ever since.

How this all started.

In 2013 when Nelson Mandela died, a lot of people were really confused because they remember him dying in jail; in 1980. How is that possible? Theories about why so many people have the same false memory have been invented. This phenomenon was named The Mandela Effect by a girl named Fiona Bloome. More…

The “No Surgery for Smokers or the Obese” Policy 2

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Brian Lam

A controversy has stirred up in the United Kingdom (UK) about a “no surgery for smokers or the obese” policy. The clinical commissioning group (CCG) in Hertfordshire, England, and National Health Service recently made this controversial claim with the statement, “No surgery will be performed to patients who smoke or are obese until they improve their health. Exceptional clinical circumstances will be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.”

This controversy has been around since 2011, but the topic has recently been brought back up as the percentage of smokers, and the obese has drastically increased. Originally, the argumentative statement stirred up to prevent humans from purposely harming their own health, as smoking and obesity is an intentional act done by humans to damage their health, not a natural cause. In the UK, the government reported that 63% of adults in the country are overweight and 17% are smokers as of 2017. Previous records display that 27% of the United Kingdom population was obese in 2015 and 16% were smokers. More…

Confirmed! Disney’s Pixar Pier 1

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Gavin Mercado

If you were hanging around the Disney “News Channels” on YouTube in mid-July, you would know what was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo. One of the many things announced was the long-rumored Pixar Pier.

According to Disney, the current Paradise Pier is set to close early January just as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror did last year.

Not too long ago Disney released artwork (shown above) of what Pixar Pier is going to look like. The land will be split into two parts. There will be Paradise Bay, with the following rides, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. More…

Cougars in 2nd Place! Reply

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Mia Grasse

Stacey’s football team has played their last game of the season.

On Wednesday, November 15, Stacey played two home games out on our fields and was victorious. Here are the scores:

1st Game Score

Johnson Warriors: 20

Stacey Cougars: 26

2nd Game Score

Warner Wildcats: 16

Stacey Cougars: 36 More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1) Reply

Kelsey Bisetti

Hello Staconians! We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and now you’re ready to learn!

Builder’s Club will be hosting a meeting today, Tuesday, after school for anybody interested in the club. Don’t worry if you’re not a member; we’re happy to see new recruits.

Also today after school, Mr. Cota will be hosting the first official practice for volleyball club. Good luck!

Orders for Stacey logo socks are due on Thursday. Don’t miss out on this. . . unique . . . edition to your wardrobe.

On December 1st, West Arts will be hosting a fundraiser by the name of Cabaret Night. It costs ten dollars to attend, but there will be a chance at winning a gift basket. Indulge in the talents and comedy of your peers as eighth-grade students serve you. (Work, peasants! Work!)

It’s the beginning of a new trimester, which means you’ll have plenty of time to get the grades you want and achieve your goals. If it seems like a daunting task, check out our Weekly Support Guide by Alyssa Manson. I know it may seem boring, but trust me, you’ll enjoy it.

P.S. Friday is Rosa Parks Day. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus on her way home from work. When a white man asked her to stand so he could take a seat, she refused, saying that she was tired. She later told the press that she meant she was tired, not physically, but mentally. She was tired of the injustice she had felt her entire life.