Let’s Get Rid Of The Mess That Is Stress 2

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Simple stress is something that everyone has faced or will face at some point or another. It’s everywhere. From a student’s grades and homework to a parents bill’s to the crazy politics of the world we all face, stress is a normal thing to feel. However, if your life is full to the brim with stress and anxiety, it might be time to learn some coping mechanisms.

I, unfortunately, know that many of those who face daily stress and anxiety have tried to fix it and come up short; that’s okay. Many, if not most, of your attempts to lift stress from your shoulders, will fail. It’s unrealistic to expect every one of these tactics to work for every person. However, it’s always worth a try. Here are a few ways to lessen stress and anxiety. More…

Mr. Yohn Conspiracy Theories 16

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:



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…

Should There be More Thanksgiving Break Debate 2

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Jolie Phan

While we are aware that Thanksgiving has passed, it is always worth discussing making our breaks from school longer, right? So here goes.

Thanksgiving is the best time of year to spend with families and friends. Cooking that golden turkey in the oven. It’s smell soaring through the air, flying with the birds. Students come home and get a week off from school to see their families. But what if that break could expand?

Many students would like the idea of getting a longer Thanksgiving break. Like Bradley Tran, Christopher Pedroza, Michelle Trihn, Keira Uyehara, and Lalla Amin. Bradley thinks that we should have a longer break since we have nine months of school. Christopher wants to have more time to bond and spend with family over a longer period of time. Keira and Lalla want to study and read during the break and have time to see their family. The rest want to see the rest of their families and relax. The main thing about Thanksgiving is to see relatives and enjoy that long-lasting break. More…

Behind the Scenes- One Starry Night 2

Screenshot 2018-12-12 at 10.10.53 AM.pngMadison Evans and Jolie Phan

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…

Should Schools Arm Teachers? 2

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Savannah McVey

Just in 2017 alone, 65 shootings were reported on school campuses. These incidents have caused many deaths and are some of the most heartbreaking occurrences ever. Students go to school every day with the thought in the back of their mind that there’s a possibility of a shooting occurrence. Parents have similar fear no matter what school they have their child attend. How could we stop the violence and fear?

One solution has been suggested, arming K-12 teachers. Teachers could have protection in the case of emergency. In February 2018, Donald Trump tweeted his support to the topic, “Armed educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get a yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again–a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.” 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…

Meet the Thriving Garden Club Reply

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Jolie Phan

Gaming, cooking, dancing, and reading are all hobbies. But have you tried gardening at Stacey? Gardening is a great hobby to help you relax and learn. It’s an entertaining and satisfying experience.  

All Garden Club meetings are at 2:45 – 3:30 in room D3 after school on Fridays, rain or shine. The supervisor is Ms. Thach. “A funny, straight-forward, and amazing teacher who always likes to get to the point of something,” is what Madison Evans says about Ms. Thach. She likes to be in the warm climate and see her children grow. Ms. Thach thinks the purpose of the Garden Club is to “get your fingers and hands dirty in the sun.”

Presently, there are 34 students attending the Garden Club. During the meetings, they discuss the updates of the garden and tell others about it. Mrs. Thach hopes there would be more students to share her hobby with. There are currently three gardens growing away in Staconia. There’s one at the next to the A building, E building, and one in front of the G building. More…

Should students bring blankets to school? 3

Grace Baer

Lately, a petition to bring blankets to Stacey has been going around. Already, 42 people have signed up and Heidi Alvarez turned in the petition on Friday, November 16th.

Heidi had the idea to start the petition when she noticed it was getting colder in the mornings. She then went to the office to do something about it.

Mrs. Kirk let her get as many signatures as possible to make it happen. The petition would allow students to bring blankets and pillows to school. Although this doesn’t allow kids to sleep in class, it would make learning a lot more comfortable. More…

All The Upcoming Field Trips That You Should Be Excited For! 3

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Gavin Mercado

Who loves field trips? Everyone loves field trips! Although field trips may be for an educational purpose, most would agree that they are much more fun than class. This year there is a ton of upcoming field trips for some of the electives and other classes. This is a list of all of them.

8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm Trip: This trip will take eighth graders ONLY to Knott’s Berry Farm to have a great time! There, they can ride roller coasters, watch shows, and eat some delicious food. All eighth graders have a possibility of going.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in eighth grade, must have all 3 service hours completed, must bring an amount of money (not announced yet) to Mr. Yohn a few weeks before the field trip starts, must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

DATE: Sometime in May/June.

“Honors” Band Festival Trips: This trip will take “Honors” Band kids to two iconic festivals. During period 5 Mr. Woodruff stated, “I expect nothing less than a unanimous superior rating.” Which is the highest rating you can receive at the festival?

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in Period 5 or 0 Period band.

DATE: Sometime in Spring. More…