Stacey Shoutouts?!? 30

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Gavin Mercado

When you first step into your homeroom, you have one simple task, to listen to the announcements. As you may know, the announcements are part of a system in which Stacey students have constant updates about what is going on school-wide.

These announcements can include raffles, club meetings, event dates/cancellations, and many other random things.

Now, on select announcements days, you can even have your name broadcast to the whole school. How? Well, it may be easier than you think. More…

GSA’s Guest Speaker Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti

Stacey’s GSA, or gay-straight alliance, an after-school club, recently introduced it’s participants to a guest speaker from the LGBT Center OC.

The speaker, Stephanie, mentioned that the Center hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year. In fact, on July 14, they’ll be hosting their annual Queer Prom. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, et cetera, feel free to stop by to enjoy some dancing and make some memories.

They also host an “Inbetweeners” soiree on the first Friday of event night for LGBT youth, ages 10-13. As for you eighth graders, the Center will be hosting a Lavender Graduation for the graduating class of 2018 on June 9th, complete with catering, dancing, and anything else you’d expect from a typical teenage dance. We hope to see you there!

Their Rainbow Group is open to anybody and everybody between the ages of 13 and 18. Here, you can play video games, watch movies, listen to music, and meet new people. Similarly, they have a Trans*Fusion group for genderqueer teens to discuss their gender identities and issues surrounding them. More…

Going Towards the Summer! Reply

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Kevin Luu

Hello Stacey Cougars! This year is almost up. We are about halfway towards the third trimester here at Stacey. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s almost summer so I won’t try as hard.”

Well, you want your grades to improve, not go down, right? I mean, you want to get your grades to the highest so that you don’t feel bad about it over the summer. Think about it. Would you want your parents to freak out over your grades or to be chill during the summer?

How about state testing? Yep, we are in the middle of that right now. Don’t give up on those. More…

Dear Mother 10

Ashley Wolf

Every year, the second Sunday of may

Some certain special people in our lives, get their own special day

They are beautiful, kind, unique, like no other

Let’s start this off with a simple Dear Mother

You taught me that sometimes what matters most are the little things

You have sheltered me, but also let me go out and spread my wings

You have given me the freedom to learn from my mistakes

And I’m sorry for causing you way too many headaches

You make me smile when I frown

You make me feel at home even when the world is upside down

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Did You Know?: Human Edition Reply

Ashley Wolf and Gwyndalynn Kent

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Did You Know? This week’s article is about . . . Humans!

    • The main reason for our noses is to smell things, and we can smell a lot of them. In fact, the nose can remember up to 50,000 scents.
    • The femur is as hard as concrete, sometimes harder. It takes over 4,000 newtons to break.
    • You have no sense of smell when you are truly sleeping.
    • Like fingerprints, each tongue is different. So could they track criminals down with their tongues?
    • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
    • The smallest bones in the human body are the ones in the ears. It is only about 1/26 of an inch long.
    • There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
    • It would take 8 pounds of pressure to break your jawbone. Those Jawbreakers don’t stand a chance against your jaws of steel.
    • Bananas and humans share about half of the same DNA. Wait, does that mean humans are half banana or bananas are half human?
    • The average human body contains 0.2 milligrams of gold. Wow, humans are worth a lot.
    • In order to live, you have to have blood in your body. One way we get this is through the heart. The heart pumps 2000 gallons of blood each day.
    • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. So theoretically, if we found a way to actually hook our brains up to a small machine, we could power it.

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Shawn Mendes’ New Album Reply

Gwyndalynn Kent  

Shawn Mendes is a well known nineteen-year-old singer who has gained a large amount of popularity from Vine (RIP VINE). Following his popularity on Vine came his two albums and sold out tours. Well anyone who is a part of the Mendes Army (ME) would know about the constant commotion on when his third album, SM3, would be coming out. Well, you can get your hopes up even more after reading this article about how he has gotten the track list out, as well as the official release date and the pre-order form.

That’s right, SM3 is out on May 25th, with songs featuring Julia Michaels and Khalid. The album’s title is. . . (Drum roll please). . .Shawn Mendes the album! Isn’t that just so original? The tracklist obviously includes “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” but it also incorporates unreleased songs titled:

  • “Nervous”
  • “Where Were You In The Morning?”
  • “Like To Be You” (feat. Julia Michaels)
  • “Fallin’ All In You”
  • “Particular Taste”
  • “Why”
  • “Because I Had You”
  • “Queen”
  • “Youth” (feat. Khalid)
  • “Mutual”
  • “Perfectly Wrong”
  • “When You’re Ready”

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Spring Dance or Nah? 4

Mariah Escatel

It has come to students’ attention that the Spring Fling was canceled due to low ticket sales. Instead, the leadership team has created a Spring Dance. The Spring Dance will be on May 9th from 1:45 to 3:15. But the real question is what do you think about it?

What Even Is Cinco de Mayo? Reply

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Mariah Escatel

Cinco De Mayo is a holiday celebrated on the fifth of May across the US and some parts of Mexico. But many students, even of a Latino or Hispanic lineage, don’t really understand the holiday.

What does it celebrate?

Not to be confused with Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, The holiday celebrates failed French invasion after a fledgling Mexican state fell behind on debt payments to European governments. The battle represented more of a symbolic victory for Mexican forces.

Why is it celebrated in the US?

It is widely a US celebration of Mexican cultural heritage for America’s Hispanic population. Latino and Hispanic activists raise awareness for the holiday. It is also recognized as the day we defended our freedom from France. More…

May the Fourth be With You 3

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Mia Grasse

May 4th will be an exciting day here at Stacey Middle School. Come dressed up in your Star Wars attire. There are so many Star Wars movies, it will be hard to pick a character from just one of them.

You could dress up as:

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Yoda
  • Han Solo
  • Leia Organa
  • Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Sheev Palpatine
  • Chewbacca
  • Lando Calrissian
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2

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