What Really Happened Between Trump And Comey? 7

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Kelsey Bisetti

Why did Trump really fire Comey? Was it because he refused to pledge his allegiance to our president? Or was it due to a few simple recommendations? This is the question dominating every headline in America. But first, a bit of background.

Wait a second, who’s Comey?

Comey, A.K.A. James Brien Comey, was FBI director for nearly four years before his ten-year contract was abruptly terminated by Donald Trump.

What exactly happened to him?

It’s actually kind of a funny story. Apparently, there was some major confusion when it came to informing Comey of his misfortune. Nobody bothered telling him he was fired. Instead, he found out while he was delivering a speech to FBI employees in LA on May 9th when he saw a news clip flash behind the crowd.   More…

Musical Mondays 1

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Justin Pham

According to Billboard Top 100, this is the hot top ten for this week in May 2017!

Tenth place: “It Aint Me” by Kygo x Selena Gomez. Ok! This song was in 10th place last week as well, so it doesn’t seem like it is moving. We’ll consider this a good thing!

Number nine is “XO Tour Life” by Lil Uzi Vert. Just like “It Ain’t Me,” this song had stayed in the same position as well. Again, a good thing! More…

BTS Storms the BBMAs 7

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Elaine Tong

The Billboard Music Awards is known as an event where artists are invited to receive awards for “Outstanding Chart Performance”. The Billboard, a well-known publication and music popularity chart, hosts this honor. Finalists of these awards are based on digital sales, streaming, touring, social activity, and radio broadcasts, which means fans work specifically hard for this event. This year, the BBMAS was held on May 21, at 5:00 PM PDT. However, this year there were changes that had a certain fandom determined to bring the win for their favorite group. More…

McTeacher’s Night 1

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Mariah Escatel

Come and support your PTA at McTeacher night! This fundraiser will be happening between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 24th.

Treat your family to a McDonald’s dinner or any treat and the Stacey PTSA will receive 20% of the sales.

Once again, take some time to spend with your family or friends by heading over to McDonald’s for McTeacher night!

Portfolio Information – Heads Up Eighth Graders 19

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Delaney Powell

Exit portfolios are due on Friday, May 19th.

Just a reminder that most first drafts are not final. Your teachers or your peers might correct you on some of your mistakes or add some suggestions to make your portfolio more interesting or more accurate.

The exit interviews will be held on June fourth; The interviews will be held by community members all throughout the day.


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Evelyn Huynh

Recently, a measle outbreak has been sickening dozens of Somali-Americans in Minnesota, nearly all of them were children. They can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns that targeted Somali-Americans and suggested that vaccines are linked to autism. As of Friday, May 12, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that it had been confirmed of 54 measles cases, 51 of those being children of 17 and younger. The majority of the infected were unvaccinated.

The number of cases was particularly high compared to the number of measles cases in Minnesota over the previous years. A total of 56 cases that were reported between 1997 and 2016. More…

Trump Taping Conversations 6

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Kenny Tran

When Trump fired James Comey on May 9, he gave him one threat that may have let some of his secrets slip. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted. When reporters questioned Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, he said that this was not a threat and there was nothing more to say.

Although Trump did “threaten” Comey, Comey says that he isn’t worried about what is on the supposed tape. More…

Trump’s Biggest Accomplishments… And Failures 14

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Kelsey Bisetti

Everybody seems to have an opinion. That’s a great thing for a debate team, but an awful thing for a journalist trying to get the story right.

It’s been a nightmare trying to sort out all this nonsense about Trump’s first 100 days. Some say he’s already made America great again; others say he’s done absolutely nothing of what he promised. There are even those who feel what he has been able to accomplish has done great and possibly irreparable harm. There is evidence to show that all sides are partially right. So to sort it all out, let’s take a closer look at what our new president promised during his campaign.


1.) Develop A Task Force Devoted To Reducing Crime, Especially Related To Drugs And Violence More…

Records Album Recognition 2

Mikayla Mendoza

Record album covers are a grand way for a musical artist to express themselves and their art form. There are a few albums individually worth acknowledging. Most albums don’t have a deep meaning. The following albums, though, are quite spectacular and generate questions as to why the artists made the decisions they made.

At number one, we have Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” 1991. Released November 26th, this album took over a year to produce.The album expresses social issues such as poverty, racism, romance, and also self-improvement. They had planned to make a music video for the song “Dangerous, ” but that was postponed due to problems in Michael Jackson’s personal life. More…

The Chemical Invasion 2

Kelsey Bisetti

People seem to forget all too often that there is a vital difference between terrorists and innocents. Terrorists are the ones causing the fire; innocents are the ones caught in the crosshairs.

On Thursday, April 5th, chemicals bombs were released on what had been deemed, with little supporting evidence, terrorist factories.

Over eighty Syrian civilians, many of which were children, were proclaimed dead in this incident, the details of which are still hazy. More…