Women ARE Oppressed 23

Disclaimer: This is an editorial/op-ed and therefore the writer’s opinion. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Stacey Middle School, The Cougar Chronicle, or its editors.

Isabella Gonzalez

Girls Inc. is an organization that focuses on empowering women. Is it necessary? Yes. Woman around the world are discriminated against and are treated unequally. (Response to “Is it Necessary to have a club about Women Empowerment”)

In the counter-argument article, it states that Girls Inc. is a “frivolous program” and insists empowering women is unneeded. This is ridiculous. The first half of the article is about how women should suck it up because “it’s a cutthroat world.” This world already has cruel things occurring, we don’t need more. The author of the opposing article, states, “It’s a cut-throat world and the no one should ever be given special help because they feel bad.” If girls feel bad, we should not say it doesn’t matter, we should help them to make the world peaceful not cutthroat.

Does the phrase, “Focusing on the whole girl” seem ethical and unjust? No, so why was it stated that “This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.” Now, this is absurd. “Focusing on the Whole Girl” means that they want women to find who they are, their strengths, passions, and feelings. This phrase does not mean that girls are not whole in this society. More…

Movies coming out in 2019 4

Ashley Wolf

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Since the last time we have seen what’s going on in the LEGO town of Bricksburg a lot has changed. LEGO DUPLO invaders from space are destroying everything, and it is up to Emmet, Lucy, and Batman to stop them. The trio travel to unexplored lands with the rest of their friends. This movie is set to be released on February 8th and features a great cast including:

  • Jason Momoa
  • Margot Robbie
  • Chris Pratt
  • Channing Tatum
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Jonah Hill
  • Gal Gadot
  • Elizebeth Banks
  • Alison Brie
  • And many more
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Recap 2018 1

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Ashley Wolf & Gwyn Kent

2018 was a great year, nevertheless, 2019 has just begun and we should all look forward to another great year. And for the nostalgia, let’s look back on 2018.

Top Google Searches

If you ever need to look something up, you can just google it. Well in 2018 we sure did use google a lot, here are the top ten Google searches of 2018.

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mac Miller
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Anthony Bourdain
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mega Millions results
  8. Stan Lee
  9. Demi Lovato
  10. Election results

Those were just the overall top searches but for more information, let’s break it down into categories. More…

The Government Shutdown 8

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Gwyndalynn Kent

As of December 22, 2018, the federal government has been on shutdown all for Trump’s demand to fund a wall separating the US from Mexico. This demand is not being met. For those people who don’t understand what a government shutdown is, it is when the “nonessential offices of the government close due to lack of approval on the federal budget for the upcoming fiscal year,” according to Investopedia.com.

If an agreement is not reached, the shutdown causes many federally run operations to close and stops the work of all federal employees unless their position is considered essential. This shutdown will stay in effect all until a final decision is made and a budget bill is passed.

Around 800,000 Federal workers in the Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, Transportation, and treasury departments are all being forced into work without pay because of the shutdown. Now is this really fair all because two groups of people can’t agree on a topic? More…

YouTube Rewind 2018 was Really Bad 7

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Adrian Nguyen Dinh

It’s time to open up about this situation.  Many people hated this year’s YouTube Rewind. Those who don’t believe this then, look at how many dislikes it has, about 15 million dislikes.  That breaks the record for the most disliked video which previously was “Baby” by Justin Bieber with 9.8 million dislikes.  

To start, it’s missing all kinds of big events that happened this year.  First, why is there no PewDiePie? About everyone should know what happened to PewDiePie, his battle with T-Series is still going on and yet he isn’t in the video?  

There have been so many articles and videos that have talked about this fight between these two channels.  Many YouTubers such as Mr. Beast are trying their best to help Pewdiepie get the upper hand. One hacker has killed two birds with one stone which was helped Pewdiepie and raising awareness for printer safety.  Not putting Pewdiepie in there was a bad mistake. More…

Mrs. Ortega Conspiracy Theories 3

The Journalism Investigative Team

We all know Mrs. Ortega as a friendly, yet challenging teacher who adores her students. However, is there more to her that we can uncover? Is there more to her life that she isn’t telling us? Let’s find out.

Is Mrs. Ortega Secretly A College Level Professor?

Many may know that Mrs. Ortega is one of the more challenging teachers here at Stacey and loves to push her students. But could she secretly be going to Cal. State Long Beach every weekend to teach college students? Evidence of this is that she is known to say that her work is, “preparing you for college.¨

She is even an AVID teacher, or (Advancement Via Individual Determination). If you are not aware, AVID is a class designed to help students graduate from college. She seems to know a lot about colleges. This must mean that she is secretly a college professor when nobody’s looking. More…

A Fat Cup of Sugar 15

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Dylan Weber

Ah yes, nothing like a cup of joe with unhealthy amounts of sugar, chocolate, whipped cream, and high fructose corn syrup. Women often wonder why they are fat. It may be because they have a cup of diabetes in their hand.

Now people may say “NO NO, I have tea, therefore, it’s healthy.” While people may be right, you forget that little Tombutu in Guatemala is harvesting the leaves for your Starblast tea. The main point is that it’s unhealthy and overall not worth people’s hard earned cash to buy an overrated drink.

Money, something that everyone desires. A crucial part of everyone’s life. But why spend so much of it on some cup of caffeine? That’s a good question. Also, a question that can’t often be answered. One could ask one of the average customers that participate in the act of buying the science experiment that is a Starbuck’s product. More…

STUDY SKILLS? Are You Kidding Me?!? 7

Gavin Mercado

School, school, school. We all have to endure that obstacle in life. Many students are fascinated by the topic and love their schools. However, some would consider eating a spoonful of salt rather than going to school.

Of course, school is all about language arts, math, social studies, science, and whatever other academic classes there are, there’s one more period of each student’s choice that everyone loves. That’s right, your elective!

There are so many electives at Stacey, from Broadcast Journalism to Marine Biology. However, there’s one more thing that the district throws in your face. The numbers on your report card, otherwise known as GPA. If the district doesn´t like your GPA, they get to take away a fundamental right, your chosen elective, that ever Stacey student should have.  More…

Remembering George H.W. Bush 3

Gwyndalynn Kent and Ashley Wolf

George H. W. Bush was America’s 41st president as well as a loving father to his six children. George has done so much to help make the place we call home, incredible which is why instead of treating his death as a tragedy, he needs to be remembered for what a great person he was and the mark he left on this country.

Bush Sr’s Accomplishments:

  • Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a Naval aviator.
  • During his presidency, he handled foreign affairs
  • Bush was the first sitting vice president to be elected president since Martin van Buren in 1836.
  • His nickname since childhood has been Poppy, and that’s how he was known at Yale, especially as a baseball player.
  • He is the second president, after John Adams, to be the father of a president.
  • Flew 58 combat missions for the Navy during World War II and was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • He had a form of Parkinson’s disease.

More…

The Aftermath of the Winds 6

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Gwyndalynn Kent

When the time comes, the same every year, the Santa Ana winds blow in and bust up a firestorm. This year that has been exactly what they did with what is known as the Woolsey fire in LA county.

The Woolsey fire was quoted as “the worst wildfire in its modern history” by lacounty.gov mainly due to the fact that it killed three people and has burned over 96,949 acres. The dense smoke it produced is known to be the dirtiest air in the world. The fire destroyed many homes and building its path.

Luckily, for all of the people that were evacuated, the Woolsey fire was, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 100 percent contained on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and since then, loads of families have been able to go back to their homes.

It’s hard to imagine that some silly little winds could cause so much damage, but after this fire, and several more that happened this year, people will be taking the Santa Ana winds a little more seriously next year after seeing all of this horrible damage.