Leadership Disneyland Trip Reply


Averi Farren

Attention Stacey Middle School students! Leadership’s annual Disneyland trip is here. The students that partake in the Leadership elective here at Stacey will be going on a trip to Disneyland Wednesday, February 28.

In the morning, they will leave on the bus and arrive at Disneyland around 10 am. They’re planning to leave Disneyland around 6 pm and arrive back at the school for parents to pick them up at 7.

Leadership students are very excited about this upcoming trip and can’t wait. They say that they have been patiently waiting for this day. More…

Highlights of the Grammys 2018 Reply

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Katie Mills

Editors note: Yes, the Grammys were a long time ago. We apologize for our tardiness. Things got backed up, but this is too good to toss. 

There were some amazing performances at the 60th anniversary of the Grammys. From Cardi B’s first Grammy performance to Ben Platt’s Broadway tribute, they were all sure to leave a dent in history.

Who Performed?

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church

Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic

Childish Gambino More…

Smile! 47

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Mariah Escatel

Meet Zoe king. She claims to have never taken a perfect photo, although her friends disagree. She dreads the semiannual picture days.

“”I always look bad,” says Zoe King.

Though, she’s not the only one. Many of the Stacey Middle School students believe that their picture always seems to come out awkward.

Speaking of pictures, Spring picture day is here. Tuesday, Feb. 27th.

This year students are in for quite the treat. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Feb. 26 – Mar. 2) 2

Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, my lovely little cubs! How are you on this fine morning?

This week is fairly relaxed, but there’s something very exciting on Wednesday: Our second ever GSA meeting! I’m so excited to finally meet all our members. Whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, asexual, transgender, or genderqueer, we’d love for you to come enjoy some lovely snacks and conversation.

Builders Club meets Tuesday at 2:45 in B3.

Gaming Club is meeting this Wednesday, too. Have fun slaying dragons (or whatever it is you do there)!

Thursday is the first day to apply for the Girls Only Math Competition at Warner Middle School. Good luck!

This Friday, Anime Club has a meeting.

Well, that’s all for now, Cougars! Have an awesome week!

P.S. This Wednesday is also National Rare Disease Awareness Day, so keep an eye out for a touching article on one of our own: The lovely Juneau Resnick.

Mrs. Valverde, Multicultural Night and its New Features Reply

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Juneau Resnick and Alyssa Manson

Multicultural Night is on the horizon. It will be on Friday, March 2nd. As usual, Mrs. Valverde is working tirelessly to make this an event where everyone can be themselves and feel at home. We sat down with Mrs. Valverde to ask about how much this school event has evolved and changed over the years. 

Before we get into the interview, though, we want to give you an idea as to how much goes into an event like this. There are dozens of booths at this activity, which means a lot of research on different cultures and a lot of planning and organizing. Mrs. Valverde also has to monitor how the students are doing along the way. She has to double check everything.

Imagine being a teacher, having to plan lessons, grade all of her students’ assignments, having to manage your life, pay your own bills, and then having to plan a school event! I’m having trouble just being a teenager, let alone an adult.

#EndItMovement Reply

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END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. Each of our amazing 16 Coalition Partners is doing work, on the ground, every day, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION.


Join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY together! Draw a RED X on your hand, take a selfie and post it on social media using #enditmovement. This simple action opens the door to conversations and allows us to tell more people that slavery still exists.


  • END IT is an awareness campaign that launched in 2013.
  • Our goal is to SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY by letting the world know that slavery still exists. With an estimated 20 – 45.8” million men, women and children trapped in various forms of slavery around the world, including the U.S. (bonded labor, forced labor, and sex trafficking), there is more slave in the world today than at any other time in history.
  • To us, awareness is doing the work, but awareness is only the beginning. Awareness must lead to ACTION. Once you’re aware, you can’t not do something.
  • We want to encourage people to get involved in this fight for freedom in whatever way they can, be it donation money changing purchasing habits, helping raise awareness, getting companies to change policies or deciding to go work in this field. We all have a voice and we all have influence, so we can a;; do something. In order to tell the world, we need everyone to tell their world.


  • There are an estimated 27 million people trapped in slavery around the world today.
  • Slavery generates an estimated $150.2 billion per year in profits. That’s more than Google + Amazon + eBay combined.
  • Slavery is illegal in every country in the world, yet still exists in 167 countries, accounting for 87% of nations across the globe.
  • The average cost of a slave today is $90. The average cost of a slave in 1850, in the American South, is equivalent to $40,000 today.
  • 55% of forced labor victims are women and girls.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 victims of slavery is a child The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 – 14 years old.
  • 29,868 human trafficking cases in the U.S. identified on the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

G to the #ENDITMOVEMENT site for more information.

YouTuber of the Week: Liza Koshy 11

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Gavin Mercado

Remember last week? We showed a YouTuber that does cool magic tricks that obviously show some intellectual intelligence. This week, though, we go back to an IQ of zero. Meet Liza Koshy! A very famous comedian on YouTube with over ten million subscribers!

Like Zach King, she started on Vine and then became what she is today. Her videos contain many characters, such as her most famous character, Helga. Helga is from somewhere in Asia, drinks goat milk, and talks about how she hates Donald Trump.

Some of her comments may be mature, however, her language has never been explicit.

Liza also has a second channel called Liza Koshy Too. Which at the moment has over two million subscribers. There she does bloopers and some vlogs with David. More…

Wait, Who Won the Super Bowl? Reply

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Ashley Wolf

Can we all agree that this year’s Super Bowl was great? With this year being the Patriots 10th Super Bowl, a lot of people thought they would take home their 6th Super Bowl win, but the Eagles were in the lead the whole game except for the 3rd quarter.

The first quarter was 9-3 Eagles in the lead, the second quarter was great and the Eagles were still in the lead 22-12.

Then came the halftime show. The songs were great, Justin Timberlake sang a mashup of songs such as “Filthy”, “Rock Your Body”,”Senorita”,”SexyBack”, “My Love”, “Cry Me a River”, “Suit & Tie”, “Until the End of Time”, “I Would Die 4 U”, “Mirrors”, and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” During the performance, Timberlake went up into the stands and a kid took out his phone to take a selfie with the star, but what was he doing on his phone for so long? Well, the question of “how long did it take him to open the camera?” caused an outbreak of memes. More…

Happy S.A.D! Reply


Avalyn Walton

Valentine’s Day. It’s the day to show love, appreciation, and possibly most notably, a day to spend time with your significant other. However, not all of us have a significant other, so when do the single people of the world get to rejoice?

Well as it turns out, the day after Valentine’s Day (February 15th), is the perfect day for that. It’s called Single’s Awareness Day, or S.A.D, and it’s a day for all the single people in the world to rejoice after the blow of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day can make single people feel left out or forgotten, and S.A.D is the perfect way to undo that feeling. It allows single people to come together and celebrate a more platonic love of friendship, or no love at all. More…

Washington’s Birthday Reply

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Katie Mills

George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress.

When the Julian calendar was being used, George Washington was accordingly born in Virginia on February 11, 1731. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington’s birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.

At the recommendation of the Committee, chaired by Henry Clay of the Senate and Philemon Thomas of the House, Congress adjourned on February 22, 1832, out of respect for Washington’s memory and in commemoration of his birth. More…