Remember Spring Training 1

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Mia Grasse

While all the Major League Baseball teams are getting ready for the season to start, fans wonder, will they be ready? Well, I can think of some teams who are. Foxsports.com has an analyzed the performance of teams throughout their spring training. From team batting averages to team pitching averages, there is much to look at. More…

Who Turns Back Their Clock? 1

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Avalyn Walton

Whether people think Daylight savings is a huge inconvenience, the best thing in the world, or just another cause for sleep deprivation, most people around the world can agree that daylight savings is something that just has to happen and always does. Or so you might think.

Daylight Savings is the practice of setting the clock forward 1 hour at exactly 2 am. And as previously mentioned, the reality for most is that this happens on March 11.

However, this “reality” is only true for some. In the UK, for example, people observe daylight savings time on March 25, not the 11th. While this may seem odd to those who change the time on March 11, to many, it is completely normal. They also revert back to normal on October 28, not November 4. More…

Journalism Story Contest! 6

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Gwyndalynn Kent

As most people know Journalism had a story contest. A specific genre and word count were given. Because of the small number of entries, we decided to make an extension in the due date and the number of pages.

Thanks to language arts students and their second-trimester narratives, we got plenty of amazing stories. Some stories didn’t fit the action-adventure genre exactly, but they were still accepted.

With a total of 15 stories entered, we chose the winners. All that can be said at this point is the that there are three winners and every story that was read was amazing. More…

Meme Day Reply

Averi Farren

Meme day is here! Many students have been anticipating this day, March 30th, and have thought of all the memes they could use to get their costumes ready.

What is a meme many might be wondering? A meme (mēm/ noun) is an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-generic means, especially imitation. A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

Basically, a meme is a picture/video with a funny caption that you relate to, quote on the daily, or have a good laugh at it and send it to a couple friends. Many send them via Instagram, Snapchat, iMessage, Twitter, etc. More…

What Even Is Woodshop? Reply

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Averi Farren and Mariah Escatel

What even is woodshop?

Woodshop is a wood-making and design class that teaches students the basics of wood making and 3D figurine making. Woodshop is one of the 16 elective options here at Stacey Middle School. Woodshop is a class where you can interact with wood and learn some handy skills. More…

Spring Break!! Reply

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Kevin Luu

An often heard statement lately, “I can’t wait for spring break.” Well, spring break will start next week. 

Spring break is a good time to relax and talk with your friends. 

How did spring break start? According to springbreak.com, “Some of the elements of the Spring Break tradition also go way back in the customs of American college students. More…

John’s Incredible Pizza! 4

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Gavin Mercado

In all homerooms, students were given flyers for a free $5 game card at John’s Incredible Pizza. However, it is only included with the price of a buffet. So happy eatings and playings!

This new John’s in the Westminster Mall has already opened and is accepting walk-ins any time during its opening. There are brand new never before seen games, such as Breakout and Crazy Tower.

The provided buffet food includes pizza, pasta, salads, and a delicious variety of desserts. I’m talking scones, ice cream, and chocolate covered strawberries. Yummy! More…

I Love my Lunch Lady! Reply

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Mariah Escatel

The familiar faces, the walkie-talkie, the friendly smile. Who wouldn’t want to award our lunch ladies or men!

Noontime supervisors, or “Lunch ladies” across southern California are finally being rewarded with the thanks they deserve. A new “I love my lunch lady (or man)” video making contest has come to Stacey Middle School.

To be eligible, an entrant must be a student, teacher, administrator, or parent representing a student. The entrant must create a 1-2 minute video telling the judges, Stacy Sagowitz, John Rivera, and Emily Miramontes, why they love their school lunch hero. Judges are looking for an entry that will “make them feel something,” whether it be laughter or tears. More…

Ask Sam: Diggin’ up the Dead 2

Dear Sam,

My friend ‘ships’ dead, historical figures. I try to convince her that it’s disrespectful, but she always says that there is historical proof, which is true.

-Dat Boi (Totally not a female)

Dear Dat Boi (Totally not a female),

I have to say, I have never received an advice request like this. Well that being said, I know that recently in the past year, “ship” names have been popular. With people “shipping” their favorite movie stars, actors, book character, friends.

It does surprise me that historical figures would be shipped as well. I do understand your point, and you have right to believe this. It is understandable why “shipping” dead people would be disrespectful, it may seem like digging them up from the grave.

While all of that is true, your friend may have been joking. Perhaps you’re taking this too seriously, keyword: perhaps. It’s normal for friends to disagree. It’s normal to disagree in general. All in all, don’t let a little dispute over something as small as thinking Lincoln and Jefferson should be coupled or not get in the way of your friendship.

With good wishes,

Sam

Easter on April Fool’s Day 1

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Mia Grasse

This year, 2018, Easter will be on April Fools Day. Crazy, right? But there’s more to Easter than Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs.  

“The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. . . Before Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, some argue ancient pagans in Europe observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the Sun God — a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter. . . For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Painting Easter eggs is an especially beloved tradition in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches where the eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross,” the Huffington Post states. More…