Why United Airlines Kick People Off Their Flights 3

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Oanh Tran

United Airlines began to face a crisis started by the fame of multiple videos of an elderly 70-year-old man being dragged off one of their flights.

This particular flight was overbooked Sunday, April 9th where Dr. David Dao and his wife were planning to leave Chicago to reach a hospital appointment Monday morning.  When the flight was overbooked, there were four seats needed for other higher priority passengers, in this case, crew members of the airline. More…

Cinco De Mayo 2

Katelyn Hooker

Cinco De Mayo, meaning “Fifth of May,” is meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French Forces.

The history began when Mexico declared, in 1861, a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts. This resulted in the English, Spanish, and French troops decided to attack. By April 1862, the English, as well as Spain, had retreated. On May 5th, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, and about 1,000 French troops were killed.  More…

Sea you later? 7

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Elaine Tong

There is limited knowledge humans have about the ocean. In fact, scientists have not yet explored five percent of the world’s ocean, which consists of seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface. Surprisingly, there is more material learned about space than for the ocean. This ocean lives on the same surface with humans and animals, yet the knowledge of space and its content outweigh that of the ocean. So, one of the most obvious questions would be this: How deep is the ocean? More…

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!!! 7

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Mariah Escatel

ATTENTION Stacey Students! You might have forgotten, but teachers appreciation week is this week! It is merely Wednesday so you have some time to show your teachers that you care!

Do not overlook this week simply because you didn’t get a flyer for it. It is a real thing. Show the people who create doctors, lawyers, firemen and more that they truly are special and appreciated. 

One simple way to show them that you care is by saying, “You are a great teacher.” Although, your teachers probably will still appreciate some flowers or chocolates as well.

District Choir Concert 2

Delaney Powell

The students in the Stacey choir were joined from schools all over the district to sing here at Stacey on Monday, April 3rd. The performance was in the multi-purpose room at  6:00 pm. The students came from schools like Schroeder Elementary to Webber. We even had some students from schools from the outer part of the district drive for almost half an hour to get to Stacey so they could sing!

A few years ago, a teacher at Webber Elementary decided she wanted to have a choir, it started out as just a school thing, but when other teachers at other schools heard of it, they started a school choir too, after a few years of having school performances, the teachers got together and decided they would start a district choir. More…

Soda Causes Worse Memory Function 1

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Evelyn Huynh

According to two research studies, researchers have found out that people who drink soda, with sugar or without, may be more likely to develop memory problems and have smaller brain volumes. An article published on April 24 by researchers explains the effects of drinking soda.

In one of the two reports, published April 20, researchers found that people who drank diet soda every day were three times more likely to develop dementia, which is a persistent disorder of the mental process. They had also found that they are more likely to develop a stroke over a 10 year period than those who do not consume any diet soda.

In the other study published in March, the same researchers have found out that people who consumed at least one diet soda a day had a smaller brain volume than those who didn’t drink diet soda. The same study concluded that people who consumed more than two sugary beverages a day, some including soda or fruit juice, had a smaller brain volume and worse memory function. More…

SBAC 3

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Mikayla Mendoza

As most students know, SBAC testing began this week. Math testing started Monday the 8th (modified odd block) and continued on the 9th (modified even block). Language arts testing will start Thursday the 11th and continue on the 12th using the same modified block schedule as the first two days.

Next week, Monday through Wednesday, students will continue testing as they complete the ELA performance task portion of the SBAC. May 22nd through the 24th will be the Math performance task.

Make up testing will happen during actual testing time. For this week, teachers will try to keep everything flowing so make sure to do all homework assignments, go to bed early, and also remember that this is still a school week. All people who are found cheating will have their test taken away.Everyone should make sure to get a good night’s rest and a proper breakfast.Wednesday is a regular day this week. Lunch schedule will also be regular schedule

Any people who are found cheating will have their test results voided.

 

A Good Shutdown? 6

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Kenny Tran

After Trump’s first 100 days in office, he tweeted, “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess!”

Democrats quickly hopped including Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz who tweeted, “The President just called for a government shutdown this fall. No President has ever done anything like this.”

Congressional leaders have announced that they’d reach a deal to avert a government shutdown until September, but they would need Democratic votes. More…

Poll: What is your favorite column? Reply

Mariah Escatel

Over the last couple of years, the Cougar Chronicle has had a variety of regular columns. Everybody has their favorite, some of which may include, Ask Sam or Musical Mondays. What is your favorite column?

The Last Saturday Academy of The Year Reply

Averi Farren

Attention Cougars!

Do you have multiple absences that you would like to get rid of? Well, if so, then check out the last Saturday Academy here at Stacey! It is coming up Saturday, May 20th.

Saturday Academy starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:15 pm. It is a great opportunity to have fun participating in a variety of different activities at Stacey on the weekend.

Every Saturday Academy is different, but each and every one of them is fun!

Although the program is designed to help students make up their absences, any student is allowed to participate.

The activities held at Saturday Academy are different at each time. To find out what activities are being offered, listen to the announcements and watch for flyers to come out approximately one week before Saturday Academy.