Horrible Homework 2

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Destiney Hagberg

As kids get older and go through school, we begin to mourn the death of our free time due to the amount of homework we receive and all the long nights we stay up to finish everything. As the weeks continue, we then wake up early the next day to repeat the cycle all over again. Homework shouldn’t take up our whole day after school; it should only be some practice. More…

Back to the 80’s Reply

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Leah Kurihara

Stacey is going back to the 80’s on the 21st of March.

Leadership  chose this spirit day theme because March 21st is the 80th day of 2016.

Back in the 80’s, the trend was to wear neon colors. So on the 21st all students should wear bright and vibrant clothes.

When we asked Maddy Lane, 8th grader, what the first word that came to mind when she thought of the 80’s decade, she said, “I think of neon.”

Support Stacey Middle School by showing your spirit, and don’t forget the leg warmers.

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Lawyers in the Making- Converse vs Vans Reply

Heather Tran, Kristen Fernandez, and Nikki Do

Jambo!!! (For those who do not speak Swahili, hello)💂💁Welcome to this week’s edition of Lawyers in the Making!!

The winner of last week was the Shruggy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Today’s topic of debate is which shoe is more favorable: Converse or Vans.

Gaining more recognition, Vans, especially white ones, have been bursting in popularity due to the meme “Damn Daniel.” Converse, on the other hand, have long been the go-to shoe for many people. More…

Publication Possé #3 📚📑- Reply

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Nikki Do, Kristani (Kristen) Fernandez, and Jonah Vu

Welcome book nerds!! We hope you have been reading! If you are in Honors English 8, watch out for books you might want to use on your book report project! We are here once again to introduce you to three series that may come in handy when you have nothing to read! More…

Color Ink Drawings Reply

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Jonah Vu

In the advanced art class’ latest project, students designed a pattern and color ink drawing, similar to a page in a coloring book.

This design that took about a month to complete was done on 14” by 17” paper and was colored in a variety of mediums.

The first step was picking out a subject to draw and sketching it on a plain 14” x 17” paper. After the body shape was sketched, another large paper was chosen appropriate to the planned medium. More…

Lawyers in the Making: It’s Lenny( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) vs The Shruggy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Reply

Heather Tran, Kristen Fernandez and Nikki Do

Annyeonghaseyo!!! For those who aren’t aware, that is hello in Korean. 👸🎭

Welcome, children, to this week’s edition of Lawyers in the Making! The winner of last week’s poll about your favorite fast food chicken restaurant was Popeye’s. Today Lawyers in the Making has gone crazy, but, then again, some thought it was already crazy.  More…

Would You Make That Deal? 4

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Heather Tran

‘Ello! Last week, a lot of people voted yes to the deal to endure isolation for six months with nothing but food, water and a book in exchange for one million dollars. For me, I would most likely vote no because I can’t last a day without my phone.

Now, let’s get this week’s column on the road!

Superpowers are really cool. They give people the ability to do the impossible.

Let’s say you can get any superpower you want. The only catch is that you lose your sense of smell, taste, hearing and become colorblind. So would you take this deal? Answer in the poll above and I’ll see y’all next week.

Have a fantabulous life! 🙂

It’s Cool to be Kind Campaign Reply

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Leandra  Gimenez

This year Stacey Middle School has been working hard to try to make the campus a kinder environment. Earlier this year, we ran the shoe drive, and we raised about $3,000 for a school in Guatemala. Now we have a campaign called “ It’s Cool to be Kind.”

It’s Cool to be Kind is set up through the Westminster School District as a competition between all the schools in our district. The grand prize is $25,000! More…

Musical Mondays Reply

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Tyler Serrano and Delaney Powell

Normally we post just the Billboard Top 100 for the week, but this week we thought it would be interesting to see what Stacey Middle School students would choose as their top song. So, here it is. This is your choice!

The choices were:

  • “Pillowtalk”- Zayn Malik
  • “Work”- Rihanna Feat. Drake
  • “Love Yourself”- Justin Bieber
  • “Hello”- Adele

After asking Stacey students like you to choose the favorite song of the week. the winner was . . .  More…

Block Scheduling- Yes, No or Maybe So? Reply

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Each year, on the second week of school, new students are bewildered with their schedule. No history class on Thursday but nearly and hour and a half of it on Friday! It sounded complicated with too many things to memorize. In reality, it is very simple.

Students and teachers at many schools have adapted to the ways of block scheduling, but both may not know the benefits.

There are different types of block scheduling for schools. Some schools alternate classes where they meet with different teachers every day. Others do a trimester switch off where students take two to three classes for 60 days in order to earn credits.

Here at Stacey, block scheduling takes place every Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, students are expected to attend their four odd period classes and on Friday attend their four even period classes.

The way the classes are set up on these two days is ingenious. During the first three days of the week, the classes are regular for the students and teachers. The students go to all 6 classes on their schedule and have lunch in between. With block scheduling, each class is given a bit more attention because of the additional time. More…