The PCS Roar

United PCS
United PCS
Elliot Chaussalet November 28, 2022

Have you been wondering what was up with the teachers protesting a few weeks ago? It was a protest organized by United PCS, a labor union at...

Pride Flag Stolen, American Flag Defiled
Pride Flag Stolen, American Flag Defiled
Casey Strattan (he/him) and Phillip Gonikberg (he/him) May 8, 2022

On Saturday, April 9th, an unknown individual vandalized the flagpole by the amphitheater. Late at night, they entered the campus riding a BMX...

There was a fire in the trash can in the boys bathroom
Bathroom Bandit at Large! Vandalism Continues...
Phillip Gonikberg (he/him) and Casey Strattan (he/him) March 14, 2022

Bathroom vandalism is back. The viral trend thought to have run its course at PCS seems to be back and stronger than ever with male students...

PCS Identity Coalitions
PCS Identity Coalitions
Ronan Keith November 28, 2022

Over the past few years, a handful of clubs centered around different racial, gender or sexual identities have arisen at PCS.  These include:...

Retrospective of October Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Retrospective of October Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Tam Ly Mai-Clark November 28, 2022

It was a beautiful day. The wind was mild on Ocean Beach in San Francisco where the PCS ultimate frisbee team was playing their first tournament...

Jr. High Girls Basketball
Jr. High Girls Basketball
Siena Craycroft and Adiel Segal November 28, 2022

Wow! What a season!!!  In league play, we had an undefeated season, and a 2nd place finish (out of 8 teams) in the Holy Cross Tournament! All...

Retrospective of October Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Retrospective of October Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Tam Ly Mai-Clark November 28, 2022

It was a beautiful day. The wind was mild on Ocean Beach in San Francisco where the PCS ultimate frisbee team was playing their first tournament...

Jr. High Girls Basketball
Jr. High Girls Basketball
Siena Craycroft and Adiel Segal November 28, 2022

Wow! What a season!!!  In league play, we had an undefeated season, and a 2nd place finish (out of 8 teams) in the Holy Cross Tournament! All...

Above: The Junior High team celebrates at the Penny Ice Creamery after a meet.
Junior High Cross Country
Jack Davis November 22, 2022

Welcome back PCS! The Roar is up and running with a new update, here's an overview of the Junior High cross country season.  Cross country...

A&E
Ms. Gorski (middle), Ms. Firenzi (left), and Ms. Hughes (right) at the 2015 Seussical musical
Farewell Ms. Gorski!
Hazel Campbell (she/her) and Bodhi Malkin (he/him) June 10, 2022

Ms. Cindy Gorski, described by her students as “very dedicated”, “enthusiastic” and “caring” , has been the drama teacher and...

Farewell Ms. Hughes!
Farewell Ms. Hughes!
Hazel Campbell (she/her) and Ellen Zhan (she/her) June 10, 2022

Alice Hughes first joined the PCS community when her children were admitted in 2001. PCS has historically taken pride in being an arts school,...

Seong Gi-hun, the main character of Squid Game.  ©Netflix 2021, All Rights Reserved.
Squid Game Review
Ronan Keith (he/him), Assistant Editor • March 15, 2022

Disclaimer: The spoilers in this article are all fake. Squid Game is a somewhat recently released television series on Netflix.  It follows...

Nature Photography
Nature Photography
Sivanna Sommerville, Staff Writer • May 23, 2021

This is a gallery of the best photos I have taken in Spring 2021. Most of them are outdoor and close-up photography.    

The Poison of Our Seas
The Poison of Our Seas
Anareli Hernandez , Staff Writer/Cartoonist • May 22, 2021

My watercolor painting is explaining how pollution really harms sea animals, especially turtles. Every time you don’t properly dispose of a...

COVID Photo Gallery
COVID Photo Gallery
Isaac Seymour, Writer, Photographer • April 3, 2021

My name is Isaac and I'm in 7th grade. This is my photo gallery. The theme of these photos is "Life in Aptos during COVID-19." I have been taking...

Vandalism During the 2022-2023 School Year
Vandalism During the 2022-2023 School Year
Mario Lari and Ronan Keith November 28, 2022

Given that I am new here at PCS, I am only minorly aware of the vandalism of previous years, but by viewing the articles written by my predecessors,...

[Right to left: Ben, Jackson] Ben: I don’t care. If I had to wear a mask, I would do it, if I didn’t have to wear a mask... I don’t care.
March Photo Poll - Opinions on Updated Masking Policy
Sierra Fong (she/her), Ellen Zhan (she/her), and Ronan Keith (he/him) • June 6, 2022

In March, PCS updated the school masking policy to make mask-wearing highly recommended and optional instead of required. We went around...

Student Opinions on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Student Opinions on the COVID-19 Vaccine
Taylor Flynn (she/they) and Hazel Campbell (she/her) April 3, 2022

Coronavirus vaccinations have been required for entry to certain places like restaurants, which began in 2021, but vaccination is not required...

First Pandemic Thanksgiving
First Pandemic Thanksgiving
Tanya Sorin & Amogh Tandon March 17, 2021

In their podcast produced for Mr Hunt’s Rhetoric class, Tanya and Amogh discuss their chaotic Thanksgiving together this past year. They describe...

Lake Powell
Lake Powell
Evan Hedrick March 17, 2021

In the podcast he created for Mr. Hunt’s Rhetoric class, Evan shares a story from a trip to Lake Powell in 2014. He briefly recalls a trick...

Latinas at PCS
Latinas at PCS
Natalia Jimenez-Ortiz and Emily Garcia-Solis March 16, 2021

Natalia and Emily’s podcast, which was produced for Mr. Hunt's Rhetoric class, explores the unique experience of being two of the few Latinas...

School vs. Online School
School vs. Online School
Anareli Hernandez, Writer and Cartoonist • March 28, 2021

What inspired me to write this short comic about pros and cons of school in person and online school, was about real experience. I feel like...

PCS Puma
PCS Puma
Ayla Ferrell, Staff Writer/Cartoonist • November 6, 2020

COVID Cross Country
COVID Cross Country
Pancho McKee, Staff Writer/Cartoonist • November 3, 2020

Staff Spotlight
Ronan Keith
Ronan Keith
Staff Reporter

My name is Ronan Keith and I am a senior here at Pacific Collegiate School. I joined journalism because I was interested in observing events around the school and reporting on them. Additionally, I was...

Siena Craycroft
Staff Reporter

My name is Siena Craycroft (she/her)  and I’m in 7th grade this year at PCS. I joined journalism because I love writing, photography, and reading. I love basketball and spending time with my family. 

Tam Ly Mai-Clark
Tam Ly Mai-Clark
Staff Reporter

Hello, my name is Tam Ly (she/her). I am a 7th grader at PCS. I joined journalism because writing is one of my passions, and I wanted to learn and participate in something I enjoy. I love animals and I...

Adiel Segal
Staff Reporter

My name is Adiel Segal (she/her) and I am a 7th grader here at PCS. I joined journalism as an opportunity to write and learn interviewing skills. I am very excited to be a part of the school paper and...

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