The PCS Roar

From left: Diana Adamic, Berenice Felipe, Steve Salika, and Tia Salika
Conception Captain Indicted for Manslaughter
Claire Bourdow, Editor-in-Chief • December 11, 2020

On December 1st, 2020, the captain of the Conception, Jerry Nehl Boylan, was indicted by a federal grand jury on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter....

Ms. Dunn, Lucas, and Daisy!
COVID Companions!
Anareli Hernandez, Staff Writer/Cartoonist • November 30, 2020

One bright side of staying at home during the pandemic is that the PCS community has been growing closer to their pets. For example, the...

Remembering Ruth: A Retrospective
Remembering Ruth: A Retrospective
Sierra Fong, Assistant Editor • November 6, 2020

After 27 years serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a powerful advocate for women’s rights, passed away on Sept. 18 due...

Virtual Concert Keeps Winter Choir Tradition Alive
Virtual Concert Keeps Winter Choir Tradition Alive
December 25, 2020

On December 17th, the PCS Performing Arts department premiered the school's first ever virtual winter concert. The prerecorded video format,...

Advanced Drama Produces Video of Performances
Advanced Drama Produces Video of Performances
Zoe Perera, Staff Writer • November 15, 2020

On November 9th, Ms. Gorski and the students in her Advanced Drama Class released a video of scenes and monologues based around the theme of...

Another plant covered in ash in our garden.
Wildfire Photo Gallery
Sivanna Sommerville, Staff Writer/Photographer • November 3, 2020

One morning this August, I woke up and looked outside. It looked like it was snowing, but it wasn’t. It was raining ash. Overnight, the wildfires...

PCS Plans 2nd Annual Community Read
PCS Plans 2nd Annual Community Read
Zanthee Schwarzmann, Assistant Editor • January 6, 2021

The English department, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, is organizing the second annual PCS community read, which will take place next...

Periodic Table Website Displays How Chemistry Class Has Adapted
Periodic Table Website Displays How Chemistry Class Has Adapted
Zanthee Schwarzmann, Assistant Editor • December 14, 2020

If you’ve been going to PCS since before the lockdown, you might remember the giant Periodic Table of Elements outside of Mr. Winter’s room....

How to Zoom Through A Tedious School Day
How to Zoom Through A Tedious School Day
Ayla Ferrell, Staff Writer • December 10, 2020

Every morning, make sure to sleep in until 9:59. Stay in bed and join zoom from your phone. Then, after attendance, turn off your wifi. This...

Breonna Taylor and BLM Protests: How You Can Get Involved
Breonna Taylor and BLM Protests: How You Can Get Involved
Meris Childs, Staff Writer • November 3, 2020

At 12:30 am on March 13th, 2020, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her own home by three police officers--Jonathan Mattingly,...

2020 Presidential Election
2020 Presidential Election
Pakal Gonzalez-Montejano, Staff Writer • November 3, 2020

The 2020 election has been having most people questioning our political alignments. Some of us wonder what might be the outcome. I believe that...

Pros and Cons of a Permanent 10 AM Start Time
Pros and Cons of a Permanent 10 AM Start Time
Xander Coomes, Staff Writer • November 3, 2020

Historically, parents have wanted their kids to sleep more. They try to implement this, whether that be through having their children to go to...

“Faces” Alexandria Myers, 8th grade. This painting was done with watercolor, which captures the fluidity of the faces and poses perfectly. By combining lots of colors and elements, we get a feel of creativity and strong emotions.
ROAR Art Gallery
Kira Valles-Knoll, Art Editor • November 3, 2020

The Roar has had a revamp this year, and wants to include more colorful and artistic elements in our new and improved newspaper. We thought a...

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

A Pandemic Halloween!
A Pandemic Halloween!
Helen Canter, Staff Writer • November 3, 2020

Staff Spotlight

Pakal joined journalism to be able to share his opinions with other people. He is excited to be part of the ROAR this year! In his free time, he does a decent amount of speedcubing; he also plays the violin,...

Sierra Fong
Sierra Fong
Assistant Editor

Sierra joined journalism because she loves reading, writing, and is hoping to improve her writing skills. She is also looking forward to learning more about the process behind journalism and news media....

Pancho McKee
Pancho McKee
Staff Cartoonist

Pancho is a cool guy who likes board games and frogs. He joined journalism because his mom said so. A big believer in memes, Pancho supports Dr. Phil. Pancho is a qualified cool kid and holds the...

Kira really wanted to do some sort of fun extracurricular this year and thought journalism would be a great choice! (Also, both of her parents are reporters, so she kind of knew what to expect.) She is...

Student News Site of Pacific Collegiate School
Student News Site of Pacific Collegiate School