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The time-honored tradition of taking out the clear plastic piece in the paper towel dispenser in the boys’ bathroom and pulling the paper towels through the hole has also reappeared
PCS Bathroom Vandalism
Ronan Keith and Phillip Gonikberg November 24, 2021

Social media has had a profound impact on the current generation of teenagers. Previously, the internet and social media motivated youth...

COVID-19 at PCS
COVID-19 at PCS
Junaid Shafi, Staff Writer • November 21, 2021

Here is a helpful infographic detailing the current COVID-19 situation at PCS: covid infographic  

PCS Kids Opt Out of In-Person Instruction
PCS Kids Opt Out of In-Person Instruction
Kira Valles-Knoll, Art Editor • May 23, 2021

I spoke to some of the students who are staying home this year. Meaning, they’re doing distance learning, all the time. My intention was to...

Photo is from Mountain Bike Action Magazine
Mammoth Bike Park Review
Jonah Guyer, Staff Writer • November 21, 2021

Not far from Santa Cruz there is a place where you can mountain bike downhill without climbing ALL DAY. This place is called Mammoth Bike Park....

Take a Hike: Baldwin Loop
Take a Hike: Baldwin Loop
Aaron Saunders, Staff Writer • May 22, 2021

I am doing a series of reviews of hiking trails around Santa Cruz. Next up: Baldwin Loop.

Bike the Flow Trail
Bike the Flow Trail
Jonah Guyer, Staff Writer • May 22, 2021

Mountain biking is a great sport and has lots to offer. You are getting good exercise on the climbs, you are out in nature, and (the best part)...

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Fall Spotify Playlist
Fall Spotify Playlist
Ella Ramos-Beban November 20, 2021

The season of fall is upon us: changing leaves, cozy clothes, Halloween, and pumpkin spice everything! The only thing we need is some fall music...

Finch Publishes New Issue
Finch Publishes New Issue
May 23, 2021

The Finch, PCS' student-run literary magazine, published its final issue of the year on May 21st. The issue features poetry, art, fiction, non-fiction...

Choir Classes Create Virtual Cabaret!
Choir Classes Create Virtual Cabaret!
May 23, 2021

The choir classes conducted by Ms. Hughes released their end-of-the year cabaret performances last week. Their video cabaret showcases nine solo...

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...

Mr. Andrew Quist - Mr. Quist teaches 7th grade history in room 125. He worked with a couple 4th and 5th grade classes as a battlefield guide in Franklin, Tennessee; “that was when I was like… I need to be a teacher”. “I always wanted to teach [at PCS]… when I applied and got a callback, I was beside myself excited, because I just really always appreciated the culture and the rigor of this school, and I love teaching 7th grade”
New PCS Staffulty
Bridgid O'Hara, Ellen Zhan, and Taylor Flynn November 24, 2021

This gallery will be updated with profiles for new staffulty members: bilingual family coordinator Ms. Valeria Jiminez, and Diversity Director...

Latino Heritage Month at PCS
Latino Heritage Month at PCS
Kira Valles-Knoll, Assistant Editor • November 21, 2021

While it may no longer be Hispanic Heritage Month, the Latine community continues to survive at PCS. According to the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce,...

Clubs at PCS
Clubs at PCS
Xander Coomes, Alec Barker, and Casey Strattan November 20, 2021

Provided below is a compilation of information pertaining to all PCS clubs and organizations, don't be afraid to check them out and give them...

Why Students Need to Know Paleontology
Why Students Need to Know Paleontology
Alec Barker, Staff Writer • May 22, 2021

As a lifetime fan of paleontology, I have always been bothered by how disconnected the subject is from other sciences. By this I mean the lack...

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson  for The New York Times.
Impeachment and Insurrection Set New Precedents
Pakal Gonzalez-Montejano, Writer/Cartoonist • March 22, 2021

In the history of our country, a total of three presidents have been impeached, those being President Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in...

Some Food For Thought Before I  Eat a Snickers Bar
Some Food For Thought Before I  Eat a Snickers Bar
Ayla Ferrell February 21, 2021

We’ve all been there. It's 3pm after a boring school day. We’re feeling sluggish and wandering aimlessly around the house. We need an activity....

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

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