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Advice Fairy – Edition 2

Advice Fairy – Edition 2

December 9, 2016

Please Don´t Mess with our Boxes! Dear Advice Fairy, I´m really sad. I can not stop eating sugar. I´m fat. My parents say I'm skinny, but I know they´re lying. Help! -Stuck on Sugar Dear Stuck on Sugar, You are not alone. A lot of people are going through the same thing. You are not fat. Your parents would not lie to you. People come in all shapes and sizes, so be proud of who you ...

The Coin Prankster

The Coin Prankster

October 21, 2016

Somebody--we’ll call them the PCS Coin Prankster--has been going around campus glueing coins to various objects, in attempt to trick students into trying to pick them up.  According to Dan Hogan, the PCS building manager, coins have been found in a variety of locations, ranging from sinks and urinals to staircases. When asked about the situation, Mr. Hogan said: “I see the sarcasm and humor th...

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

October 21, 2016

It's that time of the year again.   I hear the whispers in the hallways...Gronkowski...Adrian Peterson...Matt Forte… As the list of names enter one ear and exit the other, I realize what this means. Fantasy Football Season is near.   You may be wondering, “What is Fantasy Football?” Created by Bill Winkenbach, a former limited partner with the Raiders, Fantasy Footba...

Basketball Thieves

October 21, 2016

Over the last couple weeks, there have been complaints about how the basketballs have been disappearing and how we are not replacing them with new ones. The eighth graders and some of the upperclassmen are annoyed that the school is not trying to get new ones.   Some students who do not even play basketball have some theories about why they are disappearing. These students are saying that ...

Advice Fairy – Edition 1

Advice Fairy – Edition 1

October 21, 2016

Dear Readers, The Advice Fairies have received some meaningful messages as well as some pranks. We thank those of you who have not done such things and really just want some advice, which is why the Advice Fairy was created. The way the Advice Fairy works is that you drop a note in one of the Advice Fairy boxes located in the library, student store table and office. The letters should be anonym...

Flipped Classrooms

Flipped Classrooms

October 21, 2016

Have you wondered why PCS math teachers have been simultaneously flipping their classrooms? Well, to reassure you, it is not being done literally. The Flipped Classrooms method is a system of learning that is a relatively new phenomenon in the PCS math department. The program instructs students to watch a video at home on their lesson, and complete “homework” in class. A new system of quizzes has...

A “Review” of the Winter Formal

February 19, 2016

If you are a 7th or 8th Grader (or have the reading comprehension skills of a  7-8th grader), don’t bother reading this. You didn’t go. Wait for the Spring Formal. I think it’s some time in May. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I saw the word “Formal” in the title “Winter Formal,” I imagined a ballroom-type, formal dancing sort of thing. The Winter Formal was a standard PCS Dance except that we got to wear our fancy suits and dresses (or whatever you see first in your closet {Jack Peters}). The Winter Formal, along with every single PCS Dance since the dawn of time, had three types of people: Peopl...

PCS Lunch Options

Julian Doblo, Columnist

December 11, 2015

Are you looking for lunch locations near the new campus? This article has a list of quick restaurants you you could eat at during your break. First, one of the hundreds of taquerias in Santa Cruz, Taqueria La Cabaña. This taqueria receives 4 stars on yelp, with 252 reviews. The address is, 2332 Mission St. Also, if you just want a drink you could go to either a 7-11, which is on the corner of Swift and Mission, or a Jamba Juice, which is on the corner of mission and berkshire, past the 7-11 and another Bike Shop. Upper Crust is a Pizza and Pasta place on mission, and is a short walk from here. Or, if you want qu...

Student Stress Levels at PCS

Abhay Zope, Liam Hughes, Columnist

December 11, 2015

Academic stress is a large issue facing schools today. In fact, in a survey of 1,000 students ages 13-17 done in 2007, 51% said they had moderate stress levels. We conducted our own PCS study on stress levels relative to workload and sleep schedules. According to our data, most PCS students are frequently stressed and usually get 6-8 hours of sleep. The percent of PCS students that are extremely stressed out (46%) tells us how much of a problem stress really is. The grade level of specific students surveyed was somewhat mixed with the majority of responders (52%) being sophomores. There were also a decent amount of fr...

Spirit Week Recap

Jasmine Gates, Nora Aron, Chloe Lovejoy, Columnist

December 11, 2015

Twins, tropical hats, and a watermelon eating contest—PCS celebrated its spirit week in the new building and it was a big success. On Monday, many people dressed as media characters but 10th grade won with 42 points. At lunch there was a pumpkin pie-eating contest, won by the eighth graders. Tuesday was a day of doubles and a three-legged race—12th grade won. At lunch, there were two groups of racers and they ran/hopped their way across the deck. After Monday and Tuesday, 12th grade led with 80 points. On “What are Those” Wednesday, kids showed up in their silliest shoe combinations. At lunch people came to the bac...

El Nino: What Our Teachers Have to Say

Amelia Salzman, Calvin Dunbar, Alyssa Miller, Columnist

December 11, 2015

It's here. A few showers, days of rain here and there, increased swell, warmer waters--it all points to one thing: El Nino. Perhaps a storm of such a caliber could quench some of California’s thirst after so many years of severe drought. Or perhaps the upcoming precipitation will only bring slight reprieve from the climate change that has taken effect globally, and after it’s passing temperatures will continue to rise as water levels continue to drop. Either way, this long awaited storm will soon be upon us. So how should we prepare for the possible flooding, mud slides and various other side effects? Why not turn to...

PCS Dedication Day Photos

Blake Dixon and Nicolas Macotto

December 8, 2015

Dedication Day

December 4, 2015

College Board: Questionable

Rhiannon Mulligan

November 17, 2015

We need to talk about something. That something is the College Board, probably the most hated “non-profit” in the United States. First off, the College Board is not actually a non-profit. If your CEO is earning $1.3 million a year, you are making a profit. How did they make that money? Tests, tests, tests, tests, tests, and even more tests. While the underclassmen may not have been fully introduced to the frustration associated with the SAT and AP tests, the seniors are done. Not only is it emotionally draining to deal with the College Board, but it is also ludicrously expensive. As senior Leah Wolff says...

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