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Spirit Wear with Hate Symbol Pulled from Circulation

Spirit Wear with Hate Symbol Pulled from Circulation

June 1, 2017

On April 13, Principal Simon Fletcher emailed the school community to pull from circulation some PCS spirit wear, made in late 2015, that features the internet meme Pepe the Frog. The t-shirts were pulled because the meme is now associated with anti-Semitism and racism, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mr. Fletcher stated in the Thursday letter on April ...

Social Media Disrupts Traditional Politics

Social Media Disrupts Traditional Politics

January 27, 2017

In 2006, the tweet was devised by Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, as a way for friends to keep tabs on each other using brief status updates—like public text messages. Since then, it has become a staple of modern communication. Though we continue to use Twitter as Dorsey first intended, it has also expanded, filling roles far beyond the scope of its original purpose. Tweeting has enabled the discov...

41% of PCS Student Body Walked Out on J20

41% of PCS Student Body Walked Out on J20

January 27, 2017

On J20, the day of the presidential inauguration, 227 PCS students--41 percent of the PCS student body--participated in the J20 school walkouts and political protests which occurred across the country in concert with the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United State.   The walkout began around 10:30 a.m. in coordination with students from UCSC, Harbor High School, ...

Protest Information

Protest Information

January 19, 2017

Hey peoples! If you’re looking at this then you’re interested in going with us to the January 20t h protests downtown. Good for you! Here are just a couple reminders, lists, and things to do to make sure everyone is safe and knows what is going on.  Get parent/guardian permission - It’s important that your guardian know where you are and what you are doing. If you are going to be l...

Inauguration Protests Planned Throughout Bay Area

Inauguration Protests Planned Throughout Bay Area

January 19, 2017

The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States will be met with excitement for many Americans and disbelief for others.  Several individuals and groups opposed to many of Mr. Trump’s policies, statements, and actions against women and minorities are planning protests in response to them.  Among the most highly publicized is the Women’s March on Washington, which is estimat...

Concessions

Concessions

January 19, 2017

I will be joining the walk out. Here are some opinions that I wanted to personally offer. They do not represent anyone’s opinion except mine. They are subjective and could be entirely wrong. If you do not join us, you are not an inherently bad person. If you entirely disagree with the protest, and support Trump, you are not an inherently bad person. This is not an “us vs. them” political ...

TNOB Fashion Catalog

TNOB Fashion Catalog

December 9, 2016

As the leaves slowly turn orange and drift to the ground, you can smell the scent of pumpkin spice lattes in the air. It is in fact, Autumn. In this edition, we will be recommending multiple articles of clothing to complement different styles. Without further adieu, here are your must-haves for this fall. -Two Noodles, One Bowl East Coast:                                     ...

Election Protests Sweep Across Santa Cruz and Bay Area

Election Protests Sweep Across Santa Cruz and Bay Area

December 9, 2016

As Santa Cruz residents woke up in the morning following the presidential election, many were dealing with a most unexpected reality: Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Despite Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by about 2 million and getting 62 percent of the vote in California, Trump defeated Clinton with a total of 306 electoral votes. Clinton collected 232 electoral...

U.S. Political Unrest Raised to New Heights Post-Election

Dalton Bassler-Haynes

December 9, 2016

Filed under Politics

Since Donald Trump has been elected, a frenzy of insults on social media networks has ensued. Hillary Clinton supporters have been criticizing some Trump extremists, who have in turn been calling them profane names and posting controversial things on social media.  Trump supporters have been citing “free speech” in their defense and stating that “political correctness” has gone too far.  Trump is in a boiling pot himself. His insults from the election season are turning against him as many House Republicans are holding grudges, and foreign leaders are not sure what to do next.  Furthermore, the U.S. foreign...

PCS Reacts to Trump’s Victory

PCS Reacts to Trump’s Victory

December 9, 2016

The evening of Tuesday, November 8, 2016 held bad news for some and good news for others. Americans across the country who voted for Donald Trump as President of the United States were satisfied, if not jubilant. However, for the 75% of Santa Cruz voters who supported Hillary Clinton for the position, Trump’s victory was devastating. For sophomore Roxana Ortiz, the election results were “shockin...

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 ...

Trump’s Plans If/When He Loses the Election

Trump’s Plans If/When He Loses the Election

October 21, 2016

(Note from the editor: This was written before the election) Depending on which polls you believe, it looks as though Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is either going to cruise to victory on election day or squeak past Republican nominee Donald Trump with a narrow margin. So, what happens to Trump when the former reality TV host loses his presidential bid? Will he just go back to pl...

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...

The Loma Prieta Fire

The Loma Prieta Fire

October 21, 2016

On September 26, 2016, a wildfire spread across 4,474 acres of forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains and shot 100 foot flames into the sky. The recent Loma Prieta fire started from a house fire in the area and destroyed 12 homes as it spread into the nearby forest. More than 200 firefighters from departments across Santa Cruz and San Jose attempted to fight the fire in 100-degree weather thro...

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