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Halloween Events Throughout Santa Cruz

Halloween Events Throughout Santa Cruz

November 14, 2017

  As the Halloween spirit descends upon millions of children and parents across the United States, many are curious as to what events will be occuring in Santa Cruz county on October 31st. With PCS out of school the next day, there are plenty of events to make your Halloween a memorable one. Here is a brief list: Downtown Santa Cruz Trick-or-Treating: A free event taking place from 2 to 5 pm with man...

California Fires

October 31, 2017

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As of October 27, 2017, “more than a dozen wildfires north of San Francisco had killed more than 40 people, burned over 160,000 acres and destroyed more than 7,000 structures.” What are possible factors that have led to these fires? One of the largest factors is population growth. California’s population has doubled in approximately 60 years. Wildfires are now hitting five times as more people as it did in the 1960s. Another factor is climate change. There is a clear correlation between climate change and natural disasters as an increase in hurricanes, heat waves and droughts has been evident globally. Wind has...

Halloween Costume Quiz

Halloween Costume Quiz

October 31, 2017

Don’t know what to dress up as for Halloween? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Just take this quick personality quiz and keep track of your points. We’ll let you know what costume to pick at the end of the quiz based on your points! What do you like to do in your freetime Crush the patriarchy (1 point) Eat (2 pt) Hang with friends (3 pt) Browse through social media (4 pt) Where...

Top 6 Halloween Treats to Make

Rachel Schultz, Lani Tavangar, Daisy Cholden, and Indianna Clark

October 31, 2017

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Top 6 Halloween Treats to Make By Rachel Schultz, Lani Tavangar, Daisy Cholden and Indianna Clark   Apple Mouths   Recipe: You will need: peanut butter, apples, mini marshmallows Cut the apples into slices Line the apples edges with peanut butter Place marshmallows in between the apple slices and position to look like a mouth Rating: on a scale of one to ten (10 is amazing/easy, one is horrible/hard)              What we think Taste: 9 Appearance: 9.5 Baking Efficiency: 8   Pumpkin Candy Bowls   Recipe: You Will Need: Ora...

New Teachers

New Teachers

October 16, 2017

Mr. Pandey is a  PCS alumnus and currently teaches AP English Language And Composition. He can be found in Room 127, dropping sick beats.   What attracted you to the job here at PCS? I knew I wanted to teach high school and was looking at options in terms of where I wanted to be living. Since I grew up here, there was an obvious attraction to coming back to a place that I love. I wa...

Cellphone Technology Research

Cellphone Technology Research

October 16, 2017

Right now, PCS administration, student government, and assorted teachers and students have been conducting research and working to update our existing cell phone policy. Through a collaboration between community members, this committee hope to discover the best way for students to learn while still using technology appropriately. Randy Garrett, Math Department Chair at PCS, and Sarah Madsen, a sen...

Odd Couple Interview

Odd Couple Interview

October 16, 2017

Names Maddie & Brookie Grades Seniors Role Directors Summary The Odd Couple, written by Neil Simon, is a play largely about the relationship between two friends-- Olive and Florence-- who decide to live together after Florence’s husband files for a divorce. Problems arise as the two realize that they are utterly incompatible-- in short, Florence is neat, Olive is messy-- and...

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

October 16, 2017

What it’s like to be in Hurricane Harvey   Hurricane Harvey was a devastating hurricane that swept through the Caribbean and South United States in late August and early September. It killed over 75 people and caused over 80 billion dollars in damage.   We interviewed a woman, a relative of a PCS student, currently living in Houston, Texas about her experience during Hurrican...

Advice Fairy Edition 3

Advice Fairy Edition 3

October 16, 2017

Dear ROAR, There’s this girl that I really like, she’s nice and funny and very smart, but we never talk. I’m super socially awkward and the idea of talking to a girl scares me, so I can’t even get her phone number. I’ve thought about passing notes in class but I’m worried that someone will find them and figure out it’s me. Lately I’ve been trying to send her matrices with encoded ...

Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign Exchange Students

October 16, 2017

Perspectives from exchange students at PCS Students interviewed: Hina Takagi - 11th Grade Jorge Delgado Ruede - 11th Grade Federico Urso - 12th Grade Greta Lindow - 11th Grade Freda Liu - 11th Grae   Where did you live before coming here? Hina: Tokyo, Japan Jorge: Madrid, Spain Federico: Tuscany, Italy Greta: Essen, Germany Freda: Weihai, China   ...

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...

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