Library looks towards facility update

Library looks towards facility update

Almost like a second home, the library serves as one of the most visited places for students, as attested to the fact that throughout the day there is never a time when the tables and computers are not occupied. In December, the librarians sent a survey to collect information on how the facility should be improved and updated with the times. “School Library Media Centers are evolving and it’s important to reassess the programs, the products, and the environment,” said librarian Willis. According to the survey, 73% of the 180…

Move Over Bookstores, it’s Kindle Time!

Move Over Bookstores, it’s Kindle Time!

Everyone knows that technology seems to be developing something new everyday, trying to make things more convenient and interactive for people all around the world. It looks like, however, that it will be changing our current system of books as well, altering the way we educate and learn. Back in 2007, Amazon launched one of the first popular portable electronic reading devices that are commonly referred to as the “Kindle.” Since then, new versions of the software have been produced, along with other manufacturers’ creations, such as the “Nook” by…

Eighth Grade Open House

Eighth Grade Open House

It’s that night again, when Peninsula’s campus is swarmed by tons of eighth graders from nearby middle schools eager to see what Peninsula is all about. The Open House starting at 5 p.m, 8th graders traveled from classroom to classroom. They were given the chance to experience activities done in different classrooms. Those in Physiology and Anatomy gave their first try at an eye dissection, while those who visited Chemistry left eating fried chicken. “There’s a lot of variety of interesting courses, and the teachers are really nice,” said Ridgecrest…

Boys soccer keeps kicking forward

Boys soccer keeps kicking forward

Barely losing their first four Bay League games with a score of 1-0 and having one of the top defenses in Bay League, the boys varsity soccer team hopes to turn their season around with some wins. The team reflects on themselves to resolve the issues arising in games. Post-game analysis then leads to practices that are meant to deal with those issues. “To solve the issue of not being able to score, we have been implementing shooting drills in practice,” sophomore Oscar Chacon said. “Coach Merriwether does a good…

Counseling Office Contents Homework Calculator

Counseling Office Contents Homework Calculator

Five AP classes straight in a row, two hours of practice for soccer, an unfinished project due in two days, is a schedule that some students have in mind for the following year. This hectic schedule is barely manageable and causes stress. To make students fully aware of the implications of their filled to the brim schedules, the counseling office invented a homework calculator for students to fill out and see if they are capable of managing all of their classes. The homework calculator compares a week of 168 hours…