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News from Falcon Student Media

The Perch

News from Falcon Student Media

The Perch

First wave of students commit to compete at colleagiate level

Isabella Egea, PTTV reporter March 22, 2024

Seniors Maria Camposano, Michael Kourakos, and Daniella Perez-Cartaya, as well as junior Remi Bacardi, recently committed to Division I colleges for their respective sports. REMI BACARDI Even though...

Mr. Diaz explains the power of AI to his computer science students.

Mixed feelings stir about AI in school

March 22, 2024

When entering a modern-day classroom, students at every desk have an open tab for AI, each virtual portal beckoning them into a boundless realm of knowledge and possibilities, setting the stage for an...

New LET program teaches love, empathy, tolerance

New LET program teaches love, empathy, tolerance

Isabella Egea, PTTV reporter March 22, 2024

After recognizing a variety of social issues occuring within the student body, Evan Apanovitch, Traci Holstein, school counselors, and other DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) coordinators formed...

ONCE UPON A TIME: Thespians rehearse on Dec. 8 for the upcoming March performance of Into the Woods.

Senior thespians prepare to perform “Into the Woods”

Elsa Gray, PTTV reporter January 8, 2024

In preparation for their March performances, the thespians started rehearsing in November for their steampunk production of Into the Woods. "I'm feeling really excited," said senior Hana Hernandez,...

The boys cross country team pose for a picture together at the course the day before the State Championships

Cross country teams end most successful season yet

Henry Stark, PTTV reporter December 8, 2023

After placing first in the district championship, the varsity girls and boys cross country teams ended one of their most successful seasons this year by qualifying and competing at the FHSAA State...

Juniors Paulina Saade and Angelina Fraiz recod their analyses of the film, Blinded by the Light, on Oct. 27 in Eduardo Barretos Honors English class. My favorite part of the project was being able to share my opinions on film along side my friends, Fraiz said.

English students produce podcasts analyzing film

Emma Grene, PTTV reporter December 8, 2023

As part of an analysis of Blinded by the Light, juniors in Eduardo Barreto’s English classes produced podcasts discussing different scenes in the film. Each podcast, which is between 5 and 10...

Annual Dia de los Muertos chapel memorializes passed relatives

Annual Dia de los Muertos chapel memorializes passed relatives

Henry Stark, PTTV reporter December 8, 2023

With the help of PTPA, the school held its annual Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, chapel on Nov. 2. For the celebration, the chapel’s Narthex is filled with altars topped with marigolds and...

HANDS-ON LEARNING: Sixth graders Andoni Fernandez and Liam Lynch look at samples of marine life during the sixth grade travel week. This trip was so much fun and I loved seeing all of the marine life, Fernandez said.

Sixth graders explore marine life in annual trip

Peyton Smith, PTTV reporter December 7, 2023

At the end of October, sixth graders attended the annual sixth grade weeklong trip to Marine Lab. Marine Lab includes two day trips to Deering Bay and a three-day, two-night trip to Key Largo. This...

Social media has both positive, negative effects on teens

Constanza Perez, Journalism student December 7, 2023

There is no question that social media is affecting teenagers everyday both positively and negatively. According to SEO DESIGN CHICAGO, “Social media has taken the internet by storm. Just 15 years...

POINTS LEADER: Senior co-captain Jade Leon shoots a shot to score points for her team. Leon is one of the leading scorers on the Varsity team and has been a part of this team for five years. “I’m really sad that its my last year on this team, Leon said. Coach has helped me over these five years to be the player that I am today.”

Girls varsity basketball season off to a positive start

Valeria Touron, PTTV reporter December 5, 2023

Only in their first few weeks of the season, the girls varsity basketball team is on a roll with a 3-0 record so far. “My goal for this team is for us to have the two seniors on our team, Jade...

A pothos plant sits on the windowsill in Visual Arts Department Chair Sandi Woods classroom. The plants add more greenery to the class and it adds to my classroom vibe

Pothos plants in classrooms increase productivity, improve health

Emily Bloom, PTTV reporter December 5, 2023

Teachers received pothos plants in October as part of the “A Plant in Every Classroom” initiative led by the Environmental Action Club. “Growing plants in the classroom can provide a wealth...

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