Articles by Claire Valva

Yearbook achieves 99 percent coverage of student body

Yearbook achieves 99 percent coverage of student body

June 8, 2016 | in News

When each student, or at least 99 percent of students, sat down at lunch to flip through the yearbook, in its index they found at least three page numbers printed next to their name.... Read More

Making it hAPPen

Making it hAPPen

May 18, 2016 | in A Closer Look

A person can find someone who lives close to home, and still base their initial relationship on technology, by using dating apps such as Tinder. Anyone 13 and up with a Facebook can use... Read More

Writing new love songs

May 18, 2016 | in A Closer Look

“Our song is a slamming screen door Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window When we’re on the phone, and you talk real slow ‘Cause it’s late and your mama don’t know” These words... Read More

Love at first swipe

Love at first swipe

May 18, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Nothing says romance like a Facebook notification from that special someone. Half of all American teens have expressed romantic interest through Facebook or another social media site, according to the Pew Research Center. But... Read More

Budget to become leaner over the next three years

Budget to become leaner over the next three years

April 25, 2016 | in News

Over the next three years, PUSD will make cuts to the budget as a result of a California State Teachers’ Retirement System [CalSTRS] funding increase that began in 2014. This increase will cost $735,000... Read More

Frank Bruni speaks to Piedmont about the myth of college admissions

Frank Bruni speaks to Piedmont about the myth of college admissions

March 29, 2016 | in Web

Parents, students and educators, promised an antidote to the mania of college admissions, alike gathered in the Alan Harvey Theater for the final installment of the Education Speaker Series on March 22.   New... Read More

Jackson shoots towards success on and off the court

Jackson shoots towards success on and off the court

March 28, 2016 | in Sports

Two capes flutter behind her in miniature. Hand-sewn to her socks, the capes wave in preparation of her basketball game later that evening. MHS senior Ny’Dajah Jackson, who is captain and a second-year starter... Read More

Guest chefs heat up the kitchen with Culinary Arts

Guest chefs heat up the kitchen with Culinary Arts

March 2, 2016 | in Web

One by one, gloved hands, some tentative, poked a round of freshly kneaded focaccia dough. They were encouraged to poke more dents into the round, to see, feel and learn by example. Two guest... Read More

AP Art to include service element

AP Art to include service element

February 29, 2016 | in Arts

In the hallway, a poster reminds students of teenagers living in poverty, both raising awareness and encouraging these students to donate their time and supplies for this cause. Posters like these, the ones created... Read More

We are rushing down the wrong math pathway

We are rushing down the wrong math pathway

December 14, 2015 | in Opinions

In calculus, integration means taking a step backwards by undoing differentiation. Integration now describes our new math curriculum, and therefore should lessen unneeded acceleration and differentiation  – but that is not what happened. The... Read More