Articles by Mira Cheng

Meet Me @ Main Squeeze

Meet Me @ Main Squeeze

November 1, 2016 | in Meet Me @

Squeezed in at the corner of Lakeshore and Mandana, Main Squeeze can easily be passed by on your way to Arizmendi’s, Noah’s or Chipotle. This tiny shop makes up for its lack of size... Read More

PUSD Budget for Dummies

November 1, 2016 | in News

LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula): This finance system was adopted in 2013-14 by the state, and gave schools more funding in order restore all districts and charters to pre-recession funding levels.  The funding base... Read More

When do we cut the ties: education

When do we cut the ties: education

October 11, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Childhood. Adolescence. Adulthood. This linear timeline defines not only our self-perception, but also our relationship with the term “adult.” As a child, an “adult” is an idol, a figure of authority and the person... Read More

Your guide to club day

September 20, 2016 | in Campus

CLUBS AT PHS SPORTS/OUTDOORS: TRIATHLON CLUB: President: Jordan Marcus, 17jordanma@piedmont.k12.ca.us Purpose: Gives students the opportunity to try out a sport that fuses three common sports (running, swimming and biking). HIGH ADVENTURE CREW: President: Nina... Read More

Graduation speaker to inspire students, inside and out

Graduation speaker to inspire students, inside and out

June 8, 2016 | in News

Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, has been invited to speak at the PHS graduation on June 9. The administration contacted Keltner, who served as a scientific consultant for Pete Docter’s... Read More

You need a new pair of perspectives

You need a new pair of perspectives

May 18, 2016 | in Opinions

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses,” Abraham Lincoln once said. It’s all a matter of perspective. We all know this, yet we approach life with... Read More

Administration weighs proposal for Wall of Honor

Administration weighs proposal for Wall of Honor

April 25, 2016 | in News

The PHS administration is considering a proposal to erect a Wall of Honor made by two Piedmont parents. Katie Korotzer and Terisa Whitted approached PHS principal Brent Daniels during the fall semester to outline... Read More

A personality expressed through varied mediums

A personality expressed through varied mediums

March 28, 2016 | in Campus

A paper chain snakes down the staircase, leaps up to the ceiling, falls back down into the embrace of gravity and winds out of sight around the dining room door. She traces the fragmented... Read More

PHS is alive with the ‘Sound of Music’

PHS is alive with the ‘Sound of Music’

February 23, 2016 | in Web

Do, re, mi, repeat the children. Do, re, mi, when you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything. Do, re, mi, is all it takes to bring a smile to every... Read More

City Council drives through traffic changes

City Council drives through traffic changes

February 3, 2016 | in News

The Piedmont City Council closed the paved area between the traffic island in front of the Veterans’ Hall and added a loading zone in front of PMS, in order to improve public safety. The... Read More