Articles by Mira Cheng

Thinking and learning outside of the box

Thinking and learning outside of the box

November 29, 2016 | in Opinions

I wake up in a white walled box. I stare at the glowing box in my hand. Then I walk into a box-shaped school, into another smaller box-shaped room, sit in a box-shaped desk,... Read More

Meet Me @ Piedmont Ave. Seasonal Drinks

Meet Me @ Piedmont Ave. Seasonal Drinks

November 29, 2016 | in Campus

Tis the season of foggy mornings, falling leaves, frosty windows, never ending songs about Rudolph, bundling in your significant other’s sweatshirt, last seasons Uggs and of course, warm holiday seasonal drinks. As the countdown... Read More

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ excites audiences

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ excites audiences

November 4, 2016 | in Web

The leaves shrivel and succumb to the embrace of gravity, as the color of the vast, California sky becomes even more pronounced above the rusty landscape–blue. As November rolls in, our mood sometimes mirrors... Read More

Athletic Department works to prevent concussions

Athletic Department works to prevent concussions

November 3, 2016 | in Sports

Screens. Lights. Voices. Everyday life. Imagine if all of the things surrounding you suddenly became too painful to behold. Your only escape: darkness and loneliness. One hit and your life flips. A concussion. In... Read More

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