Articles by Sara Siqueira

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visits PHS to surprise the winner of California District 13 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visits PHS to surprise the winner of California District 13 Congressional Art Competition

May 12, 2017 | in Web

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited PHS Friday, May 12 to personally congratulate and surprise the California District 13 winner of the Congressional Art Competition, junior Edwyna Zhu. The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide visual arts... Read More

Oakland Zoo volunteer project to  revive Service Learning sentiment

Oakland Zoo volunteer project to revive Service Learning sentiment

May 1, 2017 | in News

Seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a morning of service by volunteering at the Oakland Zoo on May 19. This project seeks to revive the former PHS service learning program on a... Read More

Girls hack through the glass ceiling

Girls hack through the glass ceiling

March 7, 2017 | in Campus

The sounds of urgent clicks on keyboards and soft chatter fill the room. The group of girls focus, each working on their own creation, yet all striving to become more experienced coders. After hours... Read More

Orenstein and Voice Cooperative team up to educate community

Orenstein and Voice Cooperative team up to educate community

February 16, 2017 | in Web

“Can there be true equality in the classroom and the boardroom if there isn’t in the bedroom?” author Peggy Orenstein said in her bestselling book, Girls and Sex. On Feb. 14, Orenstein, a Voice... Read More

Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

December 21, 2016 | in News

PUSD’s science department is currently in the process of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a state-led effort to improve students’ understanding of science concepts. Physics teacher Glen Melnik and the other PHS... Read More

Hodgkinson designs her future around fashion

Hodgkinson designs her future around fashion

November 29, 2016 | in Arts

The neutral-colored fabric dances with every step as the audience filled with famous individuals admires the outfit. From the media risers she snaps a photo and tries to capture the liveliness of the fabric... Read More

Cheruiyot brings inspiration to Piedmont

Cheruiyot brings inspiration to Piedmont

November 22, 2016 | in Web

From a slum in Kenya to Stanford University. From walking miles to collect water to learning to drive a car. From borrowing his teacher’s textbook in order to do homework to studying at the... Read More

College and Career Center helps students shape future plans

College and Career Center helps students shape future plans

November 1, 2016 | in Campus

A student stares at a blank Google document trying to think of how to answer the question of how they have benefited their school in a way that will not bore an admissions officer,... Read More

Bring back learning outside of the classroom

Bring back learning outside of the classroom

October 13, 2016 | in Opinions

Rape culture. Pollution. Sleep Deprivation. Water shortages. Stereotypes. From my peers, I learned a little more about each of these issues on the 2016 Day of Service. For the past three years on a... Read More

Acuña takes on full-time role as Director of Athletics

Acuña takes on full-time role as Director of Athletics

September 20, 2016 | in News

The PUSD School Board approved Victor Acuña as the new full-time Director of Athletics in July of 2016. He was initially chosen for an interim position in the spring of 2016, but his extensive... Read More