Articles by Sara Siqueira

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

Track races to the finish of their season at NCS

Track races to the finish of their season at NCS

June 8, 2016 | in Track and Field

Rounding the bend of the last lap, he pumps his arms and his frame of vision becomes a tunnel as the finish line comes into sight. With every stride the feeling in his legs... Read More

Students explore the world before hitting the books

Students explore the world before hitting the books

May 18, 2016 | in Campus

Wake up. Make breakfast. Drop the kids off at school. Do laundry. Visit the Louvre. Pick up the kids. Cook dinner. This is a day in the life of Encinal High School graduate, Rachel... Read More

I Search Night highlights freshman work

I Search Night highlights freshman work

May 7, 2016 | in Web

A student wanders around, glancing at the unique I Search covers, when one title catches her eye. Whether the topic is drumming, gender inequality in sports, driverless cars or communism versus socialism, the student... Read More

Marthinsen: teacher by day, softball player by night

Marthinsen: teacher by day, softball player by night

April 25, 2016 | in Campus

Forty one years. Five schools. Twelve different courses. Six thousand students. Throughout the years, math teacher Bill Marthinsen has only learned more about the teaching process and continues to tweak his approach in order... Read More

Unpacking the invisible backpack of privilege

Unpacking the invisible backpack of privilege

April 25, 2016 | in Opinions

Step forward if your parents received a higher education. Step back if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.” The list went on as I found myself taking significantly more steps forward than... Read More

Slow and steady wins the rac…ial underrepresentation?

Slow and steady wins the rac…ial underrepresentation?

April 1, 2016 | in A Closer Look

The scholars of Urban Dictionary have reached the consensus that Piedmont is a small town “known for being mainly white with other minorities sprinkled in.” Although it may not be the most obvious issue... Read More

Students speak up on school committees

Students speak up on school committees

February 29, 2016 | in Campus

Graduation gown colors. Dividers between lines at food service. Homework policies. Senior tea and barbeque. These are all ideas discussed and possibly implemented or changed through committees involving students around PHS. Groups such as... Read More

District unveils prospective Facilities Master Plan

District unveils prospective Facilities Master Plan

February 5, 2016 | in News

Representatives from Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) created a Facilities Master Plan to improve the learning environment and match the high educational achievements of the PUSD schools. Director of Facilities Pete Palmer and the architects... Read More