Articles by Sara Siqueira

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

Leadership programs teach life lessons

Leadership programs teach life lessons

February 1, 2016 | in Opinions

Listening with my whole body. Encouraging others to share. These are skills I learned and improved through a leadership program’s training. Now, I have a whole lifetime with the power to put those skills... Read More

Colton shares her experiences with public relations

Colton shares her experiences with public relations

December 12, 2015 | in Web

A student scrolls through her Facebook timeline, seeing the photo albums of all her friends, when something strikes her attention. Spire, a wearable technology, monitors breathing to tell when someone is calm, focused or... Read More

livin’ on a prayer

livin’ on a prayer

November 20, 2015 | in A Closer Look

Freshman students in the World Cultures and Geography class scatter throughout Room 15, hunting for signatures to fill the neat boxes lined up on their paper. Typed in one of the boxes is the... Read More

parties in the u.s.a.

parties in the u.s.a.

November 20, 2015 | in A Closer Look

With a red tie, fake glasses, and a “Bernie Sanders 2016” campaign button, junior Emily Rexrode is ready for Halloween. Students recognize her costume right away, laughing in approval. Someone shouts, “Feel the Bern!”... Read More