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‘Decide’ founders teach decision making skills

‘Decide’ founders teach decision making skills

by | October 17, 2017

DP or family game night? Dream school or debt free? This dress or that dress? Students poured into room 16 on Sep. 27 to learn the tools to make smart, well-informed decisions. With more... Read More

Hunter hunts down victory in Khan Academy Contest

by | October 17, 2017

$250,000 scholarship. $100,000 lab. $50,000 for the teacher. One contestant: senior Eva Hunter. The annual Khan Academy Contest has come and gone, taking with it a single PHS entry. To compete, students had to... Read More

Documentaries delve deeper into diversity

Documentaries delve deeper into diversity

by | October 17, 2017

On a warm Wednesday evening, the Havens campus seemed like it always did at night, darkness and silence blanketing the playground and halls. No one would ever expect the hundreds of people crowded into... Read More

Girls learn about filmmaking through Camp Reel Stories

Girls learn about filmmaking through Camp Reel Stories

by | October 17, 2017

Thirteen percent of writers in the media. Seven percent of directors. Even though they make up about 50 percent of the world’s population, women hold fewer roles than men in the filmmaking industry. According... Read More

Fierro brings new ideas as MHS principal

Fierro brings new ideas as MHS principal

by | September 19, 2017

From the tin of granola bars on her side table to the princess bandaids in her bottom drawer to the colorful children’s paintings that adorn her walls, new MHS principal Shannon Fierro has already... Read More

Teitelbaum shoots for the ‘Zenith’ with new robotics team

Teitelbaum shoots for the ‘Zenith’ with new robotics team

by | September 19, 2017

Student engineers spill ideas for the optimal robot onto a whiteboard. Their two dimensional visualizations come to life, step by step, as the screws join sections, the gears grind, and finally the controller sends... Read More

Mahoney says goodbye to teaching after 38 years

Mahoney says goodbye to teaching after 38 years

by | May 23, 2017

Math teacher Edmund Mahoney has not always been the sarcastic, unique math teacher who Piedmonters know today. After Mahoney moved to Oakland at age 12, he said that his journey in the Oakland School... Read More

Junior State of America debates over social justice issues

Junior State of America debates over social justice issues

by | May 23, 2017

Nearly 200 high school students pack into a small room to sing karaoke to songs from “High School Musical” and Taylor Swift. From the energy, fun and camaraderie generated, one could never guess that... Read More

Willats plans for year long trip across Europe

Willats plans for year long trip across Europe

by | May 23, 2017

From the poverty ridden streets of India to the far reaching horizons of the Great Wall of China, science teacher Andy Willats has touched nearly every corner of the world, by traveling to over... Read More

Students transfer across campus to MHS

by | May 23, 2017

A towering white building with bright windows overlooks Magnolia Ave. PHS students may enter it for computer or art classes, but usually never more. Even though it only sits across the way from PHS,... Read More