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Claire Wu

Claire Wu, Features Writer

Claire Wu (9) is a writer for The Perennial, and this is her first year on staff. She is curious to learn more about journalistic writing and excited to engage with other teachers and students through interviews. She spends her free time reading, playing instruments, and creating stories.

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More Than Delivering Hot Lunches: Behind Pinewoods Epicurean Team

More Than Delivering Hot Lunches: Behind Pinewood’s Epicurean Team

Claire Wu, Features Writer March 11, 2024

   Every day as the lunch crowd clusters around the red food truck, students are greeted by a duo of smiling faces behind the window. Epicurean chefs Lydia Contreras and Carlos Perez have been providing...

Nerea Amezcua (left) and her mother Profe Collantes (right)

“Mom and Ms. ___”: Children of Teachers Navigate School

Claire Wu, Features Writer February 4, 2024

   Many students have had the awkward experience of accidentally calling a teacher “Mom” instead of “Ms.” in class. But for some students, both titles hold true. For eighth graders Nerea Amezcua...

Ms. Ortmanns Journey to Pinewood

Ms. Ortmann’s Journey to Pinewood

Claire Wu, Features Writer November 16, 2023

   Math teacher Lauren Ortmann’s desk is crowded with student creations from years prior. Even the walls and ceilings surrounding the [dimensions of the desk] wooden workspace cannot escape a centroid...

Madam Gervais: Connoisseur of French, Art and Wine

Madam Gervais: Connoisseur of French, Art and Wine

Aretha Liu and Claire Wu October 17, 2023

   French teacher Stephanie Gervais, who joined the Pinewood community this year, can often be seen with a smile on her face while teaching her students the basics of conjugating French verbs.    Born...

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