A Closer Look

Here and There

Here and There

by , , and | September 19, 2017

While Measure H1 will impact the way our school looks, ten new teachers will impact the way our school learns. As we adjust to the new changes and new faces in our school, let’s... Read More

Summer of Work

Summer of Work

by , and | May 23, 2017

Cold hard cash. Every teenager’s dream. However, teenagers who work in the summer find that they aren’t just boosting the numbers in their bank account, but learning so much more about themselves and the... Read More

Seizing the Summer SeaSUN

Seizing the Summer SeaSUN

by , and | May 23, 2017

As the school year winds to a close, students soldier through AP exams, study for finals, and wrap up curriculum in their diverse course selections. With each passing day, the ticking of the classroom... Read More

“Are you dating?”

“Are you dating?”

by , , and | May 2, 2017

“We’re a thing.” Students commonly use this phrase to describe one’s relationship status here at PHS. While this phrase is commonly heard, it seems to encompass many different types of relationships. Sophomore Maxine Miller,... Read More

Signing up for the future

Signing up for the future

by , , and | May 2, 2017

In state or out of state? SAT or ACT? Tutor or no tutor? Sports in college? Big school or small school? Two year college? No college? Grad school? Major? Do I have to know... Read More

“Sorry, I’m busy”

“Sorry, I’m busy”

by , , and | May 2, 2017

Through a superficial lens, a grid scattered with X’s may seem like nothing more than a means to tell time. However, upon focusing the lens onto each individual box, one can realize that this... Read More

ASB: associated student budget

ASB: associated student budget

by | March 28, 2017

Plump ice cream sandwiches file into the breezeway by the boxful. Lofty bouncy-houses expand with air on the dewy baseball outfield. Vibrant streamers of red, blue, green and orange cascade from the Binks gym... Read More

Athletics:  giving teams the financial boost

Athletics: giving teams the financial boost

by and | March 28, 2017

The early spring sun glints off of a lacrosse helmet, illuminates the perspiration on a track athlete’s forehead, bounces past a swimmer’s elbow, flies past a birdie in Binks Gym and finally lands on... Read More

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

by | March 28, 2017

Before lunch begins, students sprint through the breezeway, the quad and into the cafeteria. By the time the bell rings, long, crowded lines snake all the way to the back of the room. Chicken... Read More

Piedmont Parties pressure police: When it doesn’t come in a cup

Piedmont Parties pressure police: When it doesn’t come in a cup

by | March 7, 2017

In addition to partying with alcohol, some students use other drugs, such as marijuana. According to the 2014-2015 Healthy Kids Survey, 52 percent of PHS and MHS upperclassmen have used marijuana at least once.... Read More