A Closer Look

Remnants of previous religious beliefs fuse with newfound ideas

by | January 7, 2013

Despite a citizen’s Constitutional   right to exercise religion freely, there is a disconnect among the secular and religious populations at PHS. Students of religious backgrounds are now choosing to depart from their traditions... Read More

Finding faith: two seniors seek spirituality

Finding faith: two seniors seek spirituality

by | January 7, 2013

Rather than sleeping in on a weekend morning sophomore year, senior Steven Tulley prepared for his first Sunday mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. As Tulley and his mother walked in the church as... Read More

Atheistic ideologies rise in youth

by | January 7, 2013

What was once the basis of our nation’s founders’ beliefs is now rapidly losing hold in modern America, and even across the world. According to the Gallup Business Journal, the number of people across... Read More

PCC Mexico trip welcomes all

by | January 7, 2013

260 students. 32 parent leaders. A cook team. A doctor. And the motivation to build a house with a team of 15 from the ground up in four days. While the Piedmont Community Church... Read More

Religious youth dedicate time

by | January 7, 2013

For students, involvement within their place of worship sometimes goes beyond the routine trips to the synagogue or church. Instead of the standard of going every weekend for a few hours, there are students... Read More

Educators, students evaluate aspects of party culture

by | November 26, 2012

In the wake of the “Fantasy Slut League”, students have been accused of, among other things, participating in hooking up with others because of “pressure/manipulation by older students that included alcohol to impair judgment/control... Read More

Pressure precedes fantasy league

by and | November 26, 2012

The uncovering of a Fantasy Slut League among athletes has spark discussion about sexual pressures between students. As part of its investigation, the Piedmont Highlander talked with 25 trusted sophomore, junior, and senior girls... Read More

Liquor at parties softens spirits

by | November 26, 2012

Hot bodies. Loud music. Laughter. A tall, attractive guy leaves his friends to approach the tipsy girl on the far side of the room. She’s attractive. His friends watch with approval as he comes... Read More

Clubs foster student political expression

Clubs foster student political expression

by | October 29, 2012

With the upcoming presidential election, Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) and Young Republicans club are increasing involvement in political issues. JSA is a debate club in which students can attend informal political conferences to... Read More

Seniors split in two: voters and spectators

by | October 29, 2012

On Election Day this year—November 6—anyone who is 18, a registered voter, a citizen of the United States, and not a felon can vote if they choose to do so. Several seniors at Piedmont... Read More