A Closer Look

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

Mock election allows involvement in politics

by | October 29, 2012

Students will line the breezeway Oct. 30 to vote in a Mock Election organized by Social Studies teachers Dave Keller and Gabrielle Kashani. The ballot is similar to the one that will be given... Read More

Civics, economics encourages activism in seniors

Civics, economics encourages activism in seniors

by | October 29, 2012

As November 6 draws closer, the relevance of local, regional, and national politics is surging for all American citizens; including that for students at PHS, who are playing an active role in a variety... Read More

Store employee describes telltale signs of a fake ID holder

Store employee describes telltale signs of a fake ID holder

by | October 8, 2012

As a Montclair Mart worker stands behind the counter early one Friday evening, a young man pushes open the door and walks up to the register. This customer peers at the plethora of liquors... Read More

IDs add age for alcohol

IDs add age for alcohol

by | October 8, 2012

Back in August, one of the most popular fake ID sites among teenagers, ID Chief, was shut down. The China-based website was making somewhere in the range of 20 to 40 million dollars a... Read More

Former fake ID manufacturer recalls past work

Former fake ID manufacturer recalls past work

by | October 8, 2012

A name, date of birth, height, hair and eye color scribbled on a piece of stamped paper was once the only necessary information on the 1899 drivers license. Since then ID’s have become complex... Read More