A Closer Look

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by | November 29, 2016

Since 2010, more than 1.37 billion people have created social media accounts and it is predicted that by 2020 another 0.61 billion will create their own, according to Statista. According to a survey done... Read More

Living the screenage dream: social media’s positive effects

Living the screenage dream: social media’s positive effects

by | November 29, 2016

“Now, of course, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly if you look at the way social networks are used,” said Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary,... Read More

Living the screenage dream: social media’s negative effects

Living the screenage dream: social media’s negative effects

by | November 29, 2016

Nine hours. Running two marathons. Driving to Lake Tahoe and back. Taking two ACT tests. All of these can be done in less time than nine hours, the daily average a teenager spends on... Read More

The Election: measure H1

The Election: measure H1

by | November 1, 2016

Blue and yellow has become almost as ubiquitous as purple and white throughout Piedmont these last couple months. Coffee cups, clothing, posters and signs blare their opinions on Measure H1 on every corner and... Read More

The Election: Local

The Election: Local

by | November 1, 2016

The September sun shines onto the heart of a Piedmont lawn, highlighting the colors, symbols and letters printed on the neatly lined-up campaign signs. Green, blue, purple, white. Little beads of color scattered amongst... Read More

The Election: National

The Election: National

by | November 1, 2016

Pizza. Glowing smartphone screens. A hot Thursday night in a crowded classroom. Wispy blonde hair and a red pantsuit. The first presidential debate. Many students will engage directly for the first time with their... Read More

When do we cut the ties: extracurriculars

When do we cut the ties: extracurriculars

by | October 11, 2016

Two seconds left. The player dribbles between his legs and steps back. He pump fakes, one second left, then launches a shot. The buzzer goes off and the crowd holds their breath. Clank. The... Read More

When do we cut the ties: health

When do we cut the ties: health

by | October 11, 2016

The light blue door swings open, leading to the familiar office with the striped chairs. As she smiles and shakes your hand, the nervousness you felt preceding the appointment instantly vanishes with the comfort... Read More

When do we cut the ties: education

When do we cut the ties: education

by | October 11, 2016

Childhood. Adolescence. Adulthood. This linear timeline defines not only our self-perception, but also our relationship with the term “adult.” As a child, an “adult” is an idol, a figure of authority and the person... Read More

Racing against time

Racing against time

by | September 20, 2016

Bump, set, spike! A phrase one would expect to hear shouted from the mouths of high school girls. However, at one point in time Piedmont high school also had a Men’s volleyball team and... Read More