A Closer Look

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

Piedmont parties pressure police: From DP to PD

Piedmont parties pressure police: From DP to PD

by | March 7, 2017

Getting rolled. For a lot of Piedmont teenagers, those two words are terrifying. Any mention of police gets teens leaving parties as quickly as possible, junior Milburn said. “If you get caught and you’re... Read More

Piedmont Parties Pressure Police: examining drinking from the bottom(s) up

Piedmont Parties Pressure Police: examining drinking from the bottom(s) up

by | March 7, 2017

Despite the specific partying culture in Piedmont, not all students choose to participate, and those who do, are motivated by a variety of factors. Crovetti said her main concern lies in the mentality of... Read More

Piedmont, Parties, Pressure, Police: piedmont party people

Piedmont, Parties, Pressure, Police: piedmont party people

by and | March 7, 2017

Piedmont High School. Although associated with hard work, good test scores and affluence, our school has another side to it: the party scene. Whether it involves alcohol or just friends hanging out at a... Read More

Course Selection Guide 2016-2017

Course Selection Guide 2016-2017

by | February 7, 2017

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Cold hard cash: take the money and run… in those new YEEZYs

Cold hard cash: take the money and run… in those new YEEZYs

by | December 21, 2016

High school life is portrayed the same way in every movie. Teen girls practically live at the mall and tote designer handbags, teen boys roam the halls in Nikes and Adidas that stink of... Read More

Cold hard cash: money doesn’t  grow on trees

Cold hard cash: money doesn’t grow on trees

by and | December 21, 2016

$atisfaction rises within as you approach the shop counter with a fresh pair of sneakers boxed and tucked under your arm. Focus becomes difficult as you imagine the joy of fitting the shoes on... Read More

Life subscription

Life subscription

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