A Closer Look

Reaching the finish line

Reaching the finish line

by | June 8, 2016

It’s Halloween night, a Saturday. The doorbell rings, but instead of grabbing the candy bowl, the senior slams his keyboard in frustration and heads upstairs. He has an application to finish, and this November... Read More

The start of something new

The start of something new

by | June 8, 2016

It’s a game that involves more than 20 million players across America. A game that can last for years. A game that can cost thousands of dollars. “I hate that I’m playing the game,”... Read More

Flash Forward

Flash Forward

by | May 18, 2016

You refresh the application on your iPhone to see a new face. You swipe right and instantly, you’re on your way to securing yourself a date. The percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds that use... Read More

Making it hAPPen

Making it hAPPen

by and | May 18, 2016

A person can find someone who lives close to home, and still base their initial relationship on technology, by using dating apps such as Tinder. Anyone 13 and up with a Facebook can use... Read More

Writing new love songs

by and | May 18, 2016

“Our song is a slamming screen door Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window When we’re on the phone, and you talk real slow ‘Cause it’s late and your mama don’t know” These words... Read More

Love at first swipe

Love at first swipe

by and | May 18, 2016

Nothing says romance like a Facebook notification from that special someone. Half of all American teens have expressed romantic interest through Facebook or another social media site, according to the Pew Research Center. But... Read More

The Beast in Beauty

The Beast in Beauty

by , and | April 25, 2016

Not eating, taking laxatives, throwing up after every single meal but constantly telling yourself that it will be the last time… until you do it again. Over and over again, cycling endlessly like an... Read More

Bridging the binary

Bridging the binary

by | April 1, 2016

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Oakland. Ehrensaft is a founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and the author of The Gender Creative Child, published in 2016. SD:... Read More

Disoriented about orientation

Disoriented about orientation

by | April 1, 2016

Walking through the halls of the English building is an exercise in hypocrisy, according to senior Chloё Combes. Each door has a poster proclaiming the room to be a “safe space for anyone, regardless... Read More

Slow and steady wins the rac…ial underrepresentation?

Slow and steady wins the rac…ial underrepresentation?

by | April 1, 2016

The scholars of Urban Dictionary have reached the consensus that Piedmont is a small town “known for being mainly white with other minorities sprinkled in.” Although it may not be the most obvious issue... Read More