Arts

From Lizzy’s shelf: The Magicians

From Lizzy’s shelf: The Magicians

by | April 8, 2013

Three of the six reviews on the back of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians compare the novel to the Harry Potter series—but with a big, disillusioned, grownup kick. The similarities begin and end with the... Read More

From Lizzy’s shelf: The Fault in Our Stars

From Lizzy’s shelf: The Fault in Our Stars

by | March 25, 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is not an easy book to review, so if this doesn’t turn out quite the way I want it to I need you to just trust... Read More

Art ‘doodles 4 google’

by | March 20, 2013

“My best day ever…” This is the theme for this years’ sixth annual Doodle 4 Google contest. Art students are contemplating this prompt as they prepare their designs for the competition. All of the... Read More

CCA glass blowing class for art students

by | March 20, 2013

The California College of the Arts (CCA) recently held a class that was specifically for PHS students to learn the art of glass blowing. Four class sessions occurred and each session lasted for four... Read More

Bears and Highlanders unite: PHS orchestra to play with Cal band in concert

by | March 19, 2013

The symphonic band will collaborate in concert with the UC Berkeley wind band on March 20. In the concert, the symphonic band and the Cal wind band will play some solo pieces and they... Read More

Acting’s ‘Leading Ladies’ a knee slapper

by | March 17, 2013

As “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye suddenly starts playing, junior Grant Gadbois makes a dramatic entrance at the top of the stairs and begins seducing senior Dan Meade. To make matters more... Read More

Gnomes hack their way from PHS to MIT

Gnomes hack their way from PHS to MIT

by | February 28, 2013

Around this time of year, students may find small and colorful, clay gnomes hidden behind doors, in bathroom stalls, and at the bottoms of staircases. The PHS ceramics classes have been making gnomes every... Read More

From Lizzy’s shelf: Leviathan

From Lizzy’s shelf: Leviathan

by | February 28, 2013

Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan is a very unusual young adult novel, and very different from other books I’ve reviewed. Set in a reimagined 1914 Europe, this steampunk novel follows two very different teenagers through a... Read More

Bird callers set to fly on May 3

by | February 28, 2013

The only place where complex bird noises, outrageously flamboyant outfits, and hilariously choreographed skits are the norm is Piedmont High’s Annual Bird Calling Contest. The 48th Annual Bird Calling Contest will take place at... Read More

New four hit the floor: jazz quartet performs at events

New four hit the floor: jazz quartet performs at events

by | January 7, 2013

A new band has arrived on campus with an unlikely genre. This four-person jazz group consists of seniors Sebastian Mueller, Josh Berl, and Joey Armstrong, as well as sophomore Xavier Prospero, all of whom... Read More