Arts

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

SMITH selects finalists for memoir competition

SMITH selects finalists for memoir competition

by | December 17, 2012

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” According to an old legend, novelist Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to tell a story using only six words. SMITH Magazine revitalized this legend by introducing the Six-Word... Read More

Reviews: Call of Duty Black Ops 2

Reviews: Call of Duty Black Ops 2

by | December 5, 2012

With 11 million copies sold in the first week, it is arguably one of the biggest games of all time. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is the most recent development in the Call... Read More

Art classes explore glass blowing

Art classes explore glass blowing

by | November 14, 2012

AP Art and AP Ceramics went on a fieldtrip to California College of Arts to blow glass on October 10. California College of Arts (CCA) is one of the premier glass blowing colleges and... Read More

Afong’s ‘Piedmont’s Got Talent’ show a success

Afong’s ‘Piedmont’s Got Talent’ show a success

by | November 14, 2012

Lights dim, crowds hush and phones are silenced. Students take the stage to show off their talents. On October 26, the Alan Harvey Theater held the first ever “Piedmont’s Got Talent” show. Students showed... Read More