Articles by Hadley Heckmann

Jobs strengthen self-reliance

June 10, 2013 | in A Closer Look

“Sorry, I can’t hang out today. I have to work.” As students get older, more and more are having to say this to their friends as their part-time or summer jobs take priority. But... Read More

Maintaining Mexico magic at home

Maintaining Mexico magic at home

May 13, 2013 | in Opinions

Every spring break, roughly 250 students and adults make the nine hour drive from Piedmont, CA, to Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. In teams of about 15, they build a total of 16 houses for... Read More

Bisharat more than ‘Best Dressed 2013’

Bisharat more than ‘Best Dressed 2013’

April 13, 2013 | in Campus

You can call him the best dressed senior boy, brilliant computer programmer and mathematician, or extremely skilled magician. Even if you don’t know him, it isn’t easy to miss his well put-together attire. Senior... Read More

Senior ditch day evaluated by students, admin

April 8, 2013 | in Campus

As fourth quarter begins and the end of the school year approaches, many seniors are thinking about senior ditch day. “I think senior ditch day is an important day to sit back, relax, and... Read More

Lights, Locks, Landscape protect

Lights, Locks, Landscape protect

March 25, 2013 | in A Closer Look

Home invasions and burglaries in Piedmont have increased in number this year–the most happening in the last two months. Eight robberies occurred in Piedmont in February, 16 less than the 24 robberies in January,... Read More

Use proper grammar to score chicks

Use proper grammar to score chicks

March 20, 2013 | in Opinions

So I’m Facebook chatting with this cute guy. Everything’s great, were talking about the Forty Niners in the Super Bowl, which is currently playing on the TV in front of me. Suddenly, he chats... Read More

Rigorous schedules induce stress

February 4, 2013 | in A Closer Look

As getting accepted to The College of Your Dreams has become more and more competitive, students are looking for every possible way to give themselves a boost above other applicants. One option is taking... Read More

Atheistic ideologies rise in youth

January 7, 2013 | in A Closer Look

What was once the basis of our nation’s founders’ beliefs is now rapidly losing hold in modern America, and even across the world. According to the Gallup Business Journal, the number of people across... Read More

Break out of the Piedmont bubble

Break out of the Piedmont bubble

October 29, 2012 | in Opinions

At every Piedmont party, kick-it, or get together there is a surprising lack of students from other schools. But we don’t notice it; it’s normal to us. We know the kids at our school... Read More

New coaches crash the scene

October 10, 2012 | in Sports

There are three new arrivals to Piedmont fall sports this year. No, not freshmen, but men’s varsity water polo coach Kaitlyn Riddle, assistant coach (and Biology teacher) John Savage, and cheerleading assistant coach Ruby... Read More