Articles by Irvin Xu

Quinn’s back, returns to lacrosse field after injury

Quinn’s back, returns to lacrosse field after injury

June 9, 2014 | in Lacrosse

After six months, lacrosse and soccer star junior Quinn Burnett, has recovered from his back injury and returned in time for NCS lacrosse playoffs. Burnett earned 1st Team All-DFAL honors last season, and hoped... Read More

Rhodin’s bill lands her on NBC news

Rhodin’s bill lands her on NBC news

June 9, 2014 | in Campus

Lights. Camera. Action. Senior Cicely Rhodin was featured on NBC News on May 17 for her civics bill on diacritical marks, symbols added to letters to indicate a different pronunciation. Rhodin’s bill, AB2528, permits... Read More

Sophomores campaign for gender neutral bathrooms

Sophomores campaign for gender neutral bathrooms

June 4, 2014 | in News

Two blue circles. One with a white stick figure with pants, indicating “male”, and the other with a white stick figure with a skirt, indicating “female”. Students have begun to demonstrate interest in having... Read More

PHS improvements: Upgrade to larger desks

April 10, 2014 | in Opinions

Rumble rumble rumble. The desks shake violently. On the loudspeaker, I hear Mr. Daniels say, “We are experiencing an earthquake. Duck and cover.” As everyone frantically tries to squeeze under their puny, unstable desks,... Read More

F is for…

April 10, 2014 | in A Closer Look

Failing to reach your goals My fingers whiz across the keyboard. Clack clack clack. Done. I click print and listen for the rumble of the printer coming to life in the other room. I... Read More

AISCE prepares for another summer

AISCE prepares for another summer

March 17, 2014 | in News

Playing soccer with special needs children. Planting gardens. Learning to cook. Teaching mathematics to Oakland youth. Registration for the AISCE (Academy of Integrated Studies and Community Engagement) summer program is open. The AISCE program... Read More

Sports Hall of Fame honors athletes

Sports Hall of Fame honors athletes

February 10, 2014 | in Sports

The Piedmont Sports Hall of Fame committee had its induction dinner and ceremony for this year’s inductees on Saturday night at the Claremont Country Club. The purpose of the event was to honor former... Read More

De…(wait for it)layed rejection

De…(wait for it)layed rejection

January 31, 2014 | in Opinions

Anxiously waiting for the clock to strike three, I stare blankly at the university’s decision homepage. The time has come. My body twitches. My heart races. My hands tremble. I put my cursor over... Read More

Men’s basketball falls short against Marshall, 48-56

Men’s basketball falls short against Marshall, 48-56

January 12, 2014 | in Basketball

The Piedmont Mens Varsity Basketball team fell to Marshall 48-56 on Saturday night. The Highlanders started with seniors Joseph Powell and Chris Fetterolf, junior Jackson Roberts, and sophomores Sean Rodriguez and Jordan Torio. They... Read More

Add AP Econ and Civics classes

December 18, 2013 | in Opinions

Restricted. Due to California State standards, Piedmont High school seniors must take a semester of Civics and Economics to fulfill graduation requirements. The California Department of Education’s state requirements ensure that students grasp a... Read More