Articles by Jack Hamner

Daniels appointed as next PHS Principal

Daniels appointed as next PHS Principal

May 22, 2013 | in Web

The PUSD School Board unanimously approved Brent Daniels as the new high school principal on Wednesday, May 22. Daniels, the current Assistant Principal of Burlingame High School, has 21 years of experience in education,... Read More

New attendance policy: School to message parents of student absences

New attendance policy: School to message parents of student absences

April 8, 2013 | in News

PUSD parents will be alerted via text message, email, cell phone or home phone if their children are absent starting April 9, Assistant Superintendent Randall Booker detailed in a letter to PUSD parents April... Read More

Lee-Rowlands plans gap year to travel through 7 South American countries

April 8, 2013 | in Campus

It’s four years of high school, then four more of college, right? Not for senior Graeme Lee-Rowlands, who will travel around South America for nine months before attending Quest University in Canada in 2014.... Read More

Senior voice: in March

Senior voice: in March

March 25, 2013 | in Senior Voice

When my baseball bag hits the cement, a hat, belt and three balls spill out, rolling down the street. Even my cup manages its way to the pavement. The bag’s zipper has been broken... Read More

Local “rocket roll” band The Phenomenauts to play at Spring Dance

Local “rocket roll” band The Phenomenauts to play at Spring Dance

March 18, 2013 | in News

Bay Area rock band The Phenomenauts will perform at Spring Dance on Saturday, March 30 in the PHS gym. The Phenomenauts, who dress in futuristic science fiction attire and dub their style “Rocket Roll”,... Read More

Library to install 33 new iMac desktop computers

Library to install 33 new iMac desktop computers

February 9, 2013 | in News

The PHS library will receive 33 new iMac desktop computers after February break, replacing the four-year-old PC’s that are falling out of date, technology coordinator Jana Branisa said. The Piedmont Parents’ Club has put... Read More

Time for school-wide culture change, admin. says

Time for school-wide culture change, admin. says

February 1, 2013 | in News

In 1959, Thomas Williamson began his freshman year at Piedmont High. Williamson, the first black student to enroll in classes, would serve as student body president, go on to play football at Harvard, work... Read More

Men’s basketball falls to Castro Valley, 42-67

Men’s basketball falls to Castro Valley, 42-67

January 30, 2013 | in Basketball

The men’s varsity basketball team fell to Castro Valley 42-67 on Wednesday for their fourth consecutive loss, their third in-a-row in league. The game began with a scoring drought for the Highlanders, who finally got... Read More

The writings of Aristotle

The writings of Aristotle

December 17, 2012 | in Campus

When senior Aristotle Magganas opens up a book, he doesn’t start on the first page. Instead, he flips to center, searching for whatever piques his interest. “I don’t read cover to cover,” Magganas said.... Read More

Pressure precedes fantasy league

November 26, 2012 | in A Closer Look

The uncovering of a Fantasy Slut League among athletes has spark discussion about sexual pressures between students. As part of its investigation, the Piedmont Highlander talked with 25 trusted sophomore, junior, and senior girls... Read More