Articles by Julia Swensen

C&CC alumni blogs helpful for applying students

C&CC alumni blogs helpful for applying students

March 25, 2013 | in Campus

2010 PHS graduate Kelsey James-Kavanaugh wrote, “Let me start out by saying that UC Davis is the bomb diggity. Yes, that’s right. I just used a phrase coined from the uber peppy and slightly... Read More

Spanish 3 in-action approved by school board

Spanish 3 in-action approved by school board

March 20, 2013 | in Campus

“Spanish 3 In-Action”, a new co-created course by Spanish teachers Joanne Guillén-Donohoe and Christelle Hutin-Lee, was presented to the school board on March 13 and passed. Guillén-Donohoe and Hutin-Lee began working on this course... Read More

Men’s lacrosse routs Serra High, 18-7

Men’s lacrosse routs Serra High, 18-7

March 10, 2013 | in Lacrosse

Varsity men’s lacrosse destroyed Serra High School in their third league game of the season 18-7 on March 8. Piedmont brought the heat from the start, scoring four goals in the first quarter and... Read More

Students choose career paths, majors

February 13, 2013 | in Campus

Business. Architecture. Biology. Psychology. Communications. Scandinavian. Geology. These are only few of the thousands of majors offered to high school students in their college application process. “In finding a major, every person has their... Read More

Students should strive for a balanced sleep schedule

January 14, 2013 | in Opinions

Irritable. Sluggish. Sleep-deprived. An epidemic of sleep deprivation has plagued PHS students, leaving us more vulnerable to stress, anxiety and inability to perform in school. According to webmd.com, sleep deprivation can cause decreased performance... Read More

PCC Mexico trip welcomes all

January 7, 2013 | in A Closer Look

260 students. 32 parent leaders. A cook team. A doctor. And the motivation to build a house with a team of 15 from the ground up in four days. While the Piedmont Community Church... Read More

SnapChatters exchange selfies daily, new fad unfolds

SnapChatters exchange selfies daily, new fad unfolds

November 26, 2012 | in Campus

Selfies: pictures taken of oneself while holding the camera at arms length, usually while posing. SnapChat, a free application designed to share photos quickly on the iPhone and Android, has become part of the... 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

Abrams and Moe shoot comical films with friends

Abrams and Moe shoot comical films with friends

October 29, 2012 | in Arts

He crouches in an awkward position to capture a low-angle shot. He works tirelessly on iMovie with sound effects and editing techniques. He creates a finished product, a masterpiece. Seniors Jack Moe and Aaron... Read More

Date rape assembly informs student body

Date rape assembly informs student body

October 28, 2012 | in Campus

Rape. It happens everywhere, even Piedmont. On October 3rd and 4th, seven students performed the annual Date Rape Assembly for both parents and the student body. Senior actress Sarah Reed-Guy said the stories are... Read More