Articles by Kerry Oconnor

Advanced acting takes final bow with full-class show

Advanced acting takes final bow with full-class show

May 1, 2017 | in Arts

The lights in the audience fade to blackness. They quiet down until a still silence fills the room. The audience members settle back into their seats. They wait in anticipation until the bright lights... Read More

Home Base coffee carts roll towards success

Home Base coffee carts roll towards success

March 28, 2017 | in Campus

The coffee cart rolls through the hallways, twisting and turning as it moves from classroom to classroom. The operators sell three types of coffee to their customers, the teachers. During every tutorial period since... Read More

Nabavi shreds the slopes at Sugar Bowl

Nabavi shreds the slopes at Sugar Bowl

March 7, 2017 | in Sports

Hurtling forward and turning quickly back and forth, carving lines into the glimmering fresh white snow, sending showers of powder behind him, he snowboards down a steep slope. The landscape of Sugar Bowl rests... Read More

Architecture firms compete for H1 position

February 7, 2017 | in News

Thirty-five people from 28 architectural firms attended the architect tour for Measure H1 on Jan. 6. An 85 page RFP (Request For Proposal) and RFQ (Request For Quotation) was sent to all of the... Read More

I’ll be bitter if you litter

I’ll be bitter if you litter

December 21, 2016 | in Opinions

The daily announcements blare through every classroom. The plea for students to pick up after themselves is repeated once again. The students pay little to no attention. Soon, the announcements end and class continues,... Read More

Students load up with weighted classes

November 29, 2016 | in News

Since the 2013-14 year, there has been a 17 percent increase in student enrollment in AP courses and a 15 percent increase in enrollment in Honors level courses. This year, there are 14 AP... Read More

The Election: measure H1

The Election: measure H1

November 1, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Blue and yellow has become almost as ubiquitous as purple and white throughout Piedmont these last couple months. Coffee cups, clothing, posters and signs blare their opinions on Measure H1 on every corner and... Read More

Do not let our colors fade: bring back the winter rally

Do not let our colors fade: bring back the winter rally

October 13, 2016 | in Opinions

Decked out in orange, blue, red and green, the students roar in the stadium seats, shouting their class numbers at the top of their lungs. The students compete in fun, playful games in front... Read More

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

Classes ‘chalk-full’ of students once again

October 11, 2016 | in News

This year, teachers, students, counselors and administration battled, and in some cases continue to endure, larger and imbalanced class sizes, unscheduled periods in the middle of the day, and schedule changes. The counseling office... Read More

The voices heard ‘round the world

The voices heard ‘round the world

June 13, 2016 | in Arts

Harmonizing elegantly with the other members of the choir, Ensemble rehearses twice a week for two hours. The Ensemble choir is one of the ten performing and training choirs of the Piedmont East Bay... Read More