Articles by Kerry Oconnor

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

Jazz and Symphonic Band team up for last concert of year

Jazz and Symphonic Band team up for last concert of year

June 9, 2016 | in Web

The lights shifted from the audience to the stage, illuminating the musicians clad in long black dresses and tuxedos as they sat with their instruments in their laps, ready to perform their opening song,... Read More

The power of a break

The power of a break

May 18, 2016 | in Opinions

Sharp graphite tips scrape up and down, back and forth, a student attempts to finish that last assignment as the night grows deeper and deeper and her hands cramp from the constant tension of... Read More

Students and administrators reflect upon the dress code

Students and administrators reflect upon the dress code

April 25, 2016 | in News

Last year, when a male student wore a shirt with a naked woman on it, two students brought it to the attention of administration because the shirt offended them. The student was asked to... Read More

Acapella and band jazz up the Alan Harvey with ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’

Acapella and band jazz up the Alan Harvey with ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’

April 3, 2016 | in Web

With every chair filled and extra people spilling out onto the stairs, the bright white lights flash on, illuminating the performers as they begin to harmonize in the opening jazz number, “Sing, Sing, Sing”.... Read More

Spring athletes participate in coed individual sports

Spring athletes participate in coed individual sports

March 28, 2016 | in Sports

A s exhilaration propels one runner racing towards the finish line, one player slamming the birdie over the net, and one swimmer diving off the block, their male and female teammates cheer them on. Track, swimming... Read More

iExtracurricular

iExtracurricular

March 8, 2016 | in A Closer Look

From making a time-sensitive trade for a fantasy football team, completing a food delivery while working for Postmates or simply posting a reminder for a Feminism club meeting in a Facebook group, extracurriculars can... Read More