Articles by Lizzie Bjork

Reaching the finish line

Reaching the finish line

June 8, 2016 | in A Closer Look

It’s Halloween night, a Saturday. The doorbell rings, but instead of grabbing the candy bowl, the senior slams his keyboard in frustration and heads upstairs. He has an application to finish, and this November... Read More

Film Crew ventures into the community

Film Crew ventures into the community

May 18, 2016 | in Arts

From endless car commercials to Pixar classics to Khan Academy videos, film is everywhere. “Film is a multi-billion dollar industry,” said Film Crew adviser and former Piedmont parent Michael Heller. “We look at it... Read More

Orchestra strings together vacation and performance

Orchestra strings together vacation and performance

April 25, 2016 | in Arts

After an eight hour bus ride, the members of the orchestra spent their weekend hopping on and off one minute roller coasters as they competed in the Heritage Festival musical competition, hosted in Disneyland.... Read More

Election ignites debate as primary season progresses

Election ignites debate as primary season progresses

March 28, 2016 | in Campus

Every day brings one more hot-button issue, two more fundraising requests from my candidate and three more political rants on my Facebook feed. If the election is a spark, the fire is spreading. “The... Read More

Advanced acting radiates in ‘These Shining Lives’

Advanced acting radiates in ‘These Shining Lives’

March 13, 2016 | in Web

PHS advanced acting performed “These Shining Lives” on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. There will be another performance on March 13, starting at the same time. The play, rated PG for some adult situations,... Read More

New athletic director slides onto first from Arizona

New athletic director slides onto first from Arizona

February 29, 2016 | in News

Vic Acuña took over the position of athletic director on Feb. 8. Although he was not on the interview panel to pick a candidate, Assistant Principal Eric Mapes, who handles the administrative side of... Read More

If you blink, you won’t miss it

If you blink, you won’t miss it

February 29, 2016 | in Opinions

Four years ago, Angry Birds was the most popular iPhone game. Tim Lincecum was the Giants Opening Day starting pitcher. Mitt Romney ran for president. So yes, four years is a long time, certainly... Read More

Pope challenges the community to reevaluate student schedules

Pope challenges the community to reevaluate student schedules

January 25, 2016 | in Web

Stanford lecturer and Challenge Success co-founder Denise Pope spoke at PHS on Jan. 19 as part of the Education Speaker Series. Her talk, entitled “The Well-Balanced Student,” focused on parenting techniques that promote a... Read More

Richmond takes on new turfs around the world

Richmond takes on new turfs around the world

November 18, 2015 | in Soccer

For most high school athletes, competitions require a carpool or perhaps just a trek down to Witter. For sophomore Will Richmond, soccer games often require a flight, even to play teams within his own... Read More

The School Next Door

The School Next Door

November 2, 2015 | in A Closer Look

Live and Learn: the mhs classroom experience For a few MHS English students, picking apart Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby” in discussions wasn’t much harder than it was for them to... Read More