Articles by Maxwell Lee

Don’t walk out. Lean in

Don’t walk out. Lean in

November 14, 2016 | in Opinions

Berkeley, Lick Wilmerding, Alameda, Antioch, George Washington. The list of high schools that have staged walkouts during school hours to protest Donald Trump’s election as president grows every day. Piedmont will soon join the... Read More

Football reflects on their season thus far

Football reflects on their season thus far

November 1, 2016 | in Football

Bright lights shine on the football players scattered on Witter Field as day turns to dusk. The roar of the crowd is audible from blocks away as seemingly the entire school has packed into... Read More

When do we cut the ties: extracurriculars

When do we cut the ties: extracurriculars

October 11, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Two seconds left. The player dribbles between his legs and steps back. He pump fakes, one second left, then launches a shot. The buzzer goes off and the crowd holds their breath. Clank. The... Read More

AP art students design concentrations

AP art students design concentrations

September 20, 2016 | in Arts

In front of the AP art students sits a blank sheet of paper, an unmolded block of clay, a blank slate on which to let their imagination and passions run wild. AP art students... Read More

Ground Crew builds a new foundation for freshmen

Ground Crew builds a new foundation for freshmen

September 20, 2016 | in Campus

Some of the strongest friendships in high school are formed through sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. This year, Ground Crew tapped into this resource to try and and help bond their freshmen and... Read More

Seniors reflect on the ups and downs of high school

June 13, 2016 | in Campus

For years, the long walk through the forest of purple and white balloons seemed like a prospect that loomed miles away. In freshman year, high school was a time when there seemed to be... Read More

Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath

May 18, 2016 | in Opinions

For years I have seen the black cloud of vultures in the distance. For years I have assumed them to be far away and benign. However, the cloud now descends on me. Suddenly, the... Read More

UC application has more questions and shorter answers

UC application has more questions and shorter answers

April 25, 2016 | in News

The University of California system’s undergraduate admissions changed their personal statement essay requirement from two 1000-word essays with two prompts to four 350-word essays chosen from a list of eight questions. The change will... Read More

Club Day

Club Day

April 24, 2016 | in Web

Missed Club Day? Here are some of the clubs that were featured at the Spring Club Day Faire... Read More

Smith highlights social issues with art

Smith highlights social issues with art

March 28, 2016 | in Arts

“I’m going crazy ‘bout it. I’m going codeine crazy” said Future in his song, “Codeine Crazy”. It is lines like these that lure people into the seemingly harmless codeine, also know as lean, purple drank... Read More