Articles by Sara Boutorabi

Student stress managing our anxiety

June 9, 2014 | in A Closer Look

From AP classes and varsity sports to SAT preparation and college counseling, having a social life, getting sleep, and idly browsing the internet seem like luxury desires. With the growing pressure to keep up... Read More

Service learning encourages students to address prevalent issues around the community

Service learning encourages students to address prevalent issues around the community

May 25, 2014 | in Web

From constructing solar ovens and writing advocacy letters to producing care packages and making sandwiches for the homeless, students engaged in service learning projects in order to strengthen the greater community. Freshmen: Environment As... Read More

Common core causes math classes to change its course

Common core causes math classes to change its course

May 13, 2014 | in News

Piedmont math curriculum is subject to change as Common Core State Standards strive to implement a more comprehensive, less repetitive teaching style. All school districts in California are gradually incorporating Common Core State Standards... Read More

Senior voice: the struggles of time management and netflixing

Senior voice: the struggles of time management and netflixing

April 10, 2014 | in Senior Voice

I reluctantly wake up on a Sunday morning to the incessant beeping coming from my alarm clock. Mascara residue is still on my face, my hair is a mess, and my head is throbbing.... Read More

Emily’s Army played annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

Emily’s Army played annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

April 10, 2014 | in Arts

You are not famous until you have performed on the same stage as 2 Chainz or been tweeted at by Drake Bell, and pop-punk band Emily’s Army has done both. Band members senior Cole... Read More

Site council discusses curriculum changes, graduation requirements

March 17, 2014 | in News

The site council members are discussing whether or not social psych will have more value for ninth grade students, and the implications it will have on curriculum. “Every year there is always a discussion... Read More

Second semester seniors sweat stress away

Second semester seniors sweat stress away

March 17, 2014 | in Sports

The wise Fergie once said “I be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness,” and seniors are her “witness” as they take advantage of their less hectic schedules through going to the... Read More

Students shape dating atmosphere

February 25, 2014 | in A Closer Look

Whether it’s through an unbreakable bond with your Netflix account, the companionship of your homies, or the satisfying presence of a furry pet, everyone has their own way of forming relationships that make getting... Read More

Soccer team kicks off season in full gear

January 31, 2014 | in Soccer

Whether sprinting through a grassy field with a black and white ball or strategically altering and designing game plans, the captains girl’s and boy’s varsity soccer teams set goals, literally and figuratively, as they... Read More

Dance fosters expression for all aspects of life

Dance fosters expression for all aspects of life

December 18, 2013 | in Arts

During second period, the room above the seemingly silent gym transforms into a party, or to be more specific, a “Party in the USA” as sophomore Stella Thorsen and junior Amy Kelleher guide the... Read More