Articles by Spencer Dean

On campus: school reactions to 2016 election

On campus: school reactions to 2016 election

November 12, 2016 | in Web

Shortly after 80 percent of students voted for Hillary Clinton in a mock election (out of 300 PHS & MHS participants), the nation elected Donald Trump as president. Listen to some reactions gathered around... Read More

The Election: National

The Election: National

November 1, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Pizza. Glowing smartphone screens. A hot Thursday night in a crowded classroom. Wispy blonde hair and a red pantsuit. The first presidential debate. Many students will engage directly for the first time with their... Read More

Wellness Center expands programs in its tenth year

Wellness Center expands programs in its tenth year

October 11, 2016 | in Campus

“This is an unbelievably proud moment of community spirit,” said superintendent Randall Booker as he stood atop a podium and addressed an audience of sweating, smiling Piedmonters. Sept. 24 marked the sixth annual Fall... Read More

Lining up for the perfect season

Lining up for the perfect season

September 20, 2016 | in Golf

Women’s golf starts off the season with new coach, new JV team Piedmont’s women’s golf team is looking down the fairway towards a successful season with a new head coach and added JV program.... Read More

Former Camp Augusta campers assume leadership roles

Former Camp Augusta campers assume leadership roles

June 8, 2016 | in Campus

“Ca-chunk.” The chainsaw sputters to life. A figure wearing a clown mask raises the purring machine above their head, letting out a shout. In a cacophony of screams and laughter, a gaggle of girls... Read More

Four staff members prepare to depart from PHS

Four staff members prepare to depart from PHS

May 18, 2016 | in News

Just as the class of 2016 is taking final AP exams and unfolding purple graduation gowns, so too are four faculty members preparing to say goodbye to Piedmont. Between them, they have contributed over... Read More

Lights, camera, and where is the action?

Lights, camera, and where is the action?

April 25, 2016 | in Opinions

At the most recent Career Day, 73 students signed up for the Film Live Action presentation, and 87 chose Film Animated. After such a resounding display of interest, I would like to encourage PHS... Read More

Bridging the binary

Bridging the binary

April 1, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Oakland. Ehrensaft is a founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and the author of The Gender Creative Child, published in 2016. SD:... Read More

Advanced acting prepares for March plays

Advanced acting prepares for March plays

February 29, 2016 | in Arts

With soft melodies from “The Sound of Music” drifting from the theater through the breezeway, the juniors and seniors of the advanced acting class can be found occupying the library after-hours. Inside, among shelves... Read More

ASB rallies interest and participation for winter events

ASB rallies interest and participation for winter events

February 3, 2016 | in News

Amidst cheers of encouragement echoing the Binks Gym, students in matching tank tops and shorts gently shift their weight from side to side in a row. A team of staff members mirrors them across... Read More