Articles by Samantha Fanger

athletics:  giving teams the financial boost

athletics: giving teams the financial boost

March 28, 2017 | in A Closer Look

The early spring sun glints off of a lacrosse helmet, illuminates the perspiration on a track athlete’s forehead, bounces past a swimmer’s elbow, flies past a birdie in Binks Gym and finally lands on... Read More

High Adventure Crew builds connections and confidence

High Adventure Crew builds connections and confidence

March 7, 2017 | in Campus

Imagine waking up to the sound of the nearby ocean, looking out from the cliffs, and watching the sunrise over the towering trees nearby. High Adventure Crew (HAC) president senior Nina Adarkar experienced such... Read More

English teachers strive to diversify reading curriculum

English teachers strive to diversify reading curriculum

February 7, 2017 | in Campus

Shakespeare, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Steinbeck­­—we all know the drill. Our parents, and maybe even our parent’s parents, have likely read the same books that are commonly required reads in high schools nationwide today. However, as... Read More

Alexander Parisi: 5,000 miles from home and loving it

Alexander Parisi: 5,000 miles from home and loving it

December 21, 2016 | in Campus

From the sandy shores of Lac Como, Italy, junior Alex Parisi arrived at the foggy city of San Francisco in August of this year. He moved to Piedmont with his mom and older sister,... Read More

Women’s tennis strikes gold at NCS

Women’s tennis strikes gold at NCS

November 29, 2016 | in Tennis

The racket swung and the flying yellow-green streak landed in the court, scoring the winning point for the PHS women’s varsity tennis team, which took its 18th league title this year after a close... Read More

A letter to underclassmen

A letter to underclassmen

November 1, 2016 | in Opinions

For those of you who are tearing your hair out over taking as many weighted classes as possible or juggling a million different extracurriculars at once for the sake of impressing the unknowns who... Read More

Moorhead leaps from the stage to the classroom

Moorhead leaps from the stage to the classroom

October 14, 2016 | in Arts

The lights bore down on the stage as the music thumped happily along and Mother Ginger and the younglings twirled and pranced around the stage. The director of this rendition of “The Nutcracker” chose... Read More

Club days gone by

Club days gone by

September 20, 2016 | in A Closer Look

We all know PHS is not like most other public high schools in size, structure and age. It has a long history with 95 years worth of yearbooks and if you ever take the... Read More

Student body prepares for upcoming ASB elections

Student body prepares for upcoming ASB elections

May 18, 2016 | in News

Associated Student Body (ASB) election week will be held from May 23 to 27. New to this year, each student is allowed to vote for two of the three students running for ASB president.... Read More

The Beast in Beauty

The Beast in Beauty

April 25, 2016 | in A Closer Look

Not eating, taking laxatives, throwing up after every single meal but constantly telling yourself that it will be the last time… until you do it again. Over and over again, cycling endlessly like an... Read More