Articles by Skyler Liu

Behind the scenes of the special education program

Behind the scenes of the special education program

November 29, 2016 | in Campus

What is Special Education? Under the purple “Academics” tab on the PHS website are the sections one would expect—computers, creative arts, English, math, physical education, science, social studies and world languages. But tucked in... Read More

Inside a student walkout, Nov. 14

Inside a student walkout, Nov. 14

November 14, 2016 | in Web

This afternoon, students from Piedmont High School and Piedmont Middle School congregated with students from surrounding East Bay schools in an anti-Trump walkout. Highlander reporters asked participants why they chose to engage in this... Read More

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

Meet Me @ Main Squeeze

Meet Me @ Main Squeeze

November 1, 2016 | in Meet Me @

Squeezed in at the corner of Lakeshore and Mandana, Main Squeeze can easily be passed by on your way to Arizmendi’s, Noah’s or Chipotle. This tiny shop makes up for its lack of size... Read More

Service learning temporarily suspended due to funding cut

Service learning temporarily suspended due to funding cut

October 10, 2016 | in News

The annual half-day, school wide service learning project will be in suspended this year due to the reduction of a Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF) grant. The afternoon Day on the Green activity is still... Read More

Summer programs inspire artists

Summer programs inspire artists

September 20, 2016 | in Arts

The start of summer signals the drop of the curtain on school plays and the cleaning of paintbrushes in the art room. However, many student artists continue to pursue their passions during the break.... Read More

Senior Diane Pouvesle says Bonjour to America

Senior Diane Pouvesle says Bonjour to America

September 19, 2016 | in Campus

“Hi,” said foreign exchange student, senior Diane Pouvesle, waving to a random student walking past our interview. “I don’t actually know her,” she whispers, laughing. This happened three more times as Pouvesle, who is... Read More

Piedmonters are crazy as loons… about birds

Piedmonters are crazy as loons… about birds

June 13, 2016 | in Campus

Piedmont is one popular nest. A nest for birds, that is. With the annual Birdhouse Gala on May 20 and the annual Bird Calling Contest on May 24, chirps filled the air, from Magnolia... Read More

Healthy Relationship Committee drafts new preventative guide

Healthy Relationship Committee drafts new preventative guide

May 18, 2016 | in News

PUSD’s Healthy Relationship Committee has been drafting a guide to promote healthy relationships and prevent sexual assault and teen relationship violence since fall of 2015. The passing of a series of state education bills,... Read More

Jazz and symphonic bands shine in Hollywood

Jazz and symphonic bands shine in Hollywood

May 3, 2016 | in Web

Over the weekend of April 23, the jazz and symphonic bands drove to Hollywood to compete in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival and bond at Universal Studios. The jazz band was awarded silver and the... Read More