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Mock Trial prepares for upcoming competition season

Mock Trial prepares for upcoming competition season

by | November 29, 2016

“Mock Trial is a cult,” senior Eva Mills said. At the beginning every meeting, a student formally introduces themself by saying “Good afternoon your honor” in a loud, demanding voice. History teacher David Keller... Read More

Behind the scenes of the special education program

Behind the scenes of the special education program

by | November 29, 2016

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

Educational opportunities: Adult School

Educational opportunities: Adult School

by | November 29, 2016

“The most rewarding part?” said Adult Education teacher Dan Bonnin, repeating the question. “Let me show you.” Several clicks later, the smiling faces of young adults, wearing full cap-and-gown, appeared on his laptop screen.... Read More

New Piper Cafe rule separates lines by grade level

New Piper Cafe rule separates lines by grade level

by | November 1, 2016

For years, students have battled for spots in line at Food Service, with many becoming frustrated by the lack of respect and patience among their peers. To find a solution to this difficult situation,... Read More

Hood reaches Musical.ly fame

Hood reaches Musical.ly fame

by | November 1, 2016

“Aren’t you that girl from Musical.ly?” This is a common question that freshman Chloe Hood is greeted with. Hood filmed her first video for Musical.ly,  an application where people post clips of dances using... Read More

Ellen Walsh joins the Speech and Debate team as co-coach

Ellen Walsh joins the Speech and Debate team as co-coach

by | November 1, 2016

The Speech and Debate team decided to implement some changes this year by appointing new English teacher, Ellen Walsh, to become a coach. Walsh will be joining parent, coach Carlton Chan to help out... Read More

College and Career Center helps students shape future plans

College and Career Center helps students shape future plans

by | November 1, 2016

A student stares at a blank Google document trying to think of how to answer the question of how they have benefited their school in a way that will not bore an admissions officer,... Read More

Civics students get involved in Piedmont government

Civics students get involved in Piedmont government

by | October 11, 2016

Senior students will be attending and participating in local city government meetings over the course of this school year, in holding with the longtime Civics curriculum tradition. “This is something that’s been part of... Read More

Library celebrates banned books

Library celebrates banned books

by | October 11, 2016

Banned books week spread awareness of outlawed books through activities in the library from Sept. 26-30. “We showed movie and film trailers at lunch,” librarian Kathryn Levenson said. “We had a different theme going... Read More

Revised Consent Assembly adds stories, perspectives

Revised Consent Assembly adds stories, perspectives

by | October 11, 2016

The consent assembly, on Monday, Oct. 24, has four new parts to it this year. Along with three girls telling three stories, there will be a story from a perpetrator’s point of view, a... Read More