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A letter of appreciation

A letter of appreciation

by | November 13, 2017

Starting a new job that is constantly under the watchful eye of a small community is not easy. To represent the school during difficult times as public scrutiny devolves into a crisis is even... Read More

Apply to what is important

Apply to what is important

by | November 13, 2017

More than seven schools. During the fall of 2016 admission cycle, 35 percent of first-time freshmen had applied to seven or more colleges, according to the Education Research Institute’s The American Freshmen report series.... Read More

Are we unprepared for the real world?

Are we unprepared for the real world?

by | November 13, 2017

How many protons are in a carbon atom? When was the Boston Massacre? What is the derivative of f(x)=2×3+5x? Why do I need to know this information? As I surpass the halfway point of... Read More

ED: Not the best decision

ED: Not the best decision

by | November 13, 2017

November 1. You check if your birthday is correct, then that you spelled your middle name right, then maybe you check if your birth place is accurate. Finally, you press submit and have applied... Read More

How we decide who deserves our help

How we decide who deserves our help

by | November 13, 2017

Every breath full of particles, every blink caused by stinging eyes, and the sharp taste of ash every time mouths opened was a constant reminder to all of the massive fires occurring in Northern... Read More

Do you remember?

Do you remember?

by | October 17, 2017

Do you remember what happened two weeks ago? Sixteen days later and the prayers, charity concerts, and celebrity reactions are all over with. The temporary profile pictures on Facebook are disappearing, and the sympathetic... Read More

Revitalize Academic Integrity

Revitalize Academic Integrity

by | October 17, 2017

Craning your neck to see a peer’s scantron, copy-pasting a plagiarized essay from Google, rifling through a teacher’s desk in search of a test. In combatting this type of student indiscretion, Piedmont’s Academic Integrity... Read More

We need to talk about more than textbooks

We need to talk about more than textbooks

by | October 17, 2017

On Monday, Oct. 2, my day was almost normal. I walked to school with friends while debating the best way to strike up a conversation with a stranger, slogged through two classes, ate a... Read More

I am still driving in circles

I am still driving in circles

by | October 17, 2017

It’s 7:55 a.m. and after driving around for the past 11 minutes, there is still nowhere to park. Spot after spot is either taken or marked as a resident or “permit A” space. I... Read More

One number does not determine ability

One number does not determine ability

by | October 17, 2017

Pencil tapping, palms sweating, my eyes dart around the room awaiting the scantron. When the scantron is placed on my desk my foot anxiously taps waiting for the start time. As the clock strikes... Read More