New winds to spread our wings on

New winds to spread our wings on

by | March 28, 2017

“March winds and April showers bring all the Maytime flowers.” In high schools all across the nation, these winds are admissions, the showers are the decisions made afterwards and the flowers are the final... Read More

Stay the course: editor anecdotes about the course selection process

Stay the course: editor anecdotes about the course selection process

by | February 7, 2017

“One of the most interesting and fun classes I have taken in the last four years is Acting 1. To be completely honest, I enrolled in the class just to fulfill my art requirement.... Read More

A break should be a break:

by | December 21, 2016

Vacation. The word connotes relaxation, a change from regular routines, a pause and a sigh of relief. Whether it be a half day, a full day, a week, two weeks or the months of... Read More

Role of Media

by | November 29, 2016

The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. FiveThirtyEight. CNN. Fox News. MSNBC. The list goes on. Regardless of your political view or standpoint, media is influential, powerful and important. Media can divide a... Read More


by | November 1, 2016

Another email from Mr. Mapes. Another post on the TPH Facebook page. Another assembly. Another messed-up schedule week. In the past couple weeks we have sat through a multitude of assemblies, including the healthy... Read More


by | October 13, 2016

Another ominous email circulated this past week from the “no-replies” district email. The subject line stated, “Unauthorized Instagram Account with the School’s Initials—PHS and Logo.” As an editorial board, we fully support investigating and... Read More

An introduction

by | September 20, 2016

Dear Reader,         The first month of school is gone, the eraser of your mechanical pencil is greying, the first pages of your planner are dog-eared and everything once new is... Read More

Editorial: Know your rights

Editorial: Know your rights

by | June 8, 2016

Tinker, Ingraham, Kent—all names you may recognize from court cases in which student rights were questioned and taken to the Supreme Court. We, as students, have rights just like any other adult or citizen.... Read More

Signing Off

by | May 18, 2016

Dear Readers, AS WE HAND IN THE REINS OF LEADERSHIP TO the new editorial board, we’d like to share our gratitude. If you’ve made it to this bottom right-hand corner of page 12, thank... Read More

Honoring the process

by | April 25, 2016

Let’s pretend that five former editors of the Piedmont Highlander just won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Community members want to paint a mural in the journalists’ honor... Read More