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

The fence

by | March 28, 2016

With all the hubbub about the Facilities Master Plan, you might have missed the discussion of the Safe Schools Plan, whose preliminary draft includes plans to build a fence around our campus. Although it... Read More

Graduation gowns

by | February 29, 2016

When the class of 2016 graduates, girls will no longer wear white gowns. Instead, we will all wear purple, a step towards gender inclusivity and away from traditional gender roles. But since the decision... Read More

The course survival guide

by | February 1, 2016

Even when we select classes thoughtfully, we sometimes end up in a class we don’t like. So to accompany our Course Selection Guide, we would like to introduce the Course Survival Guide. Firstly, it’s... Read More

How to succeed at failing

by | December 14, 2015

To PHS students, it can feel like achievement is everything. The message is everywhere, from parents on Facebook saying “Look what my kid did!” to the school scrambling for higher test scores. It’s even... Read More