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We have finally found the break in winter break

We have finally found the break in winter break

by | February 7, 2017

While I usually have finals dwelling in the back of my mind over the two week winter break, this school year I didn’t have to worry since finals were adjusted to be several weeks... 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

Binge-eating, binge-watching, binge-living

Binge-eating, binge-watching, binge-living

by | February 7, 2017

Binge-eating, binge-drinking, binge-watching, binge-living. We live in a society that values devotion. Whether that be devotion to a sport, to a job, to friends, or to family, people must have allegiances, connections and passions... Read More

Usher Piedmont towards openness and acceptance

Usher Piedmont towards openness and acceptance

by | December 21, 2016

Stigmas can be difficult things to admit to. I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty accepting and empathetic person, so I was caught off guard by my response to a two-part article written... Read More

Love will always find a way to trump hate

Love will always find a way to trump hate

by | December 21, 2016

Following the election of Donald Trump, many minority Americans have reason to worry. In one month, America will be led by a president who indicated support for a Muslim registry, and a vice president... 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

I’ll be bitter if you litter

I’ll be bitter if you litter

by | December 21, 2016

The daily announcements blare through every classroom. The plea for students to pick up after themselves is repeated once again. The students pay little to no attention. Soon, the announcements end and class continues,... Read More

Stop making Chanukah another Christmas

Stop making Chanukah another Christmas

by | December 21, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Hot chocolate is peppermint-flavored, Mariah Carey is extra-festive, and advertisements everywhere have gone red, white and green—with the occasional blue and gold, an odd menorah placed next to... Read More

Conservation is key

Conservation is key

by | November 29, 2016

As the rainy days and early dusks signal fall, our memories of the California drought crisis are slowly being washed away. Although we have experienced improvement in California: 25 percent of California is drought-free,... Read More

I am a proud screenager

I am a proud screenager

by | November 29, 2016

We all have seen our loved ones, our friends and maybe even ourselves, come down with this nasty epidemic that is currently destroying the world. And the most affected are us, teenagers. Never has... Read More