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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

Teachers must round grades

Teachers must round grades

by | September 19, 2017

Grades are arguably the most prevalent aspect of an average student’s life at Piedmont High School. Students use grades to get into college and unlock their future. Teachers are quite cognizant of the fact... Read More

Saving the planet starts with you and me

Saving the planet starts with you and me

by | September 19, 2017

Like most people who live in the Bay Area, I considered my lifestyle to be very environmentally friendly. While the rest of America was off denying climate science and trashing the planet, I knew... Read More

Keep Us Posted

by | September 19, 2017

First day of school. Backpacks stuffed with new school supplies. New shoes laced up tight. New outfits. As students, we can adjust to “new” changes as long as we are informed prior to them... Read More

Let us embrace senior year

Let us embrace senior year

by | September 19, 2017

From senior picnic to grad night, memorable moments happen throughout senior year. So many thoughts go through every senior’s head at PHS, such as looming college applications, plans after graduation, (the list goes on.)... Read More

We needed a moment to “Never Forget”

We needed a moment to “Never Forget”

by | September 12, 2017

I was angry at first, but now I am just disappointed. When a parent uses this line, it is to point out a big mistake that they want their child to think about and... Read More

Working to achieve more than just the honorable

Working to achieve more than just the honorable

by | May 23, 2017

I still remember my first day of high school like it was yesterday. Nervous smiles, the group of friends I always traveled around with, the scramble to figure out my lunch spot for the... Read More