Opinions

Let’s talk about where the money is going

Let’s talk about where the money is going

by | November 29, 2016

It is the summer before my junior year. I walk up the steps next to Millennium on my way to the library to retrieve my schedule. I have been looking forward to this moment... 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

Thinking and learning outside of the box

Thinking and learning outside of the box

by | November 29, 2016

I wake up in a white walled box. I stare at the glowing box in my hand. Then I walk into a box-shaped school, into another smaller box-shaped room, sit in a box-shaped desk,... Read More

Don’t walk out. Lean in

Don’t walk out. Lean in

by | November 14, 2016

Berkeley, Lick Wilmerding, Alameda, Antioch, George Washington. The list of high schools that have staged walkouts during school hours to protest Donald Trump’s election as president grows every day. Piedmont will soon join the... Read More

Assemblies

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

A letter to underclassmen

A letter to underclassmen

by | November 1, 2016

For those of you who are tearing your hair out over taking as many weighted classes as possible or juggling a million different extracurriculars at once for the sake of impressing the unknowns who... Read More

I am standing for the national anthem, are you?

I am standing for the national anthem, are you?

by | November 1, 2016

Students decked out in purple and white rose to stand for the a capella class’s rendition of the national anthem at this year’s homecoming rally. However, across the four stands were gaps in the... Read More

No more clowning around

No more clowning around

by | November 1, 2016

Clowns. With their twisted smiles and distorted features, few people escape childhood without an irrational fear of the masked performers. This fall, however, the country has been confronted by these painted creatures who regrettably... Read More

Let us have our turkey and eat it too

Let us have our turkey and eat it too

by | November 1, 2016

The first week or so of August is usually a time when all the troubles of school seem to be at their most distant. I haven’t had to sit in the hard plastic seat... Read More

Editorial

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