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Safety drills not just for students and staff

Safety drills not just for students and staff

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2016
Filed under Double Truck

Students, faculty, and even first responders practice safety drills such as fire drills and lockdowns in order to prepare for the potential disasters that can occur. These drills serve as a foundation for most emergency situations in school. State law requires one fire drill per month and two lockdowns pe...

Routineness of safety drills in school causes complacency

Routineness of safety drills in school causes complacency

Sarah Campbell and Sarah Lankford
March 4, 2016
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The intercom turns on, signaling that the school is going into lockdown. Students begin evacuating their seats to go sit along the wall out of view from the door – out of sight of a potential school shooter – but after the teacher locks the door and shuts the blinds, they stop the class. It’s...

Taking love online

Taking love online

Aja Diffin, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2016
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‘I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach, movie nights, midnight car rides, kissing in the rain, and finding my lovers online.’ Millions of users are frantically typing up short descriptions of themselves on their online dating profiles, hoping to draw the attention of a compatible partner. Rec...

Goals, Expectations, Reality

Goals, Expectations, Reality

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2016
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“Goals, goals, goals,” if I hear mention of this word one more time I might slam my head through a wall. The expectations of high school relationships have skyrocketed through the roof into a land of fantasy. Many teenagers now expect the world and more from their significant others. Social ...

Evolution of dating through the 20th century

Evolution of dating through the 20th century

Savannah Ostler, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2016
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Throughout the 20th century, relationships have evolved from courting and staying in, to going out and online dating. Things that are not socially acceptable today were perfectly normal back then. People used to meet up with lots of different people and tried to get to know them, but today if peop...

Stop oversharing your relationship on my feed

Stop oversharing your relationship on my feed

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2016
Filed under Double Truck

Scrolling through social media, every other post seems to be about someone’s relationship. Then Monday or Wednesday comes around and the amount of “MCM” and “WCW” posts make me want to gag myself with a spoon. People post everything about their relationship on social media; their new boyfrie...

A student’s story: living with bipolar depression

December 17, 2015
Filed under Double Truck

Editor's note: This personal narrative is one in a series of responses we received from current PHS students. These are true stories, but we elected to keep their authors names anonymous. What I'm dealing with started halfway through my freshman year at Perry. I call it bipolar depression. While most rel...

A student’s battle with herself:

A student’s battle with herself:

Lincoln Luse, Special to the Precedent
December 17, 2015
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In 7th grade I was suffering from chronic headaches. My parents and I thought they were normal for a teenage girl, but then my symptoms became more serious. I started to hallucinate in class, lose sleep because my head would hurt so much, etc. In 8th grade, my neurologist prescribed Propranolol 3 tim...

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