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Society is praising “un-talented” artists

Society is praising “un-talented” artists

Cambrie Hickman, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The present day music being praised by the public, can be summarized by two disdainful synonyms: bland and tasteless.  Not to mention, many of the artists in the top 20 charts, lack even a good voice - but, wait a second, is that not what being famous for a singing voice is all about?  Why are artis...

Christmas music endures change past essential meaning

Christmas music endures change past essential meaning

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

When it comes to Christmas music everyone has their own favorite song that is special to them in its own way. Whether it be because they relish in the snow and holiday spirit, have a loved one for the winter season or simply hate everything about the holidays, there is a song that resonates with all...

WinterFest Art

WinterFest Art

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Sports earns banquets, dance earns recitals, cheer earns assemblies, theater earns shows, academic programs earn award nights, but what does the art department get to show off their talent and hard work? Art gets WinterFest. Perry’s Winter Festival, or WinterFest for short, is the school’s two nigh...

“A Starry Night” features choir, local food trucks

“A Starry Night” features choir, local food trucks

Ian Graham and Nikki Soto
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The school’s first winter dance, “A Starry Night,” featured a variety of activities and performances, expanding on a traditional homecoming or prom. At the dawn of the dance, several small choir groups - including jazz choir - took their places outside to serenade incoming attendees. Voca...

Top winter activities to enjoy the holiday spirit in Arizona

Top winter activities to enjoy the holiday spirit in Arizona

Ashley Scholz, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As soon as Arizona natives sense a drop in temperature, it is automatically time for a change in everyday activities. Although sitting indoors sinking into the warmth and comfort of your own bed is appealing, one should not spend their entire winter doing just this. Winter is all about keeping...

New abstract pieces replace D-building canvases

New abstract pieces replace D-building canvases

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The D-building has been drawing some attention recently, not only for its talented and hardworking students, but also for the new abstract canvases that have made an appearance on the hallway walls. Drawing and painting teacher Lorena DeCristofaro is the one who put it all together. She had her Drawing...

Marching Band continues hard work

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Marching band has been very busy within the past month or so, with both in and out of state competitions.. Although they haven’t placed in the highest rankings, junior Justin Kang said that as long as they “keep [their] energy up and focus” they should be able to get back up in the top rankings....

Harry Potter world comes alive once more with release of “Fantastic Beasts”

Harry Potter world comes alive once more with release of “Fantastic Beasts”

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The magical world of Harry Potter comes alive once more with the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The movie originates from a book written in the form of a textbook providing wizards and potterheads alike with information on numerous magical beasts and...

New movie “Doctor Strange” keeps true to comics

New movie “Doctor Strange” keeps true to comics

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Magic and mysticism enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the release of “Doctor Strange,” The movie tells the story of Doctor Stephen Strange, (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) an arrogant, rich, neurosurgeon who experiences a horrific car accident destroying his hands. When traditional me...

Dance dress code “classy-casual” causes confusion

Ian Graham, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

When announcements of a winter dance came in late October, questions arose following the reveal of the dance’s attire. “Attire is classy-casual, as the activities planned for the night do not fall under a formal attire event,” they read. What does this mean? Semi-formal? T-shirt and dress pa...

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