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10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

Behind graduation

May 24, 2017
Filed under News

The moment we have all been waiting for is almost here. Graduation has finally come within our grasps. While graduation is an exciting time for the seniors that are about to move on in life, such a ceremony requires an extreme amount of preparation and work. According to Principal Dan Serrano, the...

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

Lauren Fountain and Sawyer Del Fosse
March 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In perhaps the most surprising conclusion to a divisive conversation, the AIA council voted 39-5 to approve unrestricted year-round practices for all sports, except for a no-pads or helmets regulation for football. Although met with resentment by the majority, the door has been opened for year-long...

Perry security prepares for homecoming crowds

Kade Whatcott, Staff Reporter
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

As the football team prepares to head to battle against the Warriors of Westwood this Friday in the Perry Football stadium, with an expected bigger crowd than usual, security is preparing for mass amounts of students and fans. Preparing for this game, the security are adding an extra police officer and 2-3 ...

Admin: There will be extra security for homecoming

Tucker Marmie, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Homecoming is an exciting time for every high schooler. The weather is cool, it’s spirit week on campus and of course the homecoming football game. Friday is the game and Saturday is the dance so every student is more excited than just an ordinary football game. Homecoming can also be a stressful time for...

AIA rule change attempts to streamline transfers

AIA rule change attempts to streamline transfers

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) voted on the updated transfer rule Mar. 4 and it will go into effect July 1, 2016. With the new clauses, in-state transfers may find it more difficult to move to another school and continue playing their sport. Previously, a student-athlete who moved from...

Women step into new positions of authority

Women step into new positions of authority

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2016
Filed under Opinions

If power was personified, it would likely be a stern, hard-faced man; the embodiment of masculinity. Personally, men are first to come to mind when I think of authority in the business world. However, we are evolving into a society in which women are able to step up and fill these positions just as we...

PHS athletes defy stereotypes in academics

Aja Diffin, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2016
Filed under Sports

Snap judgements and stereotypes can oftentimes be common in a high school setting, especially with student athletes. Athletes, through their drive for competition, must balance their practices, training, and games with their homework, study sessions, and tests. Recently, the results from Arizona Interscho...

Security Superstars

Security Superstars

Molly Ogden and Savannah Ostler
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

They patrol the premises. They combat the riff raff. They protect us, defend us, and make our campus a little safer day-by-day. Who are these superheroes, these guardians of Perry High School? While they often fade into the background of our regular day at school, the security guards of PHS are dedi...

Lady Pumas make it to the playoffs after 5 years

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2015
Filed under Sports

To recap, the Lady Pumas found out that they had a girl playing basketball without a clearance card, which is an AIA violation, and consequentially had to turn themselves into the AIA. They then decided to appeal the violation and the three forfeit games that the player participated in. As a result,...

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