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Senioritis takes final toll in the last weeks of school

Senioritis takes final toll in the last weeks of school

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Every spring season the same illness spreads throughout the graduating class like rapid fire. The symptoms of this illness can be caught early on around the fall, however this disease has no treatable options, and only seems to drastically get worse as the school year goes on. Teachers dread the sounds ...

Staying in state offers comfort

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Opinions

There's no place like home. What better time than college to apply this valuable life lesson? Today many students are faced with countless college opportunities. Ranging from those fortunate enough to gain scholarships that accelerate them to all parts of the country to those who wish to study abroad...

School lacks protocol regarding illness

School lacks protocol regarding illness

Valerie Burgess and Sarah Lankford
December 14, 2015
Filed under Double Truck

As a society, we raise awareness for diseases that can be seen. We walk around a track for several hours throughout the night for cancer, or we come together in a community event to sell pastries to support the healing of a student who faced a catastrophic car accident. Their messages spread and catch...

Lacking school spirit

Taylor Moorer, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Give me a L-A-M-E, what’s that spell? Lame! A majority of students forget to add the spirit, in the saying school spirit. High school is for experiencing new styles and trying new activities. The classic “Spirit Week” at school is a way to be goofy and express yourself. But, teenagers find themselves...

Serrano Q &A: Graduation happenings

Paige Coakley, Editor In Chief
April 20, 2015
Filed under Features, News

It is that time of year again; where all of the lovely seniors dawn their navy and maroon caps and gowns and line up for that wonderful march up the stage, waiting to be handed that little piece of paper saying the last four years of their lives were worth it. However, there are some things that need...

Students associate “movie days” as a day off but are they truly beneficial?

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2015
Filed under News

You walk into class, tired from the days events, when you sit down to discover your teacher will be showing a movie. More often than not the first thought to come to mind are “thank goodness nap time.” When a teacher shows a movie in class is it truly beneficial? While many students agree that...

Intertwining of School and Religion

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter
December 11, 2014
Filed under News, Opinions

Recently, the Maryland County Board of education cleaned their upcoming 2015-2016 calendar of any holiday references. This decision, which was a 7-to-1 vote, was made after a few Muslim leaders requested that Eid al-Adha, the Muslim equivalent of Christianity's celebration of Christmas, be mentioned...

New standards prove successful

New standards prove successful

Dayna Miller, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Common Core has been a hot topic, and the main question is to keep or remove? A nation-wide implementation of the same standards has seen success in other countries, so it should work here too, right? The controversy is found when looking at the objectives and The Standards. A common complaint regarding...

Fall testing too early

Fall testing too early

Dayna Miller, Opinions Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Perry High School juniors brace themselves for the plethora of college admission essays, scholarship applications, and standardized tests and preparation; Not to mention students still need to balance their schoolwork, social life, and getting enough sleep. Perry offered the practice SAT in August and...

Confinement has little impact on PHS students

Confinement has little impact on PHS students

Haley Brown, Staff Wirter
February 12, 2014
Filed under News

Students and parents have experienced some confusion about a letter sent from the District regarding a new state law in which confinement may be enforced with parental consent. House Bill 2476, regarding solitary confinement, was passed on Apr. 3, 2013. Before the adoption of the law, Arizona was only ...

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