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Prop 123: More Money More Problems?

Nathan Tucker, News Editor

April 22, 2016


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Arizona schools are stuck in an unenviable position. Out of 50 states, Arizona placed 48th in amount of money spent for each student: every Arizonan child in K-12 education equaled $7,208 spent, according to a 2013 report from the US Census Bureau (for reference, the national average that year was $10,7...

NHS process as hard as it needs to be

NHS process as hard as it needs to be

Emma Fernandez, Editor and Chief

March 1, 2016


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National Honors Society: the name means something. Students apply because it will look good on an application and there’s a reason for that. Not just anyone can get in. NHS only accepts the best of the best. Some people believe that NHS is too hard to get into. However, that is the point. If NHS w...

NHS selection process is too hard

NHS selection process is too hard

Molly Ogden and Savannah Ostler

March 1, 2016


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The prestige. The honor. The distinguishment. These are all perks that come with acceptance to the National Honor Society. NHS is one of the most competitive and esteemed groups on campus. Many students spend their first 2 years of high school working to qualify for an invitation for NHS. Let us rewind...

Editorial: Scars left by social media post can last a lifetime

Aja Diffin and Sarah Campbell

February 3, 2016


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Every day we hear adults or our parents and authorities dole out constant warnings about what we post on social media. For most of us, those warnings go in one ear and out the other, thinking we have total control over who sees what we post. Unfortunately, it is not until an irreversible mistake is made...

Senior doubles as student and professional model

Senior doubles as student and professional model

August Bowers, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2015


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  Imagine walking down the streets in Los Angeles, New York, England, Australia, and all around the world; seeing your face on top of billboards and posters, advertising your work as one of the most talented models in the world. Senior Taylor Howard is living this dream and taking the modeling...

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

Kaitlyn VanKlompenberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


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Now that the 2015 AzMERIT testing season has come to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect. Or exhale. The term’s circus, zoo, nightmare have bounced around the testing circuit this spring, but why? Politicians like Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have g...

Theater receives title of REINING State Champs

Mackenzie Ness, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015


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Coming back from spring break, Theater received the exciting news that they have been recognized as REINING State Champions just after receiving superiors at their final tournament, “The State 1-Act Competition.” Throughout the year, school teams battle each other at both the regional and state...

Jacob Morris croons tunes on debut album

Jacob Morris croons tunes on debut album

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2015


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Fame and fortune. Those two words have sparked the imaginations and dreams of millions. But in order for one to fulfill their dreams, there must be a plan of action. Senior Jacob Morris has just that. When he is not participating in theater here at Perry, or worrying about school work, Morris enjoys...

Bernier applies life experiences to classroom setting

Bernier applies life experiences to classroom setting

Mackenzie Ness, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2015


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Often a life in the media industry appears like a utopia: paparazzi, a large income, celebrities, and fine dining. However this is not reality, at least not at the beginning. Media teacher Brian Bernier has traveled this rocky trek firsthand – from pulling cable for local radio stations to traveling...

Athletes band together to include all students in sports, arts

Athletes band together to include all students in sports, arts

Mia Irvin, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


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Just before the curtains opened there was a silence, but not a quiet silence - the type you could feel. Students stood in nervous anticipation waiting behind the thick, navy curtains. As the curtains draw open, they look onto the crowd; the seats were filled with a cheering, enthralled, and teary-eyed...

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