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Theatre Wins State Festival

Kathryn McFaul, Staff Writer

April 28, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, Entertainment

Theatre brought back a first place win from the State One-Act Festival this spring.  They were given two perfect scores and a superior with distinction, as well as being awarded with the AIA Central Region Championship. Performers, Lester Nnagbo, Blake Miller, Alexandra Messersmith, Kate Brandt, and...

PHS students recieve awards at this years AzMUN conference

Erandy Gastelum, Writer

April 25, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, News

Three juniors received awards at the 52nd annual Arizona Model United Nations (AzMUN) conference this year. Andrew Jensen, JJ Andrade, and Austin Garrett each earned individual awards for their representations for different countries. This year, PHS sent 9 students from the MUN club to the conferenc...

Baseball’s ambidexrious advantage

Baseball’s ambidexrious advantage

Ashley Elliott, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, Sports

Imagine being in one class and writing with your right hand and going to the next class and writing with your left. While that might seem like a disaster waiting to happen, this is the type of dynamic some of the hitters on the varsity baseball team use to benefit them at the plate. The ability to hit ...

Honors pre-requisite test necessary to maintain rigor

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

As teachers sign their names on a piece of paper, few realize that their choice of classes guide the next four years of their life. You may have picked the higher level classes because you wanted to impress your friends, your parents forced you, or you feel that you are knowledgeable enough to handle it...

Current Popular Rap Music Contains No Real Content

Tanner Serrano, Staff Writer

December 28, 2013


Filed under Audio, Award Winners

In the last 40 years, rap music has delighted young adults throughout the U.S. However, new artists have emerged recently who cause much controversy. A stereotype surrounding the rap music industry is gang activity and a painful lack of intellect. Unfortunately, rappers like Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz, who fit ...

Principal wins Best Administrator of the Year Award

Kevin Chadwick, Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Features, News

Principal Dan Serrano won the award “Administrator of the Year in the Central Region of Arizona for his support of the PHS theater program.” Serrano received this award for his extra support in the theater program by making necessary arrangements that guaranteed a fair amount of help and money to ...

Serious Topic With A Childish Name

Erik Yates, Web Editor

November 28, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

You hear in the news and other media that bullying and its variations are a major issue today in schools across the nation. The various forms (cyber, physical, and "covert" bullying) all sound rather serious except for the word "bullying". The word appears to have stuck with us since elementary school p...

Tasteless cheering does not equal school spirit

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

Although fans are a crucial part of the atmosphere of any sporting event, at what point is the line drawn for unclassy fan behavior? As football and basketball compete against perceived rivals, the student section can be found dressed for the theme, watching the game, and, of course, cheering vivaciously....

First year in division-I was littered with injuries, mismatches

First year in division-I was littered with injuries, mismatches

Mike McGilton, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Sports

The Perry football team had an extremely disappointing 2013 season. The Pumas finished the season with a 2-8 record, losing their last seven games of the year. There have been many rumors around the team for why they did not succeed to their expectations, but head coach Preston Jones has the real ans...

Perry Prime Time Shutdown

Perry Prime Time Shutdown

Charissa Brooks, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, News

Where do the boundaries between humor and proper standards overlap? The student-produced television show, “Perry Prime Time,” has exploded in popularity this year because of its new format of fake news and jokes, but many of the show’s loyal fans are asking where has “Prime Time” gone? Pe...

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