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History teacher takes on clubs and classes alike

History teacher takes on clubs and classes alike

Torrey Thompson, Staffer

February 11, 2013


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When it comes down to little green men, they have the ability to inspire greatness in one intrigued history teacher. “Do or do not; there is no try, “says AP U.S. history teacher, Jason Myers, as he quoted one of the most well-known philosophers of our time: Yoda. Among his most recent achievements,...

Trapeze artist takes part in dangerous art

Trapeze artist takes part in dangerous art

Roger Bennett, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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Zoe Gregg has a unique set of skills, and you would never know it if you just sat next to her in fourth hour English. A trapeze student, Gregg has been performing dangerous stunts on the trapeze for nearly three months and her efforts deserve the admiration. “It’s an exciting activity that is...

Mr. PHS Photos

Paige Coakley, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013


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Take a look at our lovely junior and senior guys participating in DECA'S annual "All Male Talent Show" Mr. PHS.

Butson juggles life as teacher and coach

Marisa Costagliola, staff writer

January 28, 2013


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Teacher, coach and Perry enthusiast, Brian Butson impacts students' lives daily. This year he is taking on many roles, including freshman/junior varsity football coach, varsity girls basketball assistant coach, and Brief Calculus teacher. As a football coach, he feels very successful. “We ended up...

Mass destruction or bad movie plot?

Erik Yates, News Writer

January 18, 2013


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There is much more to the Mayan long calendar’s conclusion than the doom and gloom portrayed in the film “2012.” Three years ago Hollywood said that John Cusack would save the world from its own continental shift, but in just a couple of days on Dec. 21, millions of people around the globe will...

Impact and Deaf Awareness Week

Ciera Woodfin and Alyx Alcala

January 18, 2013


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For seven days, Impact members gathered at a table during all three lunches in front of a written pledge which called for respect and self-accountability. In exchange for a pledge signature, a teal ribbon was given to wear as a symbol of commitment to anti-bullying efforts. Impact’s President, senior...

New director leads band to new heights

New director leads band to new heights

Victoria Lovvorn, Enterntainment Editor

January 15, 2013


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Although marching band season may be over, the new band director, Brandon Kiesgen, is still taking the Jazz and Symphonic bands to new levels. Just recently on Dec. 1,the symphonic band placed superior at the band’s first festival this school year. Not to mention, it was the first time in the [sy...

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton transcript: Gun control in Ariz.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton transcript: Gun control in Ariz.

Ciera Woodfin and Brooke Karakey

January 14, 2013


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Sept. 11, 2012 The following is a transcript from a sit-down Precedent students had with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. CIERA WOODFIN – What is your stance on gun control? MAYOR GREG STANTON – I have signed on to the Pledge that mayor Bloomberg of New York has asked us to sign up on dealing...

Families prepare for the worst

Tatyana Garcia, Features editor

December 20, 2012


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As we approach what people are calling ‘the end of the world,’ people all around the world are preparing for Dec. 21, the date in which the world, as we know it, is supposed to end. In Stockport, England, a man named Simon Dillon,47, has a separate part of his house, dedicated for his stockpile of...

Armed and Apt; Children prepared for anything

Brooke Karakey, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2012


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“I first used a gun when I was 12,” Phan stated,”having a gun doesn’t mean anything, I just feel safer having it.” In the past, the prospect of minors having contact with firearms has been a popular, yet controversial topic around the nation. The thought of it makes many adults quiver at...

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