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Living at home better than in a dorm?

Living at home better than in a dorm?

Alyx Alcala, Opinions Editor

May 21, 2013


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Whether residential arrangements are made in a dorm, an apartment, or at home, the college living experience is one like no other; but do not worry, no one option is necessarily better than another. A few things to consider while deciding on where to live include cost, convenience, and quality. Fo...

Singing in the Rain Musical Review

Paige Coakley, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinions

“Make em’ laugh. Make em’ laugh!” is the main theme of this year’s main production- Singing in the Rain. With all of the main characters jumping about, tapping their feet, and completing backflips and side rolls across the stage, I would say that Signing in the Rain was more than entertaini...

Mixing underage drinking and prom could be a deadly decision

Mixing underage drinking and prom could be a deadly decision

Tatyana Garcia, Features editor

April 22, 2013


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Events such as New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, along with many more, are known for the amount of alcohol consumed before, throughout, and after the event. With prom around the corner, the late spring has historically been a time where high school students find themselves in situations where they h...

Alcohol deteriorates insides

Alyx Alcala, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2013


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All too often, alcohol is consumed without awareness of the biological hazards associated with intoxication. Although many engage in such activities without fully understanding the repercussions, this is especially true of underage drinkers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Preventio...

What’s the difference between debit and credit?

Lani Dekker, Staff Writer

March 26, 2013


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en using plastic cards as money versus actual cash. The question is, do any of these credit and debit card users know the difference between the two? Some people think that having a debit or credit card is an unlimited source of money with little consequences. This is not the case however. Debit card...

Identity theft in today’s world: how to avoid it

Tatyana Garcia, Staff Writer

March 26, 2013


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Although the latest comedy, Identity Thief, gives you side-splitting laughs at the ongoing chase between Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, the situation is far from realistic. For those who are unfamiliar, identity theft, according to the U.S. dept. of Justice, is a crime in which someone obtains ...

With US in recession, students struggle for a paycheck

With US in recession, students struggle for a paycheck

Tatyana Garcia, Features Editor

March 10, 2013


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While the nation is struggling to make ends meet when it comes to the economy, it has become harder for high school students to find a job. Since adults with actual work experience are vexed with denied applications left and right, the pressure has doubled for teenagers. A person does not have to...

Finding other ways to make money

Finding other ways to make money

Paige Coakley, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013


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With the new economic depression and it sort-of kind-of rising back to being “ok,” teenagers are going to great lengths and drastic measures to find some pocket money. Parents are becoming stingy with their hard earned cash and students are finding that the only way to acquire those new brand...

Senior pursues artistic passion through painting and fashion

Senior pursues artistic passion through painting and fashion

Torrey Thompson, Staffer

March 5, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Features

When it comes down to finding artistic flair and talent at Perry, one student in particular, senior Kaylyn Ruff, stands out amongst the crowd, ambitiously aspiring to become an art prodigy. “I’ve always drawn; my aunt and uncle are artists too, but my uncle’s a sculptor while my aunt paints,...

Drama department teacher recognized

Stevie Tomaszewski, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013


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Although Perry has several qualified and exemplary teachers, one specific individual, Shawna Marquis, has stood out because of her outstanding achievements as a drama director. In November, the Perry Theater department attended the State Thespian Festival in which Marquis received the“Coach of the...

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