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Mardi Gras parade

February 12, 2013


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The French Club paraded through the halls of PHS this morning during Conference Period. Check out the video clips to see what it looked like. Your browser does not support the video tag...

DECA wins it all; making Pumas proud

DECA wins it all; making Pumas proud

Sydney Redman, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013


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While students are anxiously awaiting for the weekend to begin and cramming to get all their weekend plans made, DECA students were competing against other schools in marketing role plays, preparing for their future, and winning 2 awards becoming the first school in Az to win both awards. “They...

Mock election correlates to real election results

Stevie Tomaszewski, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013


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Many are bound to have seen the persistent biased political ads invading television screens the past couple of months in preparation for the election. Last week, government classes around campus had the opportunity to be involved in the election by participating in the national online Youth Leadership...

No Child Left Behind

Ciera Woodfin, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2013


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The name speaks for itself: No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Last week more than 600 PHS students were tested in reading and writing by the state. The standardized exams - the Arizona Instrument for Measuring Standards, or AIMS – is the result of President George W. Bush’s NCLB Act of 2002. The goal...

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,...

In wake of Sandy Hook, PHS changes its security

In wake of Sandy Hook, PHS changes its security

Rachel Lattin and Marisa Costagliola

February 11, 2013


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After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the country panicked about the safety of its students. In reaction to the Dec. shooting, Perry has implemented new, stricter security measures. The most noticeable security change is at the school entrances; now, most gates are closed in the morning and d...

MORP Brief

Paige Coakley, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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In the spirit of the 50s sock hop and the 80s rendition of the Sadie Hawkins dance, StuGo is putting a twist on Winter Formal with MORP. Although Perry did not host MORP last year, STUGO has decided to give the school another exciting event, coupled with the annual dodgeball tournament. “We wanted...

From underground to mainstream: Block Day Barz joins ranks of on-campus clubs

From underground to mainstream: Block Day Barz  joins ranks of on-campus clubs

Hallee Lovely, Staff writer

February 11, 2013


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In the corner of the C-building, a movement is empowering students of a new generation. Since the conception of Block Day Barz early last semester, PHS students have connected through freestyle raps and cheering crowds during each week’s conference period. The Barz have been an outlet for all students an...

STEM update and review

Roger Bennett, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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A new conducted concept was introduced giving a chance for incoming freshman to conform to a college preparation program, this year was the trial. Science teachers and freshman student advocates all take part in this new program. It allows science, mathematics, and technology partakers to take this...

French class takes on New Orleans with Mardi Gras

French class takes on New Orleans with Mardi Gras

Amanda Lee, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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For most people, Mardi Gras means beads and booze, and is strictly New Orleans. However, French teacher, Peggy Bejarano, is sharing the New Orleans tradition of Mardi Gras with her students. Mardi Gras, meaning ‘fat tuesday’ in French, and also called Carnival, is the celebration before the Catholic...

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