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Point/Counterpoint: Thanksgiving tradition thrown out the door for our fast paced, modern lives

Point/Counterpoint: Thanksgiving tradition thrown out the door for our fast paced, modern lives

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

November 27, 2018


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How often do you go to a family or friends house for a nice home cooked Thanksgiving dinner? Or how often do you go out to a nice restaurant with your family? Our columnists debate the growing trend of having someone else cook Thanksgiving.

Education as just a trend

Devin Jernigan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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There is a flaw in our system of voting. A flaw that has caused the #RedforEd movement to be necessary, and impacts every individual within the Perry High campus. That flaw, is that school students, aren't a force that can influence politics, when politics, is the biggest force and influence on them. Po...

Juul’s new restrictions more of a PR stunt than anything

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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According to administration, approximately six students are caught vaping on campus each week. Underage usage is not a Perry problem, but rather a national epidemic. Recently the Federal Drug Administration has stepped in to combat underage vaping. With 3.6 million high school and junior high school...

TikTok takes over Social Media

TikTok takes over Social Media

Drew Charlet, Web Guy

November 16, 2018


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The well known social media app TikTok or known as Douyin in China is a blowing up out of waters with over 7 million downloads on google play and over 500 million users worldwide and 300 million users on Douyin according to expandedramblings.com. The popular app Musical.ly was bought by the Chinese com...

Bonuses for AP teachers unfair

Abby Knoblock, Staff reporter

November 15, 2018


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High schools all around Arizona as well as its teachers will collect 3.8 million dollars this school year as a state bonus if students pass the AP (Advanced Placement) exams. Perry High is fourth on the list for getting the most money, receiving 153,900 dollars while Hamilton High is in the lead with 213,00...

Traditions not fit for our modern lives

Traditions not fit for our modern lives

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Nothing beats the taste of a home cooked meal, but in a fast-paced world, is that just old-fashioned thinking? When people picture Thanksgiving, they likely think of the decadent dishes and the unforgettable time spent with all sorts of family members. However, what they often neglect to notice...

Thanksgiving Traditions are here to stay

Thanksgiving Traditions are here to stay

Holly Olszak, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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When thinking of Thanksgiving, the first images that come to mind are of friends, family and generous amounts of home-cooked meals arranged on the table. One of the most iconic traditions during this holiday is the food. Whether it is baking a pumpkin pie, mixing mashed potatoes or roasting a turke...

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Opinion: Graduation Overhaul Step in Right Direction

Grant Williams

October 16, 2018


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As higher education grows increasingly requisite for career success and the number of college applicants continues to rise, many students are aggressively seeking to differentiate themselves from the hundreds of thousands of other hopeful applicants in the competition for selective scholarship awards...

EDITORIAL: The clock is ticking for our chance to vote

EDITORIAL: The clock is ticking for our chance to vote

Vivian Duong, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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The clock is ticking. The old saying is you’d have to be living under a rock not to know, but even the under-the-rock-people know how contentious American politics are right now. The 2018 midterm elections are looming and this fall we, the students of Perry High School can impact the real world....

Potential changes for the Puma Den could hurt students

Potential changes for the Puma Den could hurt students

Tya Mounlachack, Assistant sports editor

September 28, 2018


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The future of the Puma Den as we know it is in jeopardy. The Den and DECA play a huge role in student life and on campus – from community service to educating Arizona’s largest chapter of marketing students – the program at PHS is a staple of our culture. (Full disclosure: I am a part of DECA and work in...

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