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Kicking off new school year with big changes

Jackie Rosales, News Editor

August 30, 2019

The beginning of the school year has always been an adjustment period for new and returning students alike, but this year that adjustment period affected more than just the newbies on campus. Unbeknownst to the new students of the school, there have been many recent additions on campus ranging from a new bu...

PHS takes proactive step towards mental health

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

August 30, 2019

Living with depression, anxiety, self-harm impulses, personality disorders, and other disorders are a part of our daily reality. As time goes on, it almost seems as if these issues become increasingly common amongst youth, more specifically high school students nationwide.  Recently, as the world evolves to fit to the...

OPINION: advice from present seniors to future seniors

OPINION: advice from present seniors to future seniors

Amira Johnson, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Going into the last year of high school, there are about 3700 students on campus, 2019-2020 school year. There are approximately 893 freshmen and 948 seniors. I am almost 17 starting my senior year, and I don’t know where I’m going to school next year, I kind of know what I want to do when I gro...

Point counterpoint: removal of valedictorian will benefit all

Anna Myers, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

A student steps up to the podium. They have excelled in a multitude of advanced placement and dual enrollment classes, and have just been accepted into an Ivy League school. A stereotypical “rah rah make the world a better place” speech is delivered and then the valedictorian steps down. And tha...

Point Counterpoint: Kaepernick

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

Some of the most critical moments in history occurred in 2016: a year in which gun violence and brutality was prominent worldwide - especially in America. In that year, one thousand ninety-one African American lives were taken from them by the hands of corrupt police officers that assumed the wor...

Valedictorian removal is foolish

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

Countless hours valuably spent studying for tests, a few all-nighters down the line, an ambitious spirit flourishes throughout high school, and achieves the highly-competitive award of valedictorian. This award is recognized worldwide by universities and educators, and can lead to unique opportunitie...

Are Social Media’s Benefits with the Drama?

Are Social Media’s Benefits with the Drama?

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

May 20, 2019

This issue we worked on, if social media was worth the time that we invest and, if its worth the drama that we go through as a generation.

Top Five moments of the year

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

May 20, 2019

With the end of a school year, people all over the country are reflecting on what happened over the past ten months. This is normal, but the 2018-19 school year has been anything but. It has been a year of triumphs and tragedies, leaving most of the nearly four thousand people who call Perry home hu...

Is Valentine’s day a overrated couples holiday that celebrates cretinous, cringey romantic gestures

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

May 17, 2019

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays were it can be a good holiday if you have that special someone to spend it with in this issue we discussed if Valentine's Day is a overrated couples holiday or not.

PHS remains strong in a forgettable year

Tyler McCracken, Staff reporter

April 25, 2019

This school year has been one for the books - maybe even the record books, maybe even a book that we just put into a shredder. We have had two faculty members unexpectedly pass away, we’ve endured construction, then the bats attacked, and finally we had a political protest. In October, teacher Leslie Jones passed away...

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