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Unfair bonuses for AP teachers

Abby Knoblock, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


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Should teachers get a bonus for how students perform in classes? That’s the question people are asking since The Arizona Republic story reported that advanced placement teachers at PHS earn a $300 bonus for students who pass the AP exam. According to the report, if an AP composition teacher has three st...

Perry Giving Back

Perry Giving Back

Jackie Rosales, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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It is the holiday season and with it comes the countless charities and drives popping up everywhere from your school to your local Walmart. What does Perry do to make its mark and is it enough? Giving back is undeniably the Samaritan thing to do. Donating helps to benefit an organization and simultaneou...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Christmas too early?

Point/Counterpoint: Is Christmas too early?

Joielline Tchilao, staff reporter

December 13, 2018


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What happens when you have too much of the same dessert? Yeah, you get fat and, eventually, extremely sick of it. It is the same for Christmas, as much as we all love this holiday, starting it in November is too early. Christmas is a month, not a quarter of the year.    December is the month of Christmas, it is...

Point/counterpoint: Is Christmas celebrated too early?

Point/counterpoint: Is Christmas celebrated too early?

Holly Olszak, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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The Christmas season is typically known for the bright lights weaved around every house, the joyful holiday music blaring on the radio, and an assortment of baked goods displayed on the dining room table. Christmas may be favored by millions around the world, but is it celebrated too early? This...

Point/counterpoint: Hallmark movies

Anna Myers and Nadine Loureiro

December 12, 2018


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‘Tis the season for cheesy plot-lines Anna Myers Christmas season. It means a little something different to everyone, but there is one tiding of joy that all can partake in: Hallmark movies.   And you don’t even have to read the movie synopsis to know what it is going to be about! You c...

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...

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