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A Minute With Mia: White feminism misses force of intersectionality, total inclusion

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Along with the iconic green Shamrock Shakes and the somewhat tolerable temperatures, March also brought us Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress officially declared March the month of women after pushes from individual states and lobbyists. The month is to honor the suffragettes of the 1920s that fought ...

Decline of malls creates room for small businesses

Ian Graham, A&E Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Resulting from the growth of consumerism and the influx of baby boomer youth, shopping malls sprouted from American soil and flourished across the country during the 1950s and ‘60s. While their main purpose was to make goods more readily available to suburban shoppers, these malls were soon ove...

Student activism at school encourages political involvement in young people

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

On Apr. 20, 2018, students across the country planned to step up and walk out, continuing the conversation on gun violence that has followed the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. At Perry, hundreds of students left their classrooms to voice their opinions for a m...

On-campus activism takes focus from school to specific movements

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Nothing beats student activism. For years, it has been a struggle to get students and young adults to vote, with a historically low participation rate of 46.1 percent for 18-29 year olds in the 2016 presidential election. So why is everyone complaining now? In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shoot...

Supporting #RedForEd: Lack of funding creates path to failure for all

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I have seen the value of educators my entire life. My aunt, my uncle, my grandparents, and even my mother have poured themselves into their work and shown that teaching is far from a 9-to-5 job. Between lesson planning and grading on weekends, to showing up for their students like second parents at their pl...

Perry’s best kept secret

India Buckner, staff reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

The sand volleyball team is 11-1, ranked fifth in the state’s Power Rankings, and has already won the Premier Region title. But does anyone really know about this outstanding record? The Pumas are the best-ranked spring sports team on campus, but play their home matches 6.2 miles away at nearby ...

Unsigned: AzMERIT’s lack of purpose leaves students frustrated

Precedent Staff

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Each year as spring break comes to a close, the dreadful fourth quarter testing bonanza begins. Standardized tests have been apart of the Arizona educational system for as long as anyone in the post-millennial generation can remember, but what do the statewide tests do for students and teachers other...

Restricting gun access hurts more than helps; focus on mental health as root

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America explains that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. If there is one thing that the legislators and citizens of America must keep in mind is that the gun does not kill: the person who is pulling the t...

Comprehensive legislation only way for general sense of helplessness to end

Ian Graham, A&E Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions

In the days following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, debates over the sale of assault rifles have erupted. These debates, with arguments coming from all levels on the conservative-republican spectrum, are forcing lawmakers to revisit the conversation surrounding gun control and its...

The student voice of Perry High School
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