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SAT should not be deciding factor for colleges

Kaplan SAT book representing the high costs that come with taking and preparing for the SAT.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

As students grow older and reach the last two years of their high school career, there is a standardized test that never fails to incite an unhealthy amount of stress into their routine: the SAT.  According to College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, “Over 8 million students took...

How to prepare for upcoming AP tests

There are a variety of resources available for AP test practice, the youtube channel Advanced Placement, AP books, and practice assignments assigned by teachers.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2020

It is that time of the year again where students in AP classes experience what they have been working towards for the entirety of the two semesters: AP tests. The deciding factor of whether or not the student earns college credit. With the modified fourth quarter in which schooling is now online for mos...

Teachers’ thoughts on new grading system

Infinite Campus where grades are now being inputted can only raise grades.

Vivian Duong, A&E Editor

April 19, 2020

With the continuation of online schooling, the Chandler Unified School District has set a guideline as to how the rest of the school year will follow concerning how the grading system will continue. The system has now been set for the students in a way that grades can now only be used to raise 3rd Q...

AP Exams: A complete synopsis

Breanna Latt, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2016

Many students make the decision to take one, or more, Advanced Placement classes. Students put in an immense amount of work; therefore, it is essential for students to score high on these exams. Chemistry teacher Mary Heitmann expresses her optimism for the tests because students in prior years have scor...

Stranded in a South Korea

Shin observes the view from his grandparent's house in South Korea. Shin has been in Korea since the beginning of fall break, and was unable to return home due to problems with his travel documents. He is expected to return home at the start of the second semester.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

Three months of no responsibilities would seem like three months of heaven on earth to most people. For junior Daniel Shin, the next few months looks more like a three month sentence than a three month paradise.         Shin had the opportunity to visit his extended family in South Korea over f...

Fall testing too early

Fall testing too early

Dayna Miller, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2014

Perry High School juniors brace themselves for the plethora of college admission essays, scholarship applications, and standardized tests and preparation; Not to mention students still need to balance their schoolwork, social life, and getting enough sleep. Perry offered the practice SAT in August and...

Preparation for May AP testing begins

Students review and exemplar test in an AP English class. This is only part of the fill preparations made for the AP test in spring.

Kevin Chadwick, Writer

February 10, 2014

With Advanced Placement (AP) tests right around the corner, students must decide which tests to take and begin studying. An AP test distinguishes whether or not a course taken in high school will count as college credit. In some cases, students may be unsure if the test is worth taking. According to...

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