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Bonuses for AP teachers unfair

Abby Knoblock, Staff reporter

November 15, 2018

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...

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

Pumas against Wolves on Dec. 2

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017

The story of David and Goliath has been used to describe monumental events for many years. The story tells of a man, named David, who was told to fight a giant named Goliath. Goliath was undefeated. In the end, David miraculously beat Goliath. The upcoming state football game, Perry against Chandler (CHS), ...

Richard Cramer Obituary

Richard Cramer was a Social Studies teacher at Santan Junior High Schools since 2011.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

Richard Cramer passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 25, 2017 after a four year long battle with stomach cancer. Cramer was born and raised in Tempe, Ariz. and graduated from Arizona State University. He earned a BA in Education, an MA in Instructional Technology, and a certificate in administration...

Art students show off creativity in a new light

Sasha Rodriguez sketching out her shoe design.

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

With the school year quickly coming to an end, many of Perry’s fine arts departments are taking part in competitions, including Perry Theater Company and winter guard and drumline. This year, the Art Department getting in on the action as well. Drawing and Painting teacher Lorena DeCristofaro’s advanc...

Charitability of Arizona citizens is doubted

Ethan Thai and Caden Johnson

December 16, 2016

In 2016, a Wallethub survey ranked Arizona as the least charitable state in the nation. This news has come as a shock to Arizonans, for it is difficult to believe that as a state we came in as number 50. The survey took into account each state’s volunteer rate, the percent of donated income, the...

Marijuana on ballot should not cause double take

Marijuana can be for more than recreation

Ashley Scholz, Staff reporter

September 26, 2016

This upcoming voting season, voters may be raising eyebrows at the fact that the word “Marijuana” will be penned on their ballots. With the idea of marijuana comes a negative connotation and many concerns. Marijuana is classified as a drug due to its mind-altering abilities including affecting one...

2016 Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt arrives at Perry

2016 Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt arrives at Perry

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016

In the past two years the town of Gilbert has seen an increase in the number of mosquitos. During the monsoon season, even Perry cannot escape them. Environmental Science teacher Jill Irvin and her classes are helping with research by conducting experiments to catch the mosquitoes on campus. The ...

Wallethub survey declares Arizona fourth worst education system

Caden Johnson, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016 While Arizona is well known for the Grand Canyon and gorgeous sunsets, the state has recently adopted something else to be known for: having one of the worst education systems in the United States. In the 2016 Wallethub report on the...

Zika virus and how it affects the U.S.

Zika virus and how it affects the U.S.

Alison Sandoval-Leon, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2016

The Zika virus comes from infected mosquitoes called Aedes. They usually bite around the daytime, quite aggressively, in most cases it feels like an actual needle is poking through your skin. This species of mosquitoes are currently invading Florida, and are quickly spreading all around the world. Exactly...

Burks becomes 1st D1 state champ

Senior Cade Burks runs during the Mesquite meet.

Mia Irvin, Sports Editor

May 18, 2016

1600 meters. For senior Cade Burks, this number has resonated in his mind since his freshman year when he first began running track at Perry High School. 1600 meters would later become the distance that stood between him, and a Division 1 championship.   Along with the mile in which Burks took fir...

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