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Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Paige Luedtke, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

“I will always be an advocate for it [Speech and Debate] because I know it helped me”

Take Five with James Fountain

River Bradshaw, Staff Reminder

December 18, 2018

He has a tournament named after him by a former student. He was one of two to be the first to be inducted as a 2005 inductee to the Arizona Forensics League Hall of Fame. He is super successful as a coach and has countless state champs and national ranked students. He took over for Lisle Jones ...

Students should be more active and informed when voting

Students should be more active and informed when voting

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

Due to this year’s controversial issues and candidates alike, now more than ever has the call to vote been so necessary, especially for our young generation. Voting is a privilege; a right people around the world continuously put their life at stake for. Here in America, we enjoy the freedom to ...

New leadership for award-winning Speech and Debate team

Lauren Neilsen, A&E Editor

August 30, 2016

While much of Perry’s attention is dominated by the successful big-name varsity sports, a shift of the spotlight may be set to soon change. Speech and Debate, which, according to the Arizona Interscholastic Association, is in fact classified as a sport itself, is gearing up for a fresh and ambitious y...

Speech and Debate gains first major win ever

Valerie Burgess, A&E Assistant Editor

December 11, 2015

With the riveting anticipation for crafting an argument or participating in speech events, many feel an adrenaline rush with every word. From Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 38 schools from across the state attended the Dobson Invitational at Dobson High School to participate in verbal fisticuffsl. Dozens of the top ...

Debate places in Toro Classic

Kathryn McFaul, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

Last November, Perry’s debate team had more students break into final rounds than ever before at The Toro Classic while claiming first place in duet acting.  “[Students] broke into [finals in] Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum, Humorous Interpretation, and Dramatic Interpretation,” said Debate...

Philosophy club debates controversial issues

Philosophy club debates controversial issues

Sarah Chapple, News Editor

September 5, 2014

From Jump Rope Club and National Honor Society to Ecology Club, the start of the 2014-15 school year has come with a wave of interest from students to get involved across campus. For those specifically interested in academic clubs focusing on real-world issues, many students turn to clubs such as Debate...

Debate’s Fresh Start

Kathryn McFaul, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

Debate is under a new rule, as new teacher Randy Duren has taken control. Although Duren has never taught debate before, he has been teaching public speaking for over four years. This year the debate team has forty members.  Duren said their strengths this year are how more diverse they are this...

Debate hopes for expansion in future

Debate hopes for expansion in future

Mckinlee Neubauer, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013

Like sports, preparing for a debate tournament requires preparation and practice.Every month, a new topic is chosen for students to debate. The team splits into groups of two, who compete in public forum debates as partners. Before writing their argument, students begin to gather research on the top...


Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2013

Eddie Basha obituary Eddie Basha, CEO and chairman of the Bashas’ grocery chain, died Tues. Mar. 28 at the age of 75. In 1968, Basha took over the Bashas’ chain when his father passed away and left the legacy to him. Basha served on the CUSD Governing Board for 12 years and later was appointed to...

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