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On-campus graduation moved to ASU for 2018

On-campus graduation moved to ASU for 2018

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After eight years of holding graduation in its own backyard, administration announced earlier this month that for the first time in school history, spring commencement will be an off-campus event. The 2018 senior class will graduate at Wells Fargo Arena on the campus of Arizona State University on...

Behind graduation

May 24, 2017


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The moment we have all been waiting for is almost here. Graduation has finally come within our grasps. While graduation is an exciting time for the seniors that are about to move on in life, such a ceremony requires an extreme amount of preparation and work. According to Principal Dan Serrano, the...

Having a voice

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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The light at the end of the tunnel is within reach for the Class of 2017, and preparations to finally graduate are well on their way. Students speaking at graduation in particular knew how much work it would take in advance. On the night of graduation, seniors Cameron Rua-Smith, Kane Hudson, and val...

2016 graduation ceremony full of touching moments

2016 graduation ceremony full of touching moments

Staff Editorial

May 27, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

More than 700 seniors earned their diplomas in Perry's largest, and most touching, graduation ceremony on May 24 in front of a standing-room only crowd at John Wrenn Stadium. The event was full of several touching moments: A military tribute from the school's junior ROTC, choir and orchestra, which...

M.I.N.T. Podcast

M.I.N.T. Podcast

Izzy Rozansky, Mazyne Smith, Nicholas Ashcroft, and Trevor Standage

May 24, 2016


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, Showcase

Mazyne Smith, Nicholas Ashcroft, Izzy Rozansky, and Trevor Standage cover some of everything in this first edition podcast. There is the pressing issue of the transgender bathrooms, spoken about by co-host Ashcroft, Sculpture I's "Giving Tree" assignments, covered by staff reporter Standage, and in line...

Perry says goodbye to more than just our seniors

Breanna Latt, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Throughout the year, many students have become aware that some of their favorite teachers are making the decision to take some time off. For Spanish teacher Carina De La Torre, this decision was extremely difficult for her. De La Torre explains that the last few years of dropping off her 3 year-ol...

Upholding the tradition

Izzy Rozansky, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2016


Filed under Features

When the word Graduation is said, thoughts of senior year, diplomas, and caps and gowns surface. However, where exactly does the age-old tradition of the graduates wearing caps and gowns come from? The gowns, technically referred to as ‘academic dresses’, are used to symbolize greater amount...

AP senior projects have emotional twist

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016


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The day of graduation is a day of anticipation. Seniors look forward to hearing their name as they walk across the stage, as well as hearing the speeches given by the top members of their class. This year, there will be three speeches given by students. Three, out of a class of almost 700. And while...

Yates Hates: Overemphasizing Graduation Goodbyes

Yates Hates: Overemphasizing Graduation Goodbyes

E. Yates, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

All good things must come to an end. Whether it is a high school sport or a really great newspaper column, everything has an impending end. Typically, saying goodbye to these things can be rather glum. With the end of the year just around the corner, seniors are probably saying tearful g...

Need bigger graduation venue

Need bigger graduation venue

Lucas Smith, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinions

With the increase of size of the student population that is only growing and growing, the environment at graduation is becoming a problem. From being squished between strangers due to limited seats, to struggling to find a place to park cars to even having longer ceremonies. Even though we cannot fix the l...

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