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Push for AP is factor in increased test numbers contributing extra funding

Sarah Lankford and Kylie Vacala

March 10, 2017


Filed under Double Truck

Advanced Placement testing is an opportunity for students to test their knowledge at the end of the year and receive college credit. While these AP tests are beneficial for a student's academic success, they also become factors in bettering the environment of the campus as this opportunity for college...

Art students show off creativity in a new light

Art students show off creativity in a new light

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

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...

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...

Ariz. AG: It is illegal to opt-out of standardized tests

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under News

Students will do everything they can to get out of a standardized test, and last year it was as easy as getting their parent’s signature on a piece of paper. The rumored option to opt-out of the newest standardized test, AzMERIT, led to a high number of students failing to take the test with their pa...

Blurred lines of cheating: is there any solution to cheating in school?

Blurred lines of cheating: is there any solution to cheating in school?

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under Award Winners, Features, News

Sacrificing weekends and afternoons in favor of studying seems to be the typical way a hard-working high school student spends their free time. But when pressures mount and time disappears and 4.0 GPA slips out of reach, a good student might be tempted to sneak a peek at another student’s work. Only...

CUSD website gets a new look

CUSD website gets a new look

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014


Filed under News

Over the duration of fall break, the Chandler district’s website was modified, giving it a new look and new features. The update includes a sidebar of site shortcuts, a list of upcoming district events, and a sidebar of video highlights. Though it’s unknown why the website was altered, some agree...

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Puma Den will benefit more than DECA students

Natalie Eberhard, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014


Filed under News

At a glance, the school’s new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building seems to only benefit students taking CTE classes like culinary arts or TV productions. However, instead of keeping the new building to themselves, the business marketing club, DECA, plans to open a new student store available...

Admin: bullying on the rise

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

December 12, 2013


Filed under Features

  The term “bullying” often surfaces in the halls of any given educational area, including primary and secondary schools. While it is a serious offense, there is no clear definition of what constitutes bullying. A passing comment or a seemingly offensive post falls under the gray area of punishabl...

Confusion causes dress code violations

Confusion causes dress code violations

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2013


Filed under Features

Dress code has been a staple in Perry’s rules of conduct since its opening in 2007. It has guided students towards environmentally aware fashion decisions for ultimate success. The list is simple: a guideline to ensure modesty and limited distraction. According to the student handbook, the dress...

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