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NHS president Moira MacCatherine has collected well over 400 service hours by volunteering in the community. Moira hopes to be a neonatal intensive care nurse and volunteering at hospitals is a step toward her future.

Senior Moira MacCatherine becomes first ever Flinn finalist

Tyler Blandin, Website Director January 14, 2022

Senior Moira MacCatherine has become the first Perry student to ever make it to the final round for The Flinn Scholarship. The scholarship is a full ride to Arizona universities and includes study abroad...

Magi plays Just Dance during a Puma Pals meeting. She has been a part of the club since her freshman year.

Senior Magi Brockman leads service across campus

Lindsey Harrison, Double Truck Editor December 1, 2021

She’s leading the Puma Pals meeting. She’s organizing another Leo Club charity project. She’s teaching a lesson in SPED. She’s raising her hand, answering another question in the back of the AP...

Students have found new, unique ways to give back to their community. Volunteering at the zoo, sorting books, and writing letters to nursing homes are all examples to earn hours

Handwritten letters, running, and zoo tours, unusual ways to give back

Derek Fernandez, A&E Editor December 1, 2021

Many clubs and organizations around campus require their members to participate and earn community service hours. In response to the limited amount of service opportunities due to COVID, students are forced...

The tea on chai tea club

The tea on chai tea club

Callie Floyd, Staff Reporter December 1, 2021

Chai club has been rapidly gaining popularity this year. With more than 90+ clubs on campus, this is one of the many student-led clubs. The club has over 100 students, being one of the largest clubs at...

Students are busy enough as it is with homework, studying and some of them even have jobs. Expecting them to work for no reward is unreasonable and results in students disliking service.

Service hours are not genuine but that’s okay

Tyler Blandin, Website Director December 1, 2021

Community service clubs are everywhere around campus and offer students an opportunity to volunteer their time for various charitable causes in the community. At least, that is the idea. The reality...

Service hours are first and foremost self-serving for students. A majority of students completed hours to only put them on applications.

Service hours benefit students more than the community

Saydria Ostler, News Editor December 1, 2021

Many clubs on campus are dedicated to helping students get the service hours they need for college applications and resumes. These hours are required to be in many honors societies or service organizations,...

Students at the Homecoming Football Game gather for the annual Emery Bear Drive bear toss. The donated bears are then laundered and delivered to Phoenix Childrens Hospital.

Emery Bear Drive collects stuffed animals for children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Lauren Ludwig, Editor-In-Chief October 28, 2021

The Emery Bear Drive is a part of Team Emery, a non-profit organization that works “to provide hope and encouragement to those in need.” The drive collects new teddy bears and stuffed animals in order...

Senior Mason Mesias ends practice early before gameday. Football has their locker class 6th hour where they will usually discuss previous games or get in extra practice which flows into the hours they spend practicing after school.

Athletes struggle to cope with mental health

Sabrina Digne, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

In the world of sports, it is not uncommon for athletes to disregard their own mental health for the sake of success in their sport. It is human nature to always want to be successful and do the best you...

NHS applications were turned in in late February

NHS applications will be sent out later than expected

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter May 3, 2020

Before students were sent off to spring break, many academically driven students had completed and submitted applications for the National Honor Society(NHS). Students created detailed lists of all their...

UNICEF volunteer hour slips are used to keep track of service hours for club members.

Clubs adjusting hour requirements

Vivian Duong, A&E Editor May 3, 2020

The end of the year is the usual time where students start to turn in their hours for the year and wrap up with the club/organization with ceremonies and cords. However, things have been changed and adjusted...

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