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Counterpoint: Is it worth the risk?

Counterpoint: Is it worth the risk?

Jalyn Knight, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

Senior year is undoubtedly the most memorable year of a person’s life. When asking someone about high school, more often than not, senior year is the time recalled. Though, for the class of 2020, their memory of senior year is going to be much different than everyone else. Instead of pretty Prom...

Holidays highlight changing childhood norms

Holidays highlight changing childhood norms

Daisy Ramirez, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

It seems that each year we move further from our own childhoods, the change in youth culture continues to evolve rapidly. Although some changes can be for the better, others can be hard to grasp. The holiday season highlights the drastic changes, with children requesting the latest and greatest toys...

Dreamers in despair

Protest against the removal of DACA  in New York City on Sept. 26 2017

Daisy Ramirez, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been especially prominent in the media's eye as of late. In June 2012, the Obama administration founded this immigration policy, which prevents immigrants brought to the country as minors from being deported. With nearly 800 thousand unauthorized immig...

No time to get back into groove

Ian Graham, Reporter

February 7, 2017

As my 6 a.m. alarm goes off on March 29, the first thing I hoped to be thinking about was an austere hot mocha and a blueberry muffin. Still recovering from a two and a half week break, school would be slowly crawling back into my mind, yet still distant enough for me to ease into the fourth quarter s...

Planned Parenthood is more than just an abortion factory

Planned Parenthood is more than just an abortion factory

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Whenever the nonprofit organization Planned Parenthood is mentioned, more often than not the word “abortion” is used in the following lines of dialogue. It seems to be that majority of people - especially politicians - constantly link the two as the same thing when in fact abortion is just one f...

Kendall’s Korner: The Parking Lot

Perry's own dreaded parking lot and student death trap.

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2016

Horns honking, display of middle fingers, and crosswalks being ignored by everyone; this is a scene pulled straight from the student parking lot. As parking at school is nothing new, now with the total number of 934 freshman here on campus and the lack of available parking spots, the school and parking ...

North Carolina bathroom bill discriminatory

Managing Editor Dayna Miller.

Dayna Miller, Managing Editor

April 26, 2016

Minorities are the largest victims of discrimination, and the gay community is no exception. Despite the large presence of the gay community in the public eye, many still have strong feelings of hatred towards them. Those in the gay community are humans just like everybody else, even though we often find...

Our Take: Wage Debate for Women’s Soccer

Mug shot of staff reporter Kylie Vacala.

Kylie Vacala, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

In January, five players from the U.S Women’s soccer national team filed for wage-discrimination against the U.S Soccer Federation. Some of the most famous players, such as Alex Morgan and Hope Solo have recently been fed up with the unequal treatment concerning their wages. This resulted in U.S ...

Assigned reads dishearten students

Mug shot of staff reporter and Double Truck assistant editor Bree Wade.

Bree Wade, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2016

The teacher tells you the book is a classic-- a work of art, a literary masterpiece- as they hand out a homework packet with an amount of pages you do not care to count. An assigned read on a book you had once been interested in reading, you notice, but the packet on your desk drains your enthusiasm alm...

Music in Class Policy: Time for a Change

Staff Reporter Haley Young

Hayley Crosby, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015

Whenever the teacher assigns individual classwork, the million-dollar-question is already awaiting an answer: “can we listen to music while we work?” Most teachers enforce the rule of “no listening to music in class,” but some do not care all too much when students are working productively...

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