The Precedent

Student doing homework outside of the school in order to catch up with her assignments.

Normal frightens rather than comforts

Presley Plant, Managing Editor August 14, 2022

Hearing that the school year of 2022-2023 is “the reset year” after all of the many unpredictable events that erupted during the seniors' high school experience (coronavirus, online schooling, teacher...

Patrick Duffy and team members eliminate their opponent in the previous round.

Senior stress highlighted by assassins

Presley Plant, Managing Editor August 14, 2022

Senior year is the start of a number of new traditions for many seniors, with many being a rite of passage for seniors. Assassins has been a tradition across several different school districts. Seniors...

Senior Oanh Le lunges towards the birdie ready to send it back to her opponent. Badminton won the past five years so there is added stress for seniors this year hoping to earn another state title.

Final season stress

Reagan Reynolds, Opinions Editor and Social Media Editor August 12, 2022

The desired “senior season” creeps up on athletes as they go through their high school years. Since there is a stigma around being a senior there are several pressures that come with it.  As a senior...

Stress upon stress: working as a teen

Stress upon stress: working as a teen

Presley Plant, Managing Editor January 14, 2022

The teenage era of someone’s life lasts for eight years, minuscule to the 72 years the average person lives. During those eight years, 7,602 hours of them are spent at school. Time is limited, and spending...

Stress during holidays affects more than visible

Stress during holidays affects more than visible

Madeleine Nseir, Editor December 14, 2021

A holiday encompasses more than just one day. Rather, the holiday season stretches out to be a whole month, if not more, of cheer, joy, and generosity. Not only including holidays, throughout the season,...

Many teens around the world suffer from people pleasing. One of the biggest effects is a damaging voice inside the mind.

Conquer the monstrous voice inside your head

Derek Fernandez, A&E Editor November 1, 2021

Dear voice in my head, Whether or not this fear is irrational does not change the fact that you still exist in our society today. When I go about my day, there is something genuinely terrifying when...

Lindsay Taylor has been working at Perry for four years now. She is available on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Defining mental health: Q and A with on-campus social worker Lindsay Taylor

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

MN: Do you think that there’s a stigma surrounding mental health? LT: I do, but I think it’s more in society and with older generations. I actually think that the [high school students’] generation...

LGBTQ member, senior Clare Hale, stands prideful of her identity. Throughout her high school years, she has explored and become comfortable in who she is.

Navigating school as part of LGBTQ community

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

High school is a time for students to learn, experience, and discover, but for the LGBTQ+ community, there may be extra challenges to gain the best high school experience.  When students do not have...

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...

Taking the SAT comes with heavy prices, the Kaplan SAT book itself costs over 80 dollars, while the test costs 52 dollars (68 with essay). There are various other factors that come to play, like test stress and the years that you build up your high school resume. All of these represent how the SAT should not be the determining factor on whether or not a student gets into college.

SAT should not be deciding factor for colleges

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2020

As students grow older and reach the last two years of their high school career, there is a standardized test that never fails to incite an unhealthy amount of stress into their routine: the SAT.  According...

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