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AP social anxiety

Danae Suarez, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Last year, when I sat down with my counselor to create my schedule, I wrote down two AP classes: Spanish and Psychology. I felt obligated to take AP Spanish because that was the next step after Spanish 4, and AP Psychology beca...

Teens face social stigma

Krissy Brzycki, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

As Halloween approaches, the classic debate over whether or not teenagers should be able to trick-or-treat tends to arise between different generations. Many people say that teens are “too old” to trick-or-treat and that the...

Field trips offer unique learning experiences

Daniel Billheimer, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

At Perry Meridian High School, we do not take enough field trips. In elementary school, we took field trips all the time to a variety of places, including museums, baseball games and the zoo.  During high school, however, I have been on ...

Trump and the Giant Impeach

Diana Pyle, Co Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

We are living history. No matter how you feel about President Donald Trump, there is no doubt his administration is unorthodox.  And. whether you like it or not, the fact is our sitting president is undergoing an impeachment inquiry...

Seniors skip PSAT day, miss out on new programs

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

This year marked the first that seniors were given increased options while the rest of the school takes either the PSAT or ASVAB. Students could choose three of the ten stations offered, each lasting an hour, except for th...

Motivational speakers inspire change

Daniel Billheimer, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Perry Meridian High School should have more motivational speakers come talk to the student body. When we were in middle school, we came over to the high school numerous times for motivational speakers, including MojoUp and Nick Vujic...

Semester turnover stifles learning styles

Danae Suarez, Reporter

November 22, 2019

In about a month, students will be leaving for winter break. When they return, a new semester will begin. As with every semester change, some students will be placed in new classrooms with different teachers. In my four years, ...

Students deserve mental health days

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

November 22, 2019

Does the mental health of teachers supercede that of students? Comparing the teacher contract to student policies, one might come to this conclusion. And with high school students under so much pressure, a predetermined numbe...

Perry lacks student-death protocol

Editorial Board

November 20, 2019

As is inevitable at a high school with a large student body, students occasionally pass away, whether by illness or violence.  Perry Meridian High School saw the deaths of two students in the last six months. Over the summer...

Online classes provide benefits despite faults

Florence Chapell, Co Managing Editor

November 18, 2019

It is common for students at Perry to take an upcoming course online over the summer as opposed to the traditional way. According to guidance director Bradley Miller, around 800 students choose to take an online course each year.  Taki...

Fast food isn’t easy: Tired worker shares story

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

November 18, 2019

As most 14 year olds seeking to find a job, I applied to work at McDonalds and got the job. I started off working more hours than most 14 year olds do as my mom had already been working there. I can remember my first experienc...

Difference in diversity leave minority students struggling

Danae Suarez, News Reporter

October 28, 2019

As part of a minority group, I think about things other students normally do not, including the difficulties adjusting to different environments at a young age.  I have attended schools in Perry Township since first grade. I w...