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Small fish in big pond: Freshman develop skills throughout next for years

Kellen Smiley, Sports Writer

February 4, 2019

Filed under Community, Sports & Recreation, Student Life

High school athletics are typically broken down into three levels: freshman, junior varsity (JV), and varsity. At Perry Meridian, that is no different. The freshman level is usually just that. A team of freshmen getting their...

The art of procrastination: I’ll finish it later

Ariel Lucas, Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Student Life

Most students have procrastinated on work at least once in their lives . Although there are “straight-A” students, even they might not want to do homework the second they get home from school. There are some students that...

Forward the message: Student personalized Google domains no longer permitted

Sasha Sears, Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Student Life

As school systems increase the usage and progressive application of technology to connect with students, inquiries appear around the intersection of data created for education and the discretion in which students use their devices....

Upcoming midterms create voting fever

Diana Pyle, Digital Editor

January 22, 2019

Filed under Community, News, Print, Student Life

Fewer than 37 percent of registered voters participated in the 2014 midterm elections, a low not seen since 1942. On top of that, Indiana's individual turnout was the worst in the country, with only 28.8 percent casting a ballot....

The bins are back

Jordyn Sloan, Arts & Entertainment Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Student Life

Due to the lack of time and resources present in the building, the recycling program at Perry was diminished heading into the 2018-2019 school year. However, the rustling of paper and clanking of recycling bins has returned, all...

Bees bombard senior patio

Josh Reiter, Sports Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Opinion, Print, Student Life

The bright sun blazing. The buffalo chicken emanates. The patio is filled with hungry students. The four year wait is worth it to experience the outdoor weather while the underclassmen remain in the cafeteria. However, there...

Marching band takes second through heat and exhaustion

Florence Chapell, Opinion Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Sports & Recreation, Student Life

Equipped with a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, marching band students stand and move in intense weather as they improve their performance. Although physically draining, students are often happy with their time. Marching...

From stadium to stage: Athletics influence students’ futures

Kellen Smiley, Sports Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Sports & Recreation, Student Life

Athletics have long played a role in influencing adolescent lives, both on the field and off the field. Sports can affect young adults emotionally, mentally and socially. These effects include self-esteem boosts, experience...

Ciampa strikes leadership in the soccer team

Annie Bambang, News Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under News, Print, Sports & Recreation, Student Life

Senior Lindsey Ciampa, a center midfield player on the varsity soccer team since her freshman year and captain for the past two years, has grown as a leader and as a member of the team she now considers her family. Ciampa has...

Fashion through the ages: generational impact on today’s style

Jess Hess and Ariel Lucas

January 22, 2019

Filed under Feature, News, Print, Student Life

Although fashion is ever changing, previously popular clothing trends return, even if the trend was disliked. At Perry Meridian, these trends come in and out of style, and in only fifty years, fashion has changed immensely. 1960s The...

Ten roles. Ten personalities. One person.

Kate Rogers, Opinion Writer

January 22, 2019

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Print, Student Life

During the school day, she’s an honor roll student. During rehearsal, she can take on any character thrown her way. Starting her acting career in just second grade, junior Maria Miller has been in a multitude of plays and...

Students work off the clock helping parents cope with language barriers

Ximena Alaniz, Page Editor

January 22, 2019

Filed under Community, News, Print, Student Life

Growing up fluently bilingual is a beneficial life skill. However, from the perspective of students with family members who only speak their native language, being the only person to understand both languages can be difficult....

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