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A swimmers struggle: The race to the end

Ariel Lucas, Arts & Entertainment Writer

March 14, 2019

Competitive swimming isn’t as easy as athletes make it seem. With all the core exercises and day after day conditioning, it takes a toll on a swimmer's body, but swimmers think it’s worth it. On the outside, swimming ...

Dusting off the mats: Wrestlers prepare for upcoming season

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, News Reporter

March 14, 2019

The season of wrestling is here and wrestlers have already been getting back into shape. Every year, new and returning members of the team start out with pre-workouts during the off-season to help them become the best they can b...

Holiday hang-up: No second helping for winter athletes

Diana Pyle, Digital Editor

March 14, 2019

For many students, the holidays mean spending time with family, lounging on breaks and, of course, digging into mouth-watering food. But for some Falcon athletes, indulging in these traditionally delicious dinners isn’t an op...

Students use ASMR to relieve stress and make money

Taylor Biddle, Business Manager

March 14, 2019

A new trend is surging through Perry Meridian as students find a new way to reduce the pressures of school. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is all the craze in pop culture and growing rapidly among Perry studen...

Food drive gives holiday hope

Jess Hess, News Reporter

March 14, 2019

November is a month for giving thanks. However, the reminiscent memories of turkey, fall-scented candles and familial bonding  are not qualities everyone is able to experience, due to hunger and poverty running deep in many ...

Friday school offers an additional helping hand to students

Taylor Biddle, Business Manager

March 14, 2019

As of this year, Perry Meridian has implemented a new form of tutoring to students who are looking for extra help in classes they are struggling in. This program, formally named Friday School, allows students to catch up on ...

Success coaches help students improve their academic careers through advising

Annie Bambang, Arts & Entertainment Writer

March 14, 2019

Many of you have seen them in the hallways, during lunch, or on social media, encouraging and supporting members of the student body or spreading positivity, but who are they? Answer: Two Perry Meridian alums-turned-staff members who  conn...

More than just a trend: No Shave November spreads awareness about cancer and radiation treatment

Sasha Sears, Feature Writer

March 14, 2019

No Shave November is a month long journey where all participants, male and female, set aside the razors and grooming shears to stir up conversation about cancer awareness and radiation treatment. Inspired from a 2009 Facebo...

What it takes: the mentality behind martial arts

Lukas Sakalinskas, Page Editor

March 14, 2019

Perry is home to a surprisingly small amount of martial artists, with only a handful practicing taekwondo. That handful, though, has found that the mental aspect of the sport is just as important as the physical aspect. Seni...

Students on and off the field: Student athletic trainers aide teams from sidelines

Madison Pruitt, Sports Writer

March 5, 2019

On the field, they stand with the athletes with bags full of tape, bandages, and other essentials, prepared for the worst. The athletic trainers and assistants are always at hand for student athletes, working consistently in both ...

Last chance at glory for the class of 2019

Josh Reiter, Sports Writer

March 5, 2019

It is the final home game of the year: painted banners  announce the names of each senior on the team, a crowd in pink attire fills the stands, and one last game remains at Falcon Stadium. Tonight, it is Senior Night. Senior Nig...

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

Kellen Smiley, Sports Writer

February 4, 2019

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...

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