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New drug testing policy takes effect in Perry Township

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

July 8, 2020

In a recent effort to curb student drug use and confront the vaping epidemic, Perry Township has enacted a new drug testing policy allowing for student drug testing on-site. “We have been trained, as an administrative team, to perform t...

Holloway on a new journey

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Spanish teacher Laura Holloway has had an eventful school year, being awarded the AATP Teacher of the year to being presented with a new job opportunity with Kiwanis International, which partners with Key Club.  “I’ve been...

Students seek rigor, college credit

Alejandra Aguilar, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Before Thanksgiving Break, U.S. Senator Todd Young visited Perry Meridian,  answering student questions about the student loan debt crisis and dual credit courses. .  Young claims Perry Meridian is “overperforming”  ...

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...

Equality in the classroom

Avery Filipowicz, Reporter

December 13, 2019

As the end of the semester approaches , many seniors are enduring  the process of mock congress in their government classes. Students partake in a simulated version of the U.S. Congress to learn more about the government syste...

C-9 student gains crucial technical skills

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Senior Walker Parker spends the later hours of the school day working at Lion’s Head Precision Machining, where he bends sheet metal and punches out pieces for parts. And he is able to do this due to the school’s partnership...

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...

Township poses drug testing protocol: direct response to vaping epidemic

Diana Pyle, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

On Sept. 30, Perry Township announced that it is considering a tougher drug policy in its schools. The new policy would permit the administration to drug test students who appear to be under the influence of illicit drugs or a...

Teachers seek future alternatives to current “track” system, hope to adapt to student needs in class

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 25, 2019

The English department recently formed a committee in order to take a closer look at the school’s tracking system for English classes.  “Tracks” refer to the specific courses provided along the general path of Engli...

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...