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Former zombie hired as Perry’s newest English teacher

Alejandra Aguilar, Reporter

December 12, 2019

He performed at Universal Studios and appeared as a zombie on “The Walking Dead.” He sang backup for country singer Kenny Rogers and stocked shelves at Walmart. He even experienced homelessness. But new English teacher Jeremiah Robinson ha...

Young voters face suppression amidst rising turnout rates

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

The mayoral election was November 5, and some Perry seniors participated in their first voting experience. Some may have wanted to vote, but did not register in time, or had trouble registering due to financial issues. Acc...

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 ...

Girls soccer reflects on season growth

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

The girls’ soccer team started its 5-10 season in the weights room and at summer training, getting in on the boys’ practices as well. Their 5 wins, 3 more than the previous year, placed them third in the Mid-State Conferen...

Lifeguards serve school for pay, develop crucial skills

Andrew Haggerty, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

The student lifeguarding program is a necessity for Perry Meridian High School, as state law requires that a lifeguard is on-duty at all times for any pool-related activities. The Perry lifeguards watch over the swimmers in gym classes duri...

New flag football team unites students

Alejandra Aguilar, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

At Perry, all students are given the opportunity to play a sport without any barriers of entry. Recently added this year is the Unified Flag Football Team, establishing a new form of play for special needs students.   “It wa...

Cross country runners advance to semi-state

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

“Pick it up. I’ve got to catch the guy in front of me.”  Senior Oslwaldo Gil-Ceja’s inner monologue is in overdrive as he attempts to make his first semi-state appearance for cross-country.  Gil-Ceja explains that...

Kelsi Miller breaks weights records

Danae Suarez, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Since her freshman year, senior athlete Kelsi Miller has become involved in a variety of sports at Perry Meridian, participating in softball, track and cross country and serving as manager for both the wrestling and football ...

Shared motifs: Comparisons between fall holidays

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza and Alejandra Aguilar

December 2, 2019

The evolution of Halloween has drastically changed from the original concept that came from the Irish: dressing up in scary costumes to ward away ghosts and lighting bonfires.  For Americans, the holiday has turned into d...

Students balance faith and celebrations

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

When it comes to religion and other factors, many are not allowed to celebrate certain occasions such as Halloween, Christmas, and even their birthdays.  With stores pushing the holidays on consumers, students here at Perry who a...

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...

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