The Perspective

Mike Smith Comes to P-CEP

Sangana Sathrasala and Gagana Borra

January 12, 2017


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You’ve heard about the videos. You’ve seen the sock drive bins. And this Friday, you get to see the man behind it all: Mike Smith. Who is Mike Smith? According to his website, he founded “Skate For Change (SFC), a full 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to youth empowerment through skateboarding...

STEM Council’s Autism Awareness Event

Sanjana Sathrasala and Gagana Borra

December 23, 2016


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“Autism Soccer Awareness Event here!” exclaimed hard to miss signs in front of Canton’s Phase Three. The event’s infectious spirit spread as excited kids and volunteers filled the area. The Autism Society of Michigan at the University of Michigan partnered with the STEM (Science, Technology,...

Deadly Synthetic Drug Introduced to Wayne County

Haaniya Mallick & Khadega Mohammad, Copy Editor

November 22, 2016


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P-CEP students are more than aware of the drugs that circulate around the Park. However, many are not aware of the deadly drug that was introduced to Wayne County a couple of months ago. Carfentanil, a synthetic drug that is usually used in elephant tranquilizers, has been used by drug dealers to lace ...

Election Results

Claire Heise, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016


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Presidential:   Winner: Donald J. Trump (R) - 59,353,100 votes Opponent: Hillary D. Clinton (D) - 59,588,685 votes     Canton Township:   Supervisor: Winner: Pat Williams (R) - 17,872 votes Opponent: Syed Taj (D) - 17,747 votes     C...

Charge against Caplin dropped

Jack Hanley and Khadega Mohammed

November 7, 2016


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A third degree criminal sexual conduct charge against Bridget Caplin, a 41-year-old former teacher aide at East Middle School, was dropped on Friday at her preliminary examination hearing. The charge was dropped due to a livestream of the arraignment proceedings that took place last month. While J...

Count Day Numbers Favorable

Madison Miazek, Layout Editor

November 7, 2016


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Over the past few years, the Plymouth-Canton school district has been seeing a decrease in the number of students enrolled. But as count day numbers are now in for the 2016-2017 school year, the district has started to see a positive change in the number of enrollments. Nicholas Brandon, the district...

Challenge Day

Challenge Day

Claire Heise, Vicki Hall, and Claudia Saveski

October 27, 2016


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Challenge Day has been a part of Plymouth-Canton Educational Park for three years and offers students a safe zone with workshops to assist teenagers through issues that they’re struggling with in school and outside environments; topics include substance abuse, bullying and racism. Salem senior Cameron...

District Policy Unclear Regarding When and Where Teachers May Express Political Views

Haaniya Mallick, Reporter

October 24, 2016


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  With Election Day fast approaching, it remains unclear whether teachers and other staff members have been given a directive not to take a stand on political issues or candidates. Two years ago, in October 2014, P-CCS district staff members received an email from the community relations office...

HOSA’s dilemma

Sanjana Sathrasala and Gagana Borra

October 24, 2016


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This year was a rocky start for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and the Health Occupations class. Francine Girard, the previous supervisor, stepped down for the 2016-2017 school year for personal reasons. According to Canton Assistant Principal Mark Bondy, Joan Kalish, Salem Spanish teacher,...

Fall Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Megan Pham, Reporter

October 21, 2016


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Fall is known for colorful leaves, cider mills and pumpkin spice. However, for some people, fall also means itchy eyes, runny noses and handfuls of tissues. According to WebMD, the primary cause of allergies in the fall is ragweed, a common plant whose pollen causes people’s immune systems to go into...

Arts Academy hosts 5th annual benefit

Grace Pierzynski, Reporter

October 21, 2016


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  The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Arts Academy is hosting its 5th Annual Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Canton Dubois Little Theater. There is also an in-school performance of the Benefit Concert the day before, Nov. 3, during second, fourth and fifth hour. “It's...

Christian gathering before school

Christian gathering before school

Laura Westcott, Feature Editor

October 20, 2016


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At roughly 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 40 minutes before school started at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park, more than 30 students arrived at the Salem High School flag pole to pray. The students attending were mostly strangers to each other, but that didn’t stop them from standing in a...

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