The Precedent

First All-American marching band attendees

First All-American marching band attendees

Emma Fernandez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Entertainment, News

In 2012, Parker Kauffman and Gabrielle King, both juniors at the time, were nominated by band director Brandon Kiesgen to apply to be a member of the 2014 All-American Band. Now seniors, Kauffman and King were invited to partake in the annual event. They will both be flown to San Antonio, Texas to ma...

Sometimes Perry Just Needs To Take Five

Ashley Elliott, Staff Writer

September 28, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

The start of every school year offers an opportunity to improve. Classes, clubs, parking - you name it - seems to have changed in some way or another. Decision-makers are never going to please everyone when they make a change, but the start of the 2013-14 school year has sparked silly student argument...

Voters to decide on override

Voters to decide on override

Sarah Lankford, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, News

It is 6:45 a.m. and like most days, Emily Narducci waits for her bus in her Chandler neighborhood. While she enjoys her free ride to and from school every day, she may not realize that if the Chandler Unified School District’s attempt to get a 15 percent override approved by Valley voters this November...

Making a big splash on campus

Making a big splash on campus

Emma Fernandez, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Sports

Stephanie Carrasco is transitioning from assistant swim coach to head coach. Last year’s head coach, JJ Chandler, received a job at Chandler High School and now Carrasco is taking charge. Carrasco was assistant coach last year, so the shift is expected to be an easy one. After both girls and boys beat Mesq...

Senior Supleratives 2013 Winners!

May 23, 2013


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Best looking Christian White & Lauren Moore Friendliest Turner Kallen & Taylor Williams Most changed since freshman year Matt Patterson & Jensen Gorton Most likely to fall at graduation Ian Johannsson & Seong Kim Most likely to be a billionaire Daniel Rabine & Alli Powel...

Cheerleading phenom juggles BYU cheer and prom roaylty

Cheerleading phenom juggles BYU cheer and prom roaylty

Torrey Thompson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2013


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Between AP classes and competitive cheerleading, senior Taylor Williams dazed the school over with her triumphant prom queen victory, following her acceptance onto the Brigham Young University cheer team, which took place all in the same day. "I felt like I was living on Cloud-9; it was so surreal....

Back to Kindergarden: Evaluation system gets the finger

Brooke Karakey, Editor in Chief

January 18, 2013


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

I imagine the board meeting went something like this: “Alright guys, so, how can we both waste time and money?” With that, what is most commonly referred to as the ‘Finger Evaluation System’ was born. Beginning next year, a district mandate accompanying new common core standards are now being...

Title IX hits 40th Anniversary

Title IX hits 40th Anniversary

Kwaku Asare and Mitchell Albrecht

September 29, 2012


Filed under Award Winners, Sports

She dribbles, she shoots, and she scores. Carli Lloyd puts in the final goal to give the United States a gold medal victory over Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The win was a major triumph for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team - but possibly an even greater one for Title IX. This law has been changin...

A summer of violence sparks a national gun debate

Michael Wolfe and Ciera Woodfin

September 9, 2012


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A peaceful Oak Creek Sikh Temple, a busy Tucson supermarket, a jam-packed Colorado movie theater. Virginia Tech. Columbine. Several other locations throughout the U.S. have been subject to mass-public shootings that have become infamous in our nation. In America, on average, there are 20 shootings...

SB 1467 Disgraces Teacher’s Freedom of Speech

Brooke Karakey, Editor in Chief

February 7, 2012


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

We’ve all experienced the “oohs” and hysterically giddy laughter that manages to escape younger student’s mouths upon hearing an educator utter even the mildest profanity. Nevertheless, whether it is an innocent blunder or purely intentional occurrence, it is traditionally brushed off and forgotten...

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