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Athletes Torn

Athletes Torn

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 19, 2017


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Complicated $15 billion youth sports industry and high school athletics trying to co-exist

Complicated $15 billion youth sports industry and high school athletics trying to co-exist

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2017


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The battle between club and high school High school sports play a crucial role in a school’s culture, unifying students and faculty with team spirit. We saw this recently with the badminton, volleyball, and football teams in their runs for a state championship, culminating in a buzz on campus that P...

Club for career; Perry for pride

Club for career; Perry for pride

Pearson Wallace, Special to The Precedent

December 18, 2017


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Throughout the time I have attended Perry High School, I have made the switch from playing club soccer to playing high school soccer four different times. I have been playing club soccer for eight years, five of which were for Arizona Arsenal, a club based out of Gilbert. We have won back-to-back...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 18, 2017


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The Precedent: How can students benefit from being on a school team, rather than a club team? Athletics Director Jennifer Burks: The benefits to being on a school team is it is tied with the education of the whole student. That’s why it is called education athletics. Part of that is that they are l...

Controversy in literature sparks needed classroom conversation

Controversy in literature sparks needed classroom conversation

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2017


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It seems every week there is a new controversy circulating the web — abuse in Hollywood, crime rocking our neighborhoods, or the President’s latest 140 characters. However, the latest controversy has been reborn in the media, right in the East Valley. An assignment given in preparation for a cla...

Divide between literature and understanding grows

Divide between literature and understanding grows

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2017


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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Bridge to Terabithia. Captain Underpants. These are just a few of the most commonly banned books in America. In the Chandler Unified School District, there is one group responsible for determining which books students in the district can and cannot read — a task t...

Preservation of history first, feelings second

Preservation of history first, feelings second

Cameron Martin, Features Editor

November 14, 2017


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Regardless of what anyone says, the need to preserve history should trump all others. It is vital that our generation and those who come after us remember the past and don’t take history out of context. Both the good and the bad are absolutely necessary; the good to build off of, and the bad to learn from...

Banned books

Banned books

India Buckner, Staff reporter

November 14, 2017


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Literary classics being withheld from kids all over America because of mature content and adult themes seems a drastic way to control the youth. Many of theses books have been a crucial key to many other students’ education. Banning books is not new but it is still very prominent. It has happened all o...

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017


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A person’s character can say a lot about them. It can shed light on how they were raised, if they are a team player, and can even foreshadow who they might be in the future. Sound character is extremely important on any team, and in the wake of the Hamilton High School football hazing incident...

Victim blaming around sexual assault must stop

Sam Nabaty, Online Editor

May 24, 2017


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Public education is meant to give students an all-encompassing education and prepare them for the rest of their lives but what will they have missed? What topic do we lack an understanding of to the point where it has become a culture? What valuable life lesson is not prioritized? Sexual assault: those...

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