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Faculty meetings talk how to act during the holiday season

Vivian Duong, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018

To avoid a situation that would otherwise offend individuals that may differ in background, teachers are constantly told in faculty meetings on how to act around the holiday season to their students. “We need to be, as a school district, sensitive to people’s races, religions, backgrounds, so...

Divorce households around the holidays

River Bradshaw, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018

Divorce is something that sends shockwaves through a family, and during the holidays the standard nightmare of being around in-laws and annoying cousins becomes ten times worse. This isn’t just a small issue considering that forty to fifty percent of marriages will end in a divorce, leaving half of...

Living in a split holiday home

Abby Knoblock, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

Growing up in a household that celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas strikes confusion. Explaining how I celebrated both when I was younger was difficult because I thought everyone celebrated both holiday’s until I grew up. I’m allowed to do both because only one of my parents are Jewish. ...

Different holidays highlighted on campus

Photo illustration by Makayla Gee.

Nadine Loureiro, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

It is the time of the year where the holiday season truly rises and embraces the souls of many. The stores have Christmas music filling in the silence, Hallmark movies are big once again, and decorations are being put up in every empty corner. Even in school, there are spirit weeks dedicated to the g...

Health hazards more pressing than ever

A small sample of the more than 100 devices confiscated by assistant principal Kevin Ames last year.

Tyler McCracken, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

Vaping has reached an all-time high at schools across the nation. “E-cigarette use skyrocketed between 2011 to 2017, going from 1.5 percent to 11.7 percent among high school students and from 0.6 percent to 3.3 percent among middle school students,” according to the Food and Drug Administration. S...

“Society’s new cigarette” has skyrocketed in popularity on campuses across America

One pod of e-liquid has the same amount of addictive chemicals as 20 cigarettes.

Anna Myers, Staff reporter

November 15, 2018

“It’s society’s new cigarette”- Principal Dan Serrano The stereotype of your average high school stoner has disappeared with the introduction of vapes on campus. For decades the renegade student who wore a Nirvana t-shirt and talked back to the teachers was stereotyped as the “burnout” ...

Including special needs students has evolved

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Kids with disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome are often outcasted in schools and in society. In some schools, students with disabilities are pushed to the furthest corners of the campus, but not at PHS. Since it opened in 2007, PHS has made a concerted effort to include its special needs ...

A golden year for inclusion, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

Senior David Salano carries the ball for a touchdown

Anna Myers, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

As the Special Olympics organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, students play their part in the inclusion revolution. Whether students with disabilities, like autism, a cognitive disability or down syndrome, are cooking in the culinary kitchens, painting in art, singing in the choir, or perfo...



May 23, 2018

TOP 5 – 2017-18: a tumultuous year; a year of champions

TOP 5 – 2017-18: a tumultuous year; a year of champions

Mia Irvin, Editor-In-Chief

May 23, 2018

My first year on the The Precedent was 2014, my freshman year. Then, it was a class of 27 and made up of six seniors, 16 juniors, four sophomores, and of course, the one freshman. Today, the staff has gotten smaller with only 11 seniors, four juniors, and the baby of the group, sophomore Daisy Ramirez....

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