The Precedent

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#MeToo

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2018

In 2006, sexual assault survivor Tarana Burke started the Me Too campaign as a way to unite victims of sexual harassment and assault. In 2017, #MeToo swept the Internet, with celebrities and everyday people detailing their own experiences of unwanted advances by those in power. On Jan. 1, 2018, over...

Athletes Torn

The Precedent takes a look at how competing in athletics at both school and club levels affect students.

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 19, 2017

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

Defender Emma Richey (12) moves in for a goal against Campo Verde in a successful 6-0 game.

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2017

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

Pearson Wallace (12) writes about his experiences balancing both club and high school sports.

Pearson Wallace, Special to The Precedent

December 18, 2017

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

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

Controversial books are often on and off the chopping block constantly in every state across the U.S.

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2017

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

Controversial books are often on and off the chopping block constantly in every state across the U.S.

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2017

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

Controversial books are often on and off the chopping block constantly in every state across the U.S.

Cameron Martin, Features Editor

November 14, 2017

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

A stack of books

India Buckner, Staff reporter

November 14, 2017

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

#56 Reilly Gauman(12) helps up opposing Highland player

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

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...

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