The Precedent

Senior brings dog to school for supposed senior prank

Senior brings dog to school for supposed senior prank

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2016


Filed under Double Truck, Showcase

It is Friday morning and senior Dakota Mell is running late. By this point in the year, Mell is no longer bothered by receiving tardies and decides to go straight to his first period. Passless, he arrives to his Government class carrying his backpack in one hand, and his dog in the other. In an att...

Young adults deserve more than scare tactics in sex education

Young adults deserve more than scare tactics in sex education

Dayna Miller, Managing Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

Sophomores have been told “keep your pants on for safety,” in Comprehensive Health for years. This single phrase implies that once your pants are removed, you’ll be in some sort of life-threatening danger -- and scare tactics like these contribute to why teen pregnancy and rape cases are higher in Am...

Finding a solution to sexual education

Finding a solution to sexual education

Bree Wade and Sarah Lankford

April 22, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

Time to face the facts: teenagers have sex. Not just at Perry High School, or even just within the Chandler Unified School District; but throughout Arizona and even the country. Many states including Arizona have implemented an “abstinence until marriage” program, promoting the fear aspect of sex to dete...

CUSD Stresses Abstinence Only Sex Ed

CUSD Stresses Abstinence Only Sex Ed

Emily Narducci and Sarah Lankford

April 20, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

In the Chandler Unified School District, students who take the comprehensive health class partake in an abstinence-stressed version of sexual education. Currently, there is legislation in the state that requires schools to stress abstinence only sexual education in the comprehensive health classes. ...

School Shootings have desensitized America

School Shootings have desensitized America

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

On an April morning in 1999, the world changed. Columbine High School endured a school shooting that shocked America. This incident astounded the entire nation and caused a widespread feeling of panic and sorrow. Like Pearl Harbor or 9/11, it was such a shocking event that people remember exactly where ...

Safety drills not just for students and staff

Safety drills not just for students and staff

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

Students, faculty, and even first responders practice safety drills such as fire drills and lockdowns in order to prepare for the potential disasters that can occur. These drills serve as a foundation for most emergency situations in school. State law requires one fire drill per month and two lockdowns pe...

Routineness of safety drills in school causes complacency

Routineness of safety drills in school causes complacency

Sarah Campbell and Sarah Lankford

March 4, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

The intercom turns on, signaling that the school is going into lockdown. Students begin evacuating their seats to go sit along the wall out of view from the door – out of sight of a potential school shooter – but after the teacher locks the door and shuts the blinds, they stop the class. It’s...

Taking love online

Taking love online

Aja Diffin, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2016


Filed under Double Truck

‘I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach, movie nights, midnight car rides, kissing in the rain, and finding my lovers online.’ Millions of users are frantically typing up short descriptions of themselves on their online dating profiles, hoping to draw the attention of a compatible partner. Rec...

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