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The Precedent

Finding Franchises

September 1, 2017


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In existence now for just a few short weeks, two new local Arizona favorites have just opened in the same plaza: Black Rock Coffee Bar and Los Favoritos Taco Shop, on southeast corner of Power and Ray Roads in Mesa. The Portland-based coffee chain made its debut in Arizona in 2016 with just one store i...

The Van Buren combines music and history in downtown Phoenix

The Van Buren combines music and history in downtown Phoenix

Ian Graham, Reporter

September 1, 2017


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Last year, Charlie Levy announced plans to open a venue for live music in downtown Phoenix. Levy’s vision for the space was to create a stage for large acts to perform on, in a theater capable of holding over one thousand fans. Renovations ensued, acts were booked, and the Van Buren was set to open ...

Theatre seniors experience last curtain call

Theatre seniors experience last curtain call

Madi Kimball, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2017


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Rhea Johnston From a young age, Rhea Johnston has always been drawn to perform on the stage. She was first introduced to theatre at the age of three and has been doing it ever since. Through her four years in Perry’s theatre program, she has gotten the opportunity to play a variety of roles from...

Perry’s best: concert bands

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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Brandon Hermreck Eleven years ago, a young Brandon Hermreck began his musical career after getting his hands on his father’s guitar. He was the first of his family to take interest in the field, so much so that he picked up the alto saxophone in fifth grade, then bass guitar, followed by tenor saxo...

Perry’s best: drawing, photography, and sculpture

Perry’s best: drawing, photography, and sculpture

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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Drawing: Senior Selina Lo Senior Selina Lo is known for her outstanding work ethic, excelling academia, and extraordinary artwork. People stare in awe at her art pieces, and with good reason. Her artistic talents began when taking art classes as a little girl, and continued until middle school. Lo ...

Seniors in choir sing their last note of the season

Seniors in choir sing their last note of the season

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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Lily Brower Lily Brower, a senior who transferred to Perry in her sophomore year, is currently in all four choir sections. She is only one of two seniors to be in all four choirs. “I was in choir at my other school and I knew I liked it,” Brower said. “I’ve been in choir since I was aro...

New Starbucks drinks will help you survive finals

New Starbucks drinks will help you survive finals

Nikki Soto, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The end of the school year is in clear view, but with the impending threat of finals blocking the path, it is hard to believe we will ever reach it. Just like Mario needs a Power-Up Mushroom, high school students need their own pick-me-up: coffee. Sure, Dutch Bros has many sugary delights, but Starbucks has be...

“Lost in a Book” adds new twist on classic fairy tale

“Lost in a Book” adds new twist on classic fairy tale

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


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Lost in a Book, published in Jan. 2017 and written by Jennifer Donnelly, is a spin-off of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Donnelly writes from Belle’s point of view. The story begins at a chess game between death and love, who are personified as two sisters. They are now on the next round of...

The “Practically Perfect” musical makes its debut

The “Practically Perfect” musical makes its debut

Madi Kimball, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Before the curtain opened, the cast and crew of “Mary Poppins” had put in hours of grueling work and preparation for the best production possible. Auditions were held right after winter break and the crew had been preparing ever since. “Mary Poppins” finally hit the stage on April 13 followed...

Art Collision: The Chandler Six

Art Collision: The Chandler Six

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


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Art Collision: The Chandler Six has begun. The district invites all CUSD high schools to participate in their art competition. Traditionally, the Chandler Center for the Arts hosts an in-person-judging session to determine the top pieces, but this year they are switching it up. Drawing and Painting...

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