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End of controversial Deep Equity and YES programs in CUSD

End of controversial Deep Equity and YES programs in CUSD

Anna Myers, Features Editor

January 16, 2020

After months of controversy, parent complaints, and community concerns, the CUSD governing board has officially begun to phase out the Corwin Deep Equity program, based on the essays of Dr. Gary Howard. The curriculum was introduced at the beginning of 2019 as a part of the board’s Journey 2025 plan ...

Art expressed through effects of drug usage

Art expressed through effects of drug usage

Tiffany Martinez, staff reporter

December 13, 2019

Art is a passion of many students around campus, and among all of the students involved in the art programs at Perry, junior Julia Allen gives her art style a new twist by expressing her art through the effects of drug usage. Allen began drawing at a young age and was influenced by her dad and grandma...

Tayler Dale creates inclusive ELLA club

Tayler Dale creates inclusive ELLA club

MaCayela Hanks, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Senior Tayler Dale sets an inspirational example of taking action. Dale was in the English Language Learners Assistants (E.L.L.A.) program last year as a junior, the club only having a few students who mainly spoke spanish. As a senior, Dale has grown along with the program. This is the first year Perry Hi...

Jaidyn DeStefano Alai is an ice skater in the desert

Jaidyn DeStefano Alai is an ice skater in the desert

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Jaidyn DeStefano Alai spends 10-20 hours every week perfecting her ice skating skills.  A figure skater, the sophomore has been performing on ice since she was eight years-old. She occasionally has to miss school and other life events due to practices, competitions and performances. “I rememb...

Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Clifford’s Debater Spirit

Paige Luedtke, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

“I will always be an advocate for it [Speech and Debate] because I know it helped me”

Perry teachers sound off on Deep Equity policy

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 18, 2019

The recently introduced Deep Equity program has been met with both approval and criticism from Perry staff members. Here’s what your teachers have to say about the new policy. The Precedent editorial staff chose to keep the teachers’ names anonymous in order to protect their identity.   PRO: The...

Q&A with CUSD director of equity, Dr. Adama Sallu

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Dr. Adama Sallu is the director off equity and inclusion at the district. The Precedent staff got to have the following question and answer session with her on the topic of Deep Equity. ANNA MYERS: Who wrote/created the program? DR. ADAMA SALLU: Corwin through the work of Dr. Gary Howard developed...

Equity program’s aim is that “every student can be successful,” and is not political, district says

Equity program’s aim is that “every student can be successful,” and is not political, district says

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Are you legal? Oh. You’re planning on going to college? These kinds of questions are a common weekly occurrence for senior Sareya Taylor.  Taylor is Native American, and this story is not an unusual one. Over the past two years, the Chandler Unified School District has been working to subme...

Junior Jordyn Bookout designs own swimsuit line

Junior Jordyn Bookout designs own swimsuit line

Olivia Mulford, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Teenage entrepreneur, Jordyn Bookout creates a swimsuit line for women. sixteen year old designs, finances, ships, and products all on her own.  In 2018 Jordyn was invited to a networking pool party for local teen artist, where she had made her first swimsuit and “fell in love with it” a year ...

Growing a Business with Homemade Pens

Growing a Business with Homemade Pens

Kenna Cassey, Social Media Director

November 8, 2019

A one of a kind restaurant. The Queen Creek Olive Mill. It is a restaurant, an olive farm, and a little shop! The olive mill not only has good food but also supports one of our local puma’s business.  Vincent Nardi, aka Vinny, is a sophomore here on campus and makes homemade pens. He has wooden a...

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