The Precedent

Dr. Camille Casteel reads Superintendent comments at the March 24 board meeting. Casteel announced her retirement in December of last year, after serving the district for over fifty years.

Confidential CUSD board meeting begins process of nominating new superintendent

Anna Myers, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

At the end of the fall semester, the Chandler Unified School District superintendent Dr. Camille Casteel announced her retirement. Following this announcement, at the special board meeting held Mar. 25,...

Lifted state mask mandate, vaccine lead to new change

Lifted state mask mandate, vaccine lead to new change

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

With the mask mandate for Arizona being lifted by Governor Doug Ducey, Arizonans and students alike are split on the decision whether or not to continue wearing masks. While some businesses are still independently...

Juniors Abby Carraro, Brooke Lassen, and Elizabeth Perkins receiving their letters on Mar. 14 informing them, they have been voted in to hold a student body office next school year.

STUGO finalized top eight candidates

Meghan McGowan, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

STUGO held their elections for student body offices on Mar. 8-12, now that students have returned to campus the winners have been announced.The new student body officers include Soph. Clara Harris, Jr....

Associate superintendent for support services Frank Fletcher answers questions from the governing board. Fletcher presented the internet portion of the agenda.

Governing board meeting discusses prevalent community issues

The board meeting on March 24, 2021 discussed a wide-range of community issues such as music and speech programs, internet and infrastructure, healthcare, and safety surrounding end of year activities for the graduating class.
Ashlyn Miner , News Editor March 25, 2021

The Chandler-Unified School District board meeting opened at 7 pm with the usual roll call and pledge of allegiance followed by a brief moment of silence, acknowledging victims of the recent violence....

Music students leveling up from Regionals to All-State

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

Students who made it into one of the 8 AMEA Southwest Region Honor Groups have the unique opportunity to audition for All-State Choir, Orchestra, or Band. All-State groups are the next level of competition;...

Collegeboard AP logo that describes the type of test and where it is from.

AP returns to in-person testing

Gavin Brennan, Opinions Editor February 26, 2021

Having most of the school year being digital or online makes the idea of another online AP test not so outlandish. The tests taken last year were online and taken at home. The use of lockdown browsers...

Sammy Cristerna, Ella Hanks, Aubrey Clouse and Maddie Balbarin sort and count change for the JRDF fundraiser. After collecting funds from the classrooms, StuGo members awarded the classrooms that raised the most profit.

Quarantine-Inspired Spirit week 

Sophie Barkett, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

About a year ago, students were sent home to spring break, unaware of the change they were soon to face. To remember the anniversary of going into quarantine for the first time, StuGo has planned a week's...

Students were asked if they would take the vaccine if they could. Many students had thought and opinions and shared them.

Man on the street: Would you take the vaccine if it were open to you?

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

COVID is a pressing and a current issue, due to the escalating deaths, multiple vaccines are being distributed: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are the only two that are allowed for teenagers over sixteen....

President, Sammy Cristerna and Vice President, Anilisse Cappucci of the Pumas 4 Pumas club have a large role in spreading community awareness for mental health.

Pumas 4 Pumas teams up with ASU organization to create mental health videos

The Pumas 4 Pumas club partnered with ASU’s Devils 4 Devils organization as a way to spread community awareness for mental health.
Ashlyn Miner , News Editor February 26, 2021

The Pumas 4 Pumas club is a continuation of the Lunch Bunch which promotes mental health awareness and empathy for students throughout the school and the community. Treasurer, Allison Tripp explains that...

Supportive parent, Rachell Tucker, cheers on the boys' varsity basketball at home against Red Mountain.

Home schools given the freedom to choose spectator capacity

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

  With the spring sports season right around the corner, the new COVID-19 guidelines have been altered. Universally, masks are still required for all athletes, spectators, parents, and  coaches,,...

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