The Precedent

Plans to change school electronic policy

Cooper Gambee and Marisa Costagliola

September 20, 2012


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As the world’s technology advances, there is more and more talk about using technology in the classroom. Currently, there are plans to update Perry’s electronic policy so students can connect their own personal electronics to the school’s wireless network. The idea is supported by a growing trend...

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton transcript: Gun control in Ariz.

September 11, 2012


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Sept. 11, 2012 The following is a transcript from a sit-down Precedent students had with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. CIERA WOODFIN – What is your stance on gun control? MAYOR GREG STANTON – I have signed on to the Pledge that mayor Bloomberg of New York has asked us to sign up on dealing...

Infinite Campus Reaction

Sydney Redman, Staff Writer

September 9, 2012


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At the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year, the Chandler Unified School District made a dramatic switch that progressed its online gradebook into the 21st century. Infinite Campus was introduced in July, and its mobile phone app - which allows students and parents to monitor their up-to-the-minute...

A summer of violence sparks a national gun debate

Michael Wolfe and Ciera Woodfin

September 9, 2012


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A peaceful Oak Creek Sikh Temple, a busy Tucson supermarket, a jam-packed Colorado movie theater. Virginia Tech. Columbine. Several other locations throughout the U.S. have been subject to mass-public shootings that have become infamous in our nation. In America, on average, there are 20 shootings...

Fire Regulations ‘ignite’ controversy

May 10, 2012


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Among trinkets and furniture, posters are to be removed or relocated in teacher’s rooms as fire regulations become set in stone. After a visit from the Fire Marshall, the school will be regulating all traditional safety measures previously disregarded in the past. “[The fire adjustments] are standard...

Trayvon Martin case: legal opinion overshadows public

Ciera Woodfin, Opinions Editors

April 18, 2012


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Imagine walking home one late afternoon and noticing an unfamiliar vehicle following you. As young people, we are taught to keep moving, call for help, and get to a safe place. In the case of Trayvon Martin, no one knows what he did, except for the only other person who was there, George Zimmerman. This...

Yearbooks on the way in; seniors on the way out

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2012


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As each day of fourth quarter flies by, we get just a little bit closer to the end of the year, which always brings us many new and great things. The end of a school year will not just bring summer, but will also give us a new school yearbook and a new class for, yet another successful graduation at P...

Mysterious “D – Lunch” on the Horizon?

Brooke Karakey, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2012


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As more and more students descend upon campus every year, classes expand, hallways crowd, and most notably, lunches have been amplified now serving more students than any year previous. Cafeteria Manager Judy Nelson says, “We feed around 1750 kids every day.” Catering to over half of the student...

College official resigns over false SAT scores

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

March 3, 2012


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In late January, a seniorn administrator at Claremont McKenna College was removed for allegedly reporting inaccurate SAT entrance exam scores. Richard C. Vos, whose name can no longer be found on the school’s web site, is accused of forging SAT scores dating as far back as 2005, according to The Wa...

Extra curricular breakdown

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

February 2, 2012


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More than 50% of the students on campus are involved in an extracurricular activity, whether it is a club or a sport. But how does that affect their performance in school? “The better structure and support a student gets at home, the more it will help the student,” said math teacher Misty Falkner. Ac...

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