The Precedent

Freshman waiting to take their AP World History exam. For many, this is the first AP test they will ever take.

STEM students should not be required to take AP tests

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor May 14, 2021

It’s eight AM, students have been excused from their classes, and they’re all crowded in the gym hallway. There’s an excitement in the air, but they’re not happy. They’re about to take an Advance...

Students should be exempt from mandatory finals

Gavin Brennan, Opinions Editor May 14, 2021

Ending any school year with the test that has a chance to break your grade is very stressful for all students. Especially when this grade is worth 20% of everything you have done in the entire semester....

Finals must be mandatory state-wide

Saydria Ostler, Staff reporter May 14, 2021

With so much change and uncertainty this year, many have wondered if finals are even a viable option for students in Arizona. With no precedent, many schools have opted out of having their students take...

Editor in Chief, Nadine Loureiro and Managing Editor, Anna Myers reflect on their four years at Perry High School. They reminisce on bat infestations, protests, and the pandemic.

After four years filled with memories, graduation is finally here

Nadine Loureiro and Anna Myers May 14, 2021

In thirteen days we will walk onto campus one last time. Caps in hand, gowns draped over arms, walking through those iron front gates one more time, trying not to let the heavy doors slam behind us. We...

Sophomore doing work while teachers inform on the upcoming AZmerit testing (Apr. 12-14).

State requires students’ intelligence be compared through stressful testing

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

Standardized testing: the measurement of knowledge, by giving students identical questions and grading them in a “standard” manner, making it possible to compare average and higher scores with insufficient...

Senior Taylor Carrillo drinks the famous Dunkin' Donuts drink

Seasonal items: year-round availability allows for more enjoyment

Gavin Brennan, Opinions Editor April 1, 2021

As time progresses through each new year, businesses shift their menu to have seasonal appeals and flavors. 2017 introduced many new items to a vast variety of restaurants. Many companies incorporated...

As spring progresses, college results have come out in waves, ranging from the beginning of March to the beginning of April. Most likely due to the removal of standardized tests, there has been a large increase in college applications, which in turn made getting in much harder than before.

With removal of standardized test requirements, college application rates increase

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2021

College letters are being sent out to students worldwide, carrying news of rejection, acceptance, or the middle ground: the waitlist. With the pandemic’s prominent presence in 2020, the class of 2021...

Def Jam Recordings album cover for Bieber's sixth studio album.

Bieber experimenting, coming up with new sound

Derek Fernandez, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

Releasing his sixth studio album, “Justice”, Justin Bieber has done something few artists can say they’ve attempted. Justice dabbles in a different style of music that demonstrates Bieber’s expansive...

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