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Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Let’s get one thing straight: there is a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. At graduation, there is no physical distinction between the two levels of STEM and that has caused a lot of unrest among Scholars. We have worked hard for four long years, taking extra classes and all hono...

Boos & Hoorays: 2017-18 one for the (history) books

Precedent Staff

May 23, 2018


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Twenty-eighteen has become a historic year before even reaching June. The country has seen activism by students and teachers alike, the anticipation of another royal wedding, and an internet meme as divisive as “the dress” in the Laurel versus Yanny debate. With this much happening in the first part...

Moving graduation loses sentiment of seniors’ last hurrah on Perry campus

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


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Freshman year we stepped onto Perry’s campus as 14-year-olds who didn’t know the lunchroom from the library. We gradually got our feet on the ground, and found our tribes. We joined clubs and tried out for sports teams and auditioned for plays and dance concerts. We became apart of the Perry cultu...

Nostalgia aside, Wells Fargo is best option for Gilbert-sized families

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2018


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Picture this: it’s graduation. The night you have worked the past thirteen years to get to, the moment where your accomplishments of adolescence peak. You show up to the stadium, and parking is obsolete. Your aunts and uncles have to park a mile away, and your elderly great-grandmother has to walk t...

Top 5: Opinions Section

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018


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2018 has been an intense school year. The headlines were dominated by a new controversial event daily, which means debates were heated and issues were divisive. But throughout all this chaos, people united under common opinions and found solace in one another’s understanding. The Precedent has compiled a list of our top op...

A Minute with Mia: #RedForEd gave Ariz. teachers due recognition

A Minute with Mia: #RedForEd gave Ariz. teachers due recognition

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018


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Teachers made history by calling out sick. At first glance, this statement seems like a farce. But it is true. On April 26, teachers across Ariz. united under the movement called #RedForEd, and made history by initiating the very first strike of the state’s educators. 78 percent of teachers said t...

A Minute With Mia: White feminism misses force of intersectionality, total inclusion

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


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Along with the iconic green Shamrock Shakes and the somewhat tolerable temperatures, March also brought us Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress officially declared March the month of women after pushes from individual states and lobbyists. The month is to honor the suffragettes of the 1920s that fought ...

Decline of malls creates room for small businesses

Ian Graham, A&E Editor

May 15, 2018


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Resulting from the growth of consumerism and the influx of baby boomer youth, shopping malls sprouted from American soil and flourished across the country during the 1950s and ‘60s. While their main purpose was to make goods more readily available to suburban shoppers, these malls were soon ove...

Student activism at school encourages political involvement in young people

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


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On Apr. 20, 2018, students across the country planned to step up and walk out, continuing the conversation on gun violence that has followed the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. At Perry, hundreds of students left their classrooms to voice their opinions for a m...

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