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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...

The question of whether or not schools should make in needed to be COVID-19 vaccinated to attend

COVID vaccine should not be mandatory requirement in public schools

Braden Toth, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been distributed for about three months and has had its fair share of controversy, but many issues are occurring whether or not teenagers and children should receive the vaccine...

AP tests needs to be in-person

AP tests needs to be in-person

Dayton Jones, Sports editor February 26, 2021

An AP test in any class can, for some students, be the reason they took that class in the first place. If they are not given all tools to help them succeed that entire class could be wasted. Over the course...

With the COVID vaccine being distributed through waves of people, there comes the question as to whether or not it should become mandatory for public school students to take it. There are various benefits with making the vaccine mandatory for students: it can make teens safer, decrease the chances of going back online, and ensure that students can have a normal high school experience.

COVID vaccine should become mandatory within public schools

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

Time continues to pass with COVID still being a prominent part of people's lives. However, a recent development that was brought forward is the COVID vaccine. With vaccines come different requirements,...

The Valentine's Day aesthetic is full of many sweet treats, red-hue colors, and beautiful and sentimental gifts.

The Valentine’s Day aesthetic is above all the rest

Logan Cogley, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Valentine's Day is a day full of romance and passion, and surrounding all of that is the encompassing “Valentine’s Day Aesthetic.” This aesthetic bubble is unique and remarkable as it is simple,...

Rom-coms fit in perfectly with the theme of Valentine's Day. The staff of the Precedent, torn over which to choose, picked five of each category to share with readers.

Rom-coms: masterpieces or waste of time?

February 11, 2021

In preparation for a Hallmark holiday that is both hated and adored, the staff of The Precedent put together a list of the top five best- and worst- rom-coms to spice up your Valentine's Day. Top five...

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