The Precedent

  • January 16Perry Idol Friday, January 17 2019

Bros need to know our code

Photo created by Glenn Flieshman

River Bradshaw, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

There are unwritten rules of society, there are the unseen globs of glue that keep our fragile life style together. For men there is a specific code that they all must follow, and that is referred to as the “bro code.” The bro code is a sacred set of guidelines that separate men from animals....

AzM2 testing does not resolve issues within flawed state test

AzM2 testing does not resolve issues within flawed state test

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2020

The topic of the ethics and usefulness behind standardized tests, where they be state-wide, or nationwide such as the ACT and SAT, has been a debatable topic for decades.  As students take these rigorous tests, educators and test administrators alike have found flaws in the tests they were distribut...

Honorary months are worth breaking curriculum

Honorary months are worth breaking curriculum

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

Honorary months are dedicated to specific groups enriching history and culture. Schools across the nation tend to use these months to expand the horizons of the curriculum, for a short amount of time. Months such as Women’s History Month, in March, or African American History Month, in February, ush...

Counterpoint: Removal of Sex Education Is Detrimental

Lydia Hampton, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Let’s face it. Some things are better left in the hands of trained educators. If we do not trust parents to teach geometry or grammar, why are we trusting them something most would consider even more important? 90% of parents give the schools permission to handle the birds and the bees talk accordi...

16 Days of Activism addresses gender gap in violence

16 Days of Activism addresses gender gap in violence

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

Our world has reached a point in which the value of free speech is crucial nowadays. Through countless movements, substantial progression toward a common goal has been on the rise. The thousands upon thousands of voices that have been muted throughout the years are becoming a thing of the past as people a...

Point: A New Era in Sexual Education

Point: A New Era in Sexual Education

Roman Valenzuela, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Over the years, children have dreaded the mandatory sexual education course at the end of the year. Arguably, there is nothing as awkward than being packed into a classroom with all of your friends and being taught the birds and the bees. But it is not the badly produced videos,  the unsettling diagra...

The November Slump

Laney Wardell, Photo Editor

November 15, 2019

The Christmas bells are beginning to ring! Multicolored lights shine bright, Santa makes an appearance at your local mall, and the scent of freshly-baked cookies invades the kitchen.  Sounds great, right?  The only problem: it is still November.   All of a sudden, the hype for Christmas sneaks up: the s...

District-wide Deep Equity leads to understanding

Senior Amira Johnson. SR

Amira Johnson, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Diversity is great and embraced in schools, communities, and society.  Diversity is not simply a mix of cultures, but also celebrating every individual who is different, unique and learning to accept and gain respect for individuals regardless of their differences.  Chandler Unified School District...

Ditch Thanksgiving and celebrate Black Friday

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2019

Disregarding political preferences, strong opinions, and your expressive brother-in-law who believes in questionable conspiracy theories, Thanksgiving used to be the reason everyone put aside their differences, sat at the table, and joined each other for a brief moment of peace. However, rather than...

Has teaching 9/11 become obsolete?

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2019

With the anniversary of 9/11 having come and gone within the past 18 years, each graduating class moves on with their life, and students have become more dissociated and less connected with the tragedy, loss, and overwhelming sense of anxiety that enveloped the nation.  To this year’s group of students on campus...

The student voice of Perry High School
Opinions