The Precedent

Advanced program for English/History

Valerie Burgess, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2014


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With the success of specialized school programs like STEM, it's only logical to see the potential of providing other variants for those who find their expertise lies in English and History. According to STEM Councilor Fred Mann “[The STEM Program] is for people who are interested to be in high-level...

Go BIG

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2014


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Due to the large influx of students this year, many spiteful upperclassmen have openly complained that the amount of freshmen has gotten out of hand. And while there is significantly less elbowroom during passing periods and a seemingly rapid disappearance of chairs in the lunchroom, let us not forget...

“#Bringbackourgirls” relevant to United States’ western culture

Lindsey Floyd, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2014


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On the night of Apr. 15th, 276 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from their school dormitories by a terrorist group in Chibok, Nigeria. The group broadcasted that the girls, ages 15-17, were going to be sold as child brides for twelve dollars apiece. More than one month later, they have yet to...

College athlete compensation

College athlete compensation

Ryne Edmondson, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


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The main question plaguing college athletics today is where the boundary between receiving earned money and being given free money is. It’s a very grey topic to discuss, and many conflicting arguments are involved in the discussion. It would be hard to miss the presence of the National Collegiate...

Government’s Limited Views Oppressing Individual Freedom

Austin Collins, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


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In the ancient times, cavemen fought for control by beating one another on the head with clubs. In medieval times kings sought control by keeping the laborers thoughtless and at the bottom. In modern times, the politicians in Washington maintain control with victimless crimes and limits on freedom. The...

Point/Counterpoint: Should college athletes get paid to play?

Point/Counterpoint: Should college athletes get paid to play?

Emma Fernandez, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


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  Many college athletes argue that they should get paid because their dedication to the sport consumes any time they could spend working. However, the money that employed students and non-athletes receive from their paycheck typically goes towards college expenses like meal plans, tuition, room...

Yates Hates: “Fun Friday” Songs

Erik Yates, Web Editor

May 19, 2014


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It’s Friday. Some students have hit the point of their week where all they can think about is going home to enjoy their short weekend.. As the bell rings to signify the start of the day, the announcements blare from the speaker. Being a Friday, the office decides it’s time to play their traditional...

Testing prep and schedule not beneficial for students

Staff Editorial

April 28, 2014


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Next year, for the first time in 15 years, the state will not provide Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS), testing as a result of Common Core testing. While the reading, writing and math AIMS still counted for graduation, the science test still did not count, but sophomores were required...

Macs are top quality for business

Erik Yates, Web Editor

April 28, 2014


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Ah, the ancient and epic battle of Mac versus PC; Where enthusiasts from two completely different worlds get together and blog about how terrible the other groups’ software is, truly a liberty that our Founding Fathers fought for. However, today, I side with the Mac users in this ongoing “Battle...

Lack of locker rooms creates a mess for student athletes

Ryne Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


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Imagine that you are an athlete and you need to change for practice. The logical idea would be to go into one of the locker rooms and change there, right? Unfortunately, that’s not a possibility Perry’s campus due to a shortage of locker rooms, especially for sports that require large equipment. Sports...

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